Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here. A little randomness about me headed your way:
I live in my childhood home in Minneapolis with my husband, our two boys (6 and 10), our teeny tiny dog and our overly fluffy cat.
In my past life, I graduated from the University of St. Thomas ready to be a big advertising exec at some kind of hipster agency with, like, a ping pong table and an office iguana. Not exactly the route I took, but I did spend 10+ years as a graphic designer and creative director for some cool causes and publications.
I always loved taking pictures. I bought my first DSLR camera with my employee discount at my internship out of college. I learned how to use the settings approximately 8 years later, around the time my first was born. And photography started to become a business a few years after that.
In my current life, I basically limit my activities to anything where I can get away with wearing high-waisted leggings. This works out pretty well for motherhood, teaching barre classes, and taking photos. It’s a good rule of thumb.
Some of my favorite things: black coffee, craft beer, fresh veggies, anything with cheese, egg and/or avocado on top, walking and talking with a friend at the Chain of Lakes, traveling to new cities, quirky books/movies/shows about dysfunctional families, and impromptu dance parties.
I apply FRIENDS sitcom references to far too many real life situations. I think my favorite episode might be “The One Where Ross Got High” — better known as the one where Rachel makes the trifle that tastes like feet.
I value community. It’s where I thrive. At home with my family. At a coffee shop with a fellow photographer. At the barre studio with strong women. With my book club (where I rarely finish the book) and with my restaurant club (where I always finish all of the food).
Anything you’re wondering about, just ask. I’m an open book.
— Roald Dahl