Category: Portraits

First Birthday Pictures on the Farm | Minnetrista Family Portrait Photographer

First Birthday Pictures on the Farm | Minnetrista Family Portrait Photographer
I have a special place in my heart for farms.  I was delighted to meet little one year old Miss H and her family; another family who shared that enthusiasm and nostalgia.  Listening to their stories about growing up on a farm was so fun!  This one year session was amazing, beautiful, full of smiles and laughs.  I am so thankful to have met the three of you![...]

Children’s Head Shots | Victoria, MN Acting Head Shots

Children's Head Shots | Victoria, MN Acting Head Shots
Meet William!  He recently appeared in the Stages Theatre Company's production of "I Love You, Stinky Face", and his parents decided it was time to schedule professional head shots for him.  He was a joy to photograph, it will be exciting to learn what his next role will be!Here are a few of my favorites from his shoot:  

Photo Inspiration Wall | Victoria, MN Family Photographer Prints

Photo Inspiration Wall | Victoria, MN Family Photographer Prints
This is my inspiration wall in my home office.  I currently have it decorated with mounted metallic prints of my daughter and nephew, a small canvas from my sister's wedding, and other images I've made that motivate me!This is an attic, so the wall space you see in the picture is pretty much all I have.  The ceiling is one of those awesome old fashioned slante[...]

Gina’s Studio Maternity Pictures Victoria, MN

Gina's Studio Maternity Pictures Victoria, MN
Photography is celebration.  An engagement, a wedding, another year together as a family.  Life changes and grows, and capturing that with my camera is the best gift I could hope for from my clients.  Thank you to Gina and Jeremy for giving me that gift with this session!  Here are a few highlights from their maternity session in the studio.   I absolutely love the cl[...]

Gina and Jeremy’s Big Lake, Minnesota November Wedding The Carouesll Works

Gina and Jeremy's Big Lake, Minnesota November Wedding The Carouesll Works
I met Gina through a mutual friend, and the more we all hung out together the more fun we had!  I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her wedding.  There was laughter, hugs, and gorgeous pictures on the dock during the early November twilight.  Here are the highlights from Gina and Jeremy's day.  Thank you to all the people who came together and worked on thi[...]

Prior Lake Family Fall Photography on the Lake

Prior Lake Family Fall Photography on the Lake
{Prior Lake Family Fall Photography on the Lake} I can't even begin to describe my happiness with this shoot!  In high school Larissa and I lived in the same neighborhood.  We were best friends.  I know that one of Larissa's dreams even way back in high school was to have a family, and I feel like she gave me the greatest gift by asking me to photograph her new famil[...]

Belle Plaine Family Photographer | Golden Birthday Family Portraits

Belle Plaine Family Photographer | Golden Birthday Family Portraits
This little lady had her golden birthday recently, and she celebrated with gold flowers, a pretty picture frame and a cute gold dress.  We ended the session by letting her do what she does best and take a play break in the sand.  After the shoot she got to go out for ice cream too!  It was a fun time in the Belle Plaine River Valley.  I am thankful for the chance to c[...]

Prior Lake Family Photograph | Backyard Family Portraits | Extended Family

Prior Lake Family Photograph | Backyard Family Portraits | Extended Family
Here is a little sampling of the beautiful portraits we took during this session.  This was an amazing shoot, and it was a privilege to get to hang out with the Keatings in their beautiful back yard.  Thank you Keatings for such a unique experience :)  Thank you also to Monda from Monda Goette Photography.  She provided posing and detail assistance for the shoot.  Her[...]