• 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.


{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 »

{hello bram} mpls newborn photographer

i have so many favorites from this session. funny thing is…it was the most challenging lighting i’veView full post »

{wild & free} – MN lifestyle photographer

i loooooooove stuff like this.  a day on the hobby farm with a cool family….and chickens etc.  oh and it’sView full post »

{heART story : hello dallas} – lifestyle photographer

where to begin?  i’ve known kelly for about 8ish years…we met along the journey to bring home ourView full post »