The Snow Light. A Bridal Session. {Portrait Photographer | Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota}

I love the snow light.  Even when I photograph people indoors, the reflected light from the snow coming in to the room is just magical.  Californians have their sunshine and warmth, sure, but... for the special light that only snow can produce, give me winter in Minnesota.

This snowy Minnesota bridal-inspired shoot gave me so much joy. I was joined by my good friend, the wonderful Emily of Emily Charais Photography, who is also responsible for the beautiful styling you see here, and our bride was stunning, fun and HEARTY (never flinching at the cold, while looking completely elegant, of course...)!  Just the way I like 'em.

Thank you for looking!

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The Year in Review. {Twin Cities, Minnesota | Portrait Photographer}

I love re-capping an old year at the start of a new one.  So here are just a few of my favorite images from 2012, along with my gratitude to all the wonderful, joyful, fun people in these photos.  I am more thankful than I can say to every one of you for bringing something so very special your sessions - yourselves.

Happy New Year!

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Simple Things.

Every month I update my blog series remembering the simpler moments in our life.  I hope you enjoy this latest story of "The Simple Things."  

This post marks a full year of these monthly posts - this is the 12th one.  At first I thought I would finish the year out with a big splash, but then I decided to do the opposite: to go out quietly.  We all need some quiet time.

At the bottom I've linked to all the previous months of "Simple Things" in case someone wants to go back and relive them all (I'm looking at you, Mom!!).


A favorite toy that was his daddy's when he was the same age.  His new jammies.  His cuddle bear.  "Edelweiss."  That's all that's needed for a little post-holiday quiet time.

Ok, folks.  I guess quiet time is over.  We can't stay quiet for very long around here.

If for some reason you want to read more of my Simple Things posts from the past year, here they are:

February 1: Curious George Reads a Book
March 1: Paczki Day
April 1: Out of Darkness, Let Light Shine
May 1: Burnin' Rubber: The Diary of a Four-Year-Old
June 1: Conversations with my Children
July 1: Sunshine, Between Storms
August 1: Kids: They Grow Like Weeds
September 1: By Day and by Night
October 1: Watching the Leaves Turn
November 1: The Little Maestro
December 1: Funny Pictures of my Kids Eating Cookies

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