hey there!

i'm beth.

I love connecting with my clients and learning more of their stories, and sometimes that means getting deep. Since I'll be telling your story, it's only fair I tell you some of mine.

let's start with

the basics

As you've probably realized, I am the face behind Spirit + Soul. I got my start with those funky disposable cameras, then good old flip phones. Photos have always spoken to me. But it wasn't until I started working as a newspaper reporter that I fully grasped the power they hold, the emotion they evoke. And, well, here we are!

When I'm not taking photos, I can probably be found designing websites, coaching at my gym or at spending time at home with my hubby, three pups and little boy (that's a whole other adventure!)

now for the

good stuff

The basics are fun, but this is the stuff that really shaped me. 

May 2013

my last drink

I'm pretty proud that I've been alcohol-free for 10+ years! I stopped drinking in college after it became clear that alcohol and I did not make a good team. My life today is so much more full and I am fully present.
November 2016

my health journey

After graduating from college, I was not in a good place physically. One day I decided I'd had enough and walked into a local CrossFit gym. I never left, and today I am an athlete and a coach. 
July 2018

my business

Spirit & Soul Photography became official in 2018. There was a learning curve in turning a hobby into a real business, but every aspect of it is something I enjoy. It really has been a labor of love.
January 2019

my pregnancy

My husband and I got engaged on vacation in January 2019...and 36 hours later found out I was unexpectedly pregnant. It was incredibly overwhelming and emotional but it provided me with the joy of my life. 
October 2019

my son's diagnosis

A few weeks after Cooper was born, we learned he was profoundly deaf. His diagnosis was one of the hardest things I've been through. But today I can honestly say I would not change a single thing.
March 2023

my children's book

After Cooper's diagnosis, I began sharing our story on social media and connecting with other families of children with varying diagnoses. Writing my book, The ABCs of Inclusion, has been so rewarding.

worried your kiddo won't sit still?

join the club.

My own child hasn't sat still a moment in his life, and it's given me a new insight into photographing families. I don't mind chaos and movement. In fact, I prefer it.

Because life isn't lived standing still.

It's lived in the spontaneous jumping and running and squealing. And yes, sometimes it's also lived in the crying. And that's okay. I will meet you and your kiddos where you are.


kind words.

"Beth took my vision and totally surpassed my hopes and dreams! I am seriously in love with every single photo she took."

Whitney G.

“Beth captured the very essence of our wedding and our love for each other and our family. I can feel it in the photos. It is clear to me that Beth has a gift. She is truly an artist."

Melissa B.

“Beth was so easy to work with, even with a larger group (including keeping the attention of a two year old). She truly is passionate about what she does and it shows through her photos!"

Kayla W.

Alexandria, Minnesota Photographer

there is beauty

in chaos & uncertainty.

You know how sometimes you look at another person, and you are just awe-struck by their presence, by their deep and overwhelming beauty and grace? And then you get to know them, and maybe you tell them that.

And they are surprised because they don't see themselves in that light. 

THAT is my why. I want you to see yourself, your family, your child IN THAT LIGHT, through the eyes of another. I want you to look at a photo and think, "Oh, there I am" or "There we are," in a manner deeper than the physical sense. If you're waiting for the perfect time or circumstance to make the investment in photos....you won't find it. AND THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF IT. I promise. 

I challenge you to