BANGbang Salon // Commercial shoot!


A week or two ago, I was offered the opportunity to shoot for BANGbang salon in South Minneapolis. It's an adorable little salon, full of incredibly talented stylists - all with a heart for creativity and a passion for your style. Looking to promote their season sale for blowouts, BANGbang hired me to shoot the salon and the blowout process. I had a blast, and can't thank my friend Natalie enough for suggesting my photography to the salon. This was my first commercial shoot and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! 

p.s. Thank you for all the kind comments on my last post - y'all are the best. :) 

will someone please give me a massage


I know it's been forever. And I'm not here to make excuses. What started out as a schoolworkoverload break from blogging soon turned into an Idon'twanttoblog break. School has been stressful - more than I've ever experienced. (I swear I have knots the size of Mt. Everest.) But I'm slowly learning how much is too much. And that B's are okay. And that it's okay to take a break once and a while. School is not my life. I won't let it be. So that's why I'm here today. Now.

It might be a while until I post next. But I wanted to check in. Let y'all know I'm still alive. So before you leave, here's a little something to make you smile. I guarantee it will make your day. :)



the sun not quite parallel to the ground.
but just low enough to cast a ray of fiery light from her front step to her back porch.
it painted a column of golden-orange through the house.
and left contrasting shadows where it couldn't reach.
she walked the path,
back and forth,
front step to back porch,
and watched as her shadow followed, then led.

this light was different.
it wasn't like the kind that
danced through the
leaves in the wind.

or the kind that sparked the cicada's song.

no, this light was different.
it was still, and silent.
but its colors screamed

and she did.
and she tried her best to
capture it.
remember it.
savor it.

because she knew
it would only last a moment.

and then it was 7:18

alex anne

happy birthday mom!


It's late. I am literally drowning in homework. And my brain is fried. But I couldn't pass up telling my amazing mom just how, well, amazing she is. I love her. To death. And I honestly don't know what I'd do without her. Thank you for always being there for me, mommy. :)

claire and adam // senior portraits


A couple weeks ago, I shot my first (ever) senior portraits. I was nervous. But also full of ideas. I couldn't wait to see what I would create. I knew that my photos had so much potential, and I was going to work as hard as I could to make them me

I had forgotten how long it'd been since I'd last directed a shoot. But it didn't feel foreign. Or awkward. I felt like I had been shooting my entire life. I was in the zone. And I didn't want it to end. As I flipped through the photos later that night, I fell deeper in love with photography. With the light. With the colors. 

To me, these photos really helped me discover who I am as a photographer. Who I want to become. I am proud of these photos. But not in the mine are sooo much better that yours way. I am proud to say that I took these. And that these photos are me. And that I am finally discovering who I am as a photographer. 

So with that, I present, Claire and Adam. Brother and sister. Twins, if you will. Claire is chair of the Relay For Life commitee. And Adam has a large array of playbills. Both are equally wonderful. Both, seniors.