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voyager magazine 2022


Welcome to my corner of the internet. :)
A quick get-to-know-me: I am originally from the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota so I love going back and shooting weddings there. I'm married as of 2020, we didn't have anything crazy and "planned" it that week but I wouldn't change a thing - I know how ironic that I'm a wedding photographer for typically large weddings. We have two golden retrievers named Maverick and Finn and they're 99% of what my Instagram stories consist of, IYKYK. I love my snowy sessions and weddings but I'll take a trip to anywhere warm with beaches and margaritas once November hits in Minnesota. I'd say I travel to southern California about 2x a year now that I have a dear friend there so sessions that direction have no travel fees! I've lived in Duluth for over 10 years now and absolutely love it and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I fell into wedding photography when my best friend asked me to shoot her wedding with zero experience and I'm forever grateful for her trusting me with her big day and jumpstarting my career in the wedding industry, it truly changed my life.

As a wedding vendor I want to give you the stress free experience that you deserve to truly enjoy yourself through the entire process of working together. I am a very laid back person and clients who book me are typically the same. Your job is to be fully present and enjoy your day  while I capture all the moments in between ♡

Each wedding, session and couple is unique and I'm here to capture you just as you are.

Giving you the stress free experience you deserve


Janine is one of the best photographers we have gotten a chance to work with. She captures things in such a natural way. I can’t recommend her enough and am constantly dropping her name any chance I can if you’re hesitant for any reason- DONT BE! 10/10 always

"I can't recommend her enough!"

I was lucky enough to have Janine photograph my wedding day. I would 10/10 recommend her for any photo session without a doubt! She was AMAZING! Not only was she organized throughout the whole process, she made everything leading up to the wedding day smooth & seamless. She was always available for questions and more than willing to clarify as needed. Now to start on the wedding day- she was AMAZING!! Janine’s attention to detail comes so natural for her and is outstanding. She made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend Janine and I cannot wait to continue to use her for future photos! 
-Paxton H.

"I would 10/10 recommend her for any photo session without a doubt!"

Client Praise

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