Born in Nebraska in 1961 to a traditional Baptist family, Nancy (Liz) Hauck moved several times in her childhood, experiencing life from many vantage points, landing in Minneapolis in 1977. While always having a heart for the west and her Cherokee roots, travel became a large part of life starting in 2011, where her love for people around the world and hearing their stories took center stage. Everybody has a story to tell … not everybody is asked.

Nancy is recognized as a leading photographer in the Twin Cities. She has enjoyed a memorable career for more than 38 years, with strong roots in portrait, documentary and street photography. Editorial and location photography began in 1998 — Tokyo, Korea, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Amsterdam, Paris and the Dominican Republic. Notable moments include being awarded an editorial assignment to photograph the prison system throughout Minnesota and Texas. Nancy was also selected by Deborah Feingold as personal photographer for Professor William Emmanuel Abraham. This photograph provided the foundation for his painted portrait that now hangs in Oxford University.

In 1983, Nancy launched work in corporate branding, marketing and development for start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. But her love of people, diversity and story-telling inspired her to shift from corporate branding, to fully focus on photography, uncovering what is unique in individuals.
Studio work became full-time in 2014, focusing on the art of the headshot. Her work capturing unique moments for actors, artists and models stimulated her “passion for fashion” and Liz J Models was born. The full circle of marketing, branding, photography and story-telling is the essence of Liz J Models, dedicated to developing and promoting the unique brand that is within her models and talent.
As an artist first, Nancy’s approach to photography, business and agency work captures the balance in life, work and relationships. But above all, there is real fun, laughter and of course, moments.

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421 Wabasha Street North, Suite 230
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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