Lifestyle Portraits

The most beautiful thing you can be in your portraits is yourself.

Portraits are about being yourself.

In addition to weddings  I photograph engagements, headshots, families, and businesses.  All photoshoots are done on location at your home, office, or favorite spot.

I direct your photoshoot with prompts and activities to help you get the best expressions and have fun while doing it.  We’ll capture pictures that are true to your personality.

If you’re not sure where to have portraits we’ll talk about what you like and find a place that matches your style.  There are tons of beautiful locations where we can go on a portrait adventure across the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Mankato areas.

A few favorites
from lifestyle portrait sessions.
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Portrait Options

Engagement, family, seniors, maternity & newborn portraits.

-30 minute, 1 hour, or 2 hour session

-professionally edited files

-digital download

-private online gallery

-social media & printing release

Starting at 195 for 30 minutes

Professional headshots & social media/personal branding shoots.

-quick headshots, full 1 hour session, or quarterly branding shoots

-professionally edited files

-digital download

-private online gallery

-social media, print, & marketing release

Starting at 195 for quick headshots


Contact me.

Learn what options are right for your needs and budget.  I’d love to meet you, have a video chat, or a phone call. 

We’ll talk about your portraits and what you want from your photographer.



Pictures were beautifully done! We love them! We appreciate the patience in trying to work with our dogs also as was important to us to get that family photo before the little one arrived! Thank you so much!!!

Gary & Sonja

You described our session perfectly. Love how all of the pictures turned out so nice!


• Where do our portraits take place?

I specialize in lifestyle and location portraits, which means portraits are done somewhere besides a studio. I travel to your home, your business, outdoors or other locations around the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Mankato areas.

• Do we need to order prints?

You have full permission to print your pictures yourself & share on social media. I offer optional print ordering through your gallery, as well as professional photo books and stationery. I want you to print your pictures in the way that's easy for you.

• Do you have props?

I like to keep shoots simple, and prefer natural posing without props. If you have meaningful personal items you want to use in your pictures you are welcome to bring them.

• How do we book?

Contact me and we'll talk about your shoot. When you book, a reservation fee and signed online client form are due to confirm your appointment.