Lifestyle Portraits

The most beautiful thing you can be in photographs is yourself.

Portraits should be about who you are.

Your portraits are about you.  The story of your life, your family, your business.  You need portraits that stay true to your personality.  These are lifestyle portraits.

Having a portrait session with me is about more than just smiling at the camera.  I direct your photoshoot with natural poses, prompts, and activities to help you get the best genuine expressions.  I want your portraits to be a fun experience.

 For your portrait session, we won’t be in a studio.  I specialize in shooting on location in a place that’s meaningful to you.  This includes favorite or scenic outdoor spots, in your home, or in your office.

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 places where we can go on a portrait adventure across the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Mankato areas.

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What's included in your portrait package?

All portrait sessions include:

Flexible Session Options

Portrait Packages



Complimentary with your wedding package.

Without a wedding package starts at $295 for a 1 hour session.


Family | Seniors | Headshots

On location options outdoors, in your home or at your business.

Starts at $295 for a 1-hour portrait session.


Quick Portraits

A quick 20-minute session to update your portraits.

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• How do I book?

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

• 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 receive high-res digital files with full permission to print 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 a 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're welcome to bring them.

• Do you accept Venmo?

Venmo's terms of service specifically state that Venmo is not to be used for the sale of merchandise or other business transactions. Many money exchange apps have this rule and I follow it.

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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