HI, I'M WENDY
I am a Minneapolis, MN family and newborn photographer. Thank you for stopping by! Besides being a business owner, I am also a homeschooling 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.
It is an honor to be invited into peoples lives to freeze in time the big love of our fast and wild lives, while using natural light to beautifully capture it all. My photography style is un-complicated and organic. Most of my portrait sessions are on location, outside during the hours before sunset at some of my favorite parks. My Newborn Lifestyle sessions happen in your home.
Lifestyle photography, capturing the small moments, that really are the big magic, in the day to day of our special families is what I love to photograph. Hugs, tickle fights, kisses, and snuggles are all apart of my photo sessions to show that connection and love of each unique family that I photograph.
My photography sessions are based on the number of edited images you desire, not a timed session. 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!
“big magic in the
the big picture in
a small frame
everything is sacred
when you take time
big love happens
in the small moments
big love happens
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 soonG. - Shakopee
Wendy did an outstanding job with our newborn session...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!E. - Bloomington
“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..."K. - St. Louis Park
$250 for 10 edited digital images with print release.
You will choose your 10 images from an edited gallery of all the best images from our session. Print options available for any image in your gallery. *Newborns see below.
$300 for 15 edited digital images with print release.
You will choose your 15 images from an edited gallery of all the best images from our session. Print options available for any image in your gallery. *Newborns see below
$350 for 20 edited digital images with print release.
You will choose your 20 images from an edited gallery of all the best images from our session. Print options available for any image in your gallery. *Newborns see below.
NEWBORN SESSIONS-LIFESTYLE IN HOME
$375 for 20 edited digital images and print release. This session is the only session I offer for newborns. Click below to receive my newborn welcome guide with all the details! I will come into your home for this relaxed session to capture all the sweetness of your newborn and your newly expanded family. No diaper bag to pack, unknown germs, or getting your toddler out the door. These sessions often happen with bare feet and coffee in hand, what could be better? You choose your 20 images from an edited gallery of all the best images from our session. Print options also available.
“oh the days are
but the years go by
let me linger in these
turn into the past
how I want to make
Fine Art School Photography in Minneapolis, MN. Modern, artful images with personality. It’s time to do school pictures differently!
I am flexible to meet the unique needs of each school. No two schools are alike, and I provide specialized service that fits your school’s needs.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL
Unlike large, corporate photography operations, I only take on a few, select schools so that I can provide superior customer service and artistic images. I only service one school at a time so you have my full attention to you and your families. I have streamlined systems that are 100% online, no order forms and less work for the school staff.
MODERN PORTRAITS WITH PERSONALITY
My goal is to capture the essence of the child in front of the camera. I will never force a smile and no awkward poses, 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 students and take pride in providing an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves, naturally. Parents LOVE these pictures!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 a minium of 3-5 images/poses, 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, organized by classroom, within 4-5 weeks of picture 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 headshots that the school can use and staff can order for personal use.
I encourage families to contact me directly for help with ordering and products, so your staff are not trying to field questions.
I have competitive school photography rates that compare to the large school photo companies, and nothing is due up front, all profit is made from orders placed. I offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone’s needs. I donate 10% of gross profits to the schools that I photograph!
I work with each individual school to schedule shoots any time during the academic year. Because you work with just me, I have the flexibility to meet your school’s unique needs, including picture retake days.
Family, Newborn & and Fine Art school photography, shooting on location in the Minneapolis & St. Paul Twin Cities, MN metro area.