the journal

Whitetail Woods Regional Park is one of my favorite locations in the southern suburbs with so much variety. It’s an awesome spot year round with greenery in the summer, yellow in the fall, pines in the winter, and even rock areas in the spring when most everywhere else is bare trees and sticks! If you’re […]

The Untiedt Family | Whitetail Woods

June 29, 2023

5 years ago, I offered my first ever mini sessions for Valentine’s Day. I put together a little pink holiday setup in an empty bedroom, and decided to start my own business. One of my first Clients was Molly, which then led to taking photos of her sister Meg’s family too (pictured here). Actually, when […]

Baby Grady | Lifestyle Newborn Session

April 15, 2023

Such a beautiful lady, inside and out! Funny story- Alaisha started out the session telling me she isn’t photogenic and recently had photos taken that she didn’t love. I hear this so often, and promise you, you ARE photogenic, and I’m here to help you see just that! It’s my job to prompt posing in […]

Alaisha | Whitetail Woods Regional Park

April 10, 2023

Lebanon Hills is one of my favorite locations with lots of variety. A lake, greenery, open fields, woods, and paths make it very versatile, and no two sessions are the same! Added bonus, is that all of these spots are very close to the parking lot and easily walkable with little kids. And when the […]

The Hunt Family | Lebanon Hills

February 20, 2023

The clothing you select to wear is one of the biggest variables to making your photos look a certain way! For newborn sessions, some tried and true neutral pieces– light colors, creamy whites, and textured fabrics such as knits, linens, or ribbed cottons– and these work for both baby and the rest of the family! […]

Family Outfit Inspiration, with links!

February 10, 2023

Every fall, I grab some updated photos of the Paige cousins.  This year, I found a new favorite spot along the river.  It’s about a 10 minute hike to get here, but it’s worth it every time!!

Cousins | Cannon River, Minnesota

October 6, 2022

Took the kiddos to the pumpkin patch for hayrides, pumpkin selecting, apple picking, animal petting, donuts, apple slushees, applecrisp, apple cider, and fresh eggs. If you live in the southern suburbs, I HIGHLY recommend visiting Brand Farms in Farmington, Minnesota!! So glad we stumbled across this little gem!!

Brand Farm Pumpkin Patch | Farmington, Minnesota

October 11, 2021

This snuggly studio session was a great option for a cold and wintery day!  Whether you’re in the middle of a move, you don’t feel like having visitors, or your house is limited in light, a studio is a great option for a family session!  I have a few go to options that photograph well, […]

Studio Newborn Session | Baby Carter

April 24, 2021