About

Thank you for considering me as your photographer! I'm Kari, and I'm a professional photographer serving the Twin Cities metro area and western Wisconsin. I use a mix of natural and studio lighting to create a custom portrait that documents not just what you look like, but also the person you really are at this amazing time in your life.

Senior portraits are like a "coming of age" photo shoot. You'll probably never have photographs taken of you that are ALL about you ever again, so now's the time to document this once in a lifetime opportunity, and have a great time doing it!

My goal is to create a portrait that shows your best side, as well as represents you for who you are. By combining a fabulous location, beautiful lighting, my eye for flattering positions/angles, and your good looks and personality, I promise to provide you with a variety of portraits that you and your family will absolutely love!

When creating a portrait, I like to keep it simple and focus on you, keeping props and busy backdrops to a minimum. However, if you have something important to you that you'd like to incorporate into your pictures, please bring them! They may give your portraits just the right touch and show off your personality and interests. I'm open to your ideas and suggestions.

I typically only schedule one - two sessions per day, and never back to back. This gives me the time and patience to focus on you and only you, not on the clock or the next appointment. There will be plenty of time for clothing changes, hair fixes, etc. Senior sessions generally last 1-3 hours, sometimes longer for multiple locations.

Portraits may be created in my studio in Newport, MN or any one of several great locations in the Twin Cities metro area. Each session is custom created for you.

When you schedule your appointment, either by phone, online or by email, we'll discuss your ideas and decide on a location.

Because I only schedule a limited number of sessions, 50% of your session ($300-$900 depending on the session type you choose) is due at the time of scheduling your senior portrait session. with the balance due on or before the day of your session. See the pricing tab for more details.

I will meet you at the chosen location and spend 45 minutes to 3 hours or more with you, capturing a variety of images, both color and black and white. Clothing changes and different groupings of people (family, group of friends, etc) are included at no extra charge for custom sessions. (additional charges may apply if more than one family is being photographed).

With your permission, you'll be featured on my blog and Facebook Page a few days from the time you order. After 1-2 weeks, your images will be ready for viewing via your very own online gallery. This will be available for you to use for 14 days. You can then view your portraits in the privacy of your home and invite your friends and family to view them as well. You can either order right online, or set up a time for an ordering consult, where I'll help you make those final decisions.

Portrait orders are ready in 2-4 weeks from the time your order is placed and paid in full. When your prints are ready, you will receive an email or a phone call letting you know that your prints are ready and to arrange a time for pickup or delivery. You can also have your portraits mailed to you. If you have further questions about the process please email me at info@kariphotography.com, or call 651-271-7627.

I look forward to working with you!