Q1: So where are you from?
EP: I was born right here in the Red River Valley. I grew up here and graduated from Master’s Baptist College here too. Yes, it’s cold and sometimes fun to get away but I love coming back home too! Plus we have all 4 seasons here.
Q2: When did you know you were a photographer?
EP: Tough question! I’d say it was a gradual thing… starting with my first DSLR at 17 in 2006. A couple years later I was shooting for Scheels. After a year there, EP was growing so I quit and went full time with my business. God has given me this love for photography and I thank Him for the privilege of doing what I love everyday!
Q3: What is your favorite thing to photograph?
EP: I LOVE shooting seniors!
Q4: What is the story behind the name Eden Photography?
EP: Eden is my middle name. My parents were kind enough to think of my future business. Thank you Mom & Dad!
Q6: What is your passion besides photography?
EP: I love seeing new places. Israel was my latest overseas travel. Absolutely beautiful.
Q7: Tell us a completely random fact about you…
EP: Going along with the above question… I’ve never had the privilege of touring an airplane restroom. Good thing I slept all the way to Thailand. Long flight.
Q8: If you would not be a photographer, what would you be?
EP: I would probably be a violinist. I’ve played since I was 8! That or a graphic artist. Or an interior designer…maybe I’d attempt to cook better somewhere in there too.
Q9:You have a day off what do you do?
EP: I would take a day trip somewhere and shoot just for fun. A fun personal project maybe.
Q10: Biggest pet peeve?
EP: If you ask my friends they will probably tell you I’m a germaphobe.
Q11: What do you hate photographing?
EP: As any other photographer would admit, wedding formals are not my favorite. I’m sure any bride would admit the same thing! But both parties realize the importance and value in the photos and we get through them. ;D
Q12: Favorite place in the world?
EP: Okay, unfair question because I can’t pick just one! Here in the US: Duluth, Minnesota wins. It’s gorgeous! Overseas: Scotland
Q13: What was the funniest thing you just heard/saw/watched?
EP: A post on Pinterest that read: “Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes things happen because you’re stupid and make bad decisions.” :D
Q14: Why is photography so important to you?
EP: I love being part of a couple’s most important day of their lives. It really is a special time. And I love seeing photos I’ve taken printed and framed in homes..that’s also special.
Q15: If you could shoot anything or anybody in the world what/who would it be?
EP: I would love to shoot a wedding in Greece someday.