Although she had only picked up her first camera a year ago, Colleen Eversman has been making quite an impact in the Minneapolis photography community. With her inviting and empowering personality, it is no wonder she has made herself known in such short time. “I’ve met so many wonderful and inspiring folks with unique stories and perspectives in the past year and I owe it all to taking the leap of faith into photography.”
Though I’m originally from a suburb about 20 minutes to the north east of Minneapolis, I spent a lot of time in the city as a teenager. My friends and I were there at least a few nights a week going to shows or just walking around. Our small town did not have much going on for excitement, unfortunately.
By the time I moved to Minneapolis for college, I felt really comfortable and well acquainted with this city. Even though I had a tiny studio apartment in Elliot Park, I was excited to finally be living on my own. I was officially a big girl. After 3 years in Elliot Park, I moved to North East, also known as the Arts District, and it was there that I finally felt at home in the city. It was at this time that I started focusing on photography. For my first three years out of college I was a fitness instructor – but soon realized it was time to flex my creative muscles. I bought my first camera only a year ago and have never looked back. I started second shooting weddings for a friend and roommate of mine at the time. From there I started experimenting with everything and anyone I could get in front of my lens.
When I’m not behind the camera, I love spending time at Tilia – a cute little restaurant in Linden Hills. I go there to take a break from coffee shop sessions (they’re practically a second office) and for their Fish Taco Torta and Pot de Creme. It’s a great little spot to meet a friend for lunch or for a romantic dinner with your significant other. Great restaurants aside, I love the people that live in Minneapolis. I’ve met so many wonderful and inspiring folks with unique stories and perspectives in the past year and I owe it all to taking the leap of faith into photography. There are a lot of movers and shakers here in Minneapolis which makes for a great place to work as a photographer. I’m honored to be a part of this community and can not wait to see what’s to come in the future.