The
studio

Cloud Nine Studios Photography
is located in Fertile, Minnesota.
We have over 1500 sq. feet in our studio, as well as state of the art equipment, backdrops, and props.  We have a trampoline and outdoor area right in the studio backyard.  We also have access to endless locations within just a couple miles for almost any color, texture, or style that you are looking for in your portraits!

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


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. 
When she isn't working, she spends far too much time on Pinterest, enjoys fishing, being outside, and traveling with our three kids. 
Caty has big dreams of homeschooling our kids and travelling the world, photographing anything and everything along the way.  After our kids leave the house she would love to be a professional sports photographer.  You're never too old to try something new, right?

Head photographer, designer

Caty 

Simply put, Terry ROCKS hard!!!  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

Terry