Disclosure: This guide was brought to you courtesy of our many sponsors! Thank you to those photographers that choose to participate in this guide.
Family memories are something that we know are so, so treasured, and we want to help you find someone to capture the people you love the most! Time with your little ones flies by all too quickly – be sure to catch those moments you treasure so much.
We have specially curated this sponsored guide with some of our favorite local photographers just for you. This guide will provide you with links to their websites and social media so that you can view all of their beautiful work, and see how each individual photographer has their own unique style. We hope you enjoy working with them as much as we do!
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Rachel Farganis Photography
Location: Saint Paul
About Rachel Farganis Photography: Rachel Farganis is Minnesota-based fine art newborn and family portrait photographer. With a studio nestled right in the heart of St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood, Rachel offers a unique collection of nationally and internationally sourced props and attire for newborn and child portrait sessions. Having trained with some of the nation’s top newborn and portrait photographers, Rachel’s attention to detail is unmatched; she takes the time needed to perfect each pose and capture beautiful and consistently high-quality images. She offers a warm, comfortable, and safe in-studio experience for you and your newest family additions, or as an alternative location to family sessions on a cold or rainy day. When she’s not in her studio, you can find her out and about the Twin Cities photographing families on location year round!
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography
Location: Saint Paul
About Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography: There are very special moments in life that you want to be able to capture and remember forever. At Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, your special moments are captured through personalized and affordable portrait sessions. We specialize in newborn portraits, baby and children portraits, and family portraits. Any other portrait requests are always welcomed and can be discussed. We are proud to offer a comfortable studio setting with state-of-the-art photography equipment to meet the needs of my clients. We also are happy to shoot on location at outdoor locations around the metro area.
Karen Feder Photography
Location: Minneapolis, MN
About Karen Feder Photography: From dance parties to snuggles on the couch, capturing the fleeting, joy-filled moments in your family’s life have been my speciality for over fifteen years. Studio or in home sessions available along with digital downloads and prints. I can’t wait to connect with you and your sweet loved ones!
Amber Marie Photography
Location: South Metro
About Amber Marie Photography: My name is Amber and I am the owner of Amber Marie Photography. My business is located just south of the metro and specializes primarily in newborn, maternity and family photography. I absolutely love yoga pants and messy buns! On a typical day you will see me wearing at least one, if not both! I am a very blessed mother of 4 beautiful, crazy, energetic kids. Between being a dance mom, 4-H mom and having 4 kids 6 and under we keep a busy schedule and I couldn’t be happier. Working with children and families is my greatest passion. I love growing families and being included in these special moments in your lives!
Raven Ivory Photography
Location: St. Paul, MN serving Twin Cities and suburbs
About Raven Ivory Photography: Raven is the daughter of a midwife, she has been around bellies and babies her entire life and understands that birth space is sacred. She feels deeply that the day we give birth is one of the most empowering journeys we make — and that such an important day deserves to be documented. When not documenting the arrival of new life, she can be found documenting an ordinary “Day in the Life” of families — no posing, no guiding, simply capturing the beauty and chaos of a mundane day, and all the details we are often in too much of a rush to remember. She would love to meet with you over a mug of tea and chat about what meaningful activities you’d love to record with your family — especially with you in the frame.
Memory Me Studio
Location: Saint Paul
About Memory Me Studio: Madelin Zaycheck, owner of Memory Me Studio, is a portrait photographer with a background in fine arts and darkroom photography. Her deep love of capturing memories is apparent in the portraits that she creates. Memory Me Studio offers you sessions shot both on film and digitally. Your portraits can be captured outdoors, in-home or at a favorite location for a life-inspired session. She will also welcome you into her studio in Saint Paul with a fresh pot of coffee or tea. Portrait sessions with Madelin are about the full experience. You will receive an abundance of support while planning your session and ordering heirloom albums, image boxes, gift prints for your loved ones, and wall galleries that you will cherish for years to come. Book your portraits for every milestone with Memory Me Studio: engagement, maternity, newborn, children, and families.
Juniper and Lace Photography
Location: Otsego, MN
About Juniper and Lace Photography: Juniper & Lace Photography is your premier North Metro lifestyle photographer that offers newborn, child, senior, engagement, maternity and family portraits. Ashley, from Juniper and Lace Photography, is known for capturing candid and timeless imagery unique to you and your family. She works closely together with her clients on styling and setting to make the photographic experience relaxed, fun, and different from the rest!
