Lakeville, MN Professional Photogapher | Holiday Family Portraits

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'Tis Holiday Mini Session Time

Holiday portraiture is a beautiful way to capture a new stage in your family's life, and a joyful expression of giving when shared with your nearest and dearest. Take the time to commemorate this season of life with moments that will be treasured for years to come.

Anthologie is excited to offer mini lifestyle portrait sessions during this special time of year for those who love walking through fields covered in a blanket of snow, or a engaging in a lighthearted snowball fight.

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 rather than endlessly posing for structured, staid pictures.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: A private, wooded property conveniently located near the Interstate in Lakeville, MN (directions will be sent to booking clients)

Price: $100

What's included: A 20-minute outdoor photography session; online proofing gallery; creative post-processing treatments of your pictures, including black-and-white and color; digital files with the copyrights to print your own pictures up to 4x6 inches, plus your favorite picture delivered as a digital file with the copyrights to print your own 8x10s; discounts on beautiful, custom holiday greeting cards; and no minimum print order requirements

Custom Holiday Cards • Products and Gifts

We are proud to offer a one-stop shopping experience with your holiday mini session. The images from your session beg to be transformed into exquisite pieces of art, combined to create a collection in an Anthologie Signature Book, and professionally printed in a custom holiday card. Simply select your favorite images and we'll take care of the rest!

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 )

Win-win photography

Katie sounded genuinely excited when I relayed to her the news that she was the winner of Anthologie's "No Foolin' Spring Photography" promotion. Truth be told, I was just as enthusiastic to make for her some great family pictures. That's because Katie is just the sort of person I love to work for — she's a  photographer.

Does that mean I relish the idea of a fellow shutterbug critiquing my creative work with a fine-tooth comb? Not exactly, though it does help to get constructive criticism. No, the reason I enjoy having photographers as the subject of my pictures is because, like me, they're never in any of their photos!

Katie and I go way back, probably 15 years or more. She was actually a classmate of mine in high school, a photo classmate to be specific, as was her husband, Stephan. I hadn't talked with the couple regularly in some time, and hadn't even seen them face to face in about a year, so it was a welcome surprise when their names were selected at random to win an Anthologie custom photo session.

We chose the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden as the backdrop to their lifestyle portrait session. There, the couple's three children would be free to explore the grounds while physical space provided some meaningful context to the pictures, since the Stombergs live in the neighborhood.

It was a challenge to balance catching up with old friends while at the same time doing my best to be a fly on the wall for the kids as they did what they did best — play. What impressed me most was just how close all the siblings were despite their separation in age. When I'm working, posing for pictures is kept to an absolute minimum. All the images of the kids walking together, holding hands and enjoying each other's company was all real! And despite the ever-plummeting temperatures and bitter wind, everyone had a picture-perfect disposition.

Thank you, Stomberg family, for being such great models. This photography session was a win-win for all of us!

Four days left to reserve your session

Just like spring, this deal won't last forever. The No Foolin' spring photography collection absolutely ends this Friday, so be sure to contact us today and reserve your time at a special price. You then have until May 31 to complete your session.

Our No Foolin sessions are the perfect opportunity to get out and have fun with your family while we make the pictures. Planting flowerbeds, playing frisbee, or simply teaching the newest member of the family how mow the lawn are just some of the many ways to celebrate this time of year through photos.

Anthologie specializes in capturing your family interacting with one another without staged portraits. So sit back, relax, and let us do the work for you.

Learn more about this promotion HERE.

And the winner is ...

Congratulations to Katie Stomberg, the winner of our free No Foolin' photography session! For those of you who didn't win, there's still one more week to reserve your spring photo session at a special price. Katie, we'll be contacting you soon to set up a time and location to work with your family! Have a great — and warm — weekend, everyone!

Spring Giveaway: No Foolin’

This spring's giveaway from Anthologie: A free No Foolin' photography session. This collection features up to one hour of photography at a location of your choice. Perfect for those who enjoy capturing candid moments, Anthologie will work with you to create a fun and relaxing photo experience where you're free to hang out with family or work on your favorite hobby while we worry about making the photos. Check the main article on our website to learn more about this special offer.

To enter, click on the "leave a comment" navigation below and tell us: What is your favorite springtime activity? Double your chances by entering on our Facebook page. We'll randomly select the winner on April 8.