About 6 months after I started my Instagram account, I was invited by the local NBC TV affiliate, Kare 11, to "cover" the Minnesota State Fair for a day. It was thrilling! I arrived at the Fair before sunrise and spent the entire day meeting attendees, employees and showcasing the multitude of activities (and fried food) unique to the Minnesota State Fair... 

 From that moment on I was hooked on creating lively, story-telling content! 

I regularly share my stories with my audience of over 100,000+ viewers through my blog, Instagram and Facebook. 

Soon after the State Fair, offers for similar jobs began to appear in my email inbox.

For the past three years I have continued to work as a "photographer with a story to tell." I have worked with local companies as well as numerous tourism departments + resorts + travel brands.


RECENT WORK

 
Leinenkugel Leinie's Friday Campaign National beer brand Leinenkugels dared 3 creators (one from California, one from Denver and me - from Minneapolis) to share how they would take a day off in their respective cities. 

Leinenkugel Leinie's Friday Campaign

National beer brand Leinenkugels dared 3 creators (one from California, one from Denver and me - from Minneapolis) to share how they would take a day off in their respective cities. 

Las Cruces, New Mexico with Visit Las Cruces Tourism Spring Break 2017 Great weather, beautiful spanish architecture, delicious wineries, outgoing locals and a slew of once-in-a-lifetime adventures!  

Las Cruces, New Mexico with Visit Las Cruces Tourism

Spring Break 2017 Great weather, beautiful spanish architecture, delicious wineries, outgoing locals and a slew of once-in-a-lifetime adventures!  

2017 MN Governor's Fishing Opener with Explore Minnesota & Visit St Cloud A day to showcase the sites of St Cloud, MN. Toured St John's University with a monk. Rode jet-boats on the Mississippi with the Minnesota DNR.

2017 MN Governor's Fishing Opener with Explore Minnesota & Visit St Cloud

A day to showcase the sites of St Cloud, MN. Toured St John's University with a monk. Rode jet-boats on the Mississippi with the Minnesota DNR.

 
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, MN Memorial Day Weekend 2017 at this classic Minnesotan family resort. Fishing, tennis, golf, swimming and lots of family fun!

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, MN

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 at this classic Minnesotan family resort. Fishing, tennis, golf, swimming and lots of family fun!

Fjallraven Local event coverage, an art show and outdoor adventure in partnership with this beloved Swedish outdoor clothing company.

Fjallraven

Local event coverage, an art show and outdoor adventure in partnership with this beloved Swedish outdoor clothing company.

Visit Sioux Falls, SD with Travel Mindset Snowshoeing, skiing, a Cirque Du Soliel show,a Sioux Falls Skyforce game, space center, killer sunsets, flying pizzas, a butterfly house, a waterfall, cupcakes.. we packed a lot in the 4 days we were there!

Visit Sioux Falls, SD with Travel Mindset

Snowshoeing, skiing, a Cirque Du Soliel show,a Sioux Falls Skyforce game, space center, killer sunsets, flying pizzas, a butterfly house, a waterfall, cupcakes.. we packed a lot in the 4 days we were there!

 
Lost Lake Lodge, Minnesota Memorial Day weekend 2016 with gourmet meals, new friends, sunset cruises and record bluegill hauls. 

Lost Lake Lodge, Minnesota

Memorial Day weekend 2016 with gourmet meals, new friends, sunset cruises and record bluegill hauls. 

Leinenkugel Influencer Weekend Leinenkugels invited some of the most influential photographers in the midwest to stay in Chippewa Falls, WI for a weekend, have a private tour and dinner with Dick Leinenkugel (pictured above) and take part in some fun outdoor activities in lake country.

Leinenkugel Influencer Weekend

Leinenkugels invited some of the most influential photographers in the midwest to stay in Chippewa Falls, WI for a weekend, have a private tour and dinner with Dick Leinenkugel (pictured above) and take part in some fun outdoor activities in lake country.

Decorah, Iowa with Hotel Winneshiek A early spring visit to this charming historic college town filled with arts and fine dining, waterfall hikes and bald eagles!

Decorah, Iowa with Hotel Winneshiek

A early spring visit to this charming historic college town filled with arts and fine dining, waterfall hikes and bald eagles!

 
Stormy Kromer Spring Summer 2017 Three day lifestyle catalog shoot in the beautiful Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Stormy Kromer Spring Summer 2017

Three day lifestyle catalog shoot in the beautiful Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Art Shanty Projects 2017 My second year working on the ice as their official photographer. This year I also hosted a Minnstameet there!

Art Shanty Projects 2017

My second year working on the ice as their official photographer. This year I also hosted a Minnstameet there!

Duluth Pack Featuring collaborative products with Stormy Kromer... and... my mom!

Duluth Pack

Featuring collaborative products with Stormy Kromer... and... my mom!

 
West Paw Design Come along on the Adventures of Arlo and Wally with West Paw Design dog products.

West Paw Design

Come along on the Adventures of Arlo and Wally with West Paw Design dog products.

Oliver Kelly Farm with Minnesota Historical Society Visited the brand-new modern farm facilities as well the 1800's original homestead & farm. Made cornbread, pumped fresh water out of the well, dug up some vegetable and had a great day with the family!

Oliver Kelly Farm with Minnesota Historical Society

Visited the brand-new modern farm facilities as well the 1800's original homestead & farm. Made cornbread, pumped fresh water out of the well, dug up some vegetable and had a great day with the family!

C4 Waterman A summer of SUP! I spent the summer of 2016 taking a beautiful inflatable C4 Waterman stand up paddle board on adventures all over the midwest!

C4 Waterman

A summer of SUP! I spent the summer of 2016 taking a beautiful inflatable C4 Waterman stand up paddle board on adventures all over the midwest!

 
Explore Minnesota Tourism A 30 foot high billboard, a book, social media take-overs and more with my home state!

Explore Minnesota Tourism

A 30 foot high billboard, a book, social media take-overs and more with my home state!

Align Pilates Retreat at Stout Island Resort, Wisconsin Photography and story-telling for a weekend pilates retreat at a luxurious island resort in Wisconsin.

Align Pilates Retreat at Stout Island Resort, Wisconsin

Photography and story-telling for a weekend pilates retreat at a luxurious island resort in Wisconsin.

Art Shanty Projects 2016 Every year a group of artists create a village of shanties on a frozen lake. The village is only open for one month and is a very popular local festival. I am honored to be their official photographer

Art Shanty Projects 2016

Every year a group of artists create a village of shanties on a frozen lake. The village is only open for one month and is a very popular local festival. I am honored to be their official photographer

 
Stormy Kromer Fall Winter 2016 Three day lifestyle catalog shoot in Duluth, Minnesota. 

Stormy Kromer Fall Winter 2016

Three day lifestyle catalog shoot in Duluth, Minnesota. 

Northern Grade Official instagrammer of the fashion home of hipsters for two years in a row. Took over the Northerngrade feed and shared real time updates and images to their large audience. A pop-up market featuring favorite Made-In-America brands like Red Wing Shoes, Sanborn Canoes, Lanona Shoes, Filson, Woodchuck, Leatherworks and more.

Northern Grade

Official instagrammer of the fashion home of hipsters for two years in a row. Took over the Northerngrade feed and shared real time updates and images to their large audience. A pop-up market featuring favorite Made-In-America brands like Red Wing Shoes, Sanborn Canoes, Lanona Shoes, Filson, Woodchuck, Leatherworks and more.

Equation Boutique on 50th & France, Edina A high style collaboration. Images for their window displays.

Equation Boutique on 50th & France, Edina

A high style collaboration. Images for their window displays.