Krista Reynolds Photography
Ashley Elwill Photography
Location: Northeast Minneapolis
About Ashley Elwill Photography: Being a mom has totally changed the way I approach photography. Although I’ve always been interested in catching families in the raw and unfiltered moments, I cherish those moments even more now. I’ve enjoyed watching my clients/friends grow as a family over the past few years and I love meeting new families. As a lifestyle photographer, I enjoy doing in home sessions or collaborating with families to find an outdoor location that feels like a good fit (and let’s be honest, that’s within close proximity to their home).
Sylvie Grahan Photography
Location: Twin Cities Metro
About Sylvie Grahan Photo: Sylvie Grahan is a family photographer specializing in storytelling photography and family photojournalism. Her passion is documenting real life and the little things — because she believes that one day they will be the most important things. She lives with her family in Minneapolis: a husband who becomes twitchy without a daily run, a three year old with an affinity for sleeping on hardwood floors, a 15 month old with a knack for scaling furniture, and two lab mixes who shed so much that she could have a successful side-business if sweeping were profitable. While based in Minnesota, she is willing to travel for a good story!
Allyson Wasmund Photography
Location: Saint Paul
About Allyson Wasmund Portraits: Allyson Wasmund Photography specializes in maternity, lifestyle newborn + baby’s first year milestones. She strives to create emotive images that show connection, warmth and love. Allyson takes a relaxed approach during her sessions which allows her clients to just be themselves and in turn it creates the perfect environment for those amazing organic moments of family love to shine through. When Allyson isn’t behind her camera, you can usually find her outside in her backyard playing with her kids and puppy or taking care of the family’s chickens.
About Everbranch Photography: I love finding beauty in the daily grind. The little things are my favorite things, and I would love to help you remember all of your family’s little things. I remember a wonderful friend telling me shortly after having my daughter that the days are long but the years are short. The days are long. But, man, those years fly by. At the end of that quick year with long days, there are so many moments that you could easily forget. So many stories that can be told through photographs. Let me help you tell your stories.
Kaitlin Mackenzie Photography
Location: South Metro
About Kaitlin Mackenzie Photography: Kaitlin Mackenzie Photography specializes in lifestyle photography for children, families, and seniors. Her Facebook page is filled with rave reviews from former clients. Her secret? Helping kids (and adults!) feel free to be themselves in front of the camera in a familiar, non-studio environment. She works with her clients to develop a plan to achieve the best possible results from every session. (Got shy kids, family members with special needs, or sassy threenagers? Bring ’em on!) She even offers help choosing well-coordinated, stylish, comfortable clothing for the whole family– starting with the most self-conscious person in the group! Her goal is to create an environment where natural expressions and true personalities can shine, so that your session feels far more like playtime than picture day for you and your kids!
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Sarah Hrudka Photography
Location: Twin Cities
About Sarah Hrudka Photography: Born and raised with Midwestern roots, Sarah has a proud and strong appreciation for hard work, bear hugs, denim shirts, handwritten thank you cards, folk music and large gatherings to break some bread. Taking a photojournalistic and documentary approach behind the lens, Sarah loves the opportunities to tell a story and hold the space for individuals to be raw and inherently themselves. Ultimately, that experience is what draws her back to the shutter time and again. When Sarah is not documenting life’s moments, you can find her teaching art or yoga, walking the lakes with her pups, perusing the farmer’s market, or enjoying a local brew on an outdoor patio in St. Paul. She is based out of the Twin Cities, but has traveled and will travel worldwide for bookings.
Slow Road Photography
Location: Saint Paul
About Slow Road Photography: Her familiar clients know her as Erica Morrow Photography, and Erica is thrilled to unveil the story behind her new name- Slow Road Photography! Taking the “slow road” means stopping to savor all of the experiences in life both big and small, and she does just that through the photos she takes. Specializing in birth stories, newborn photography, and family photos both at home and on location, Erica loves entering your world and putting the unique beauty of your family’s road on display with passion and honesty. She also serves as a boutique school photographer for many schools around the Twin Cities.