Meet ourTeam

WE ARE...moms, wives, sisters, mothers, engaged, divorced or single women...and we are on a mission to share our passion with you!  

  • Angela

    Founder, Photographer & the Works!

    I ache to share my heart with you...the heart of this company!  I encourage you to read my story & hopefully it will inspire you to come in & let us pamper you, so you can experience a session with us for yourself!

    Read my story HERE.

  • Chelsey

    Owner & Production Princess

    Check out Chelsey's story & some of her FAVORITE things HERE.

  • Katya

    Creative Artist Photographer

    Katya was born & raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan and has the most adorable accent.  You may find yourself asking her to read the phonebook to you...any excuse to keep her talking.  She has lived in Minnesota for 15 years & has 2 busy, cute boys (ages 10 & 12) that keep her on the move all the time.

     

    Photography has always been a passion of hers, but when she came to Sugar & Spice Photography for her own photo shoot years ago, she fell in love with the entire experience, the mission and the team.  She made friends she had prayed for...that care for her, love her and inspire her - and she wants each woman that comes to the studio to feel the same way! 

     

    Katya thinks that every woman is beautiful - and celebrates their differences - because she believes we were created by God...and He never makes mistakes.  Seeing women rediscover their inner beauty & confidence during their photo shoot - brings happiness to her. 

    In addition to her work with Sugar & Spice, she is an amazing lifestyles photographer - able to capture the perfect moments, so check out her work with her companies, Dream Catchers Photography and KN Photography.

  • Lyndsay

    Creative Artist Hair & Makeup

    Lyndsay is a Southern gal, born & raised in Texas.  She moved to the Twin Cities 9 years ago & lives her with her husband, Chris, their sons Braxton & Hendrix ....her Persian Cat, Mr. Pants and Thurman Merman, her dog.

    She is truly a passionate & creative individual who loves to laugh and finds joy in people!  In order to entertain her energetic & free spirit, her parents enrolled her in dance at the age of three.  At the age of 14, she was accepted into San Antonio's School of Fine Arts where she delved into musical theatre whiel continuing her dance education and competing nationwide.  Eventually, the performing arts led her into both choreography & dance instruction.  She immensely enjoyed many years as a traveling coyote for Coyote Ugly Saloon.  

    Lyndsay's experiences have given her the opportunity to dabble in yet another of her passions:  makeup and hair - and thrives on using her creativity at Sugar & Spice.

    This talented gal can do it all!  If you need hair/makeup for weddings, pageant, photo shoots and more...check out her work!

  • Jenny

    Creative Artist Hair & Makeup

    Family and faith are the most important things in Jenny's life. She is a busy mommy of two kiddos who are her pride and joy! When she's not busy with makeup she enjoys spending her spare time with her horses, they are her inspiration.

     

    On weekends she focuses on her side business of Sparky the Unicorn. This allows her to dive into her creative side and dazzle up her little white pony as a unicorn and brings him to birthday parties. The everlasting impression made on the kids will forever stay with her. 

    For the past 5 years Jenny has been a stay at home mom. However, the feeling of an everyday messy bun and sweats look left her wanting something more for herself. She then decided to start wearing and selling makeup. This is where her passion started and began to grow...on to bridal makeup and just about everything else.

    She enjoys making women feel beautiful in their own skin. She found that doing makeup can bring her creativity to life and connect with women.

  • Julianne

    Creative Artist Hair & Makeup

    Julianne is a Minnesota girl who is the youngest of 5, mama of 3 boys, and a wife to her best friend and soul mate. Faith and family are her top priorities and if you show her your heart, you become her family. She is an introverted tomboy who cares about everyone she meets. She loves competition whether it’s playing sports or competing with her sisters on who can be more positive and live the longest without cavities.

     

    She attended college at Minnesota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health and a Minor in Family Life and Child Development. Julianne worked as a Health & Wellness Coach for several years where she realized her potential for connecting with others and building up their confidence. Little did she know how much that would prepare her for starting her own makeup artistry business. 

     

    She attended Faces Etc of MN in 2013 and quickly fell in love with being a bridal makeup artist, but after styling and coordinating a boudoir shoot for a friend, she realized she had a new interest! Julianne attended two of her own shoots at Sugar and Spice, and both times left thinking how much she would love to do what they do!

