Shelbey & Eric Maternity Session at Victory Memorial Parkway,Minneapolis

One year ago, Shelbey made her sister's dream come true by becoming a momma. She selflessly gave herself up by being a surrogate for nine months to love and carry for her sister and brother-in-law's baby. She has a heart of gold and now in just a few short weeks; she is going to be a momma herself! I loved when Shelbey choose Victory Memorial Parkway in Minneap[...]

Palm Springs California Travel | The Black Desert Home

Last month, we traveled to California for a little getaway and some much-needed sunshine at the time. Our favorite way to travel is by researching and finding an Airbnb in the area that we are visiting. We planned on going to Palm Springs for a portion of our trip, and we knew this was going to be the relaxing part of our vacation, so we wanted to be sure to find [...]

Lexi & Chase | Sunset session at El Matador State Beach, CA

This past week, I have been sharing all the sessions from when we were in California and sadly today is the last one, but an exciting session as well!  Lexi sent me a message saying that she and her husband Chase were going to be in Los Angeles celebrating her birthday the same time we were there. Lexi is a Dallas, Texas based photographer herself so I was even mo[...]

Montgomery Family | El Matador Beach, California

A few days before I was heading out to California, I got a message from Alyssa, saying her and her family live in the Los Angeles area and would love to have a family session. They recently welcomed their son Leo and hadn’t had family pictures since then. I have known Alyssa since my childhood since we both grew up in the same small town of New Prague, MN, went to [...]

Laura & Jake | Sunrise Session in Joshua Tree California

  I have a list of places that I dream of photographing at and last week I was able to cross one of them off while meeting Laura and Jake in Joshua Tree, California. We decided on a sunrise session so it was a 4:00 a.m. wake-up call to make the trek from Palm Springs. It was totally worth the early morning since the sun was just starting to peak before ent[...]