I am honored to be invited into peoples lives to capture special moments in time. I love images that are uncomplicated, and organic in nature; capturing real moments and emotions while using natural light to beautifully capture it all. Most of my portrait sessions are done outside. My Newborn Lifestyle sessions are done in your home, and Fresh 48 newborn sessions in the hospital. Families, children, and tiny new humans are my favorite!
My photography sessions are based on the number of edited images you desire, not a timed session, though most sessions will be about 1 to 2 hours long. I want to help you feel relaxed, and not rushed. I want to have time to get to know you and your kids, and allow them to become comfortable with me and the camera so their true personalities shine through in your images!
I am a Minneapolis, MN based photographer, and a stay at home mom with a passion for photography, God, and raising my kids with my husband. I will always strive to treat you and your family the way I would want to be treated, in every aspect of my business.
What others are saying…
“These pictures turned out so lovely! I am so impressed with your talent, your professionalism and your kindness throughout the entire process. It has been a pleasure working with you and in my perspective, it’s a true blessing to find a photographer that is talented all the while making family pictures attainable and affordable…an enormous thank you! We will cherish these photos literally for the rest of our lies and so will our children….consider us a loyal and returning client!” —K. St. Louis Park
Oh my gosh. I can’t even. I was tearing up by the third photo. WONDERFUL!! Thank YOU!! I don’t how everyone who receives photos from you doesn’t just bawl when they see them – they are so BEAUTIFUL! -B. Apple Valley
Wendy is delightful! She’s so good with kids, super sweet & patient. We absolutely love the photos she captured of our family at the hospital after W. was born. Excited to have her update our family photos here soon. -G. Shakopee
Wendy did an outstanding job with our newborn session! Not only did she come prepared with great props to use, but she was also creative, flexible, and so easy to get along with! She was great at working with my two other children and managed to get my 4 year-old to focus for more than one minute!
My photography rates are not based on the length of the session, but rather the number of final edited images you desire. I will shoot until I feel like I have an adequate number of images to work with for the package you choose. I will take time to get to know you and your family, and help your kids be comfortable with me and my camera. This will help us capture true emotions and expression, and have fun! I will spend some time letting kids be kids, while chasing them around with my camera to capture them in their true element.
No complicated packages here, just simplified pricing. Session price covers everything you need, with beautifully edited full resolution digital images delivered right to you.
I will meet you on location. I will provide guidance for shooting locations and what to wear for your session. I typically schedule outdoor sessions about 2 hours before sunset, because the light is amazing and most flattering.
Portrait Sessions for families, couples, children (newborns see below)
SMALL: $200 for 10 edited digital images with print release.
MEDIUM: $250 for 15 edited digital images with print release.
LARGE: $300 for 20 edited digital images with print release.
NEWBORN LIFESTYLE SESSION: $350 for 20 edited digital images and print release. This session is the only session I offer for newborns outside of the hospital. I will come into your home for this relaxed session to capture all the sweetness of your newborn and your newly expanded family. We will freeze in time all the precious little details of this unique time in your life.
FRESH 48 NEWBORN HOSPITAL SESSION: $325 for 20 edited digital images, print release. These are done in the hospital room, generally a day or two after the birth. Siblings and other important people are invited to join this session. Contact me to discuss your due date and my availability to be “on-call” surrounding your due date.
Unscripted School Sessions
$70 for first child, $15 for each additional child of the same family, preschool aged and up. You will receive 3 edited digital images of each child in a private on-line gallery, and each image will be edited in color and black and white. These sessions are done in my home; they are quick, relaxed sessions where I can chat with your child a bit and capture genuine expressions in a modern and classic image that will capture the essence of your kids that you can’t wait to share and display. Gone are the forced cheesy grimace grins, decades old blue back-drop, artificially lit school portraits. Isn’t it time for something better?
Unscripted School Sessions: Fine Art School Portraits in Minneapolis
My goal is to provide a custom, boutique experience to all families attending the schools who have chosen Wendy Sulzer Photography to photograph their students.
My service is personal and professional. Unlike large, corporate photography operations, I only take on a few, select schools so that I can provide superior customer service and artistic images.
My goal is to capture the essence of the child in front of the camera. I will never force a smile. No awkward poses or faces, just the authentic child. The results are genuine and timeless portraits that are far from the traditional cheesy photos we have become accustomed to, with bright flashes and unflattering, busy backgrounds. I provide a light and fun experience for your children and take pride in providing an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves, naturally.
FAQ’s FOR SCHOOLS
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I am a completely online operation. Families are linked to password-protected online ordering galleries. Galleries are set up according to grade, homeroom, advisory, or whatever grouping which makes sense for the school. Each child will be provided 2-5 images, presented in both color and black and white. The family may chose the photos they want printed, as opposed to having a pose chosen for them. I also provide boutique product choices such as canvas gallery wraps and digital images for future printing and archiving. A detailed PDF describing all ordering procedures and shooting day preparation will be provided to school to be distributed to families prior to photo day.
Prints are ordered online and delivered directly to the school within four weeks of picture day.
I provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day.
I provide the school with all high resolution digital files to use for yearbooks, website, school advertising, school ID’s, or however the school wishes to use the images.
I can also provide updated staff portraits.
I handle any questions from parents and families about ordering and products.
ARE THESE IMAGES EXPENSIVE?
I have competitive school photography rates and nothing is due up front, all profit is made from ordering. I offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone’s needs. We also donate 10% of gross profits to the schools that we photograph!
WHAT TIME OF YEAR DO YOU CONDUCT THESE FINE ART SCHOOL PHOTO SHOOTS?
I work with each individual school to schedule shoots any time during the academic year.
If you think my Unscripted School Sessions for Fine Art School Portraits would be a good fit for your school and it’s families, let’s chat!!