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Seniors & Portraits

My ultimate senior or portrait client is up for anything! He or she is expressive, honest and trusts me to make them look their very best! Some of my favorite sessions are spontaneous, sun-drenched, fashion-forward and full of laughter. Sessions with me are a perfect mix of photos that are great for the yearbook and for your parents’ wall, plus images that are edgier and fit for a fashion magazine! I love showing portrait clients how incredible they really are.

Senior and portrait sessions with me almost always have a more editorial feel (like a spread in your favorite fashion or beauty magazine!) because of my passion for fashion photography. At one point, I planned on pursuing fashion photography full-time! Because of this, you can count on your session to be the perfect mix of genuine, natural expressions that are totally YOU, and images of you made as ART that could grace any gallery wall.

You can trust me to capture you well because of my 5+ years of experience serving portrait clients, my technical skill, and my constant pursuit of knowledge in art (I’ve got a B.A. in Studio Art & Art History and am currently pursuing my Masters of Fine Art!) Your images are backed up on multiple devices and stored in an online gallery for ten years after your session, so you can breathe easy knowing that you, in such a specific time in your life, will be remembered forever. I take pride in my ability to keep your session low-stress and fun filled!

I am currently located in the Maple Grove, MN area but serve senior and portrait clients all over Minnesota. The average portrait client invests about $500-$700 into their session.

Click any of the thumbnails below to view blog posts of senior, head shot, and general portrait sessions!

Buffalo High School Senior – Maple Grove MN Senior Photos

Cece nailed her senior session, and the proof is below! We did a quick one hour session at the Angel of Hope ArboretumView full post »

Maple Grove, MN Senior Session – Buffalo High School Senior Photography

Emily, her mom, sister, and I met up last week in Maple Grove, MN for her senior session! We began our sessionView full post »

minneapolis mn senior session

Minneapolis, MN Senior – Aunna

I’m excited to share Aunna’s senior session on the blog today! We shot around the Stone Arch Bridge area inView full post »

Stone Arch Bridge Senior Session – Minneapolis, MN

Annandale High School senior Maddie and I spent a chilly, late Fall day near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MNView full post »

St. Johns University Senior – Julia

Annandale High School senior Julia, her mom, and I spent a gorgeous evening together on the campus of St. John’sView full post »

Maple Grove, MN – Buffalo High School Senior Session

For Emily’s senior session, we kept it simple and natural at the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN. IView full post »

St. Anthony Main Senior Session – Minneapolis, MN

Shannon and I spent an evening in Minneapolis, MN around St. Anthony Main shooting her senior photos. This was my firstView full post »

Buffalo, MN – Downtown Buffalo Senior Session

Ashley, her mom and I met in downtown Buffalo, MN for her senior session on a beautiful summer evening! We started theView full post »

Buffalo, MN – Summer Senior Session – The King’s House

Allie’s senior session took place on an incredibly hot and muggy evening on Buffalo Lake at The King’sView full post »

Fall Senior Session – Maple Grove, MN

Bailey and I took advantage of the amazing fall colors at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN for her seniorView full post »

Editorial Photoshoot – Lauren O’Leary – Minneapolis, MN

Lauren and I had our annual winter photoshoot when she was back home in Minnesota from New York City for Christmas! WeView full post »

St. Paul MN Senior – Gabbie

St. Paul, Minnesota’s Union Depot was the perfect location to showcase Gabbie’s killer sense of style andView full post »

Stone Arch Bridge Senior – Lauren

Lauren and her entourage survived one of the hottest evenings of the summer last week! We wandered around the StoneView full post »

Maple Grove MN Senior – Maddie

Maddie, her mom, sister and I spent a cloudy evening on Sunday in Elm Creek Park, Maple Grove taking her senior photos.View full post »

Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN Senior – Alex

Alex’s senior session around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis was so perfect! We started the session closer to theView full post »

Stone Arch Bridge Senior – Maddy

Maddy’s senior session near the Stone Arch Bridge was so much fun! Although we didn’t use the actualView full post »

Buffalo, MN Senior Session – Karianne

Downtown Buffalo, MN was the perfect location for Karianne’s senior session last week! We knew we wanted to findView full post »

Mother Superior

A lot can happen in a year. There are times when you feel like you’re going backwards, and times whenView full post »

Excelsior, MN Senior – Allie

What an evening! Allie, her mom and I spent an absolutely gorgeous sunny hour in downtown Excelsior, MN and along theView full post »

