This year I received my most intimidating yet rewarding assignment to date when our friend Debbie asked me to photograph Art-A-Whirl in her family’s historic Minneapolis building, The Northrup King. What’s Art-A-Whirl? It’s an annual open studio event that takes place all across Northeast Minneapolis and is free to the general public, and it’s about buying original artwork just as much as it’s…

A Hella Good Story

5/31/2017

For as long as I’ve wanted to make films, I’ve wanted to tell Hella’s story. I’m making a movie about a German immigrant who came to the USA after living through WWII.  Hella came not as a war bride, but as a young girl who got a job as the church cleaning lady in the small town of Tilden, Nebraska.  She married an…

When I first met Lindsey of Nourish Move Love back in 2015, I knew she was a dreamer. The kind of girl who speaks in visions of what could be, and who talks about her goals in vivid description — everything from what kind of following she wanted for her blog, to her hopes and dreams of someday being a…

Our blog may be quiet these days, but only because we’ve been busy on and off the road since January making a feature length documentary! Our story begins in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where we jumped in with our cameras at the tail end of OTA.  What started as a passion project propelled by creative connector of people Hugh Weber and…

Do you think it’s possible to show love with food? Minnesota nonprofit Chef Lucas Food believes you can, and that’s exactly what they’re doing for families enduring pediatric cancer.  Through a unique partnership with Local Crate, Chef Lucas Food is able to provide quality and delicious meal kits to people who need food love the most. Chef Lucas asked us to create a…

#YearofKanye

7/20/2016

I’ll be honest, when I first saw #YearofKanye tagged on Instagram, I didn’t quite get it. My friends and I loved Kanye West all through college, and Through the Wire was straight up POETRY to me.  I respected Kanye’s hustle through his struggle early on, but as time passed I became turned off by his seemingly enormous ego.  He’s no longer what comes…

Sunday School Time

7/13/2016

It’s not every day you get the chance to photograph someone from deep in your past, who watched you grow up and who says weird things on set like, “I used to change your diapers!” But that’s exactly what I got with my most recent headshot client Sunday Burquest, who’s also my former youth pastor! We photographed around a few of…

Ask anyone who’s ever heard of GirlCreative and they can tell you, one of my passions is connecting people — primarily women — to the resources and other human beings they need to succeed and make their dreams a reality.  And nothing energizes me more than meeting and getting to know other fiery female entrepreneurs!  Recently I got to spend…

I tend to surround myself with other creatives, and I love having friends who are also photographers; we keep each other sharp and can jump right into a good creative conversation because we speak the same language.   Ever since launching GirlCreative I’ve gotten to meet so many great photogs in the city whose work I completely adore, but only one…

Welcome to the Kylee and Christian Show, and please have a seat! We’re so glad you’re here, where you’ll get a glimpse into our current projects and behind-the-scenes posts, and where you’ll find our special announcements & articles about everything photo, film & video. It’s been literal years since our work has had a home on the Internet, & I’ll admit in…