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    I want to impact people. I want to bring happiness around me. I want it to matter. Whether it’s a wedding, family or little kiddos I’m shooting my goal is to not only leave you with a set of beautiful images but a memory of an enjoyable experience.

    My style as a photographer is a hybrid between photo-journalism, art photography and portrait photography. I got my BFA in fine art photography and I aim to be timeless and one-of-a-kind with my work. I want each image to be unique to it’s owner! I love colour and fun in photography (and let’s face it; in life general). Having your picture taken shouldn’t be a dull experience. I adapt my approach with every client because every client is unique and different AND AWESOME. Some clients flourish if you give them more space and you’re a fly on the wall. Others like more feedback and commentary while the shooting is happening. I feel like a photographer should do their best to make you feel comfortable (because most people already are aware there’s a camera in the room). I chat as much or as little to make you comfortable and sometimes even snap when you least expect it to get the candid moments.

    My heart beats for my family. My daughter, Eila is my reason to be better, try harder and love stronger. My husband is my BFF and he’s quite adorable as well.

    I also love cookies, cupcakes, thrifting (people always say I find the best stuff!) and Netflix. I also love fresh cut grass (the smell is the best ever), polka-dots and stripes and interior design. Oh yeah and of course I love my home-Finland and singing to Taylor Swift loudly in my car. And yep, I love The Bachelor and all the Real Housewives! And Jesus is pretty cool too.


It’s been such a pleasure shooting little Fox since he was a little newborn and I just love seeing him grow and OMG isn’t he just the cutest? Like, he’s giving me the baby fevers for sure!!!!

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OH MY GOSH. I’m so excited for Ean and Greg soon welcoming their little baby girl into this world!!! I can’t wait to share more from this beautiful maternity session very soon! Girl, you’re glowing and gorgeous!!!

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I was invited to their farm and it was just beyond gorgeous. Like, can I move in, pppllleeeaase? And this family right here-so much love, so much fun and they’re pretty much the cutest ever. EVER.

It was such a fun time hanging out with you guys!!!! I’m obsessed with this shoot!!!

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Sometimes I get really emotional about things and maybe if you’ve read my writings for a while it has come to your attention that I’m nostalgic. Like, weepy nostalgic. That’s how I roll and coolio.

It’s hard to not be super nostalgic about Lara and David’s wedding. I was newly pregnant and they’ve just had their firstborn. Some things just kinda get engrained in your head and this time has for me. I was so hopeful yet nervous. Things were fragile and that little bean in my belly turned into my daughter, Eila.

And I have just loved Lara and David and now they have since their wedding added their beautiful twins to their family. I sometimes I have to pinch myself that I get to do this for living. Capture these moments of families just having fun and loving each other (cue the tears again). It’s a little privilege us photographers have to see these beautiful moments and then capturing them into something that can you look at from years to come.

Lara and David-your family is so beautiful and I’m so glad we got to spend the afternoon with you guys-it was such a special treat!!!






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What a perfect day it was at Richwood on the River to celebrate the gorgeous wedding of Jillian and Fritz. I mean, peeeerfect day! You know the kind of September day that it’s not insanely hot, the weather is perfect and there’s a couple in love. You know, that kinda perfect day.

It was so sweet to see how in love Jillian and Fritz are. So many hugs, kisses and sweet smiles were exchanged between these two lovebirds. What a joy it was to witness that and to capture that!!

Congrats you guys! I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness!!!

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