SHORT portrait sessions

Just 15 minutes to get a refresh on family photos, quick headshots, or a photo with a squirmy toddler or slightly reluctant honey. I call these little portraits SHORT portrait sessions because the time commitment is small so you can get back to enjoying your weekend.

SHORT portrait sessions for families twin cities

These will probably be the only SHORT portrait sessions until early Fall.

Spring 2019 SHORT portrait sessions are:

Saturday, May 11 (rain date May 12) Location: Minneapolis park tbd

Sunday June 2 (rain date June 8) Location: Taylors Falls State Park (NOTE: this is 45 minutes away and requires a state park parking permit. Make a day out of it – it is perfect for more adventurous folks!)

SHORT PORTRAIT sessions are $180.

Scheduling is easy – sign up below

Frequently Asked Questions about SHORT portrait sessions:

Q. Whats the deal with the Taylors Falls sessions?
A. On June 2 I’m offering sessions at Taylors Falls/Interstate Park. It is about a 45 minute drive from Minneapolis, and a park with amazing bluff views of the Mississippi. It is perfect for more adventurous families with slightly older kids, or couples looking for a little trek. You will need to provide your own MN State Park permit (there are daily permits for $7 available at Interstate park, and yearly permits available at any of the state park locations or online)

Q. Where will the sessions be?
A. I give general information about what part of town the sessions will occur in when you book. The specific location will be emailed to you as we get closer to the session. The reason for this is to keep flexibility as summer means construction, event congestion, and park renovations. I take those into consideration and tour locations again the week before I send out final information so that I know parking lots are not under construction and park amenities are accessible.

Q. What is included in the price?
A. The portrait session includes 15 minutes of photography and at least 20 full resolution files as digital downloads (these are the digital negatives and have no watermark, etc). You have the rights to use those for all your personal uses – sending to family, making some cards, etc.

Q. What if it rains?
A. If the weather looks too rainy for photos, I will generally cancel the SHORT portrait sessions and offer a rain date or a refund.

Q. We need a specific time, but I don’t see it – can we schedule for a different time?
A. I book sessions based on the needs of clients – just email me directly and I’ll see what we can do (

Q. What is the difference between SHORT portrait sessions and full portrait sessions?
A. SHORT portrait sessions are made to be easy to schedule and quick to complete. This is perfect for updating a family photo or getting new photos of your toddler, etc. If you want something more specific, or more in depth (and especially if you have a location or mix of locations in mind), then a full portrait session might be perfect for you. Those are 60 minutes, and offered around your schedule at whatever locations you want. You can see more information about full portrait sessions on my Portraits Page.