Cloud Nine Studios Photography
is located near Gary Minnesota.
We have over 1500 sq. feet in our brand new studio, as well as state of the art equipment, backdrops, and props.  We have access to tons of locations, such as rivers, lakes, wildflower fields, and more!

2016 MNPPA Dwarshak Award
2016 Distinguished Non Event Album
2016 Judges Choice award
2017 MNPPA Haga Wedding Award 
2017 Distinguished Wedding Album
2017 Distinguished Non Event Album
2017 MNPPA Court of Honor
2017 Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award
2017 Shoot and Share Top 100 Senior category
2017 Shoot and Share Top 100 Family category
2018 TCPPA Wedding Album
2018 IPC North Central Wedding Album, 1st place
2018 Shoot and Share Top 100 Bride category
2018 Shoot and Share Top 100 Pet category
2018 Shoot and Share Top 100 Family category
2018 Shoot and Share Top 100 Wedding Reception category
2018 Shoot and Share Top 100 Bride and Groom category
2018 Grand Imaging Awards Top Ten-Event Album
2018 Senior Style Guide Hot 100 Receipient
2019 Top 100 senior photographers, Senior Style Guide
2019 Grand Imaging Awards Top 10, Wedding Album
2019 IPC North Central Wedding image, 1st place
2019 IPC North Central Creative Open image, 2nd place
2019 TCPPA Wedding Photographer of the Year
2019 TCPPA Wedding portrait, 1st place
2019 PPA Bronze Medal award winner
2020 Top 100 senior photographer, Senior Style Guide
2020 Icon Status, Senior Style Guide
2020 Grand Imaging Awards Top 10, Creative Open
2020 PPA Gold Medal award winner
2022 SYNC 2nd place Composite Image

a few notable

Awards and Achievements

mom • wife • coffee and travel enthusiast

Dad • HUSBAND • Retired musician

Caty is the main photographer at Cloud Nine.  She spends the rest of her time around the studio answering messages and returning calls, designing invitations, holiday cards, and albums, as well as ordering everyone's beautiful portraits.  Caty has a laid back, positive personality and loves getting creative with angles and locations during every photo session and wedding.  Don't be surprised to see her wade out in a lake or river for the perfect shot. 
Caty has enjoyed photography and all types art since she was a kid.  She attended UND, majoring in visual arts until she realized she wasn't cut out for 4 years of college.  After that she became a hairstylist for about 10 years, which comes in handy during photo sessions :)  
When she's not working she enjoys travelling with their kids, taking care of her chickens, and art of all forms.

Head photographer, designer


He gets to spend the majority of his days playing in photoshop perfecting our images for clients.  In addition to editing, Terry does get to shoot here and there, but the bulk of session time is spent lighting our subjects. On a typical session he can be found lightening the mood with our clients whether it be getting that natural smile from a senior or chatting it up with a brides mom to get her mind off the stress of the day.  His goal is to make every session as fun and stress free as possible.
After spending 18+ years as a drummer in the local music scene, Terry has found that photography is the perfect creative outlet for him.  
When not at work, Terry can be found in the woods enjoying the outdoors.  

Head Editor, photographer