I'm Layne, a brunch-obsessed high school senior portrait photographer, world traveler, and local business lover. I believe in big dreams, digging the cookie dough out of the ice cream (to eat it by itself!), drinking out of pretty coffee mugs, and documenting life as it happens.

Though my business focuses primarily on senior girls, you might occasionally see me snuggling one of my friends' newborn babies, capturing a beautiful wedding day, or embracing the chaos during a family session.

Grab your favorite snack, snuggle up in a cozy spot, and take a peek at my adventures!

thank you so much for stopping by!

Nick + Kayla | Fargo Engagement Session

My best friend since preschool is getting married. And since he’s been my best friend since preschool, you can only imagine the semi-embarrassing stories I could tell, but I’ll refrain. 😉 Nick, I just want to say that 20+ years of friendship is extremely rare, and I am always so grateful for our commitment to […]

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Couples, Weddings

It’s still engagement session season! The weather has derailed so many photoshoots for me recently and the early snow made me worried that we wouldn’t have any good weather left to reschedule, but, luckily, the white stuff didn’t last long and even though it’s still chilly and the leaves are falling fast, I’ve been able to get […]

Couples, Weddings

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Derek + Jessica | Teddy Roosevelt National Park Engagement Session

Evan + Sadie | North Dakota Engagement Session

I admit it: I’ve been slacking! Between shoots, editing and (what was supposed to be) vacation, I haven’t had much time to blog. BUT, here I am, back at it with one of my favorite couples + favorite photoshoots ever! I’ll say it again, louder, for the people in the back: I feel old! I do […]

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Couples, Weddings

I have officially entered a season of life where I feel “old”! I knew this day would come and it doesn’t seem possible that all of my friends are getting married. Shouldn’t we still be in high school?! Kat and I met seven years ago at Governor’s School and it doesn’t seem possible that she’s […]

Couples

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Eric + Kat | Maple Lake Engagement Session

Beautiful North Dakota Senior Pictures

My love for North Dakota is no secret. I talk about the dreamy light, open prairies and watercolor sunsets ALL.THE.TIME. 😉 I’ve been all over the world, but there’s just something about finding the perfect location at home that can’t be beat. Every time I leave to explore a new place, I always come back […]

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Seniors

It’s my birthday this weekend, and I am SO ready to celebrate with a trip to Las Vegas to see Shania Twain with my sisters and aunt! It has been a hectic few weeks of shooting and editing to get ready for a weekend away, but my clients have been absolutely amazing and the weather […]

Seniors

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Natural Summer Senior Session

Cozy Morning Lifestyle Session with the Boehm Family

Happy Monday, friends! ‘Tis the crazy season of shoot, shoot, shoot-edit, edit, edit for us photographers and I’m actually loving it. 🙂 August and September are my busy months for senior sessions (when you live in North Dakota, getting that summer tan before your shoot is life), so the last few weeks have been spent […]

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Family

Busy season has arrived and I am loving it! The sunsets are back to the perfect golden hue and my clients are just beautiful, as always. 🙂 Since returning to the Bismarck, North Dakota area earlier in the spring, I’ve opened up my schedule to include a lot more family, newborn and lifestyle sessions, which […]

portraits

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Cheyanne | North Dakota Sunset Portrait Session

Alyssa | Natural Sunset Portrait Session in North Dakota

Sometimes as creatives we just have to get out and do a shoot for ourselves to get back into the groove and that’s what this shoot was all about. Alyssa and I got together in the middle of my busy season to do a shoot “just because” and the result is some of my favorite […]

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Seniors

With my new website comes a lot of new work, like republishing blog posts from the last two years! I am so excited to share my new website with you and I hope you all love the look and feel it gives. I think this direction shares a lot more of me and my personality, […]

Seniors

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Cassidy | Lush Fall Senior Pictures

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