You should be in photos, not taking them

When was the last time someone cared about making sure that YOU look great in photos?

That’s my job – I care about it a lot.

I know you’ve probably put in a lot of work just to find me already, and to coordinate having photos taken – let me worry about the rest of it.

Oh, hey 2020.

Even though you are a chaotic mess of a year, there are many stories that are more important than ever to share.

Lets figure out how to tell those stories together.

New portrait sessions can be purchased and used anytime. Use it in the fall, use it in 2025, whenever makes sense.

Sessions are offered outside – I take this seriously, and so we will do some handwashing, touch-free posing, whatever rescheduling makes sense, and laughter from a safe distance.

Portrait Sessions – flexible and fun

I know I don’t like buying things if I don’t know the cost, and I wouldn’t expect you to, either!

FULL SESSION | 625 – Tell me the places that mean the most to you – your home? The path you like to walk together? The park where you met? A full session focused on the location that will tell your story in photos.
Popular Add on: Canvas wall art 220

SHORT PORTRAIT SESSION | 220 – updated photos in a 15 minute session to fit into our lives! Generally offered at Minnehaha Falls most Thursday nights (May – October) and weekend mornings in August – October
Popular Add On: softcover album 160

NEW HOLIDAY PORCH SESSIONS | 300 – for 2020, gathering with family is complicated. In October and November I’ll be offering limited porch sessions based on location. You gather with your family, and I’ll come to you – quick photos in front of your home. Also included – a front porch studio! I bring a studio backdrop for a timeless portrait.
Popular Add On: giftable prints 120 or set of holiday cards 70

COVID QUESTIONS!

• HOW DO SESSIONS WORK WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING?

All sessions will be outside at locations that allow for a 6 foot separation between you and me, as well as between you and other pedestrians. I have suggestions for locations that will work well for this (thank goodness for all the outdoor space in MN!), or we can look at less popular times for more crowded locations (the Stone Arch Bridge area in the morning, for example)

• WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KEEP US SAFE?

I will be wearing a mask as well as frequently sanitizing my hands. I also wipe down my equipment before I start any session.

• HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Shoot me some info and I’ll get in touch asap!

FAQ

• TRAVEL?

For Full sessions, travel is included anywhere in the metro area. SHORT sessions are at locations of my choosing (generally Minneapolis parks). Holiday porch sessions are offered on certain days based on metro region (ie, Wednesday night in north metro, Thursday morning in south Minneapolis)

• DO WE GET THE FILES?

All sessions include the final edited images as high resolution downloads. You have wide latitude to use those images for all your personal uses (social media, make your own prints, email them to family, etc). I retain the copyright, so I can also make prints for you, and I have some options for larger prints and small albums available in your final gallery. For prints larger than 8×10, look for a professional print lab for quality and longevity (that could be me or a lab of your choosing!) There is no watermark on the images, and you can use them without crediting me (I love the shout out if you want, but not necessary!)

• WILL YOU TELL US HOW TO POSE?

People are generally not naturally great at posing, and that is just great! I do a lot of coaching (I think that is a great word for it!), mostly aimed at making you feel comfortable so that your laughs are genuine and your connection feels true, while also being in a great location and posed well.

• CAN WE RESCHEDULE BECAUSE OF WEATHER?

We can reschedule for whatever reason. period. It’s 2020, let’s be flexible. For weather, generally unless it looks like unrelenting storms, there is a lot of magic to be had, but only if it’s the kind of magic you are looking for. We’d ideally get something on the books now, then check-in a few days before about weather and final logistics.

• CAN WE BRING OUR DOGS?

Yes! I love dogs at portrait sessions. Ideally you could bring a dog buddy – someone who could drop the dogs off toward the end, or who could just take the dogs on a walk whenever we don’t need them featured. For SHORT portrait sessions, this wouldn’t be necessary.

• I ALWAYS LOOK AWKWARD IN PHOTOS

This is not a question, but I get what you are saying 🙂 It is difficult to feel natural and comfortable in photos, particularly when you have a rush to get them finished (like, every family photo and work photo anyone has ever participated in). That is worlds away from having a nice walk around while we chat and take photos. Basically, that is my job, and I don’t want you to worry about it. 

Testimonials

couple having fun at minnehaha falls for portraits by the waterfall in minneapolis summer

Both Greg and I were feeling uncomfortable about being photographed and we walked away talking about how much fun we had. I have so many nice words to say and I don’t even know how to say them. We just adore you and are so excited to see the photos. Thanks for such a special experience.

Kaia and Greg
minneapolis short portrait sessions family photos

We recently used Becca for some outdoor family photos and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! Becca has a calming & easy-going presence which allowed us all to be relaxed and actually enjoy our time.

Jenny and Aaron