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PATTI, BRIAN & BABY | MINNEAPOLIS IN-HOME SESSION

When Patti first reached out to me and told me her and her husband wanted to do an in-home session featuring the remodel of their 1930′s South Minneapolis home, I was immediately ecstatic at the prospect of our session! Architecture and interior design are my first loves, and the focus of my studies as an undergraduate. As a child, in addition to playing with my parents’ film cameras, I had a little toy architecture set complete with faux blueprints, furniture, and fixtures that I could arrange and rearrange, and compile into the home of my dreams! I am smitten with good design, and “good design” would be an understatement when it comes to describing Patti and Brian’s gorgeous, light-filled home.

They painstakingly remodeled the lower level, turning their garage into a beautiful, crisp, bright kitchen that opens out into a patio and a brand new detached garage- perfect for summertime grilling and an indoor/outdoor space. When I first walked in their house, without exaggeration, my jaw dropped. My first thought was, quite literally, “can they adopt me, so I can live here forever?” The kitchen is any foodie or cook’s dream. The design choices unique, yet perfectly fitting, and the entire remodel feels true to the history of the home. They even kept the original garage windows, and the abstract photographs on the wall highlight the construction process.

Patti & Brian, thank you for welcoming me into your home, and for the opportunity to document the space you’ve created. I hope your growing family has many wonderful years together here.


























Sarah Wu - Such a beautiful house. Love the sweet and beautiful shots

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CHELSEA, BRIAN & ADDISON | ENGAGED!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I’m so excited to share a small snippet from this engagement session! We began the day at my studio in Northeast Minneapolis, with the future bride and groom and their adorable pup, Addison! It’s no secret that I love dogs, and I was completely smitten with little Miss Addy! Chelsea & Brian are full of joy too! They are so sweet together and I love the way they laugh and joke! I can’t wait for your big day, you two!!








“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never had a dog.”

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TERYN, IAN & MYA | FALL FAMILY SESSION

Meet Teryn, Ian, and their adorable pup Mya!  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family for the past three years and I absolutely love them!  We have a mutual love of wine + cheese, dogs, and home decor!  Teryn is a fellow photographer (and an amazing one at that!) and it’s been so fun getting to know each other over the years.  Enjoy this little fall session!













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TANYA & MATT | ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN ST ANTHONY

Oh, fall.  It seems like a distant memory given the chilly winter temps happening right now in Minnesota!  One of my favorite things about fall is all the fun engagement sessions and weddings I get to photograph during this beautiful time of year!  Tanya and Matt wanted to take advantage, and luckily, we had a perfect, crisp day.  They brought along their adorable pup, Ansleigh, and we explored the Silverwood Park.  Tanya and Matt are getting married in summer of 2014 and I’m already counting the days.










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