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The Pasqueflower

June 19, 2018 - Some years, winter seems to drag on forever. This year was actually a very mild winter until it was supposed to be done.
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Sica Hollow May 2018

May 06, 2018 - I had my first chance to visit one of my favorite state parks, Sica Hollow. I was expecting to maybe find Pasque Flowers...
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Seasons and Transitions

September 25, 2016 - Back in 2008, the economic bust lead me from a career in technology to take a chance at making a business out of my pass...
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Surviving and Rebuilding

May 16, 2016 - Some of you know that it has been a challenging 6-8 months for my photography business. I spent a good chunk of that tim...
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April at the Academie Agencie

May 11, 2016 - I love my affiliation with the A cademie Agencie in Fargo. Over the years the collaboration and friendship has been amaz...
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The Hidewood Valley & Turning Back

December 12, 2015 - Just a quick post today as it has been entirely too long since I last posted. A lot of business and creative work going...
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End of the Season

November 05, 2015 - I made a quick run to Sica Hollow yesterday as we had one more warm day in the 60's. It feels odd for November, but I kn...
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Wilderness in the Middle of the City

September 16, 2015 - Spent quite a bit of time in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area this last few months. While I've been able to keep up with my...
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Freedom to Create

August 30, 2015 - A lot of the work I do has some sort of restrictions, expectations or specifications. Whether it be time or location or...
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Commercial Photography of Food

August 28, 2015 - I think most people's personal contacts with photographers would typically be with the portrait/wedding photographer. Of...
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Summer shoot at the Academie

August 25, 2015 - I've been a bit slow at poting the last shoot at the Academie Agencie. I've been associated with the Academie now for ov...
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That's a great camera (or What camera should I buy?)

August 17, 2015 - Yesterday at my parent's home, my mom called me to the kitchen to shoot a photo of a tiny chipmunk on top of a sunflower...
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Share the art?

August 02, 2015 - I've been thinking a lot about where I go with art and creativity going into the future. A lot of thought continues to r...
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Revisit with Fresh Eyes (and new tools)

July 14, 2015 - I've made several trips to Badlands National Park and the Black Hills of South Dakota over the years. Back in 2003, I br...
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How I Identify Butterflies, Moths and Wildflowers

July 02, 2015 - I grew up in the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota. Nature has always held a special place in my heart and...
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Ad Interim

June 29, 2015 - In the past, I've mostly kept my blog posts very narrowly focused around specific photography sessions. However, my busi...
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Rare Opportunity

May 10, 2015 - Many of you know that I spend a lot of time photographing flowers, butterflies, nature and landscape. And, some of you k...
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Spring Refresh

May 06, 2015 - Early each spring I try to get out at least once to photograph the South Dakota state flower, the Pasqueflower (Pulsatil...
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Sons of Anarchy Style Theme Shoot

March 23, 2015 - I had the good fortune of working with a father and son on a theme shoot as they prepare to go to California for some ac...
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Where have I been?

March 17, 2015 - I owe you all apologies for not being more present and keeping you up to date with what is going on around here. Number...
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The Tale of Two Sunsets

September 03, 2014 - A short time ago, I saw a blog post on how to take your photography to the next level. One of the items was to "stop tak...
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Holga Toy Lenses on a Spendy Camera

August 27, 2014 - I'm neck deep in edits the last several weeks. Including Weddings, Models from Academie, Senior Portraits and a few misc...
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Lake Bemidji State Park

July 16, 2014 - This is day 2 of our mini vacation. The first day was to Big Bog State Recreation area an hour north of Bemidji, MN. The...
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Big Bog

July 13, 2014 - Early this week my wife, Rebekah and I escaped for a mini vacation over our 26th anniversary. First vacation in a while...
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May 2014 Shoot at The Academie Agencie

June 12, 2014 - Perhaps the longest business relationship I've had in the photography world is my association with The Academie Agencie...
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Sica Hollow Spring Bloom!

June 06, 2014 - Many of you know that I frequent Sica Hollow state park in northeastern South Dakota as often as I can. I was fortunate...
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Urban Forest

May 27, 2014 - I'm visiting my parents this week in Burnsville, MN (south of Minneapolis). One thing that impresses me about the Twin C...
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Dust Drama - for Photographers using Lightroom 5 (or Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6)

May 13, 2014 - Time for another blog post for my photographer friends. I shot some photos last Friday for our Fugitives on a Forgotten...
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"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" charity event

May 06, 2014 - On April 26 th we dedicated our time to an event that I hold near and dear to me. We were photographing Watertown, South...
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Last indoor shoot at Academie for a while!

