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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11.11.09

Children, Family.

Welcome…

This beautiful family of five recently moved from Boston to a gorgeous property in Wayzata, MN.  When commissioning me for the job they had just one request…to capture the essence of their life in the new location.  Thankfully, we ended up with a glorious day for shooting and playing outside.  I thouroughly enjoyed working on this project and am so very eager to see the final displays in their home.  Thank you again to the family for this opportunity and welcome to the state of Minnesota! 

Kristen…

This is the time of year when I never know what to expect when we head outdoors to shoot.  When Kristen, a 2010 St. Croix Prep senior, arrived at the studio it looked as though the sun was going to cooperate and might possibly add some warmth to the air.  I got one out of the two right…the sun did cooperate, but it didn’t do much to combat the frigid temps.  Thank goodness Kristen brought along some warm cozy sweaters which definitely came in handy for the outdoor portion of her session.  Kristen is such a joyful girl and her smile and laugh are positively infectious.  Thanks again, Kristen and enjoy your senior year!

11.5.09

Children.

Prayers for Emerson…

Some of you may remember sweet, little Emerson from a session earlier this year when I photographed her and her brand new baby brother.   Within minutes of arriving at her home she was dragging me by the finger up to her room where she eagerly showed me around and even pulled out a few of her favorite outfits from her closet.  Needless to say, she and I hit it off and we had a ball playing dress up and taking pictures.  Yesterday I received devastating news from her parents that Emerson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia last week.  Emerson is being incredibely brave and I have no doubt in my mind that she will beat this cancer.  Emerson, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Get well, my friend!

Kate…

Meet Kate, a beautiful Woodbury High School senior, who also happens to be an incredibely talented figure skater.  My cousin is a professional figure skater currently on tour and having watched her over the years I know first hand the level of determination it takes to succeed in the sport of figure skating.  Kate skates nearly every day of the week often times before the sun rises.  She is so passionate about what she does and it left me feeling inspired.  Thanks again Kate for choosing me as your photographer.  I had a great time working with you!

10.29.09

Children, Family.

All boy(s)…

Those who know me (and my shoe collection) might think a shoot with four young boys would intimidate me.  Never fear, my friends…four boys have nothing on a pair of riding boots made for such an occasion.  I arrived at the shoot ready to wrangle snakes, tree frogs or any other creatures four boys might find in the woods.  Imagine my surprise when I walked in and found four sweet boys waiting oh, so patiently for the photo session to begin.  Throughout our session I kept waiting for chaos to erupt, but would you believe it if I told you these four boys were as good as gold from beginning to end?!  I loved every minute of it!  Thanks again guys for having me out to photograph your beautiful family.  Your property is absolutely gorgeous…it was such a treat to shoot there!

This little guy actually seemed a little bummed to see me go!  I had fun with you too, little man! 

Andrea…

Andrea, a River Falls High School senior, is one very busy girl.  She is an incredibely talented flutist and participates not only in band but also in a wind symphony.  Her passion and drive is awe inspiring and made photographing her such a treat.  It’s fun to connect with kids with so much zest for life!  Best wishes to you, Andrea!

Alissa…

Sometimes I feel like I should write a book about the clients I’ve worked with over the years.  I’m constantly fascinated with the stories my clients share with me and I think it would be great fun to look back on them years from now.  Take for example my session with Alissa, a 2010 high school senior at Eden Prairie high school and the granddaughter of a filmmaker.  When her mother called to book the session she expressed her sincere appreciation for the art of photography and could hardly wait for me to work with her daughter.  Alissa and I had a ball walking around town and chatting about her upcoming lead role in the production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.  Doesn’t she look the part?!  Alissa, I wish you the very best as you prepare for your debut!

I loved this dress she brought back from a recent trip to Paris!  It made me want to go shopping…in Paris!  :)

Alex…

Some of you may recognize Alex from a modeling portfolio shoot I did with him last year.  Alex is in his senior year at St. Thomas Academy so he came back to the studio for his senior photo session.  Our first attempt was cut short due to rain but he returned a few weeks later to finish up his shoot.  Alex and I share a love for books and The Half Price Book Store (if you’re in the Minneapolis area and like to read I highly recommend this store)!  Alex’s book lists are impressive and I always walk away from our sessions inspired to read.  Best wishes to you Alex as you finish out your senior year!

I’ve been photographing the Gerten’s for the past few years and I always look forward to working on their holiday cards.  This year is no exception and look at the fun color combination they came up with for me this time!

Shelby…

Meet one of Minnesota’s state record holders in track and field, Shelby, a 2010 senior from Holy Family High School in Victoria, MN.  As we were shooting she explained that her relay team has placed 3 years in a row at state in the 4×100 and last year they took the title.  As a former high school gymnastic coach I know first hand how much dedication it takes to compete at the state level.  Shelby is a go-getter through and through…something I’m sure will take her far in life.  Congrats again, Shelby and best wishes on your upcoming track season!

Ashley…

Ashley, a 2010 Woodbury High School senior, walked into the studio with a bag full of fashion magazines and a sketch pad.  We spent a few minutes chatting about our plans for the session when I finally asked about the bag.  She explained that she loves fashion design and has plans to attend the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Design next year.  I thumbed through her portfolio and she pointed out some of her favorite designs which were nothing short of amazing.  Ashley, I wish you the best as you finish out your senior year.

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