Oh Jaz, she's hilarious, creative and seriously just wonderful. We've grown up together at church since God knows when. It's crazy. She's such a great human to have in my life. Also - a wonderful photographer (her instagram: jazzyjaz19) LOVE her.
This photo is one I took on my first flight I've ever taken. Which wasn't long ago at all. We flew to NYC for a school trip to work with a Broadway conductor and obviously to explore the iconic city. I was full of nerves and excitement - for the flight and the anticipation of a new place to explore. I've already heard so much about NYC and seen so many incredible photos from there and was more than ready to check it out. We obviously had to go to all the big, touristy places(although sometimes I wish we didn't...next time!), such as Central Park, The MET, the Top of the Rock, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Thinking of all these places whilst on my flight got me feeling a little adventurous. So I pulled out an old National Geographic Magazine that I'd bought for one dollar at an old bookstore. All of a sudden as I opened the pages, this little travel guide of NYC fell out. It's like it knew where I was going. Crazy how things work like that.
I got an opportunity to be on the photography team for the Sunshine Festival this year and I can tell you, it's crazy. At this time I had never really shot a full out concert let alone a huge festival so it was totally a new experience. But it was so worth it considering I worked along side some amazing local photographers. I learned so much from doing this - like anticipating when the artist is about to do something amazing, and when everything slides perfectly together in time - the lights, fog, the way the artist is waiting for the perfect chance to surprise the crowd and put them in awe, it all comes together. This is when the emotion of the music and the art of photography become one.
This was a foggy, brisk, and windy northern Minnesota morning. In fact, it was so foggy on the two and half hour drive up that I wasn't sure if we could make it up because we could barely see! But alas - we made it. We adventured around the lovely city of Duluth, getting coffee, shopping around, checking out Two Harbors and hiking in Gooseberry Falls State Park. Then we may or may not have checked out the casino late at night before we left because we had done so much and we were exhausted. ANYWAYS - This is Jake, in Canal Park, as the city disappears in to the fog and the waves crash on the shore. I felt like I had to capture this, soaked in all it's beauty.
Days like this day remind me that the little things are so powerful. Like running through the rain with your friend, laughing at yourself, reliving old memories - it's what makes life so worth worth.
Grand Marais will always hold a special place in my heart. It constantly makes me feel at peace and leaves me feeling inspired and refreshed. My friend, Abby, and I went here in the summer of 2015. We have gone there before but when we were a lot younger. So going back up made my heart full, especially while making memories with an amazing road trip partner(because we love to sing/yell all the songs we listen to). This trip consisted of a lot of donut and coffee stops, hiking in the rain, sitting at the top of waterfalls and making plenty of pit stops just because. Easily one of my favorite trips. Can't wait for many more trips to this cozy place.
A little adventure around Eau Claire, Wisconsin - more photos and stories about this day up my blog!
Congrats to Ashley and Greg! Such a lovely day for an engagement shoot.
In June two of my close friends (Abby and Sandra) decided to take a day trip to Duluth, MN because Sandra had never been there before, as she is from Stockholm, Sweden. This was her exchange year and she came to our big high school, I'm so glad we ran into her. Abby and I only thought it'd be best to show her around town. So we began the day by getting coffee at the Duluth Coffee Co. and then went to Canal Park to watch the huge ships enter the harbor under the lift bridge. Then we remembered how beautiful the Park Point Beach (a long beach across the bridge) would be in the morning and headed straight to it. The air was warm yet refreshing as we ran up and down the beach like little kids full of excitement. It's like we had never seen a beach before. I will never forget this day with two wonderful friends.
Kate is such a lovely, supportive, hilarious and bubbly person, I'm SO happy that I was able to shoot her senior pictures! She's such a good friend to have.
Bamboo Revolution is a gorgeous watch company based out of Cape Town, South Africa whose watches are all made of bamboo. Loved collaborating with this wonderful company!