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Lighting creates memorable portraits. In photography, and in cinematography, one of the most important mantras to remember is to “find the good light.” You can be one of the most inexperienced photographers and cinematographers on the planet. But, if you know how to light a scene or to use light to your advantage, you’ll create […]

Education, Weddings

March 25, 2021

Brides, Find The Good Light | How To Prepare Locations for Photography

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I still remember feeling afraid. I wasn’t afraid of what would happen to ME, but a newfound fear began to build itself on existing trauma and grief.


March 19, 2021

Waiting for Rest | A Pandemic Year

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I’ve been bracing myself for this day for a long time. I’ve been avoiding it, too, but with no guilt. I know there is no designated timeline for grieving. It just happens in its own time.


March 11, 2021

Life After Death | Alexander’s Birth Story

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There’s something so beautifully show-stopping about black lace. Samantha knows that I find so much depth in a story well-told and even more so if it reflects the history of our past.

Education, Portraits

March 4, 2021

Samantha | Bombshell in Black Lace

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We hear the word “budget” attached to anything in our society today, and we automatically think cheap. Why is that, I wonder?

Education, Weddings

February 25, 2021

Budget Wedding | Why It’s Not Really About The Money

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Love your family by giving them an easy time of family portraits so that we can capture images you will ALL cherish for a lifetime.

Education, Weddings

February 18, 2021

Wedding Family Portraits | Capture Love Without The Stress

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I have Ultrasound PTSD. Is that a thing? I know without a doubt that I’ve been greatly and forever changed by loss.


February 12, 2021

Congratulations, It’s A…! | The Hard Journey

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Advice from anyone is difficult to follow when you have no real foundational reason for doing so.


February 4, 2021

For the Love of Money | And The Hard Journey of Becoming Debt Free

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Caleb and I chose to have a First Look when we got married. At the time, it wasn’t even a logistical idea. It was something we wanted to do for ourselves. And it was totally worth it.


January 28, 2021

Consider This | The Gift of a “First Look”

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I find myself in a lovely part of heaven: the part of life reserved for those who are and always will be passionate about the earth.


January 21, 2021

Minnesota Family Farm | Nostalgic Memories to Photographer

i am called to love and serve you.
I will do so faithfully.


John 15:12