Golden Hour at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Good lord this evening was absolutely perfect. The couple, the light, THE DOG. for real though still thinking about how beautifully this session went and how fun these two were! They are tying the knot here next summer so it only made sense to do their engagement session here as well! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! This place is so versatile and has so much beauty! I cannot wait to come back on their big day & explore more :)




Roger & Ruth { against all odds }

Roger and Ruth truly stole my heart. These two have been married for 53 years now! Talk about #goals But things haven't always been so easy for them. Back when these two love birds wanted to tie the knot their families did not approve, Roger was catholic and Ruth was Lutheran. Back then marrying someone of a different religious background was much more frowned upon than it is now. Despite their families non-supportive nature these two still wanted to place themselves before God and vow to spend the rest of their lives together. They had a couple friends with them and acquired only 3 photographs from that day! (pictured on the buffet below). They have built a beautiful life together since then. They have raised children together & worked HARD for everything they have. They have chosen God over adversity and he done nothing short of blessing them. Sometimes you just have to listen to God's Plan for it can be far greater than you could ever imagine <3 

CONGRATULATIONS to Roger & Ruth for 53 years!!! Cheers! 

G <3

[Minneapolis Wedding Photographer] -A Flower Garden Wedding <3

You guys!! I am beyond thrilled to share this beautiful wedding day with you! The ceremony was held at the Minnesota landscape arboretum and let me tell you, if you haven't checked out that place yet it's a MUST! The backdrop was perfect from all the greenery to the beautiful blooms that surrounded us. I was in heaven <3 <3 <3

& the bride and groom?

Well, I feel so blessed to have met this couple, they were an absolute joy to be around. You know, the kind of couple that make your job that much more fun! Andrea was such a sweetheat and Al was always keeping me laughing! There was never a dull moment when shooting and they were up for anything! { Picture perfect clients in my mind}  I love the bond that these two share. It's clear that they were meant for eachother & I am honored to have been given the opportunity to provide these memories for them <3 


Something special for the mamas out there <3 <3 <3

This year I have decided to celebrate those mamas out there for mothers day! Being a mother myself I know how much of an important job it is & it's true our work hours just never end! 

Soooo how about some Mommy & Me mini sessions just for you?!? 

Not a mom? Well this is THE perfect gift for YOUR special mama or a wonderful mama you know!

Saturday April 16th is the day! 

For $125 you will recieve a 20 minute session & 10 digital images downloadable from a web gallery!

Book your spot now by emailing me at

Limited spots so book asap!

Can't wait to see you!


Minneapolis portrait photographer { Here comes another one!}

So as I promised from last weeks blog post I would be explaining my absense to you further! If you missed last weeks blog post be sure to check it out as there is all sorts of goodies and new info in there! You can read it here.|/blog-2/2016/1/20/new-year-new-changes-new-opportunities 


Moving onto my announcement! 

My husband and I are expecting our 3rd baby in July!!!!!  In the begining of this pregnancy I was SOOOOO sick! I felt like I got hit by a bus! Zero energy and CONSTANT nausea...ugh lets just say the couch was my savior for those few weeks! Now that I just hit 14 weeks and am in my second trimester I am feel so much better! I will be back on my game I promise! Weekly blog posts and many more photos to come of course! 

Check out our announcement! All of our friends and family seemed to love it :) I am so excited to share it now with you guys now that the news is out! Let me know what you think and If you did a cool or unique announcement for your pregnancy I would love to see what you did! Just add it to the comments:) 

We are so excited to be adding to our family and I am so happy I can share this with you guys! 

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

With Love,

Gianna Marie <3

New Year, New Changes, New Opportunities!

Let me start out by saying Happy New Year & a big gigantic thank you to all! Just before the New Year I reached over 500 likes on FB! Wooohooo! I am so appreciative of all your endless support ♥

Next I would like to also give you a gigantic apology! I have been quite absent on the social media front over the last few months. I will be explaining myself further within the next week or so  with all that being said I just feel like there is so much I need to catch you guys up on and I can’t wait to share all with you!

After my newly refreshed outlook and motivation coming back from my break I want to announce that I will be doing a weekly blog post to share more not only on the business side of my journey but also a more personal side of my journey with you guys.

2016 will be bringing many new changes to both my person and business life. This year I will be introducing Fresh 48 sessions!! For those of you who may not be familiar with what fresh 48 means. It refers to the first 48 hours of a new baby’s life. Capturing the birth and/or the first special moments to follow. This year I will be focusing on Maternity, fresh 48, Newborn, Watch me grow plans ( newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 1 year) as well as engagement sessions! I will still be offering Family Mini Sessions upon request and during the fall! As always I will have a few other creative Mini sessions available throughout the year as well so get excited for that!!!

2016 pricing is set and will be different from last year! Please refer to the ‘investment’ tab on the home page of my website to read up on all the details!

Lastly, to show my gratitude for all my wonderful clients and their support I am starting a new sort of appreciation deal this year! GET READY FOR IT!

1.     If you refer someone to me and then follow through with a shoot, you will receive a FREE mini session of your choosing from me!


2.     All past clients & new clients will become a part of my new emailing list and get exclusive offers for discounts on sessions, prints, products etc… and first dibs on up coming events! 

*****If you are a client of mine already please do make sure I have an updated email for you so that you are included!!!


Happy 2016!  I can’t wait to see all the opportunity this year has in store! ♥ ♥ ♥

With love,

Gianna Marie

I'll leave you with some recent photos of my little dudes! enjoy ♥

Minneapolis Newborn Photographer { Baby M}

Oh what a complete joy it was to meet this little guy! He was by far THE most alert newborn I have ever encountered! His mama and I spent most of the shoot trying to convince little man that it was okay to take a snooze! Hahahah It took awhile but once he was out he was OUT! Snuggling and cuddling newborns never gets old and this little guy LOVED to be talked to! I'm not gonna lie after spending time with baby M the baby fever is REAL over here ;)