AbOUT Kathy 

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.


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My goal is to create beautifully lit, timeless, natural images that you will treasure forever while providing an effortless, relaxed, and fun photography experience.

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.

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. 

And as someone who has always had a special connection with animals, I realize how precious pets are. Animals are with us for a few short years and having beautiful photographs that you can treasure forever is priceless.