Category Archives: Portraits

St Paul Hotel Corporate Headshots – Evergreen Energy MN

Corporate head shots are always interesting, usually challenging,  but highly  rewarding (if you can think on your feet).  This shoot for Ever-Green Energy was no exception.  They are located in St. Paul, MN near the Landmark Center in Rice Park and they sell green energy to private and commercial clients.

They had an event/meeting because of a great new CEO taking control of the ship, and they wanted to get some new group shots along with some studio portrait type head shots.  The challenge was first to bring all my photo gear into the hotel quickly and not having to haul it all too far.   I also had to shoot 25 individual head shots and about 6 different group shots with 10-15 people all within about an hour and a half!  Nobody likes to wait for photos so I work very quickly.  What’s amazing  about this company is that they are actually growing their business even in this down economy!  I’ve been lucky enough to be their commercial and event photographer and have been taking their studio portraits for about 4 years now.   I can honestly say that they are  a fantastic and super friendly group of people.   I’ll just post a few photos from the session to show how great they are even in a “studio” portrait setting.




Devon’s First Communion Photos and Family Portraits in Hudson, WI

Lots of first communions lately.  Here are a few of Devon’s which took place at a church in Hudson, WI.  You can see that he’s extremely photogenic.  Congratulations Devon!


June 2, 2011 - 5:09 AM

Dan - Pure Portraits - Photographer in Kent - Lovely family portraits in this blog post. You’ve done a great job capturing their day.

MN Executive Headshot in Mpls MN

I was commissioned to do an executive headshot for Phillip.  He was hired as a CEO for a very popular non profit organization in Minnesota.

I usually never use backdrops but once in a while someone wants a very standard headshot, especially for the professional corporate headshots.


I then had him sit on my couch and used natural light (my favorite) to produce this more friendly version:


Congratulations on your new job Phillip!

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October 1, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Melissa De Bruin - Hello,

I am wondering what your pricing is for corporate headshots. We will need approximately 7-10 headshots taken for people in the office here downtown. Also, we will need these photos to be as similar as possible to our Milwaukee office. They are using the following:

The “Chase Blue” background is achieved by hitting black felt background material with a strobe, fitted with a blue filter #174. This link provides information on the blue filter, I purchased the blue 174 filter, as one of a set of filters, from Paul C Buff at

Do you have these capabilities? We are looking for a very fast turnaround as well. Please contact me as soon as possible.

Thank you,

December 13, 2013 - 4:54 PM

Lindsay Smith - Hello,

We have a company of 32 professionals, and we are interested in having professional, business headshots taken. The first round may only be for the executive team, which would be about 14 people. What would you charge for this service, and what is your availability in the near future? Would you be willing to come to our office for a session?


December 16, 2013 - 3:45 PM

admin - I am able to come in to do the photo shoot. I will contact you directly to discuss your needs further.

John Hanson

Somerset, WI Outdoor Maternity Photo Ideas

I did Dan and Diana’s wedding about 2 years ago and I was pleasently surprised to hear they had a new baby!!!  So here is this recent maternity shoot I did at their 7 acre home in Somerset, WI.   They didn’t want the traditional maternity photos with the mother showing her bare belly (I don’t blame her), so we went a little more contemporary and loose and we approached it more like an engagement photo session.  Feedback is always welcome.




Cool Mom

Cool Mom




Love the warmth of this one, especially in the cold spring:

Warm Love in Spring

Warm Love in Spring





Baby Shower

Baby Shower

New Mom with Moms:



December 3, 2010 - 2:48 AM

admin - Yep, she’s pregnant.