North Dakota & Minnesota Photojournalists

We’re All in One Place Now

By dave
March 2nd, 2011 Posted in Milestoners, News | No Comments »

Do you follow us with an RSS reader or just have our blog bookmarked? If so, you may have missed the launch of our brand new blogsite! Our web site and blog are now combined into one, completely redesigned site. Bigger photos, more updates, easy access to our Facebook and Twitter feeds and just an all around awesome new look.

This URL will remain active as our legacy archive but will no longer be updated so be sure to change your RSS feed or bookmark to

And since we love posts with photos, how about a look at our new logo – we love it!

New Look. New Website. March 1.

By dave
February 22nd, 2011 Posted in News | No Comments »

After nearly three months in the works, a whole new look to Milestones Photography will launch next Tuesday, March 1. We’ve been making some big, big, big changes to our website, to our look and to our overall philosophy at Milestones Photography and we are beyond excited to share those big changes with you next week.

In addition to the new launch, we will be running our annual Spring Sale. We’ll share more details about the sale this week, but I will tell you, however, that the sale will run next week and next week only.

And to continue the excitement, I will leave you with a picture of Dave (in his party shirt) with our buddy Kory Wallen of Shawna Noel Photography. It was taken this past weekend during an annual photographer get-together at our studio… and don’t worry, we plan to share plenty of photos from the event in the coming weeks.

2011 Radio Fargo/Moorhead Bridal Show

By dave
February 14th, 2011 Posted in Events | No Comments »

A few weeks ago, we participated in the annual Radio Fargo/Moorhead Bridal Show at Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. It was a great opportunity to introduce ourselves to wedding couples and to fellow area wedding vendors. As usual, the show went very well. Radio FM does such a great job with their set up and organization (and I’m not just saying that because they put our booth next to cupcakes). We didn’t take too many pictures, but I had to share a few of our awesome booth!

Sarah and I painfully taped than glued over 400 4×6 photographs onto our big photo wall. Luckily, we did most the work the week before.

(Dave is a good supervisor)

Here a few photos of our completed booth…

I also managed to snap a few pictures of the Affairs by Brittany fashion show.

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By dave
February 1st, 2011 Posted in Milestoners, News | No Comments »

If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve been pretty lax on the blog posting lately. Now, while we’ve been plenty busy with some great portrait sessions, they are not completely to blame. We are going through some big, BIG changes here at Milestones Photography and we are so excited to launch…. but not yet.

While we are going to pretty mum on the topic, we will tease you with a sneak peek of one of the many changes coming. Simply pick up the newest copy of Area Woman (February-March) at your local Fargo-Moorhead grocery store. As far as when you can expect to see the new changes? We’ll just say soon. Very, very soon.


By dave
January 24th, 2011 Posted in Education | No Comments »

It’s class time again! Did you or someone you know get a new DSLR (that’s the fancy kind with removable lenses) and want to know more about it? This class is for you.

I (Dave) have been a photography instructor at Minnesota State University Moorhead for many years and I’ve won many regional, national and international awards. Before I was an educator I was a professional newspaper photojournalist documenting life in the Upper Midwest and now Britta Trygstad and I are part of one of the most award-winning wedding photojournalism studios in the world.

Now about the class! This class is for the new photographer with a DSLR who is intimidated by or wants to learn more about how their camera and lens works, how to properly measure exposure so you can be free of the automatic mode and how to better compose images.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Cameras and lenses
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Exposure
  • Composition basics
  • Digital issues and techniques
  • Basic Photoshop

Class will be held on four consecutive Tuesday evenings so you apply what you’ve learned in each session over the following week and bring fresh work back for critique. Having your work reviewed each week will vastly improve your skills. And don’t be afraid! I’m not here to talk down to you, I’m here to talk with you to give you the confidence to take chances and make photographs you’ll be proud of.

What won’t we do? This class isn’t for somebody who wants to learn how to take photos just like Milestones Photography. Instead, my goal is to teach you to be a better photographer so you can find your own visual voice. Your perspective is unique and you should express it!

Beginning Class
Tuesdays – February 15, 22 and March 1, 8
7 – 9pm
Milestones Photography
405 West Main Ave. Suite 5C
West Fargo

Price: $290
Payment must be made in full prior to the first scheduled class to reserve seat. Reservations made on a first-come basis. No cancellations or refunds.

What do you need?
A DSLR camera (no point and shoots) and a home computer with at least basic photo editing software (Picassa or iPhoto but Photoshop is even better.)

Want to know more or reserve a spot?
Get in touch with us through our contact page, call 701-371-7363 or register online.