Photo taken in Waimanalo, Hawaii ~

Taking Photos = Planting Trees


For every session booked, 3 trees will be planted through the Arbor Day Foundation!


"Trees are simply amazing. They clean air and water, slow climate change, ease poverty and hunger, prevent species loss, and feed the human soul. All we need to do is plant and care for them. Let’s work together to make it happen around the world." ~ Arbor Day Foundation

You will receive an email notification when your tree has been planted. I'll be batching sessions together and will do a donation every 6 months. Please contact me with any questions and thank you so much for making this possible!

Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation


So far we've planted 9 trees in the Chippewa National Forrest in Northern Minnesota.


#1 LessStraw Pledge -- Join me!

September 2017, I took a pledge to not use a single plastic straw for 30 days -- and because it makes so much sense, I am challenging myself to never use a plastic straw again. Ever.

I'm challenging you, today, to head over to OneLessStraw.Org and take the 30 day pledge. If you're feeling really inspired, ask a friend to join you! Let me know about it on social @elysejokinen ~ 

A lot of times it feels like, as one person, there isn't much you can do. This.. this is so easy. It doesn't cost money, it doesn't take time and it surely isn't hard.  Say no to straws, together we CAN make a difference!