What Stirs Your Soul – Growing During Hard Times

When I look back, I realize that it was during the hardest times in my life that I put roots down, grew stronger, and found solid ground (even though I didn't know it at the time). That probably doesn't feel possible right now. It is hard to see clear when we are in the middle ...

Birdtown Flats – Robbinsdale, Minnesota

Recent photo shoot at Birdtown Flats in Robbinsdale for social media use. Birdtown Flats is a new community offering studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. With its convenient location in downtown and a long list of exclusive amenities, their unique homes strike the perfect balance between active and relaxed. They are also pet-friendly! © ...

Spring Thaw Gala – Boys and Girls Club Twin Cities

I'm honored to be working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities as an event photographer. Here are a few photos from their recent Spring Thaw event (March 7th - my last event before the pandemic) at the new beautiful Quincy Hall. The band Consolation Champ was awesome! The event was catered by CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi ...

Horseshoe Bend – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – Arizona

This is what you see as you walk the 3/4 mile from the parking lot to the overlook of Horseshoe Bend. It's so flat that it's hard to believe you will see an awe-inspiring deep canyon. I kept imagining what the first people must have thought as they traveled this flat land and then to ...

Best Friends – Giving Tuesday Now

Today is Giving Tuesday Now. The current pandemic is affecting everyone including homeless pets and pet shelters. I'm so thankful for the hard work that Best Friends Animal Society is doing even during this uncertain time to save them all. Giving Tuesday Now is an opportunity to support the organizations that you love most. If ...

Monument Valley – Navajo Nation – Utah

Natural Wonders. Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park is located on the Arizona/Utah border. These grand, mysterious, sandstone monuments formed over millions of years and show us what happens when Mother Nature is left alone to do her thing. Our first stop as we headed towards Monument Valley from Durango, Colorado was Goosenecks State Park in ...

Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile – Utah – Pet Friendly

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is a lovely new pet-friendly lodging option in Kanab, Utah. It's a perfect complement to a Best Friends Animal Sanctuary volunteer trip or the ideal place to stay with pets while traveling in Southern Utah. I wrote about Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile last October when we toured the Roadhouse ...

The Block – Dog Friendly Patio – St. Louis Park, Minnesota

For Valentine's Day, we brought our favorite Valentine (our rescue dog, Allen) to The Block in St. Louis Park to check out their dog-friendly patio. We were so impressed! They have thought of everything to make your dining experience with your pup amazing. Allen has been to restaurant patios but has always been the only ...

Broken Arrow Trail – Hiking – Sedona

Broken Arrow is a new trail for us this year. We were hesitant to hike here because the trail runs parallel to the jeep path and we thought it would be disruptive. The jeeps didn't bother us at all and it was fun to watch them cruising over the red rocks. The hiking distance for ...

Goodbye My Girl – This One Is For You

When the new year started, I had big plans to write and all my blog posts planned for the month of January but then life happened. We lost our sweet girl, Utah. She was only 3 years old, almost 4 (her birthday would have been in February). We found out that she had chronic kidney ...