We are fully booked for summer and fall family portraits for 2019. Inquire for winter portraits only.

Please contact us in February for 2020 family sessions to reserve your session.

Minneapolis Family Photographer

"Family is not an important thing...It's everything." - Michael J. Fox

No truer words were ever spoken.  Your kids are your world and Heaven knows that changes in a blink of an eye, they grow up way too fast.  Your most valuable family possessions are the shared experiences and memories that link your hearts together. Capturing these precious memories is my passion.  

I offer three different family sessions. Posed, Lifestyle and Newborn Lifestyle.  For my posed sessions, I like to take a healthy variety of different kinds of pictures. I set up both poses and capture candids of each child alone, different sibling pairings and pictures of children and parents together.  I have several locations I tend to use often, including Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, Champlin, and many more. Otherwise, if you have a place in mind that you have your heart set on, we can try that too!

For my lifestyle sessions, I come to you in your home. These sessions last anywhere from 2-2.5 hours and can include numerous activities..your family playing a favorite board game, cooking a favorite recipe, enjoying a meal together, snuggling on the couch or in bed to read a book, jumping on the bed, playing outside on the swing set..any of the above. I basically give few instructions and sit back like a fly on the wall and take candid photos of your family just being you.  

My newborn lifestyle sessions are typically the same, yet involve your newborn baby. I do these up to one month old newborns. The younger, the better, as the older your baby gets the less “pliable” he/she becomes. I will shoot in your open, well-lit house; mainly the bedroom and living room areas. This does not involve posed newborn photography, but I will catch a few photographs of baby by him/herself.


“Sheila did our family photos and they turned out better than I ever could have hoped for, and we had fun doing them. She really did a great job capturing my boys, ages 1 and 2.5 years, which is the most difficult task. I highly recommend her! She is amazing at photography!”
— Tiffany M.


family pictures in Elk River Minnesota



1 Location

Professional Retouching

15 High Quality Digital Images

Family, Siblings, Parents, Individual

Online Gallery - Direct Download

Mobile App


newborn lifestyle photography in the twin cities



Professional Retouching

In your home/at your discretion

All Digital Images

Online Gallery - Direct Download

Mobile App

*Additional Ala Carte download images and full gallery purchases are available.

All portrait sessions require a $50 non-refundable deposit via credit card or cash. Remaining balance must be paid by session date/time.  Locations over 20 miles from Elk River, Minnesota are charged a mileage fee. Have questions about any of my portrait sessions? Contact Me and I will answer them!