Private Commissions

I have been fascinated with the editorial images from lifestyle, travel and fashion magazines for as long as I can remember. The photos that capture my attention are the ones that show character, reveal texture and tell stories. I have also been disappointed to see that a professional portraits, more often than not, involve a stiff pose, clothing that we otherwise avoid and a pop of artificial light that shows exactly what we look like yet says nothing about who we are. Why can a magazine reveal so much about somebody else, yet photos of us remind us only of the person that everybody else wants us to be? My goal as a photographer is to help my clients express who they are, both in the reality of their day-to-day lives and in their thoughts and dreams. I will admit that sometimes I do create a "normal" portrait, but I continue to push both myself and my clients to dig deeper.

My approach to pricing is very simple, we discuss your needs and budget and then design a package specially for you. Packages can be as little as $200 or over $2000, depending on the number of sessions, the locations and addition staff required.

Please contact me for additional information.

Back to basicsBack to basicsThe simple joy of writing with pen and paper helped her through some difficult times. She asked for a photo so she would remember.

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Morning arrivesMorning arrivesEarly morning light and a night of rain provided an amazing green backdrop for this fashion portrait featuring a green gown.

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Model: Desiree Forget
Tall GrassTall GrassFine art portrait of a woman in tall grass on a summer afternoon

Model: Katherine
Location: Oxbow Park near Byron, MN
Quiet momentQuiet momentThis bridal portrait was captured in window light before the ceremony.

Bride/Model/Friend: Katherine Kiernan
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KatlynKatlynThis studio portrait didn't follow the standard portrait "rules", but I do think it captured my subject's character. woman with horsewoman with horseA fine art portrait of a woman and her horse. Renewal of the SoulRenewal of the SoulMy favorite from a series of three fine art portraits featuring a young woman in a quiet Minnesota stream.


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Model and Stylist: Jess Ward
Location: Oxbow Park near Byron, MN
Below the damBelow the damThis portrait was captured at the base of a small dam in Rochester, MN. I love the way concrete reflects light and this location had a lot of both for us to work with.

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Model: Katherine
Break timeBreak timeThis impromptu portrait was captured while Ian relaxed between photo sets.

Model: Ian Hanson
Lighting: Natural light
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Solitude interruptedSolitude interruptedThis fashion portrait was captured on the edge of a Minnesota stream.

Model and Styling: Desiree

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Reserved seatReserved seatThis fashion portrait was captured in the library of the Plummer House in Rochester, MN.

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Cool RetreatCool RetreatThis portrait was captured in a cool Minnesota stream on a very hot summer afternoon.

Model: Katherine