Built in the late 1800's, my studio is home to great history & memories. A childhood dream was realized when I opened my boutique style photography studio loft in this unique space filled with character. The space combined with our location in the quaint downtown area of Hudson, WI offers the capability for custom photography sessions indoors in addition to personalized on-location sites. My signature portrait style consists of simple,

yet strong composition resulting in images that are both honest and highly emotive. Foregoing stiff poses and forced smiles, I interact with subjects in such a way that unveils their distinct personalities. This approach combined with exquisite attention to detail provides for a comfortable and relaxed photo session and extraordinary images.

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Mackenzie…

I am so far behind on blogging but wanted to take a moment to share some images of Miss Mackenzie, a beautiful high school senior from Cretin-Durham Hall.  She is passionate about swimming and best of all…shopping!  I loved all of her clothes (and jewelry)!! Mackenzie, I really enjoyed our time together.  Best wishes to you as you finish out your senior year!

Anna…

Yet another senior and no, I will never tire of them.  Meet Anna, a beautiful senior from Stillwater high school, who witnessed first hand the lengths I will go to in order to get to “the” perfect location.  Ha!  We made it out alive and we had not one run-in with a deer.  Whew! Not only is Anna gorgeous and sweet, but she is also the daughter of an incredibely talented artist, Carl Erickson, of North Main Studio.   His work is beautiful…it’s no wonder one of his pieces landed at the Smithsonian. Anna, thanks again for coming out to the studio. I had a great time chatting (and hiking) with you. Ha!

11.5.08

Children, Newborn.

“Big brother…”

I was in Minneapolis to photograph a beautiful baby girl who was recently welcomed home by her loving family.  When I arrived she was still sleeping so I took that opportunity to spend time with her big brother.  He and I had quite the time together…even in the pouring rain and I have to tell you that my heart melted when he offered to share his umbrella with me.  His little sister was just as sweet and I still can’t get over how bright-eyed and giggly she was through the entire session.

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Vintage…

In one of my recent blog posts I mentioned some of the interesting stories behind the clothes seniors bring with them to their session.  Addie, a senior at Minnehaha Academy, had a great collection of vintage goodies; a t-shirt, purse, and best of all…her mom’s prom dress!  How fun is that?! 

10.30.08

Family.

Josh + Sara…

Josh and Sara wanted their wedding weekend to be meaningful and something their friends and family would remember for a lifetime and that it was.   I met up with the happy couple just after they exchanged vows to document them on this very important day.  The ceremony location was breathtaking…a perfect spot to spend some quiet time together before venturing off to the dinner celebration.  

 Josh and Sara-  Thank you again for inviting me to capture such a significant event in your lives.  I wish you both the very best!

10.23.08

High School Senior.

Resilient | Minneapolis, Minnesota high school senior photography

These two kiddos lost their dad to cancer a few years ago, but watching them interact with one another and listening to them talk reminded me of just how resilent kids can be.  Michael (what a great name for a girl, eh?!) is a senior at Henry-Sibley High school where she is a star softball player.  She is also passionate about photography so it was fun to “talk shop” and browse through her impressive portfolio she brought along.  Here’s to a great senior year Michael! And a special thanks to little Mr. R for hanging out with his big sis while she had her pictures taken. Enjoy!

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10.17.08

High School Senior.

Senior Palooza | Hudson, Wisconsin high school senior pictures

High school senior season is still going strong here in the Twin Cities and thank goodness the weather is cooperating with us!  Meet Natalie, a Hudson High School senior, who although quiet and a teeny bit shy was an absolute natural in front of the camera.  She made my job so easy!  Thanks again Natalie and I hope you enjoy your senior year!

10.15.08

High School Senior.

Kate | High school senior photography

Something I’ve discovered in the past few months is that I am very much intrigued by fashion.  Not just by the colors and fashion trends, but the stories behind the clothes people wear.  The seniors I’ve had the pleasure of working with this year have had the best stories about the clothes they bring to their session.  For example, one client brought a pair of cowboy boots she bought for herself on her birthday at a quaint little store in Minneapolis, another brought her mom’s prom dress.  Kate, a Visitation High School senior, brought an adorable dress she picked up on a recent trip to Italy.  I fell in love with the dress right away…even more so when I heard where she was when she bought it! 

Kate- I had such a great time working with you and chatting about our shared love of Jane Austen.  I wish you continued success in school and best wishes to you as narrow down your college choices!

10.8.08

Family.

Darcy + Kevin…

I was honored when Darcy, the uber-talented crafty gal behind Pretty Girl Designs, called to see if I might be available to photograph her wedding.  The event took place at her parents estate in northwestern Wisconsin with every detail carefully planned by Darcy and the team from Mimi Designs.   Kevin and Darcy’s wedding day exceeded all expectations and it was such a treat to be a part of such a delightful day.  Congratulations you guys!!

Darcy and the girls were a riot!

Such a beautiful bride…

and a very happy one too!

7 (count them…7) flowergirls!  And all soooo cute!

Then there is Henry, 1 lucky little ringbearer!

The ceremony took place outdoors with a beautiful view of the lake:

A few of the bride and groom…

Come on, Kevin…work with me!  :)

There. Much better!

Time for the party…and what a party is was!

If the shoe fits…

My original photo session with Stillwater High School senior, Isabeau, fizzled out pretty quickly as the rain clouds moved in.  However, I did browse through her clothes to see what we had to work with at our next session and I spotted this amazing black dress.  She didn’t have any shoes to go with it so I suggested she try to find a peep-toe shoe in a fun color like bright yellow?!  We laughed as we realized the odds of finding a bright yellow pair of peep-toe shoes at the end of summer were slim to none.  Never fear, my friends, she found one pair on clearance and guess what…they were just her size!  Isabeau, I had a great time working with you and thanks for being such a trooper walking around town in your gorgeous new shoes.

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