If you’ve ever seen those perfectly warm, glowing photos and wondered how they came to look so dreamy, then you’ve probably seen pictures taken during the almighty golden hour. It’s that hazy, peaceful time of the day just after the sun rises or shortly before it sets. The low light is nature’s perfect Insta filter […]

I loved working with this adorable family of three! Check out a few highlights from their Minneapolis holiday studio mini session below:

I met Madi last year when our team photographed the Minnesota/Wisconsin/Great Lakes Princess of America Pageant held in Minneapolis. She and her rockstar mom, Val, were directing the show and I just could not get over how kind they were to everyone around them – even in the midst of chaos. Val is funny and […]

I’m sure you can probably tell from their pictures, but Brady, Mariah, and Cora are honestly one of the sweetest little families I’ve ever seen. From Cora’s adorable smile and the way she whispered “puppy” when a dog walked by, to the way Brady and Mariah looked at each other, they honestly melted my heart […]

I first met Amy when I was competing in the Miss America Organization several years ago. She was part of the fun committee that made pageant week unforgettable by planning out activities and games for the contestants to do after the mandatory requirements for the day were done. She really had a knack for that kind […]

Hiring your wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make for your wedding! These images are one of the few things that will live on long after your day is done and it’s important that you choose someone who will capture your day well. These are my top three things to look into […]

Alright friends, I’m going to address a touchy subject today. I need to talk to you guys about banning phones, cameras, iPads, and the like during your ceremony. I get it, believe me. I completely understand that urge to snap a photo of something as beautiful and moving as the union of two people (hello, […]

24 Hours in Venice

Sep 20, 2018

When I traveled through Croatia and northern Italy this summer with my sister and brother-in-law, Venice was my last stop before heading back home. I had been told by a few people that it was a little “underwhelming” so I really didn’t expect much out of the City of Canals, but I was sooo wrong. […]

The ring | This seems obvious, but be sure to have your engagement ring with you. If your jeweler offers free ring cleanings, bring it in for a quick polish shortly before your shoot. You want that thing to be its sparkliest for all those close-ups! Props | If you want to take any photos […]

I’ve been asked so many times “why did you choose to name your business Tiger Lily Photography?” The short answer to that question is that it serves as a tribute to my beautiful grandma, Dori. The long answer goes a little deeper. Before my grandma was diagnosed with dementia, you could almost always find her […]