Stone Arch Bridge Senior Session – Greta

I’m so excited to share these images on the blog today! Greta wanted to shoot in Minneapolis and drove a fewView full post »

Waite Park Quarries & MPLS Guthrie Senior – Molly

Where to begin? Molly and I did two separate sessions together so that we could dive into to two very different vibesView full post »

Bridal Style Inspiration – Editorial Photoshoot @ Mestad’s Bridal

It’s a dream come true! A month or so ago, I was able to finally photograph some stunning bridal gowns thanks toView full post »

Makeup Artist Head Shots – Lauren O’Leary Beauty

Makeup artist, visionary, inspiration, friend and sister-in-law…Lauren is absolutely stunning and spending a fewView full post »

St. Cloud, Minnesota Senior – Kailyn’s Senior Session – Ballet, Cheerleading, and Confidence!

Kailyn and I met up last week for her senior photographs in downtown St. Cloud. It was an absolutely gorgeous eveningView full post »

St. Cloud, Minnesota Senior – Bianca

Bianca made the trip to St. Cloud this past weekend for her senior photos! We spent an hour exploring the downtown areaView full post »

St. Paul, MN Senior – Mia

Mia and I spent a few hours last week capturing her senior photos in St. Paul and Raspberry Island. Our shoot wasView full post »

Minnesota Editorial Photoshoot – Alissa

Confession: the urge to create new and different images hits me hard and at unexpected times, and I can’t ignoreView full post »

Buffalo, MN Senior – Macey

Macey and I spent an hour last week in downtown Buffalo, MN capturing her senior portraits. Buffalo’s beautifulView full post »

Minnesota Head Shots – Stephanie Warzecha

Last month, a group of West Central MN creatives gathered and chatted over dinner about business, photography, andView full post »

Buffalo, MN Senior

Solveig & I spent a rainy evening together last week capturing her senior photos. Ominous clouds, a double rainbowView full post »

Minneapolis, Minnesota Senior – Clara

Clara made a trip up to Minneapolis, Minnesota from Iowa to check out a few colleges and have her senior photos done byView full post »

Minneapolis Actress Head Shots – Lydia Wagner

Lydia and I met last week for a quick mini-session to update her headshots for her senior year of college, studyingView full post »

Becker, Minnesota Senior

Last week I made the trip to Becker, Minnesota to shoot Beau’s senior photos! We spent the session around hisView full post »

Munsinger Gardens, St. Cloud Minnesota Senior – Alyna

I was thrilled to have Alyna travel from Morris, Minnesota down to St. Cloud for her senior session! She agreed to goView full post »

Minnesota Fashion Photoshoot – Angelic Magazine

At the beginning of June, Angelic Magazine asked me to shoot an editorial and write a piece about my relationship withView full post »

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Photoshoot – Pat + Tess

I’m very happy to share these images of Pat and Tess from our short time together in New York City! I was thereView full post »

Minnesota Creative Portrait Session

I’ve been looking forward to sharing these images for a few days now! This is Becca – she and her husbandView full post »

Morris, MN Portrait Session

Last week I had the privilege of photographing one of my dearest friends Hannah. We’ve spent the past four yearsView full post »

Morris, MN Senior

Hailey and I spent about 20 minutes together last week for a mini portrait session! For this shoot, I wasn’t atView full post »

Minnesota Editorial Photoshoot

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed a few weeks ago and saw that my friend from high school, Kenzie, had posted aView full post »

Morris, MN Senior

On the last super-snowy day here in Minnesota, I messaged Taylor about an impromptu shoot. 15 minutes later, we foundView full post »

Year in Review – The Class of 2015

Welcome to my Year in Review of the Class of 2015! Wow. What a year! Seniors have always been one of my favorite thingsView full post »

Central Minnesota Fall Portrait Session

Hannah and I spent 20 minutes or so last week taking advantage of the Fall color in my front yard! I shot Hannah lastView full post »

Central Minnesota Fall Portrait Session

A few days ago, as Matt (my husband) and I were working on schoolwork, I couldn’t ignore the gorgeous lightView full post »

Minneapolis Loring Park Portrait Session

Met up with Hibaq on a whirlwind trip to Minneapolis this past week in the peak of autumn! Loring Park was absolutelyView full post »

