Laurels
Best Family
Photographers in
Minneapolis
2017

Why These Family Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored family photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best family photographers in Minneapolis, MN.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Alison Bents

Alison Bents is a photographer in the Minneapolis metro area who specializes in wedding, family, and senior portraits. A portrait session is $299 for an hour long shoot, 40-50 edited digital images, web-sized versions for social media, and print release. The studio's "In This Place" session gives clients a chance to capture their most cherished landscapes. Clients praise Alison Bents calming presence and quality work.

Rosemount, MN(651) 895-3719

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Brandis Alves Photography

Brandis Alves Photography is a photography studio in the Minneapolis metro area that specializes in weddings, engagements, babies, children, families, and senior portraits. Brandis Alves's style emphasizes bright colors, rustic locations, and open fields, and her work has appeared in Minnesota Bride. While sessions are typically held outdoors, the studio has natural lighting for rainy days and newborn sessions. Portrait sessions start at $450, and clients can contact the studio to customize their package.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 432-5152

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Dan's Photography

Dan's Photography is a wedding, portrait, and commercial photography studio in Savage, Minnesota. Dan's work has been featured in several publications, such as The Knot, Minnesota Bride Resource Guide, and Minnesota Bride. A family session on location starts at $250, and a 20-minute mini family session starts at $100. The studio also offers gift certificates. Clients praise Dan's fantastic work and attention to detail.

Savage, MN(651) 252-4721

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eydie nelson photography

Eydie Nelson Photography is a studio in Minneapolis that delivers touching family portraits. The owner and company namesake, Ms. Nelson, has years of experience in capturing moments in the life of newborns, toddlers, older kids, and adults, and she describes her style as natural, organic, simple, and timeless. Ms. Nelson shows her passion for the art by paying attention to detail, and she offers honest-to-goodness consultations to attain successful shoots. The artist holds indoor and outdoor sessions, depending on her client’s project vision and the weather, and she combines the application of traditional methods with the use of modern tools to create compelling visual stories. Eydie Nelson Photography features some of Ms. Nelson’s works on its blog, and it accommodates e-mailed requests for copies of Ms. Nelson’s credentials.

Minneapolis, MN(952) 270-0645

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Freckled Hilltop Photography

Freckled Hilltop Photography is a couple, family, and children photography studio that employs a natural light and photojournalistic style. Kelly, the main photographer at Freckled Hilltop Photography, has had a passion for photography since an early age. Kelly takes an unobtrusive approach during each session, and she hopes to make every session a fun experience. A one to two-hour traditional session is $250 and includes 40 edited images in a private online gallery, five digital images with printing rights, and location changes. An everyday mini session is $175 for 20 edited images and two digital images with printing rights.

Minneapolis, MN

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g. photographie

g. photographie is a newborn, family, children, and lifestyle photography studio in the Minneapolis metro area. Children, family, and maternity sessions at g. photographie start at $249. Family sessions are about 45-60 minutes and include 20-30 high- resolution images. Sessions can be customized for clients with families larger than six or for extended family. The studio also offers birth and wedding photography.

Saint Paul, MN(651) 226-7952

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Gwendolyn Waite Photography

Gwendolyn Waite is a portrait photographer in the Minneapolis metro area who specializes in newborns, children, teenagers, and families. Gwendolyn Waite possesses over 10 years of experience, and she offers mentoring sessions that include assistance with pricing, lighting, SEO technique, social media, workflow, and more. A full portrait session includes 30 photos and an ordering meeting at the studio.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 747-0372

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Heidi Soll Photography

Heidi Soll Photography provides family, children, infant, wedding, and engagement photography to the Minneapolis metro area. Heidi Soll offers affordable prices; for example, a 30-minute in-studio session is $55, a one-hour in-studio session is $75, and a one-hour out of studio session is &95.The studio is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. Clients can find special offers on the studio's website.

Minneapolis, MN(651) 224-9900

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Jan Kentala Photography

Jan Kentala Photography is an award-winning photography studio based in Burnsville, Minnesota. The studio specializes in commercial, wedding, family, and high school senior photography. A super session is $159 and is ideal for larger groups. Families may choose and indoor or outdoor location for their shoots. Jan Kentala Photography won the Twin City Bridal Association's ICON Award for Excellence in Wedding Photography. The studio accepts checks, Visa, Discover, American Express, and MasterCard.

Burnsville, MN(952) 898-3227

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Jessica Ranae Photography

Jessica Kaufenberg is the founder and owner Jessica Ranae Photography, a family and wedding photography studio in the Minneapolis metro area. Jessica Ranae's natural light photography has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Brides.com, WeddingWire, and Borrowed & Blue. Portrait sessions start at $500 and include a pre-session consultation, fully edited images, a private online gallery, and printing rights.

Minneapolis, MN(615) 495-6607

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Kate Sweet Photography

Kate Sweet Photography is a family photography studio in the Minneapolis metro area that was started in 2011. Kate, the founder and owner of Kate Sweet Photography, earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kate has worked at the Events Department at Mall of America and at the Target Corporation in Product Design and Development. A 45-minute classic session is $550 and includes up five individuals. The photographer is willing to travel for out of studio shoots. Clients will typically receive their images in about three weeks.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 730-1408

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KME Photography

KME Photography is a wedding, family, and pet photography studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The owner and main photographer Kirsten Eitreim is an animal lover and member of HeartsSpeak. Kirsten Eitreim offers reduced rates for terminally ill and elderly pets. A portrait session for a family of six is $399 and includes the location of the family's choosing, a flash drive of all the edited images, and a one-hour session. The studio accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Minneapolis, MN(518) 424-4808

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Leslie Crane Photography

Leslie Crane is a photographer in Chaska, Minnesota that specializes in family, child, baby, in-home lifestyle, and high school senior photography. Leslie Crane utilizes natural lighting to create high-quality, organic portraits. Sessions can take place in-studio or at the location of the client's choice. Leslie Crane seeks to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere during a one to two-hour session. The studio has been featured on Ever Illuminated and Senior Style Guide. Leslie Crane is a member of Click Pro and BP4U Photographer Association.

Chaska, MN(612) 805-3034

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Melanie Painter

Melanie Painter is a family, newborn, and children's photographer who serves the Minneapolis metro area. Melanie provides customized sessions that highlight the unique aspects of each family. A family session starts at $125, and digital packages of images or prints start at $450. Birthday sessions are free for a single child during the month of his or her birthday.

Burnsville, MN(540) 760-3695

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Natalie Champa Jennings

Natalie Champa Jennings is a portrait and wedding photographer in Minneapolis, Minnesota who works to strikes a balance between classic and candid photography. In addition to managing a successful photography studio, Natalie Champa Jennings is the founder of A Face Project, which is a fine art magazine and online journal. She also teaches a photo business course at the Minneapolis Photo Center. Portrait collections are typically $400, and full day wedding photography starts at $2400.

Minneapolis, MN(808) 284-5490

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Sylvie Grahan

Sylvie Grahan is a family photographer who serves the Minneapolis metro area. Sylvie Grahan's documentary style photography is ideal for families looking to create portraits that tell a story. The studio's storytelling session starts at $750 for a two-hour shoot at home or on location. The studio occasionally offers special deals, such as a portfolio building special that takes 50% off all collections. Clients gave the studio a five-star rating and praise Sylvie's realistic style.

Minneapolis, MN(612) 222-9901

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