I have never been to a soccer game before so this was fun to photograph. My photography class will be attending multiple events this semester so stay tuned! I love the angle of this shot and the way it captures the intensity of the players.



How was it done?

A few of you have been asking how I took this picture. I would love to share with you how this was done.

First think of the camera as an eyeball. Think of the shutter of the camera an eyelid. If you have your eyelid open but it is dark outside you see nothing. Once you have a light (the sparkler) you can see where that light (the sparkler) has been, even in the dark.

The camera could not see me as I was not being lit while I was drawing the heart in the air and walking towards Jake. Once I got the heart drawn and was standing by Jake a flash went off to light us.

During this picture the eyelid (the shutter) was open for about 10 seconds, recording all of the light movement, giving me plenty of time to draw the heart and stand by Jake.

Feel free to ask questions.


Graceville, MN Photographer


My Town

For my whole life whenever I would look out my kitchen window at night I would see the lights of Graceville. Being a small town there aren’t very many lights, but each one shines bright. I am so blessed to have this view of the town I love so much. Knowing that each person in my community is together, keeping those lights shining bright.

Shine on Graceville.


Graceville, MN Photographer