xoxo, K

Gem Photography and Design is all about capturing the perfect moment as it happens. We strive to embody the true meaning of being a Lifestyle Photography company. This style of photography makes your images speak to you when you look at them. Rather than remember the kiddos throwing a fit while trying to get them ready or running late, you will remember the giggles, silly voices Daddy made, or the siblings just loving each other. Those are the memories you want to remember most! Share those moments with Gem and we will capture them for a lifetime. 


Hi, I’m Kasha, owner of Gem Photography and Design. I live in Proctor, MN with my significant other, Jared, and my two amazing kids (MaKayla, age 9 and Leif, age 3). We have two dogs: Johnny (a lab Chesapeake mix) and Ariel (a collie sheltie).
I grew up in East Central Minnesota and have always been a country gal. I love spending time with my family being outdoors, camping, four wheeling, and target shooting. But on the flip side, I also enjoy things like crafting and being creative with home décor and design.
I have a degree in Multi Media Design from DeVry University. I started my career in Photography in 2009 working at Studio One in Mora, MN. While working there, I learned so much and I knew I wanted to open my own Photography business. So in 2014, I opened Gem Photography based out of my home in Proctor. Along with my photography services, I offered invitation and announcement design options. This gave me the opportunity to use my creativity and education to bring my photography to another format.
I enjoyed this so much that in 2016, I decided to give Gem a name change to Gem Photography and Design. I now offer design services that include logos and business materials in addition to personal materials such as announcements and invites.
I love meeting new people and getting to know my photography and design clients on a personal level as much as possible. I feel this really helps me capture “you” in the images or materials I create for you.
So hello, and welcome to Gem!

hi there, i'm so glad you came to visit me

I wish there was the option to select more stars! Honest to goodness the BEST experience I've ever had with any wedding photographer. Kasha is so professional, focused, and organized, but at the same time so approachable and makes you feel like you've known her your whole life - she puts you at ease and makes you feel so comfortable! She'll even jump in and sew you into your dress when the eyelet clasp breaks off of it! She captured our day perfectly and I fully and completely recommend anyone and everyone hire her! I'm so happy my husband and I did!

the photos are so lovely

Great to work with, her pictures always turn out fantastic! She takes pride in her work and it shows. She always captures the BEST images and the ones she enhances and plays with turn out AWESOME! She is great with kids and really fun to work with. I can't recommend her highly enough!

such a fun experience

OMG you guys Kasha is so amazing and so easy to work with! I was in a panic to find someone to help me BRAND/LOGO My salon! She contacted me and said she could help! SO i gave her a bazillion ideas and had her go for it! YES i was a pain in her bum because I changed fonts and colors a few times but she was so good she giggled and told me it was NORMAL to want changes! She was FAST EFFICIENT FRIENDLY! I would recommend KASHA to anyone I know!!! YOUR AMAZING at your "JOBS" Graphic Artist, Photographer & MOM!!! Keep up the great work GIRL!!!

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memories. Then, I want to help you take those images and make beautiful wall hangings for your home. When you are able to see them and remember that moment and the happiness within it; that is my goal. Photography isn’t the end of my talent! If you are looking for invites, announcements, or business materials, I am more than able to create something you will love.

Photography shouldn’t just be about capturing the posed “picture perfect” family image you may dream to have on your wall. Along with that, I want to capture the laughs, passion, happiness, and love between everyone in the session. Whether it is a newborn session or a wedding, there is such joy and excitement in all areas of life. As a photographer, I want to capture those moments and 

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