Name your own Price!

I have had such an amazing week celebrating my business birthday with my fans, clients, family and friends. When I first decided to become a photographer and open a business I had no idea what I was doing at all. So much confusion, tears, joy and love! So many great photographers helped me, mentored me and inspired me. Most of all I was inspired by...
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2015, A year of amazing adventures!

I am running a little late with this post, and of course with my blog! One of my resolutions this year is to blog every week, so stay tuned for beautiful images and stories! I would like to say that 2015 was an amazing year for myself, my family and Grape Soda Photography. I spent most of this morning gathering my favorite images from each sessi...
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Geek Girl Accessories-You can't "Geek" without them!

Last week I blogged about my must have geek products and it was awesome to share them with everyone. I got so many questions about my jewelry that I decided to connect with Jill, the creator of Geek Girl Accessories and interview her about why she does what she does....and also give you guys a little surprise....so make sure you read all the way to...
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I can't "Geek" without

If you have visited the Grape Soda Website, I bet you notice that it really doesn't look like other websites. There is a captain's log, something about galactic credits....and live long and prosper??? Yes, I am a trekkie, and I love all things geeky. I honestly don't even think of it as geekery, but the things that I uberly love. I have watched alm...
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Becoming CEO Mommy

Over two years ago I made the decision to get back into the workplace after being at home for seven years with my children. It was a culture shock, but at the beginning it was fun to learn something new, and work for a company I truly believed in. After two years of retail and two years of making amazing friends, I decided it was time to be my own...
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Savor that Bump: Why Everyone Should Have A Maternity Session

So you're pregnant....now what? Having a baby is a life changing event, and so many times as soon to be moms we can look over the very smallest of details. I know you're exhausted, your belly is growing, your ankles are swollen and you're trying to wash every single piece of baby laundry before your bundle of joy arrives. I want you to take a momen...
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Trish & Lupe-Rochester Winter Maternity Session

Trish is one of those friends that only comes along once in a lifetime. When Oliver was born premature she was the one person to come up to the NICU and pull me away just to take a breath, and a moment to myself. I was so over the moon when I found out she was going to be a mommy! We all live in Minnesota so it takes a hint of bravery to venture ou...
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Kisses and Hot Chocolate

What is the perfect way to keep warm on a cold Minnesota day? How about a warm quilt, hot chocolate and your sweet heart. Kiera and Caulina are my favorite couple, and it was an honor to do one last shoot with them before they take off on a brand new adventure. They said "I do" this summer, closed on their very first home and are moving across the...
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The Snow Princess

So many times I hear it is too cold to go out in the winter for portraits. Well, with a little imagination and just a hint of courage a snow princess made my winter dreams come true. It was a beautiful Minnesota day, and a perfect afternoon to visit Minnehaha falls in Minneapolis, MN. I met this beautiful snow princess at the falls and she was rea...
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Let's Fill the "Tote", and I mean that literally!

Last week while scrolling through my Facebook page I came across an article from the Huffington Post, that really shook me to my core. In my community the homeless youth population is very large, and they are struggling. Being a female, and homeless can be even worse when your period arrives. Not having the proper supplies or means to take a shower...
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