• welcome to olive avenue photography!

    hello, i'm jess sandager...student of the art of living and the art of loving. i also happen to have a camera in my hands pretty much always. i am grateful and humbled to have been led down a path of witnessing and capturing the beauty of who we are and how we are connected....all of us (yes, EACH and EVERY one) by the one thing we have in common: LOVE.

    based in minneapolis, mn - booking worldwide.

{always a good thing} – minneapolis family photographer

this was an 80 degree mid-october day in minneapolis, minnesota…something you see almost never ever.  so whereView full post »

{heART story} : minneapolis storytelling photographer

i have been waiting to do a heART story with this family since last year when they told me they were building theirView full post »

{stay gold} minneapolis family photographer

i will never, ever tire of photographing this family.  the same goes for september golden hour in minnesota…theView full post »

{hello lincoln} – minneapolis lifestyle photographer

another beautiful boy!  that makes 3.  i’ve been photographing this family for over 6 years…how luckyView full post »

{heART story : wonderful world} mpls photographer

i’m so grateful to have spent the morning with these guys. it’s a fun and exciting time in their familyView full post »

{love and the lake} minneapolis family photographer

we moved near lake harriet this spring and spent most of our summer exploring it’s beaches, playgrounds andView full post »

{heART story : good morning} – hudson photographer

i spent a beautiful summer morning over coffee and donuts with lovely family.  i’ve worked with them once orView full post »

{heART story : going to carolina} – storytelling photographer

say hello to my dear friend emily and her lovely family. i got to spend a few days with them at home in chapel hill,View full post »

{heART story : home} – minneapolis photographer

‘home is where i’m with you.’ i’ve known this amazing family for a few years…i photographView full post »

{let’s be friends} eden prairie photographer

i am consciously making an effort to incorporate more play into my sessions.  it keeps things natural and let’sView full post »

{curly Q} minneapolis child photographer

such a fun mini milestone session in and around my photography studio in NE minneapolis.  sweet girl started out prettyView full post »

{with love} – minneapolis maternity photographer

i spent a beautiful morning last summer with these 2 lovely people.  i never quite had time to share theirView full post »

{santana} – class of 2015

i love working with my high school seniors!  my evening with santana included frolicking in this insane meadow withView full post »

{a best day} – edina lifestyle photographer

i think one of the best things about being a parent is getting to be a child again.  and that\’s what thisView full post »

{red thread : hello june } mpls adoption photographer

these guys.  so beautiful they bring tears to my eyes.  this is a family.  this is love. adoption is very close to myView full post »