Knowing firsthand how special this moment is, and how nervous you may feel, my mission is to make you comfortable and be true to yourself.
Whether you are having an intimate wedding in a backyard or an outdoor adventure with your family, I’m ready with my camera. All my focus is on you. It’s all about raw emotions, having fun, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Let's see a couple tidbits about me... I'm a virgo, preferred introvert, easy going, and a mild perfectionist. I'm a mama bear to three - Avery, Cassie, and Will. I love to go on outdoor adventures, travel to new places, and meet new people. I love hot yoga, running, fun breweries, beautiful landscapes, and spending time with friends and family.
You can also find me on...
**Owatonna Visitor Guide
**Arvig Media Owatonna Phone Book Cover
Meet Dustin Gaffke. @dustingaffke
"Hi, I’m Dustin and have been fascinated with the world of photography since the age of 8. I'd describe my photography style as one that gives a unique perspective to everyday sights. When I’m not carrying a camera I enjoy traveling, I’m an avid mountain bike racer, and I’m a lover of the outdoors. I also like petting furry animals, drinking coffee and spending time with friends and family."
Dustin is my super talented second shooter! He shot alongside me in 2021 and has agreed to do it again in 2022. I'm thrilled to add his talents to my wedding day packages of 7+ hours.
WHY I LOVE
WHAT I DO
I did not develop or act on my true passion for photography until my 30's. Now, 6 years later, I don't know what I would do without it. They always said if you do what you are passionate about you won't work a day in your life. I get it. I truly do. IF you are passionate about something you want to learn more, evolve and always be challenging yourself.
My photography has evolved in leaps and bounds and it will continue to do so. My perfectionist ways have both assisted and annihilated my creative side. I want it to be perfect but sometimes those imperfect pictures are the epitome of art and photography and I've grown to embrace all facets of photography.
I specialize, I can say that now, in wedding photography BUT I truly do appreciate all the families that come my way, branding sessions, and seniors that come my way. I enjoy meeting new souls and developing art with you. I also still occasionally whip out my landscape lens and have some fun and have graced like 4 years in a row of our areas phone book covers. LOL - yes there are still phone book covers! I've even had work displayed on billboards in the cities and such. SO I don't want to fit inside a box, throw anything at me, I'm ready.