All posts by whatstirsyoursoul

Lifestyle Blogger, Photographer and Social Media Manager. I am passionate about the small things that make life big. I love living in Minnesota. The North has a thriving arts scene, amazing restaurants and the perfect combination of nature and city life. I hope to stir your soul with inspiration all the best life has to offer from the Twin Cities and beyond. Connect via social media @usoulphoto or email me at usoulphoto@gmail.com.

West Side Story – Guthrie Theater

Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 this year. His daughter shared a beautiful memory about her father. He believed that if he “just wrote a good enough melody that maybe he could heal the world”. Maybe the world isn’t completely healed but the moment that I sat in the Wurtele Thrust Theater, the music filling ...

Best Friends Day

Today is Best Friends Day! Throughout my life, my pets have always brought me joy, made me laugh and offered so much love and friendship. Best Friends Day is all about honoring our pets. I remember seeing Best Friends Animal Society on National Geographic and thinking….someday, I need to go there. That day finally happened ...

Under This Roof – Guthrie Theater

©photography by LKBachman The Guthrie Theater presents a Full Circle Theater production of Under This Roof by Barbara Kingsley and directed by James A. Williams.  May 4-20, 2018 – Dowling Studio Guthrie Theater has devoted the Dowling Studio space to the creation of theater that wrestles with urgent questions and inspires dialogue. This show definitely does that. ...

A chance to turn it all around

Every passing moment is another chance to turn it all around. -Sofia, Vanilla Sky This is one of my favorite quotes and one that I try to keep top of mind. My blog has felt like a mountain lately (eh-um or maybe the last year). I’m not sure why….there are lots of reasons I guess ...

Best of 2017 – Soul Photography

Since starting my photography business in 2011, this was my best year for many reasons. Each year, I get more comfortable behind the camera and I pushed myself out of my comfort zone in 2017. There are always ups and downs and I’m so thankful for this past year and for everyone that trusted me ...

Annie – Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The Twin Cities is full of amazing shows this season! Do you have plans to go to a show for the holidays? Annie is perfect for the whole family. There isn’t a more festive location as you walk through Rice Park on your way to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Annie‘s story is ...

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Have you been to the awesome camper cabins at Whitetail Woods Regional Park? Last spring, I saw so many pictures on Instagram and I couldn’t wait to go visit! The best part is that Whitetail Woods Regional Park is only 40 minutes from the Twin Cities and yet, you feel like you are 1000 miles ...

The Abominables – Children’s Theatre Company

The Abominables opens at Children’s Theatre this weekend! I had the opportunity to go backstage and I’m always blown away by the work and passion that goes into these shows. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a diverse and wonderful theater community here in the Twin Cities. The Abominables is the very first Minnesota ...

C&E Living – Photo Shoot

It’s so wonderful to see these historic buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul being restored and brought back to life. Here are a few shots from a recent social media photo shoot at C&E Living (Flats & Lofts). From the C&E Living website: ROOTED IN HISTORY — GREEN & GROWING The award-winning C&E community was ...

Tullibee – Hewing Hotel – Gentleman Forager

Locally Foraged Mushrooms | Soy Honey Glaze | Wild Puffed Rice  Almost too pretty to eat! These are Gentleman Forager‘s local, wild, foraged mushrooms served at Tullibee. Tullibee is part of the Hewing Hotel located in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood. It is one of my favorite spots for brunch so I was over the ...