Category Archives: MUSIC


The Lost Forty at The Stone Saloon in St. Paul, MN

Before the snow fell in Minnesota, I joined Saint Paul music duo The Lost Forty (Brian Miller and Randy Gosa) for anView full post »

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Molly Dean & Barbara Jean {Minneapolis Musicians}

Minneapolis singer/songwriters Molly Dean & Barbara Jean teamed up for some outdoor photos this past summer inView full post »

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Lauren Piper | Minneapolis Musician Photos {in studio}

I love studio sessions. They’re an even mixture of candid photographs and portraits. There’s somethingView full post »

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Molly Dean: In the Studio {Minneapolis}

Filled with all kinds of musical goodies, The Terrarium recording studio in Minneapolis is a wonderful place for anyView full post »

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Parachute Empire | Minneapolis Music Photography

If you like a solid rock groove and killer vocals, check out this local Minneapolis band. Parachute Empire asked ifView full post »

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Danielle | Minneapolis Photo Center Musician Shoot

Spending a winter afternoon with Danielle was so much fun. The Minneapolis Photo Center was the perfect spot for someView full post »

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Norah Rendell | Musician Portraits

A simple & bright portrait session with Celtic musician Norah Rendell. To book portraits & inquiries,View full post »

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Poliça: photos behind the scenes in Minneapolis

Just before the new year MOJO Magazine asked me to cover Minneapolis’s own synthpop and alternative rockView full post »

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Molly Dean in studio | Minneapolis music

On a blustery Minnesota evening I joined guitar player and vocalist Molly Dean at the retro-cool BrewhouseView full post »

Molly Dean and her band on a snowy night in downtown Minneapolis

Molly Dean | Minneapolis snow day

This is just a peek at the extremely talented Molly Dean & her killer new band, yet-to-be-named. It wasView full post »

2012: a collection

It’s easy to overwhelm yourself trying to piece together an entire year. Especially one so dynamic &View full post »


Scotland’s Celtic Connections in Chicago

Music tours and shows filled my calendar in 2012. Thanks to some fantastic opportunities here in America, asView full post »

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Vancouver, Glacier, Banff, Calgary…and Shooglenifty

When my husband, Paul Jennings, was invited on a Canadian tour with Scotland’s Shooglenifty this year we wereView full post »

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Gary Plays Piano | Scotland to Minneapolis

I recently had the opportunity to snap a couple of portraits for Gary O’hagan of the Red Hot Chili Pipers. It wasView full post »

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers: Bagrock Olympics?

After spending some time with this talented bunch in Europe & America this spring I’m so happy to see theView full post »

Rock the Garden | Minneapolis Music Photography

Another year and another incredible Rock the Garden. The Walker and 89.3 the Current joined forces again for a fabulousView full post »

Music Photographer Natalie Champa Jennings | Doomtree | Dessa


Here’s a snap featuring Doomtree’s Dessa from this year’s amazing Rock the Garden hosted by 89.3 TheView full post »

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Germany, Switzerland, and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A month later and I’ve finally managed to piece this whirlwind tour collection together. Spending a couple ofView full post »

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Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are currently rocking out all over Germany and Switzerland on their current tour. I’veView full post »

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Rule of Three

During my trip back to Scotland in April I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Lori Watson and Rule of Three atView full post »


Rebecca was recently approved for a well-deserved grant that will help her to record and design her latest album. SheView full post » launched

Paul Jennings launched this past week, one of the first percussion lesson sites of its kind on the web.View full post »

Play cajon, with Paul Jennings

Although still unfamiliar to most music fans, the cajon is certainly gaining popularity in North America these days. AView full post »

The Loring Theater: The Jinnies + The Gunn Slingers

These two bands, most recently spotted at the Loring Theater in Minneapolis, are a fresh taste of folk meetsView full post »

The Barley Jacks

At the beautiful Lucius Woods Park in Solon Springs, WI the Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund performed to a few hundredView full post »

The Small Cities

The Small Cities. They’re an excellent local band, featured in this post live at the Turf Club. Also, streamView full post »

Esti + Havana Hi-Fi

If you have not seen Havana Hi-Fi live, you should. The newest local Cuban-inspired band to hit the Cities isView full post »

Rock the Garden

Last Saturday thousands of music fans braved the rain to attend Rock the Garden. Headlining the event were TapesView full post »

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music: Paul Jennings

It was time for new photographs, so Minneapolis-based percussionist Paul Jennings asked if I’d helpView full post »

Neil Gunn | The Gunn Slingers

The Gunn Slingers | Minnesota Music Photography

Bring your dancing shoes down to The Celtic Junction for a night of Scottish music and dance. Know as a ceilidhView full post »

Wurlitzer in Glasgow

Hamish Napier

Here’s a shoot from the old blog that definitely needs to be here as well! A few months back, Hamish Napier and IView full post »

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MUSIC: Karen Matheson

Last month I had the pleasure of working with internationally renowned Scottish singer Karen Matheson in Glasgow.View full post »

Glasgow Chambers and Hamish Napier Quintet | Scotland

Hamish Napier Quintet | Scotland Music Photography

After a slightly rowdy award ceremony honoring famed comedian Billy Connolly at the Glasgow City Chambers lastView full post »

Paul Jennings | Cajon Percussion |

“Cajon,” you say, “what’s that?” Paul Jennings’s fabulous websitesView full post »