FFTC’s Guide to Family Photographers in the Twin Cities

I love looking back at photos of my littles when they were teeny tiny.  And I  love pictures of them now, too.
We know you feel the same way, so we’ve collected a handful of our favorites from the Twin Cities to share them with you.

This post is brought to you by participating photographers.



Photo Affect Photography

Photographer: Kira Miller | St. Paul + Surrounding Areas
Family and Portraits • $300-$550
Meet Kira and Photo Affect Photography here. I think you’re gonna like her.

Ashley Elwill Photography

Photographer: Ashley Elwill | Minneapolis, On Location
Weddings and Portraits • $200-$300
Ever since we met her at Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe Grand Opening, we have discovered how much fun and how special Ashley is.  We highly recommend this talented lady.  Super easy-going, laidback, and serious about her work.


Helpful Tips in Choosing a Photographer
  1. Look through different photographers’ portfolios  and decide your favorite styles.
    There is a plethora of techniques to choose from.  How do you want to remember your family?
  2. Meet with your photographer before you schedule a photo shoot.
    Do your kids warm up to them quickly?  Do they communicate in understandable ways? Are you smiling when you leave?  Do you have a good feeling about this?
  3. Use price as your final decision-maker, not your first.
    The prices are fairly comparable.  The more expensive packages include more in the session or in the package.

Wink Photography
Photographer: Gretchen Pruett | On Location in Minneapolis Metro Area, Studio Located in Brooklyn Park
Families, Kids, Newborns •  $150-$500
2 Week Lead Time for Appointments

Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography
Photographer: Giliane Mansfeldt | 970 Raymond Ave, Suite G-10, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Maternity, Newborns, Children, Family • Packages start at $300
Lead time to book a session – 1.5 weeks but can accommodate short notice requests
Meet Giliane E. Mansfeldt and her photography here.  It won’t disappoint.

More Twin Cities Photographers

Agape Moments
Photographer: Kim Kelly Karmin Sarah | St. Anthony Main
Family, Children, Newborns • $45-$225

Amber Procaccini Photography
Photographer: Amber Procaccini |Minneapolis
Kids, Babies, Teens, Tweens • Prices Available upon Inquiry

Andrasfi Photography
Photographer: Anita Andrasfi | NE Minneapolis
Pregnancy, Newborns, Families • $350-$1250 (Grow with Me Package)

Anna Ligocki Photography
Photographer: Anna Severson | Minneapolis
Bellies, Babies, Families | $300-$400

Annabelle’s Photography
Photographer: Anna Williams | Forest Lake
Family, Milestone, Pet • Starting at $175

Block Portrait Studio
Studio Manager: Gretchen Gosnell | Saint Paul
Custom all art and albums • Contact Studio.

Blue Hound Lifestyle Photography
Photographer: Jes Clewell | Minneapolis
Modern Portraits and Documentaries • $350-$1200

Bridget Knight Photography
Photographer: Bridget Knight | Excelsior
Family All Stages • Starting at $250

Brittani Capetz Photography
Photographer: Brittani Capetz | Minneapolis
Newborns, Babies, Family • Prices starting at $295

Charlie & Violet Photography
Photographer: Nicole Klein | St. Paul
Maternity, Newborns, Family • Starting at $300

Cheesebrow Photography
Photographer: Jenn | Vadnais Heights
Newborns, Birth Stories, Multigenerations • $300-$1100

Created By Me Photography
Photographer: Aleah | Osseo
Maternity, Newborn, Milestones, Family • Starting at $200

Divine Photography
Photographer: Angela Divine | Minneapolis
Families, Furballs, Little Ones • Cost available upon Inquiry

Everbranch Photography
Photographer: Emily Ockwig |On Location
Families and Lifestyle • $250-$525

Heidi McDowell Photography
Photographer: Heidi McDowell | Blaine
Family, Children, Newborns, Senior Pics • $225-$499

Hello Photo Photographer
Photographer: Erin | St. Louis Park
Lifestyle • Starting at $250

The Jadeite Shutter
Photographer: Katie Harris | South Minneapolis
Curated Sessions, Photojouranlist Sessions, Studio Session • Start at $100/hour

Laura Banken Photography
Photographer: Laura Banken | On Location
Weddings, Families, Newborns • Prices per request

LB Jeffries Photography
Photographer: Julia | On Location
Families, Seniors, Generational, Party, Kids • $250-$700 depending on session

Lemon Drop Photography
Photographer: Ashley | NE Minneapolis
Wedding, Newborns, Children • Prices Start at $295

The Lemon Rose Photography
Photography: Kelly Morin | White Bear Lake
Life & Babies, Families | Price Available upon Inquiry

Lindsay Belisle Photography
Photographer: Lindsay Belisle | White Bear Lake
Families, Lifestyle, Weddings • $200-$250

Meghan Doll Photography
Photographer: Meghan Doll| North Loop Studio
Families, Babies, Kids • $95-$375

Rocket Moon Photography
Photographer: Divya Wolf | On Location
Families and Kids, Babies • Collections start at $399

Photographer: Leslie Plesser  and Lucy Hawthorne| Minneapolis
Human, Canine, Weddings, Commercial • $150-$1800

Tiny Moments Photography
Photography: Stefany | Rogers
Birth, Babies, Families • $250-$950

6 thoughts on “FFTC’s Guide to Family Photographers in the Twin Cities”

  1. Please add this photographer to your list. She is the mother of my daughter’s dance teammate and is incredible! I’m not sure if this is how to get her on your list? If not please send me the right steps to take!
    Thank you-

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