Your portraits are about you.

Having a portrait session is about more than just smiling at the camera. Your portraits are an experience that celebrates who you naturally are. The story of your life, your family, your business. You need portraits to capture these stories.

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from lifestyle portrait sessions.

summer family pictures on the lake at your cabin in Minnesota
active kids enjoying family portraits in minnetrista

What's included with portraits?

You receive:

Portrait Packages

Flexible session options


Personalized Portraits

More than quick portraits. More locations, more time, and more memories.

This is a meaningful and personal photography experience tailored to you.

-1 hour or more
-multiple locations
-40 or more images
-download of all final images

-Starting at 450


Half-Hour Portraits

A short session to update of your family photos, celebrate an anniversary or refresh your headshots.

-up to 30 minutes of photography
- 1 location
-download of 15 files
-prints purchased separately

Starting at 325


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Portrait Sessions are available for newborns, families, high school seniors, couples & marketing/headshots.

Preparedness plan update for portrait sessions:

As Minnesota re-opens many guidelines/mandates are changing.  I will do everything I can to provide an awesome portrait session for you.  This includes following any state or federal mandates in place at the time of your session.

Reschedule policy: When anyone participating in portraits feels unwell for any reason we need to reschedule for a time when everyone is feeling well.



• How do we book?

Send me a message so we can have a conversation about what you want for portraits, and we'll choose the best session option for you. Then you'll book through my online client portal. A retainer and signed portrait agreement are required in advance to reserve your appointment.

• Do we get our files?

Yes. All sessions come with print worthy digitals and permission to use them for almost any way you want to.

• Do you edit these?

Yes. I do artistic color correction, natural skin softening, and removal of minor blemishes. I don’t do things like give you a tan, change your hair color or drastically modify your body.

• Where are you located?

I'm halfway between Minneapolis & Mankato, in Belle Plaine. I specialize in lifestyle and location portraits, which means portraits are done somewhere besides a studio.

• Can you travel to us?

Yes! Travel for the Twin Cities Metro or Mankato is included. For travel farther, there may be a travel fee so let's talk about what you need.

• Do we need a photography permit?

Some indoor & outdoor locations require photographers to rent the location or get a permit for photography. I'll let you know if your location requires this before you book, and you can decide if you'd like to go with the location or I can suggest a fee-free spot.

• Do we have to buy prints?

Have to? No. Should you? Maybe! Sometimes you want a few long-lasting professional prints, or you're so busy there's no time to DIY. You can order prints or canvas in your gallery, plus order custom-designed greeting cards and albums directly from me.

• How many clothing changes do we get?

Generally, 1 outfit per 30 minutes of portraits is what we have time for. If you need a lot of clothing changes let's talk about it.

• Can we bring pets?

Yes! We can pick a location that allows pets. I also recommend bringing an extra person to take care of your pet or take them home when their portraits are done.

Kind words from Tiffany

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!!!


Kind words from Gary

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


Contact me.

Learn what options are right for your needs and budget.

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