     

    She feels God has led her to this point in her journey and is so thrilled to be part of an amazing team! Getting to love on and uplift women, while showing them a new level of feeling beautiful, is a dream come true.

     

    Check out her work HERE.

  • Leslie

    Creative Artist Photographer

    Family is everything to Leslie. With 5 young kids to keep her moving and a husband who still makes her heart flutter, she is living her best life every day with them. With a history of strong independent women in her life, she continues the same values with her 4 daughters. Teaching them to love themselves, trust Jesus and know they can pursue anything in life they set their mind to.

     

    From North Dakota to Minnesota, Leslie is a Midwestern girl all the way. Graduating from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Speech Communications, she ultimately followed her true passion of photography. Working doing what you love and balancing it with quality family time has been the best career move of her life.

     

    When Leslie is not at the studio photographing amazing women, she is shooting weddings. The rest of her time is spent on the soccer fields with her kids and at church on Sundays.

    Visit her website HERE.

  • Janelle

    Creative Artist Photographer

    Janelle was born and raised in Minnesota, and in true Minnesota fashion, she is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She is the fourth sibling out of five and has seven nieces and nephews. God and family are the most important things in her life, but dancing, sports, and the outdoors is what makes her world go round. 

     

    Janelle grew up playing sports, loving competition and beating the boys. She is tiny but tough and gives the best piggyback rides. She currently plays sand volleyball and teaches Hip Hop dance class. Her adventurous side leads her to try new things and explore new places, which is how her love of photography started. 

     

    Janelle began to dabble in photography at a young age, taking pictures of various landscapes and landmarks, or playing “photo-shoot” with her little sister. After getting her senior photos taken, she was even more intrigued with photography. She enrolled at North Hennepin for a photography course and was awarded Honorable Mention for her work. She ended up following a career in retail, but her love of photography never changed and continued to be her real passion. When Janelle was introduced to Sugar and Spice, she immediately fell in love with this style of photography and treated herself to a boudoir session, loving every minute. 

     

    Janelle feels that every woman deserves to feel beautiful no matter what they might be going through. As the crowning touch of creation, women - own your crown!

     

    If you want to check out more of Janelle’s work you can find it here; Etsy.com/shop/nellzphotography

  • Viktoriya

    Creative Artist

    Viktoriya is most at home with a warm coffee and a cold Minnesota fall morning, lounging next to her four fur babies (two cats and two dogs) and adoring, but nerdy, husband. She has a passion in helping people love the way they look - stating with a smile that, “when you look good, you feel good.” At her heart though, Viktoriya knows the love that she has experienced through her faith and simply wants each person to see themselves for the beautiful person they are. 

     

    Early in her life, Viktoriya felt a calling for hair, attending the Scot Lewis Schools of Cosmetology in 2003. Over her 17 years in cosmetology she worked primarily with kids and men in the’ office’ but developed a passion for women’s beauty while working weddings on the side. In 2019, she decided to build on that passion by attending Faces Etc. of MN to add makeup artistry to her elegant up-dos.  Viktoriya feels blessed to be working beside the talented women of Sugar and Spice, with a shared focus of making women feel beautiful.

  • Jenessa

    Creative Artist Photographer

    Jenessa's love for photography started when she picked up her very first point and shoot camera at age 7 and never put it down. She fell in love with art of capturing the moment, but as life got busy with school, sports, and competitive dance - she saw it more as a hobby. 

     

    After attending the University of Saint Thomas for business and spending over six years working full time, she found herself drawn back to the camera and her passion for people. She decided to make the leap from her nine-to-five, to chase her dreams of running her own Wedding + Family Photography business from home (Scherer Photo Co.) She loves getting to incorporate her passion into her every day life, and working at Sugar and Spice has been the natural extension of that dream. As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mama of two sweet little ones, and two fur-babies - it's no surprise her home and heart are busy, but SO FULL of love. 

     

    She is a woman of grace, putting faith and family first in all things. She is a true Minnesotan at heart, loves a good game night, day on the lake, Caribou Coffee, or of course - a TARGET run! 

     

    When it comes to your photography experience, she hopes you will remember it as one of joy, laughter, and body positivity.  As someone who struggled with body image for a long time, Jenessa hopes to spread the message through her photography that EVERY woman is beautiful in their own way, and worth every ounce of confidence, pampering, and self-love the Sugar & Spice experience can bring! Let's tell YOUR story! 

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