Family sessions are done on location and in my home studio where I have a selection of solid color backdrops and an outdoor area with pine trees and fall color.
Outdoor sessions are best scheduled about an hour before sunset. If that time isn’t a good option, I recommend scheduling in the morning.
Locations further than 30 minutes from Ham Lake are an additional fee, dependent on distance.
All packages come with retouched, high resolution JPG files that can be printed anywhere. I also offer prints at an additional cost. (Pricing upon request)
After your session, you will be sent an online proof gallery with unedited, watermarked images. After choosing your favorites, your final images will be edited and sent to you in a downloadable gallery.
Some of my favorite locations…
2nd Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
This location gives some nice variety. There is grass and flowers by the river and a pedestrian bridge with planned graffiti artwork. Across the street are plenty of brick buildings that make great backdrops.
Springbrook Nature Center
100 85th Ave NW, Fridley
Springbrook Nature Center has walking paths, docks and wooded areas.
1204 157th Ave NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304
Lion’s Park is a smaller space but it has a nice open field with woods in the background. There is also a pond with a small bridge.
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Bunker has a walking path with open fields outside the park. It’s a simple and classic option.
We could go inside for some more variety. ($6 vehicle permit)
Ham Lake Park
1843 153rd Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Ham Lake Park has walking paths with fields and wooded areas. There’s also a dock overlooking the lake.
Long Lake Park
Rice Creek Trail, New Brighton, MN 55112
Long Lake Park has trails, a lake, a model train caboose and train tracks.
11121 Lexington Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Beautiful walk around the lake.
Tamarack Nature Center
5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Township, MN 55110
Tamarack Nature Center has a small cave are and wooded trails.
Minnehaha Falls (+$15 for drive time)
4801 S Minnehaha Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waterfall and a wooded walkway.
Taylors Falls (+$15 for drive time)
Wooded paths and a view of the river.
Downtown Stillwater (+$30 for drive time)
Beautiful downtown area and river background.
Aamodt’s Apple Farm (+$30 for drive time and only one drive time fee if combined with Downtown Stillwater)
6428 Manning Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Deluxe: $315 / 20 Digital Images with Online Gallery
Full: $265 / 15 Digital Images with Online Gallery
Petite: $215 / 8 Digital Images with Online Gallery
Fees are paid in full at the end of the session.
Cash, check and Venmo is accepted.
No deposits are required unless otherwise stated for specific circumstance.
No cancelations fees. Likewise with Covid in mind, I also do not compensate if I need to reschedule due to illness.
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