Portrait Studio

Why Choose SisterSong

As far as quality goes...I believe my images speak for themselves. But...I want you to know that exceptional photography isn't the only reason to choose SisterSong. I truly do take care of everything from start to finish and am readily available to make your entire experience a pleasant and rewarding one.

Our advantages

I run a small boutique portrait studio that focuses on quality, not quantity.

This allows me to limit the number of sessions I schedule and focus more time and energy onto each client that shares their family and loved ones with me. I give personal attention to every session from start to finish.

I offer pre-consultations to collaborate with you on session style, outfit selection, location, backgrounds and more.

When the day of your session arrives, I have a fun, upbeat style with a "no rush" atmosphere so you can sit back, relax and let me make you look your very best with my photographic expertise. I am a stickler for detail and will make sure everything is perfect both on you and around you.

I spend several hours editing your session

After your session, I spend several hours editing your session to make sure each and every image in your gallery is exquisitely retouched and transformed into works of art that you will be proud to display in your homes. When your session images are ready, I have an in-studio session unveiling for you to preview your images for the first time. You will see all of your images on a large screen in a beautiful slideshow presentation; after which, I will carefully take the time to go through your images with you to ensure you are selecting the best images for the products you choose. I spend as much time as you need during this appointment to ensure you are confident about your portrait selections and products that you order.

Rates

Family & Individual In Studio Session Rates:

$250.00 ( Non-refundable and due when you book your time)

Senior sessions:

$200 Basic - in studio - 20 -30 minutes (2-3 outfit changes)

$250 - Around the town - in studio and around the town of Red Wing. Up to 6 outfit changes and approximately 2 hours.

On Site Session Rates:

$250.00 (Non-refundable and due when you book your time)
(mileage will apply if more than 10 miles away)
Your session fee is non-refundable, but your time can be rescheduled if an emergency arises.

There is a $250 minimum portrait investment deposit due at the beginning of your photo session. This money will be applied toward your session portrait order. (Prepayment is non-refundable)

  • Packages starting at $575.
  • All portraits come with a linen or pebble finish.
  • 11 x 14 & up comes mounted.
  • All touch-ups are included in pricing.
  • I offer custom framing for all story boards and wall portraits.

Business Head Shots

business-headshotDoes your business need updated headshots? I can come to your business and provide fast, high-quality, images for your professional needs.

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As far as quality goes...I believe my images speak for themselves.

I want you to know that exceptional photography isn't the only reason to choose SisterSong Portrait Studio.

My Philosophy

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I have had so many people comment on how I seem to capture the very essence of the subjects I am photographing.
"How do you do it?", they ask.

First of all, my work is a direct reflection of who I am and what I love in all forms of art. I want my viewers hearts to ache as they look at my work. I want it to take their breath away. I love to capture raw emotion and openly honest expressions that captivate the audience. I often "feel" the very moment I am about to capture THE portrait. I don't believe this is something that can be taught...it is something that just is...it is the difference between a photographer and an artist.

Secondly, because I read people well, I am able to set most people at ease almost immediately. I try to take the time during each session to truly connect with my clients. I laugh a LOT and ask a lot of questions. Being a "people person", I genuinely want to learn everything I can about a person during their session. I want to know what makes them blush, what makes them laugh, what makes them roll their eyes. I want to know what music they like, what their favorite food is, who is the silliest person they know. As we talk, they begin to relax and focus more on the conversation than the session. The tension starts to melt away and before they realize it...I've captured them sharing themselves with me...AND my camera.

What to Wear

I LOVE accessories! I have several at the studio but feel free to bring your own scarves, hats, mittens, boots, etc. White slips for girls are beautiful, or light flowing material. For boys, either khakis with a white shirt, or bib overalls with no shirt is darling. If you have a special outfit for the child, I would love to work with you to find the perfect backdrop to go with it. When you book your appointment, just schedule a time to bring the outfit by the studio so I can see it to plan accordingly.

For senior sessions, I prefer you bring in a large variety of choices before your session so we can plan together what outfits you will wear with which backdrops. Also, it is important that you wear outfits that you like, but also bring a few outfits that your parents love. The pictures are for them too!! I strongly encourage you to bring something dressy to go with the casual. Look at some of the senior pictures in prom dresses...they are stunning!

For families...unity is key. Look around your home to see what types of colors will match your decor and style best. Definitely solids, and any color will work. I personally prefer blacks, browns, rusts and neutrals. If you have something else in mind, I'd be happy to accommodate you. Just let me know what you're thinking when you set up your session so I can plan accordingly.

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Book A Session

If you would like to book your session or simply have questions about a session please email me at sales@sistersong.com or call 651-380-5205. You may also send me a message on facebook.

Testimonials

It was so worth it to get my senior pictures professionally done by Erika! She is definitely one of the most genuine, caring, and fun people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. She genuinely cares about making your photos the way YOU want! She’s just incredible at what she does. I totally recommend SisterSong to ANYONE! It is SO worth it to have amazing pictures that you are in love with and actually have a lot of fun doing it.
Leila H.