Kari Layland Photography

Baby, Child and Family Portraits High School Senior Portraits  |  Boudoir Photography 


  Minnesota newborn, child, senior and family photographer   

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 Kari Layland is a highly experienced professional portrait photographer in the Twin Cities east metro area of Saint Paul, MN and surrounding suburbs, namely Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Stillwater and Newport Minnesota. Kari specializes in outdoor, studio and in home photography of babies, children, and family. Kari is award winning for best infant, child, senior and family photographer. Serving the greater Minneapolis and St Paul areas including all of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Experience timeless portraits in the comfort of your home, in our conveniently located St Paul studio or a beautiful outdoor location.  Kari has 15 years of professional photography experience and specializes in creating one of a kind pregnancy, newborn, infant, baby, child, family, and high school senior portraits. Through a strong effort, skills, the ability to relate with her subjects and her dedication to fine portraiture, Kari Layland has become one of the most popular Twin Cities portrait photographers.

Kari is best known for her work as a pregnancy, newborn and baby photographer.  Her newborn portraits are in high demand, often scheduling weeks and sometimes even months in advance.  If you are pregnant or have a new born baby, call early to ensure you get an appointment while your newborn child is tiny - 3-10 days is most ideal.  Baby's first year, maternity/newborn photography packages, and grow up plans for toddlers and children are available!  Watch your baby grow throughout his/her first year of life with timeless, natural, candid infant and toddler portraits that show off your baby the way you see him or her. 


What clients are saying

Minnesota photographer Kari Layland has pleased families with quality photos for over 12 years. Visit the photo galleries for examples of her beautiful newborn, baby, child, family, boudoir and wedding photography. Here are some things clients have said about her portrait photography:

Tamara Cairns - Minneapolis, MN "I can not recommend Kari highly enough. Not only are our portraits the most lovely and meaningful ones I've ever had taken, but the photo session itself was truly a special experience.  Kari has such a special knack for working with children, and she captured our babies' personalities perfectly. We never could have taken these types of pictures ourselves. Our portraits will truly be family heirlooms.  I still look at our photos almost every day. I can't imagine if we had not had Kari capture these most precious moments of our lives. I'm so grateful for her talent and patience."

Affiliated with Tiny Sparrow Foundation for gravely ill children and their families.

Minneapolis Minnesota Top Professional Photographer Award Recipient 

Kari Layland is an active participant in the following charities:

The American Child Photographer's Charity Guild offers a complimentary photo session and portrait archive CD to parents of critically ill children.


Kari Layland works on location and will travel up to 40 miles of Cottage Grove, MN.  Mileage may apply to areas outside the Twin Cities metro area.  Sessions may also be held in Kari's unique portrait studio in Newport, MN.  Kari travels to many cities in the metro including but not limited to Afton, Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills,  Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville,  Cambridge, Carver,  Centerville, Chanhassen, Chaska, Columbia Heights,  Crystal,  Eagan, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Farmington, Forest Lake, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hastings, Hopkins, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights,  Jordan, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeville,  Little Canada, Long Lake, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka,  Monticello, Mound, New Brighton, New Hope, Newport, North Oaks, North St. Paul,  Oak Grove, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale,  Otsego,  Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Richfield,  Rogers, Rosemount, Roseville,  Saint Anthony, Saint Croix, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park,  Savage, Shakopee, Shoreview, Shorewood,  South St. Paul, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Park, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, St. Paul Park,  Stillwater, University of Minnesota, Uptown, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, West St. Paul, White Bear Lake, and Woodbury. 

Kari is also available for travel to most destinations across the globe!  Inquire for details.

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Minneapolis St Paul photographer links:

Kari Layland Photography is listed on Children's Portrait Photographers, a website of children's photographers.

This is a great list of the top baby photographers in Minnesota.

Kari is a member of the Senior Pictures Photographer Directory.

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