Father and daughter walking through an autumn field.

To do: live in the moment

To do: live in the moment

There is nothing I love more than spending an evening with a family, documenting the precious moments as they unfold. Your family session with me will be with gentle guidance and instruction. Gone are the days of stiffly standing still for the camera. Instead we will focus on activities and play, and before you know it we'll have captured a full session of magical moments.

Happy child in a grassy field during the sunset.
Child playing in the grass.
Children walking down a boardwalk to Lake Superior at sunset.
A brother and sister racing through a grassy field.
A small family on a dock with their small child.
A little boy curiously looking at the camera.
Father and daughter walking through a grassy field.
Parents admiring their first child.
Sisters giggling and whispering in each other's ear.
Toddler and her puppy getting sleepy.
Family snuggled up in the cold.
Parents and their small child.
Four young siblings walking down a boardwalk.
Toddler admiring her baby brother.
Parents playing with their toddler in a grassy field.
Family group hug.
Family with two small boys and a dog.
Two little boys sitting in the leaves.
Family with two girls laughing in the leaves.
Little boy laying on a boardwalk laughing.
Little girl blowing milkweed into the sunset.
Mom juggling her two small kids in her arms.

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Family Sessions
Kids affectionately playing with their dad.

Family Mini


Perfectly designed to get your holiday photos done within 30 minutes.

Four siblings walking down a boardwalk.

Family Session


One hour at a location of your choice. Ideally, early morning or before sunset. I will focus on capturing your genuine family connection with light instruction. Play & being in the moment encouraged.

Little girl playing with milkweed.

Family Documentary Session


Two hours of documenting your family with activities in and around your home. The most "unposed" session I offer. This is to truly document your family.

Grandparents playing with their kids in a field of wildflowers.

Extended Family Session


This session is for larger family groups. Price will vary on the size of your family. Up to 90 minutes.

Session Information

All sessions include an all-inclusive gallery with your custom edited images. The number of photos will vary depending on the session you choose. (There are usually far more than you'd imagine!) From your gallery you'll have the ability to download and share your images, as well as order prints. (I only recommend ordering prints from your gallery. I work with a lab to ensure your images are accurate in color and quality.) Travel fees will apply to sessions over 25 miles from my 55406 location. A non-refundable retainer fee is due when booking your session. Taxes will be applied. Your session will not be considered booked until it is paid. If you should need to reschedule or there is a weather event please be in contact with Amanda asap to make new arrangements.


What should we wear?

Spring/Summer: Flowy dresses, light colors, pastels, small prints, linen, fabrics that move easily, cream, blush and tan colors.

Autumn/Winter: Dark, Earthy tones, mustard, olive, tan, rust + chunky knit sweaters & hats.

Avoid: Neon/bold colors, logos, pictures and words on clothing.

What if my kid won't sit still?

I have almost never had a child sit still for a session. In fact, I think it's unrealistic ask. My sessions are filled with movement and freedom and I always capture the best photos while they're being themselves.

How soon will we get our photos?

I love to send a little sneak peak within 24 hours of your session. But your entire gallery should be ready within two weeks.

Where will the session take place?

If you don't already have a location in mind, I have several outdoor locations scattered around the Twin Cities that make great backdrops.

For winter locations I have a few indoor suggestions as well.

What time of day are family sessions?

The window within the last 90 minutes before sunset will always be the most ideal. If your kids simply cannot hang, the early morning is also a great option. If you are okay without the golden light we can choose a time where your kids feel well rested and happy.

When should I book my session?

There is no time like today! Once you get in touch we will get the ball rolling and you'll get one more thing checked off your list.

Please do not wait to document your family. You are perfect just as you are in this moment!