WE ARE...moms, wives, sisters, mothers, engaged, divorced or single women...and we are on a mission to share our passion with you!
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.
Owner & Production Princess
Check out Chelsey's story & some of her FAVORITE things HERE.
Owner & 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 company, Dream Catchers Photography HERE.
Creative Artist & Studio Manager
Sydney, born and raised in Minnesota - like so many of her fellow ladies, has been playing with makeup since she was just a few feet tall.
Ever since her kindergarten years she has been putting on fashion shows for her family and practicing with makeup. Evolving her skills and sense of fashion over time, she has since gone from putting on runway shows in her parent’s living room to modeling here and there today.
Although she is a city girl by day, Sydney is also a barrel racer by night and participates in multiple races all across Central Minnesota with her quarter horse, Jesse. More often than not, they can be found racing multiple times a week from early summer to late fall.
Sydney also loves to travel with her fiance and together the two of them have seen twenty-two percent of the United States.
Along with her never ending wanderlust and love of seeing new places, Sydney loves God, her two puppies (Tris & Gilly,) true crime podcasts, and people. And all of the crazy, unique stories each person she meets has to share.
This fashionista completed her professional makeup training with Faces, Etc. and does freelance work. Check out her work HERE.
Creative Artist Hair & Makeup
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.
See her work & get in touch with Vik HERE.
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.
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.