all about your session

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My style of portraiture is classic, timeless, honest, and filled with genuine emotion, artistry and technical excellence. Equally at-home in the studio or on-location, I love to use rich, natural colors, elegant style and crisp, clear focus to tell the story of you. You can expect the highest-quality photographs from me, and you can also expect that when we work together I will take good care of you as well as your images. I am known as a versatile photographer who is comfortable in many styles, and together we will come up with an artistic vision that matches you perfectly. I truly enjoy getting to know each and every one of you as we plan and shoot our sessions. I love laughing with you all, connecting with you and your children, making you look and feel your best... and I promise that you will enjoy it, too.

Your photography session can take place at the studio in Chaska, Minnesota, or on-location. I know lots of great locations in the Twin Cities metro, and I am open to trying new places that are special to you, too.  At the studio, located right in the charming historic river town of Chaska, I can offer both natural light and studio lighting for your portraits, as well as several beautiful outdoor settings right outside the door.  I usually do lifestyle newborn/family sessions in the family's home, but I am happy to have you out to the studio, too, where it's simple and homey (and you don't have to clean up!).

Please feel welcome to bring extra outfits, your dog, your horse, a musical instrument, a family quilt, Grandpa's hat, Auntie Jeannie's pearls... anything meaningful that helps to tell your story.

Each session lasts approximately one to two hours, depending on the number of people (or animals!) involved. At your session I will help you to pose naturally and feel (and look!) comfortable in front of the camera. I'm not too bossy, but I will direct you some.  My sessions are relaxed, fun, and filled with laughter. I will probably sing. I'll fuss over you, fix stray hairs and make sure you know things are going well. I will probably be tackled by your toddler (which I will love). There is a very good chance I will trip over something and lose a lens cap. We'll have a great time together.

Within two weeks of your session your private online viewing gallery will be ready for you to place your order.  I am always happy to answer questions during the two-week time frame that your gallery is available.  After your order is placed, digital files will be made available immediately and printed products will arrive between one and three weeks.

Click the links below for my comprehensive welcome guides that tell you everything you need to know, in greater detail, about your particular session type, from booking, to planning, to shooting, to ordering.

Children and families

Lifestyle in-home newborn/family sessions

High school seniors

Headshots and musicians

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