If you’re into sticky kisses, giggles and epic backyard adventures, head this direction.


For tiny fingers and toes, sleepy snuggles, and chubby rolls of every size, take a turn here.


If you’re graduating and ready to show the world who you are, this is the path you should take.


If professionally lit headshots, portraits and studio styled shots are your jam, take a left here.


location, location, location

Towering pines, moss coated boulders, glistening lakes. These are just some of the many things you find in a Northern Minnesota landscape. Luckily


I can find places to take pictures almost anywhere. With an eye for spying out little areas, often smack dab in the middle of down town, trust me, I’ll find us something.

Good gosh I suck at writing today. Anyway, something about how I can find amazing locations that most people would never thing. I know composition. I can use my lenses and camera settings to make it look like some sort of dreamy landscape. Then I beg peeps to be adventurous and trust me. K. Got it.

Gift Certificates

Hate shopping for gifts? Me too. There are eleventybillion doubts running through my head when trying to pick the perfect item to get cousin Rizzo for her baby shower. What if someone else gets her the same thing? What if she hates it? What if her kid outgrows this in like, a week?


You know what nobody doesn’t like? Pictures. We love em. We plaster them on our walls, pin them to our social media, and hold on to them forever. We don’t outgrow them, and the coolest thing about pictures is they only get more special as time goes by.


So, if you really want to make cousin Rizzo smile, I’ve got just the thing for you.

Beautiful, wonderful, glorious stuff for photographers

Hi, it’s me, Mel.

(your photographer)

So there’s this weird thing that happens when I’m around babies where they start grinning. Something in the way their eyes light up transforms me into a big ole butterball of squeaky baby talk and silly faces.


I’ll let you in on a little secret: It works on grown ups too.


My reputation for picking on parents during family sessions is well earned. And I really hope you’re down to witness a tog-tantrum when your kiddo wont stop smiling even after I told em to knock it off.


For some reason everyone seems to like all of this nonsense and they keep asking me to hang out again and again. And again. Go figure.

Wait. What are they all saying about me?


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Hello from Northern Minnesota!

Newborn / Studio Photography:

In my home or yours. Newborns are photographed within the first few weeks of birth.

All Other Photography:

On location within around 75 miles of Nett Lake Minnesota


Saturday or Sunday by appointment