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


Minnesota is notorious for our brutal winters. And, the inhabitants (myself included) are notorious for complaining about the weather! :) Truth by told, though I definitely complain from time to time, I adore the four seasons. Yes, even winter. I don’t often shoot outside in the winter, but it’s always fun when I do, even when I can’t feel my fingers or toes for hours afterwards.

Meggie & Todd braved the cold for their engagement session in downtown Stillwater. The wanted to honor the quaint, little, riverside town they’ll soon call home and we explored the adorable facades and streets of this pretty city. Despite the cold (it was waaaaayyyyy colder than Meggie & Todd make it look in their photos!), we had a blast and I don’t this this so-in-love-duo could possibly smile any larger! After shooting downtown, we headed to a little secret spot along the St Croix river that Todd told me about. I’d love to shoot at this gorgeous spot again soon.

Meggie & Todd, thank you for being brave, never once complaining, and for the amazingly fun session! Your wedding in July can’t come soon enough!

Images captured on the Contax 645, and Canon 1V with Fuji 400h, and Ilford XP2 film


Welcome to the world, sweet baby Howie! Howie’s parents are friends of Grey’s parents and I was so excited when they emailed to schedule a session for their soon-to-be-born baby boy. Mom & Dad made parenting look easy and seemed like total naturals only a week in! :) I couldn’t be more smitten with baby Howie, and I have a feeling he has that effect on everyone he meets.

Images captured on the Contax 645, and Canon 1V with Fuji 400h, Ilford XP2 film