Northfield Family Photographer | Christmas at The Gardens

001Get your holiday photos, fine trees and greens, plus one-of-a-kind gifts during Christmas at The Gardens

OK, it's snowing outside. Aside from the brutal wakeup call that winter is here to stay all of that snow can be a good thing! I know that nothing puts me in the holiday spirit quicker than a fresh blanket of snow. Plus, those dipping temps also mean warming up with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire — who doesn't love that? This year, you're welcome to join us at our hearth during Christmas at The Gardens, Nov. 28 and 29. This Holiday Boutique features fine greens and fresh-cut trees from Switzer's Nursery and Landscaping along with truly unique gifts from area artists, including jewelry designer Heather Lawrenz and garden sculptor Jennifer Wolcott. And while you're shopping for your loved ones why not get your holiday portraits done, too?

I'm excited to once again be offering family mini photo sessions during Christmas at The Gardens. Holiday portraiture is a beautiful way to capture a new stage in your family’s life or to simply share in a tradition with your nearest and dearest. Take the time to commemorate this season with moments that will be treasured for years to come.


Get a feel for what photography with Anthologie is all about. During your 20-minute portrait session, your loved ones will have fun being themselves — playing and laughing while we capture honest portraits of who you are while still saving time for the posed pictures your families crave at this time of year.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29

Where: The Gardens of Castle Rock, 26601 Chippendale Ave., Northfield, MN

Price: Holiday Cheer Collection $175  |  Seasons Greetings Collection $215

What’s included: The Holiday Cheer Collection features a 20-minute outdoor photography session; online proofing gallery; creative post-processing treatments of your pictures, including black-and-white and color; high-resolution digital files with the copyrights to print your own pictures up to 8x10 inches; and no minimum print order requirements.

The Seasons Greetings Collection includes everything listed above, plus 25 custom greeting cards. These designs are printed double sided in full color on 5x7 matte card stock. Choose from these 4 gorgeous designs below.





What to Wear

We aim to capture the true personality of your family, so it’s important that your clothing choices speak to who you are and make you happy in the process. Here are just a few tips for looking your best.

• Dress appropriate for the weather

• Look for outfits or coats that compliment, but aren’t identitcal

• Layers are fantastic for adults and children

• Bright hues or small accessories create a fun pop of color

• Jackets that are fitted and crisp photograph best

Contact us today

We would love to capture your family portraits this holiday season. Now is one of the busiest times of the year and our schedule will fill up fast, so kindly contact us as soon as possible to secure your session time. Make your appointment today by calling 952-232-5830 or email: info (at )










Burnsville Linkedin Photographer

headshots_blog2 Ready to take your career to the next level, or are you just getting started on your career path? Either way, you'll want to make sure your Linkedin profile is up to date. To complete your online profile you'll need an updated, professional bio picture. Business portraits can help you to build trust with potential clients and employers. Right now, Anthologie is offering headshots at an amazing value to get your fall started with your best face forward.

Join us for Headshot Happy Hour 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Grande Market Place courtyard, 12700 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN.

What is it: a 10 to 15 minute portrait session with professional photographer Dan Iverson

What do I get: 2 unique photos, retouched and edited, electronically delivered in print and web resolution, plus black and white and color versions

What about copyrights: you can use your photos as you wish: Linkedin, business cards, company websites, promotional products, etc.

What does it cost: $50 (regularly $150)

What's the catch: No catch, but this fantastic value is available on Thursday, Sept. 18 only

Do I need to register: Walk-ups will be accepted, but those with scheduled appointments will get preferred session times and will not have to wait

How do I RSVP: Call 952-232-5830 to set up or time or email info (at)

What do I wear: We think it's best to dress for the job you want, not the job you already have. Think about the image you want to project to others and dress accordingly.

• Jackets and coats that are crisp and fitted photograph the best

• Dressing in layers is always a great option for multiple looks

• Solid colors rather than busy patterns add an air of sophistication

• Dark and neutral colors are great for outerwear

So, I have a new photo — Now, what do I do with it?

We have the perfect idea! Why not get some professional training on how to utilize Linkedin to work for you? Our friends at Wild Fig Marketing are actually hosting an education event on the same day — and just around the corner from where we will be providing photos.

You'll Learn: 
  1. How to create a powerhouse profile that speaks directly to your IDEAL client
  2. How to use advanced prospecting strategies (including the new publishing platform)
  3. How to increase the number of referrals you receive in just 15-20 min a week

Click HERE to learn more or to register.

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Farmington Sports Photographer | Lacrosse Senior Night

There's so much more to creating the portrait of a high school senior than traditional senior pictures. Friends, jobs and activities play such an important role of shaping who students are at this age and who they will become in the future. I was fortunate enough this spring to document two lacrosse games for Alex, a senior at Farmington High School. The games were late in the season and illustrate how special (and fleeting) the moments are leading up to graduation. Within a few short weeks of making these photos commencement was underway and many of the boys were headed their separate ways. Being on hand to see some of the last huddles, introductions on the field and celebrations among friends was quite special.

The first game went into double overtime (with Farmington coming out victorious), and, as I think these pictures show, as much of the story is told off the field as in the heart of the action.

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Twin Cities Linkedin Photographer | Headshot Happy Hour

headshots_july_2014_blog Elevate your online profile with professional photos for only $50

Anthologie is offering business profile photo mini sessions at an amazing value. Join us 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 10,  at Grande Market Place, 12700 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN, and spruce up your dated online profile picture with a fresh, professional photo. Reservations are required so please contact us at 952-232-5830 or email dan (at) to reserve your place. Included with your session:

  • The time and talent of your professional photographer in a relaxed, natural light setting
  • Use to 2 unique final images in perpetuity
  • Final edits/enhancements of your 2 best pictures
  • Electronic delivery of files in high-resolution and web-resolution
  • Black-and-white and color versions of your pictures
  • Price: $50

Top 5 reasons to update your profile photo

1. Let potential clients get an idea of who you are before your next meeting

2. Showing your face adds integrity to your professional image

3. You're a recent college grad and need a new photo suitable to share with potential employers

4. You're in a career transition or seeking to land your dream job

5. You have a new haircut/color and want a photo that wasn't made during the Bush Administration

What to wear?

We aim to capture your personality with your portrait so it’s important for you to dress in a manner that speaks to who you are and your intended career path. Remember, with business photography, you want to dress for the job you want, not the job you already have. Think about the image you want to project to others and dress accordingly.

• Jackets and coats that are crisp and fitted photograph the best

• Dressing in layers is always a great option for multiple looks

• Solid colors rather than busy patterns add an air of sophistication

• Dark and neutral colors are great for outerwear

• Avoid vibrant colors with shirts unless that’s a part of who you are

• Guys, bring a tie. Ladies, add a scarf. You can always take it off if it’s too formal.

• What’s slimming? Simple, solids, darks, vertical lines and single-breasted suits

It may sound silly, but it’s not a bad idea to practice your smile in a mirror before your session. You may find that your “posed smile” makes you look less approachable. Don’t worry, Anthologie photographer Dan Iverson is a pro at making you relaxed and at ease being yourself in front of the camera.

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