Happy Holidays!

 Even though this year is different, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


Willow Ty | River Falls, WI Newborn Portraits

When Lindsey and Ryan told us they were expecting, I knew just what to expect. They fostered our dog before we adopted her - they love their dogs, including their fosters, like children and I have no idea how they got our pup to wear their cute outfits or sit to have her nails painted. :) They were lucky enough to have a girl and I know we'll be doing lots of sessions with their baby girl and adorable dogs as she grows up! Lindsey requested a quick newborn session in front of a willow tree for baby Willow and found the perfect location!

Andrew | Woodbury, MN Senior Portraits

Andrew and I spent some time chatting and walking around a small park near his home. He's a soccer player and isn't sure what he wants to do after he graduates yet, but he thinks a realtor might be a good option! Andrew was willing to explore all the nooks and crannies at the park and we got some great shots because of it!

Sophia | Hudson, WI Senior Portraits

The first time I met Sophia, I'm pretty sure she was in 4th grade. Even typing that makes me feel old, because now she's a gorgeous senior at New Richmond High School! Walking through downtown Hudson, she wasn't sure about being the subject of someone else's photos (not the most comfortable for anyone, really!) but she completely rocked her session!

Ben & Colleen are Married! | River Falls, WI Wedding Photography

 It's unbelievable how one virus can impact everything for months. Ben and Colleen had been planning to get married in August - a typical wedding, at a golf course, with lots of family and friends - when along came coronavirus and all of the health and safety regulations and best practices that came with it.

Ben and Colleen knew they wanted to get married one way or another and, while they wanted to be able to get together with everyone, they knew that wasn't the most important part of their day. As time went by and things didn't seem to be getting better, they started to adjust their plans for their big day.

When August 15th rolled around, their wedding day looked different than they originally envisioned but it was absolutely perfect! Their ceremony fit them exactly and they were able to celebrate with their closest family. As a bonus, they'll be planning to celebrate with everyone next summer!

Matt & Elizabeth are Getting Married! | Eau Claire, WI Engagement Portraits

 My brother is getting married in 2 weeks! I am so excited that they've trusted me to photograph their big day as well as an engagement/family session. We went to Big Falls County Park in Fall Creek, WI and spent the afternoon climbing on the falls and playing in the water.

Nick | Hudson, WI Senior Portraits

Nick's love of percussion and music permeated the beginning of his senior portrait session - I bet you can't guess what his plans after high school are! We were lucky enough to start with photos at Hudson High School then head to downtown to get the pictures his mom really wanted. :) We may have kept the percussion theme for some of our stops later in the session though!

Jess & Gene are Getting Married! | New Richmond, WI Engagement Portraits

While Gene and Jess said they weren't "outdoorsy", we decided to take a walk through the prairie for their portraits. This ended up being a perfect (but hot) location for their portraits! I can't wait to meet the rest of their family on their big day - in only a month and a half! :)

Melanie | River Falls, WI Senior Portraits

You'd never know that it was SO hot...and eventually rainy if you looked at Melanie's senior portraits! She might have been a little nervous but can you even believe how perfect she is?! We stayed in River Falls but still got some variety to choose from. ❤️

High school senior girl leaning on brick wall
Collage of images of senior girl; one with hand on hip with hazy sunshine and one sitting on stairs looking off to the side

Colleen & Ben are Getting Married! | River Falls, WI Engagement Portraits

In just over a month, we'll be celebrating Colleen & Ben's wedding! We had so much fun getting to know each other and exploring (the recently updated) Glen Park in River Falls. I even got to get some portraits with their pup! Can't wait for your special day!
Collage of photos of a man and woman and their dog

Maddox is 1! | Turtle Lake, WI Child Portraits

Maddox is already one year old! I've had so much fun seeing Maddox grow from his newborn session to now (and having some cake at his session!) & I hope we continue to see each other as he gets older. :)

Photo collage of one year old boy and boy with parents kissing cheeks
Collage of photos of boy walking with dad, boy sitting with mom and dad, and mom holding boy up
Photo of boy smiling with cake on face and mom smiling at him

Sven Newborn | Inver Grove Heights, MN Newborn Portraits

Another springtime baby means another outdoor newborn portrait session! Although his entrance was hastened by a fall, Sven was ready to be a join his family & did a wonderful job for our photo session!

Collage of photos of newborn boy and looking straight on at top of newborn baby head
Newborn baby boy with toddler sister sitting by a pillow
Family standing in front of fence with mom, dad, newborn baby boy, and toddler girl

Vila Newborn | Inver Grove Heights, MN Newborn Portraits

Everything has gone a little crazy here - really, everywhere! After closing down as a non-essential business, I've been so excited to start doing some sessions at a safe distance! One of the first sessions I came back to was with Vila and her family, for an outdoor newborn session on an absolutely perfect day!
Collage of photos of family with mom, dad, newborn, toddler boy, and dog and one photo of newborn and brother
Collage of photos of mother and newborn baby and father and newborn baby in black and white
Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink blanket

Baby Hopper | River Falls, WI Maternity Portraits

I love it when I have the opportunity to document families as they grow! It was so fun to see Shawn, Sara, and Sierra again - this time in anticipation of their newest addition. In no time at all, we'll get to see each other again...but he'll be here this time! Can't wait!
Collage of photos of expecting mother
Photo of family touching pregnant woman's stomach
Collage of photos of expecting mother in black & white
Collage of photos of toddler touching pregnant woman's stomach and pregnant woman