One Year Later : The night Minneapolis Said Goodbye to Prince

I remember this night like it was yesterday.  I was asked by to cover the evening as our city spontaneously gathered to mourn the loss of Prince, the man so prolific and universally adored he had his own color.  Everyone in Minneapolis has a Prince story or two, mine are all wordless sightings with a side of smiles and (maybe once??) eye contact. My favorite memory is waiting all day in the hot sun to get tickets to see him perform at First Ave after the release of 3121.  That evening we waited for hours until -around 2am- he finally took the stage.   He was so small and so much larger than life and the energy he brought was the most palpable I have ever felt from anyone on stage. I have never danced harder or lost myself so completely in a show. We left hours later, opening the doors onto a completely deserted city, quiet and empty except for five police on horseback, lined up and completely still.  The sight has stayed with me years later and I think of that stillness and that electric energy and the way I felt a part of a great explosion of music and magic. 

  I am still not ready for a world without Prince.  Our city feels different, somehow smaller and less on fire. 


I need help welcoming fall...

I know I am supposed to be slipping on my chunky sweaters and boots and singing the praises of pumpkins and cider but I am NOT there yet.  I want to ring out every last minute of Summer.  This time of year I start to gently remind myself of little things I love about the coming season.  I think about bonfires (better on the beach!) and rediscovering the back of my closet full of warm clothes (I'd rather wear a tank top!) and any other (futile!) attempt to lure me into welcoming fall.

But... then I remember shoots like this one.  Cool enough for rosy cheeks and sweaters but warm enough to be outside as long as we want to be.  Colors popping up in unexpected places and beautiful families at play.   If you aren't quite ready for Fall let's have one last summer shoot!  If you are in full on fall mode - help me transition! I have opened up extra spaces next weekend to try to squeeze out the last little bit of summer OR maybe remind myself that Fall in Minnesota really is a stunner. Get in touch and we'll make some great photos of your favorite season.