Hi, I’m Kristen! I’m a photographer currently residing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Miss Northerner is a Wisconsin travel and lifestyle blog where I share my love for this beautiful state of ours. I truly believe Wisconsin is an underrated part of the U.S. and I love showing it’s beauty and all it has to offer. Miss Northerner is where you’ll find recommendations, inspiration, and unique Wisconsin places.

I’m often traveling around the state, seeking out new spots to write about and photograph. From beautiful outdoor landscapes to cool local businesses, I love sharing my personal experiences to help inspire others.

In 2019, I’ll be expanding my content to include more of the Upper Midwest and will be posting both Minnesota and Michigan blog posts as well!


Lands’ end

eddyline kayaks

door county visitors bureau

sister bay advancement association

Boulder junction chamber of commerce

Sayner-Star lake chamber of commerce

Porcupine Mountains CVB

Wisconsin travel best bets

castle rock lake


Alderwood Resort

clif bar

Northerly magazine

Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

lake effect co.

north mallow


up knorth

rise (responsible industry for a sound environment

basic invite

Contact Kristen


Do you take your own photos?

Yes! All of the photos on my blog, Facebook, and Instagram page (@missnortherner) were taken by me. If I’m in the picture, then they were either taken by my mom, my boyfriend (@seandebels), or using my tripod and self-timer.


How did you create your blog?

My blog runs on the WordPress platform and uses the Divi theme which lets me customize how my site looks. When I was first starting out, my brother helped me with most of the technical, coding-type stuff. I’ve learned a lot along the way and now, I do nearly everything myself!


What does your camera setup look like?

I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III. I own three lenses, a Sigma 150-600mm, a Canon 50mm and a Canon 24–105mm. I also recently added a DJI Mavic Air to my gear! All of my photos are edited in Adobe Lightroom.


What do you do when you’re not blogging?

Sean and I are currently remodeling his house so we’ve been spending a lot of time doing that. I love canoeing, kayaking, reading, playing games, golfing with Sean, fishing, traveling, going on walks, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.


Do you shoot weddings & portraits?

Yes! Head over to kristencarlsonphoto.com!