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I'm Kirsten! Mom, wife and photographer born and raised in the midwest. I'm all about travel, tacos & hanging out with my dogs. 


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How did I become a wedding photographer? This question is asked all the time but not just by my clients. My friends, family, vendors and even complete strangers wonder how on earth I chose this as a career and the answer just may suprise you. It wasn’t a big dream of mine and honestly it […]

Hey friends! You may have heard that we are expecting our second child (a little girl!) this April!  We are over the moon excited! Right now I am 30 weeks along which makes me feel like this pregnancy is going SO fast but also so slow because I cannot wait to meet her! Third trimester […]

    Wondering where to begin with your camera? Looking for some photography tips to help you get started? You’re not alone! I remember exactly how overwhelming it felt trying to learn my camera just so I could get a few good photos of my little guy. It’s ridiculous how much information you have to […]

  About a year ago a friend of mine asked if I wanted to watch the northern lights with her. Of course I said yes because I have never seen them before and I’m always up for an adventure. It took a couple of chilly nights and late night adventures before we finally had the […]

      So you have the camera, lenses, lighting and all the practice, now your wondering what to wear as a wedding photographer, right? Wonder no more.  I remember searching blogs, Pinterest and the good ole google machine when I first started shooting, wondering what the heck should I wear?! (cue the last minute […]

    Sometimes, when you least expect it, your soul mate shows up out of nowhere and steals your heart. Bri and Mike met when they were out with friends. At the time Bri wasn’t interested, she was a busy mom to her beautiful little girl. Seven years later, Mike vowed to continue to love […]

Mikah arrived at his photo session wearing his dad’s Minnesota Twins shirt from 1987. How cool is that?! I just loved the story behind it. We had so much fun laughing about pickle ice cream and talking about the movie Home. (the Boov movie!) Mikah goes to school with my son Deegan so after his photo’s […]