Category: Life & Business

Avoid A Vanishing Wedding Photographer

Avoid A Vanishing Wedding Photographer
At least once a month I receive a phone call or email from a couple who needs a last minute wedding photographer because their wedding is happening soon and ::poof:: their photographer has disappeared. Here are five steps to take early in your wedding planning to protect yourself from a vanishing photographer. These tips are based on what couples tell me when they i[...]

Advice From A Magician on Photography

Advice From A Magician on Photography
I cuddled into the couch with my husband for some Netflix time the other night, trying to find a show we could both enjoy. We watched the documentary The Magic of Houdini.  In it there was an interview with David Copperfield, and he said something so profound I had to write it down that very moment. He said "Every single artist who has lasted had a need to get it [...]

Bloom

Bloom
  It is not selfish for a flower to bloom. That's what I've learned while standing in December looking back on this year.   To grow as a person, to blossom and change, you need to nurture yourself.  In turn this will nurture your clients, your family, your friends, and everyone else around you. If you starve yourself, everything else in your life will st[...]

Capturing Moments

Capturing Moments
  Life is unpredictable.  One moment this week I was sitting in my office, taking phone calls in between editing this set of images.  The next I was rushing to the emergency room after receiving a phone call that my father had been admitted for a possible heart attack.  He is at home resting now, the culprit of his pain and sickness actually a very, very bad v[...]

Southern Minnesota Photographer | Favorites From 2014

Southern Minnesota Photographer | Favorites From 2014
I've never done a "Best of" blog before!  I thought this year I needed to look back at all the shoots I've done one final time, with thankfulness for all the new clients and friends I've made this year. Before we get to the photography, let me say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of my clients.   I would not be here moving into 2015 continuing to do photo[...]