A sabbatical. From weddings and seniors and engagements—from all paid work, actually (aside from what I’ve already booked for 2017.) Instead, I’ll be spending the year pushing my creative limits, reevaluating what photography means to me, and also *resting*.Read More
2016 began with a word: Avaunt. To advance / elevate / move forward. Shakespeare liked to use it as an interjection—"Get thee gone" if you will. (Which seems mildly appropriate in the context of my year.) But Kurt Vonnegut says it best, “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”Read More
The only way to beat a creative slump is to create. Try things. Fail things. And make make make.Read More
It truly is my *favorite* thing when the people I photograph become my friends. You might remember Chris and Sé from this session earlier this year. A lot of life has happened since then—Chris completed his masters program, Sé changed careers, and the two of them started a lifestyle blog together. Big changes—intentional changes—to live the life they want.Read More
A week ago, Chelsea and I were here. In Paris, of all places. And I hate to say it, because everyone does, but it's magical. Truly, it is.Read More
Milan landed at a strange place in our trip. Just as Chelsea started feeling better, I picked up her head cold. We also happened to book our Airbnb on the loudest street in the city. And nostalgia for home started slowly creeping in. It was, as Chelsea had anticipated, our 'slump week.'Read More
The five best things about London. According to muah.
- Monacle Café
- The men have serious style ((and looks???)) here. America, you have a lot to learn.
- Hyde Park in September.
It was 6 days of endless walking and fashioning and cheap (uhmazing) pizza and FREAKING HOT SUBWAYS.Read More
I wrote this shortly after returning from Nepal:
I'm trying to
hold onto the pieces
that changed me.
And I'm trying to
in this life I'm living
in the air I'm breathing
But if I learned anything
We are strong &
We were meant to grieve &
Life is best lived in the in betweens &
You shouldn't wear Toms in a wheat field.
This was a special day. With beautiful people.
I'm drawn to it.
Intrigued by it.
The early morning is brisk. Quiet. Blue hues paint the Himalayan foothills. And the sun begins to scale the highest peaks.Read More
Life is hard. The world is not fair. There's a lot of darkness.
But again and again, I find light. I find love. And the darkness has not overcome it.
Trying to be more intentional about creating for myself lately. And creating unapologetically. These images are different from my 'usual'. Darker, more sultry, warmer. But by stepping out of my comfort zone, I was able to make something uniquely beautiful. Thank you for stepping in front of my camera, Jalyn!
Studio: The Golden RuleRead More
I don’t ever want to over-romanticize
what it’s like to photograph a person.
But to step into their humanness.
To hold the weight of their story.
To show them their beauty. Their strength.
Their worth—there’s nothing like it.
I think my favorite thing, aside from Minnesota summers themselves, is the richness of greens and golds in the moments before the sun sets. Which is just one of the reasons I enjoyed this session so much. Lezlie and Carl are the kind of people that get lost in their own world with each other.Read More
The best part about having a writer for a mom is when she collaborates on projects with you. I had this concept for a shoot in my mind for several months before I decided to play with it. All white everything + bright red lips.Read More
For the past three months, Goldfine Jewlery and truelane worked together to create a unique collection of jewelry. And I had the pleasure of photographing the collaboration from start to finish. It was a fun process of gathering inspiration, crafting the pieces, and styling them with truelane's wardrobe. You can view the whole collection here. (Styling by MaeMae & Co.)Read More
Nothing brings more joy than a doughnut. It's a universal fact. And Bogart's is no exception. They are passionate about keeping their doughnuts simple, fresh, and delicious—allowing for a target market limited to no one.Read More