We are a Minneapolis St. Paul lifestyle family photographer providing a relaxed, fun, and joyful photography experience. Let us make your special session a day to always remember.
Welcome! I’m Kathy Van Guilder, a portrait photographer in the Minneapolis St. Paul Twin Cities area. Ten years ago, I left my career in public health to pursue my passion, portrait photography. My goal is to create beautifully lit, timeless, natural images that you will treasure forever while providing an effortless, relaxed, and fun photography experience for your family, high school senior, or beloved pet.
I am a wife, a mom of a 20 something daughter, and pet mom to two wonderful rescue dogs and a rescue bunny. I know first hand how quickly families grow up and that moments captured in time become priceless. I understand how big of a transition it is when it’s time for “our babies” to leave the nest.
There are many choices when it comes to portrait photography and it’s important to choose the photographer that is the best fit for you. We have been in business since 2009. Our business is based on lasting relationships with valued clients and client referrals and full of integrity. Kathy Van Guilder Photography is committed to the highest quality images and service and want to make sure your experience is fun and easy from start to finish with no unexpected surprises. We hope our clients are our customers and friends for years to come.
Each session includes a pre-session planning consultation where we choose your location and make clothing selections; your portrait session which will be fun and relaxed for everyone; and a viewing and design session (everyone’s favorite part) where you view your fully edited images in a slideshow, receive your proofs, choose your favorite images, and look at options to showcase your images in your home all while pampering you with cold beverages.