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I’m Gonna Get You Sucka

Oh, I love pictures that are right at “that moment”.  There’s no turning back for our friend the pinata – he’s about to spew his guts all over the lawn.  This shot was from the Balance Cycling summer picnic – in which our hosts provided two pinatas.  One was for the kiddies, one for the […]

Reflections on a Happy Engagement

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is pretty much Minnesota’s largest photo set.  There are so many fantastic locations here to shoot portraits you almost can’t go wrong.  The landscape shooting isn’t bad either!  This shot worked a lot better in black and white – mostly because the heavy shade with direct sun overhead gave everything a […]

The Future’s So Bright

This is little Ava – looking cute in her sassy shades.  She’s at her friend Luke’s third birthday party last Saturday checking out the scene.  Her sunglasses were certainly one of the hits of the party! Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200 f/4L @ 172mm.  ISO 100, f/4, 1/160 sec.

His Eyes Are Bigger Than His Stomach

I took this shot yesterday afternoon at a picnic with the Balance Fitness cycling squad.  The fella in the photo is my uncle – also a member of the group and my partner in crime in July when I ride across Iowa.  He was busy eyeing up the buffet table to figure out what yummy […]

Pretty Maids All In A Row

Photo tip of the day – try to get group shots where people are all on a different level.  Triangle patterns are very dynamic – so are circles.  Whatever the case, try to avoid the ‘lets all stand in a row’ formation. This is Whitney (the bride) and her beautiful bridesmaids at her wedding last […]

At Last

If having it rain on your wedding day brings you luck – Whitney and Jim will be very lucky indeed!  This was a doozy of a shot to try to get – since doing a ‘trash the dress’ shoot prior to the service is bad form.  I also didn’t want to figure out just what […]


I had the privilege of shooting the wedding of Whitney and Jim last weekend in Northfield.  This is Whitney – the beautiful bride.  It was a ton of fun to shoot – Whitney and Jim were great sports and their bridal party were a lot of fun.  This picture was taken in front of some […]

Elizabeth and Grandma

Here’s another shot from Elizabeth’s first birthday portrait session.  Grandma set the session up and was very excited about getting her portrait taken with little Elizabeth.  Since we were doing diaper shots right after this (of Elizabeth, not Grandma).. it was REALLY warm in the studio when we took these shots. Vital Stats: Canon 5D […]

Elizabeth’s Cake Smash

I had to do it – the traditional messy birthday cake session.  Elizabeth recently turned one – so it was time to get a cake and load up on cleaning products.  She’s got a pretty good sweet tooth – so we expected the cake to be a big hit.  After a few tentative fingers poking […]

Walking into the Sunset

This shot was taken at a wedding I shot in La Jolla, CA last fall.  I picked this shot today for three reasons: I was back in La Jolla today I went to see David Ziser talk about portrait/wedding photography today I LOVE the shot This shot was taken with a super-wide zoom as I […]