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


Mama-to-be to Baby #2, Hyojin, decided to treat herself to a maternity session at the studio! She brought the most beautiful gowns, and though this session was supposed to be all about mama, we had to sneak in some shots of her hubby Jade, and their darling little boy, Ari. I can’t wait to meet Baby #2 – he’s keeping everyone on pins and needles, as tomorrow will be week #41!


Friends, if you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook, there’s a good chance you’ve heard me talk about my passion for travel. I have a severe case of wanderlust and I’m always dreaming of the next adventure. Travel is so important to me a creative entrepreneur. I like getting out of my comfort zone, experiencing new things, and seeing new places on this little globe of ours. When I first started my business I was always hesitant to step away. I believed that my clients needed me 24/7 and that my business just couldn’t function if I wasn’t chained to my computer. But if there’s anything I’ve learned in the last decade of being a photographer, it’s that I need to put myself first. Stay with me here: I truly believe in the depths of my heart, that I can’t give 100% to my clients and be 100% present in their once-in-a-lifetime moments if I’m not well-rested, creatively charged, and taking care of myself physically and mentally. I know work/life balance is this elusive thing, but I’m still striving in that direction.

Which brings me to the images below. I wanted to share a little slice of Vienna. I was only in this city for about 24 hours – it was just a quick overnight jaunt from Budapest, but even in a short amount of time (most of which was raining!) I fell in love with the beautiful architecture, Austrian wine, and several strangers that made my time as a solo traveler extra special.

Images captured on the Contax 645 with Fuji 400h film