Photographer Near Me | Elk River, MN | Alex, Senior Session

This session had so much variety and was so much fun! We started at an urban location in St. Cloud, I loved how her red matched the door, what a fun pop that added! Then we headed to Bend in the River Park near Rice, Minnesota. This park has an old farmstead people can visit, it makes a great backdrop for senior pictures. We then finished the session at sunflower field, I have dreamed for years of being able to do this and I finally found a field. I have only seen it in bloom twice now, fingers crossed they plant sunflowers again. In the meantime I will be on the hunt for another field. Shoot me an email if you know of one, I’d love to hear!

Senior Photographer | Zimmerman, MN | Miranda

I don’t even know where to start with this session with Miranda! We had so much fun and she just slayed it, such a gorgeous girl. We started her session downtown St. Cloud and made use of the urban backdrops there, and then headed to the Paramount to get some pictures there, as Miranda is a performer. That was quite the experience and brought me back in time as I did acting at the Paramount as a teen. After that we headed out to her family farm, it was a beautiful piece of country land. We capped the night off with a killer sunset! One of Miranda’s images has since been featured on two Instagram accounts Senior Year Magazine and Senior Inspire

Now booking for 2018, ask about my Spring special!

Wildflower Sessions | Gainesville, FL Photographer

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself! For years, I have dreamed of returning to Florida to photograph my clients again. Finally the stars have aligned and I am going to return this Spring!

Location- Near Waldo, FL, about 25 minutes from Gainesville, and 60 minutes from Jax

Here are the details- 

I will be offering full and mini sessions. If you aren’t sure which is the best for you- please read this guide to help you choose.

I will be doing sessions in April the evenings (4-8 pm roughly, exact times will be given as the date approaches) of Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, Sunday the 29th, Monday the 30th,  I will be adding on one or two extra days to my stay in case I have to reschedule due to weather.

UPDATE– 3/21 Friday and Saturday are booked. I have openings for mini sessions and full sessions on Sunday and Monday.

I can’t guarantee that the wildflower field will be in bloom at this time, but in past years this is when it has bloomed. If the field is not in bloom, an alternate location will be chosen.

If for some unforeseen reason I can not make it to Florida, a full refund will be given.

Sessions will be on a first come, first serve basis. I will update my blog post and on Facebook when I am close to full or full. I can only take on 4-5 sessions a night.

If these dates don’t work for you or you’d like a full session at an alternate location, please message me.



Mini Sessions- are $300 (plus tax) and come with 15 high res files and are 20 minutes in length.

Full Sessions- are $500 (plus tax) and come with 40+ high res files and are 40 minutes in length.

All files will be delivered via digital download.

Payment Options- a payment of 1/3 the total amount is due to book and hold your session date. You will then be billed in two more 4 week increments until the remainder is paid off. You may also pay the total amount all at once, please specify.

To book a session, facebook message me or email me at – and specify which date, whether you’d like a full or mini session, and how you’d like to pay.


Mini Session vs. Full Session | Zimmerman, MN photographer

Are you torn between whether to book a mini session or a full session? Let me see if I can help you pick which session would be right for you.

Let’s start with the mini session-


  • less of an investment
  • shorter time in front of the camera
  • great if you stay on top of family photos

The mini sessions are twenty minutes in length and come with 10 digital files. With mini sessions I focus more on the posed pictures with everyone smiling, looking at the camera, etc. I generally don’t incorporate a whole lot of genuine interaction shots with mini sessions. Most people book these with the intention of making Christmas cards and they want the pictures where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling.


Mini sessions are great for those that get family photos taken often and just want an update.

Here is an example of a mini session.

Full session-


  • more files
  • more time
  • varied poses and interactions
  • creative images

With full sessions you are going to get a much more varied image gallery. Full sessions are 40-60 minutes in length and come with 40+ files.  Not only do I do the posed smiling shots, I also focus on capturing your family’s connection. With a full session we are going to show the love and connection you and your family have. I love to show sweet, funny, and loving moments. With full sessions I also spend more time creating one of a kind creative images. Full sessions are great if its been awhile since you have had family photos, and don’t plan to do them again soon. Families also tend to be more relaxed with a full session, it can be nerve wracking to think you only have twenty minutes for your kids to pull it off! Full sessions are by far my favorite because I feel I get to truly connect with families. Here is an example of a full session.



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