The normal stuff:

Email: (<------ Preferred method) 

Phone: 763-227-5883 (call or text)

Facebook: Mortenson Portraits

I work all on-location. I have a portable natural light studio that I can bring to you and set up near a large window or sliding door. Also there are fantastic parks and locations around the twin cities! I have a list, just ask. On-location Sessions are available almost any day of the week. 2-4 weeks notice advised. 

The good stuff:


I am mostly an all-natural-light/on-location photographer. I enjoy capturing the posed pictures as well as the un-posed. Some of my favorite pictures are when YOU are not expecting them: a laughing bride, a shy little guy, a giggling baby. Seriously, what can get better than that? Chances are, if you are here viewing my site, you're not looking for the typical photo session. Your plan for a perfect family photo may not include everyone in matching, pressed dress shirts and khaki pants. Heck, it may not even include everyone looking at the camera. Instead, you realize that your family interactions may be even more representative of your love and you may desire something a little different.

About me...

My pursuit of photography began in high school. I took a photography class and immediately fell in love. I decided to follow this into college. In the beginning I thought I would teach photography at a high school level. I quickly learned that I was not a teacher. What I really wanted to do was start my own business. I finished college with my BFA in photography and painting. Right after college (seriously like a week later)  I started dating my now husband, the best man I know. He was so supportive as I started the adventure of owning my own photography business. Now, over a decade later, I get to do what I love everyday! I capture the smiles of amazing people. I get to capture some of the most wonderful firsts… first kiss as a married couple, first breaths as a newborn, first birthday cake smashes… it is all so awesome!

I would love to work with you... meet your family, get your kids to laugh, capture a moment in this part of your journey. I am easy to reach (see normal stuff above) and have days, evenings, and weekends available. Let's chat and find a time that works best for you.  Plan at least 2-4 weeks notice for a weekend appointment. Week days are more flexible. Weddings book further in advance, so contact me as soon as possible.

Ok, one last fun thing:

10 true facts about me...

1. I love the Big Guy, and He has been good to me. 

2. Born and raised Minnesooooooota girl.

3. Mom of 3 wild little blond babies (I love my crazy kiddos) 

4. I think just about anything can be made in a toaster oven. I do not own a microwave!

5. Hockey is the best MN sport. Go WilD!

6. My husband taught me to frisbee golf. Now I am a rockstar at it.

7. I love to laugh and often make a fool  of myself.

8. I am a sucker for a good love story, and usually cry at weddings.

9. I am most comfortable in jeans, a tank, and flats.

10. I am very family oriented and I have two sweet little boys and a girl of my own now.

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