Morris, MN – Headshots – Stephanie Warzecha

I took some new headshots for Stephanie during a meeting of photographers in the Morris area that she organized. I amView full post »

Buffalo, MN Senior Photographs – Anna Oliver – Class of 2015

I absolutely loved shooting Anna’s senior photos a few evenings ago in downtown Buffalo. It was especially funView full post »

Buffalo, MN Senior Photographs – Abby Becker – Class of 2015

Abby and I had a blast at a family friend’s farm shooting her senior photos! Running away from aggressiveView full post »

Big Lake, MN Senior Photographs – Shelby Kline – Class of 2015

Shelby and I met for her photos in downtown Buffalo on a beautiful (and early!) morning. Shelby, I absolutely lovedView full post »

Big Lake, MN Senior Photographs – Jackie Bell – Class of 2015

Jackie and I had a blast wandering around Montrose for her senior photos. Her mom and sister Amanda tagged along toView full post »

Minneapolis Portrait Session – Hibaq Rashid

Hibaq and I met up at Centennial Lakes Park for a quick portrait session a few days ago. She made such an impression onView full post »

Big Lake, MN Senior Photoshoot – Laura – Class of 2015

Laura and I spent a beautiful evening near Buffalo lake for her senior photos. I had so much fun getting to know herView full post »

Buffalo, MN Senior Session – Steph Berg

Meet Steph – lover of music, books, swimming and being awesome in general! We met in her grandparents backyardView full post »

Amber – Minnesota Portrait Photographer

Amber and I got together on a beautiful Friday night to capture some head shots for her to submit to some talentView full post »

Sarah – Minnesota Portrait Photographer

Sarah Chambers is one of the kindest, most genuine people I know! It was so much fun to take 2o minutes or so and shootView full post »

Hannah – Minnesota Portrait Photographer

Spent fifteen minutes or so with Hannah a few days ago with the intention of getting some good head shots. I knew thatView full post »

David – Minnesota Portrait Photographer

In the interest of diversifying my portfolio, I’ll be shooting men for the next few weeks! Here’s a fewView full post »


Emma and I got together on a semi-rainy day to shoot some photos, enjoy! (Also, check out that hair!) ShareView full post »

Justin – Senior 2014

Meet Justin – hunter, fisher, and hockey player! This session was so fun – I’ve never taken a boatView full post »

Lauren in SBG Designs

Lauren and I got together yesterday to get some new head shots for her website, Lauren is wearingView full post »


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Sometimes you just have to break out of the rut. I find that after doing multiple paid shoots in a row, I need someView full post »


Makeup by the brilliant Lauren Pavelka of Lovelo Beauty Share this:ShareClick to email this to a friend (Opens in newView full post »

Meyer Maternity

One word: Adorable! I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but I gotta say: I can’t wait for baby MeyerView full post »

A Week in Michigan

What a blessing it was to head out to Michigan earlier this summer for a week with old friends. We spent our timeView full post »

Ashley – Class of 2014

Ashley and I grew up on the same street and our days were occupied running around together along with the other girlsView full post »

Sierra – Class of 2014

Meet Sierra! We spent a half hour together on an extremely sticky and windy night, but managed to get some great shotsView full post »

Tom – Class of 2014

Meet Tom! He’s the sweetest guy – quick to laugh and constantly upbeat. He was so wonderful to photographView full post »

Katie Joy

Spent a half hour or so with my dear friend Katie yesterday. She’s been with me throughout the trial and errorView full post »

Laura Rose

Laura is a champ. She faithfully spent a half hour in the rain while I fulfilled pictures I’d imagined in myView full post »

Amanda Ewing

It was the first nice day since September today. Needless to say…it’s been a long winter. I was dying to doView full post »


Had the pleasure of meeting Tony Bannach and taking some headshots for him! He’s a talented musician andView full post »


I’m not going to lie, I’ve got Spring Fever. I am so ready for pastels, mud, jelly beans and fresh air.View full post »

Jenna – Senior 2013

Jenna has the most infectious smile of anyone I’ve ever met. We formed a fast friendship the summer of 2012 on aView full post »


My normal sweet and preppy cousin Anna got a real surprise for our first shoot together! Lauren (link at bottom) and IView full post »

Erika – Senior 2012

Meet Erika! She’s active in school with newspaper and music, and we got a fun chance to show off her musical sideView full post »

Mattie – Senior 2012

Mattie is honestly the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet! We had so much fun traipsing around the park on aView full post »






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