May 05, 2014 - The sun is shining and it is 63 degrees outside. I'm thinking spring is actually going to happen! That means lots of but...
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Congratulations, Meara

March 31, 2014 - Excited to Congratulate Meara on being crowned Miss South Dakota Jr. Teen at the Miss American Coed MN/IA and Dakotas Pa...
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Summer Project - The Fugitives on a Forgotten Highway

February 12, 2014 - For many years, I've had it in my mind that traveling the full length of a highway and photographing the journey would b...
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Senior, Tasia

December 18, 2013 - Alexis and Patrick recently had the opportunity to do a senior shoot for Tasia here at the Goss Opera House. As always,...
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Flor, Marcus and Alex

December 14, 2013 - I had the happy experience of meeting a wonderful person and her family recently. I was doing some banking at Wells Farg...
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October shoot at the Academie Agencie

November 05, 2013 - We couldn't have asked for a nicer autumn day in Fargo, ND. The weather was great and so were the models I was able to w...
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Reunions

October 29, 2013 - Lindsey, Alexis and Patrick had the pleasure of photographing a wedding for the sister of a bride that Amy and Patrick w...
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Families at our fantastic location

October 29, 2013 - We cannot be more thankful for the wonderful location where we have our workspace. The Goss Opera House has so many oppo...
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Rememberances

October 24, 2013 - I had one of those fortunate chance encounters today. I was helping with setting the opera hall at the Goss Opera House...
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Late Summer 2013 Part II

September 10, 2013 - This will be the middle post of my latest trip to Sica Hollow State Park in South Dakota. I had two goals for this trip.
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Late Summer 2013

September 05, 2013 - OR How I Almost Didn't Photograph a Butterfly in 2013 This was the year that I was going too shoot in Sica Hollow State...
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Baby birds

June 08, 2012 - Spring is my favorite season. Lots of new flowers, lots of green, butterflies return… and also, baby birds. I have sever...
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Pasqueflowers

April 16, 2012 - For many years, I’ve wanted to get out and photograph the South Dakota state flower – the Pasque. It is rather elusive a...
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The First Day of Spring & Holga Lenses

March 21, 2012 - I know spring is coming every year when the tulips and crocuses start pushing up – often with snow still around the yard...
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Photo of the Week

January 31, 2012 - Thought I’d change things up from the people photography I’ve been working with lately. Here’s a photo from the “small”...
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Photo of the Week

January 31, 2012 - Thought I’d change things up from the people photography I’ve been working with lately. Here’s a photo from the “small”...
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Photo of the Week

January 24, 2012 - Photo of the week! We decided to start up a photo of the week to share with our friends on the blog. We shoot a lot of p...
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Photo of the Week

January 24, 2012 - Photo of the week! We decided to start up a photo of the week to share with our friends on the blog. We shoot a lot of p...
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Some of my favorites from 2011 Weddings

December 16, 2011 - Just a big thank you to all the great couples we worked with this year! You were great. Here’s a slideshow of some of o...
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Some of my favorites from 2011 Weddings

December 16, 2011 - Just a big thank you to all the great couples we worked with this year! You were great. Here’s a slideshow of some of o...
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Red Riding Hood

September 20, 2011 - I’ve been wanting to do my version of various fairytales for several years. Thanks to Jeri Anderson a mom of a model tha...
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Red Riding Hood

September 20, 2011 - I’ve been wanting to do my version of various fairytales for several years. Thanks to Jeri Anderson a mom of a model tha...
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Holga Photography from a Nikon D700

August 08, 2011 - If you’ve read my posts in the past, you know I have an appreciation for “toy camera” photography. I’ve seriously consid...
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Holga Photography from a Nikon D700

August 08, 2011 - If you’ve read my posts in the past, you know I have an appreciation for “toy camera” photography. I’ve seriously consid...
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A photograph, seen through different eyes.

June 16, 2011 - I’ve always been interested in how different people see things differently. This holds true for my photographs. The p...
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A photograph, seen through different eyes.

June 16, 2011 - I’ve always been interested in how different people see things differently. This holds true for my photographs. The p...
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Fata Morgana

June 13, 2011 - I was fortunate enough to photograph a wedding last Friday at the Grand Superior Lodge in Caste Danger, Minnesota. It is...
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Fata Morgana

June 13, 2011 - I was fortunate enough to photograph a wedding last Friday at the Grand Superior Lodge in Caste Danger, Minnesota. It is...
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