Welcome to my blog.  I'm thrilled to share bits and pieces from some of my shoots and projects with you.  Enjoy!

Meet Charlie...

September 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This is Charlie. I met him doing a commercial shoot in Grinnell, Iowa. He was was about to get in his old truck and I told him he was cute. Well, that sparked an hour conversation that I will hold dear to my heart.

He had a huge stuffed Tigger in his passenger seat....among other random items, Taco Johns cheese sauce, stuffed animals, McDonalds food bags, tools, etc. And in the bed of his truck were a couple of large branches from a tree.

We talked about the farmer's market in Grinnell, God, his daughter rejecting the used Tigger from a garage sale for his grandchild, {which I told him I did with my dad too....eeewww...germs....ha!} and his wife who passed away 9 years ago. He talked about taking care of her during the last two years of her life. So very sad but they shared 57 years of marriage and love.

Then he invited me around the other side of his truck in the back seat. He opened the door and there was a pile of about 30 handmade canes. Some with bike handle bar tops and funny rubber bottoms. Some had twists and turns and others straight. All colors, styles and sizes. He said that he makes them for those in need. It took all of me to keep it together when he told me to pick one out for myself....to give away. I told him I'd love to keep it for myself to remember him by because I was pretty sure I too would need a cane someday. He showed me how to choose the right size and insisted I took one.

I hugged him goodbye and brought it to my car and cried the whole way. He reminded me of my dad. He. Was. Adorable. I hope you have the pleasure of meeting him someday or using one of his canes.

Thanks Charlie.....for the cane and for reminding me about the amazing breathtaking thing we call the human race.



Joyful, Joyful Paige

August 20, 2017  •  1 Comment

What an honor and pleasure it was to photograph Paige.  She was filled with so much joy!  At first it was giggles with her mother, and soon turned into a smile that could light up the sky tomorrow during the eclipse.  It was fun to explore Minneapolis as I had not been able to do that yet.  Izzie's Ice Cream was super accommodating and they grabbed some ice cream from their back room that was the perfect color! You can't help but smile when looking through these photos....or at least, want to eat ice cream!  Enjoy!








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The Dans Company

August 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I had the pleasure of visiting The Dans Company in Pella to photograph these beautiful and adorable dancers at Amanda's new studio space.  She wanted artistic artwork for her walls and images for her website.  It was so much fun to create with these dancers....I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.














Carter, the Triple Threat

April 02, 2017  •  1 Comment

This is Carter B.  He can act.  He can sing. He can dance.  
I've known Carter's parents since our days at Valleyfair...I actually set them up and guess what, they married and had two amazing kids and Carter is one of them.  So great to connect with them again since we moved back to the Twin Cities.  I see both Kim and Greg is this bundle of talent.  Can't wait to see what the future holds for Carter. This is a shoot for his upcoming trip to New York, new headshots and his brand new amazing website that will be launched soon. Don't worry, I'll post again when he goes live.  Enjoy the many faces of this guy.....Carter B.


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Jacob + Sarah

February 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Jacob + Sarah were a pleasure to photograph.  They had recently got engaged and that very same night, ate at Centro in Des Moines.  So that was an obvious place to start our session.  It was a Sunday so they were closed so we had the outside to ourselves.  I wish them God's blessing on their upcoming marriage.  

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