Introducing sweet baby Oskar. I got to meet his family at his mama’s studio maternity session a few short weeks before his birth, and I was beyond honored to photograph them all together again as an official family of 4! Oskar is named after his great great grandfather who came over from Sweden to the U.S. as a first generation immigrant. He’s already an international baby with his mom’s Korean and American roots mixed in as well! Oskar is calm and gentle; content being wrapped like a little burrito or in mom & dad’s arms. Big brother, Ari, held him too, and it was so fun to see the sweet little moments between the brothers.

Hyojin, Jade, Ari & Oskar, thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture this special moment in your lives.

Images captured on the Contax 645 with Fuji 400h, and Ilford XP2 film


Gerry proposed to Hilary after a whirlwind fall weekend in New England. They drove from Boston, through New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, enjoying the beautiful landscape filled with fall colors. Of course, they didn’t want to the weekend to end, and little did Hilary realize the best part was still to come after their flight home. As soon as they returned to their apartment in Houston, Hilary was welcomed to a home full of flowers, candles, and the couple’s song on repeat. Gerry told Hilary that home was wherever they were together and got down on one knee to propose.

The planning began and the couple decided to get married in Hilary’s home state. Though they are planning from afar, and we didn’t get a chance to meet in person before they chose me to be their wedding photographer, I felt like an old friend the second we finally met for their engagement session. Hilary and Gerry are just genuinely joyful people and together they’re just the sweetest. We greeted each other with big hugs, and for the next hour or two it was non-stop conversation about dating, weddings, life, and everything in between, laughing from start to finish. When I can connect with my couples and they trust me to let me in, that’s when the photos really get to the heart of them, and represent their love.

Thank you for Hilary and Gerry, for the amazing evening and the delish dinner and cocktails afterwards at one of my new favorite restaurants, Alma. I’m already counting the days until October!

blog_title_decorationTARA LA TOUR EDITORIAL

When the fabulous ladies behind Tara La Tour, an incredible bridal design house based right here in Minneapolis, ask you to collaborate on a editorial shoot for their social media campaigns, you don’t say no. I have been obsessing over TLT since I first heard her name. Her gowns are the epitome of craftsmanship and beauty, and I love her unique use of detail and color. Each gown has a little unexpected twist that makes it one of a kind. We photographed four selected gowns at L’atelier Couture (a bridal boutique where you can find TLT gowns) and Ashley Fox Designs created florals for the shoot.

Images captured on the Contax 645 with Fuji 400h film