Minneapolis Family Photographer {The Olson Family }

Good afternoon friends! 

Just popping up to show you some highlights from this sweet little family session from last week! How darling are they? I had the best time getting to know mom,dad and their gorgeous baby girl <3 I have always liked shooting family sessions but have recently grown to LOVE them. I love getting to know each family and how they click. Getting to know them and making folks feel comfortable around you always makes for the most genuine photographs. For instance, one of my favorite things about the Olson's session was how dad looked at his little girl. There is just something so wonderful in his eyes and you can really feel it. During my sessions there will be silliness, lots of jokes and you will get to enjoy a front row seat of me running around like a crazy person getting those shots! If you are feeling stiff or just simply aren't sure how to pose, have no fear I will help you friend! I will make fun of myself often because I think we all need to give ourselves a little more slack right? If you have small children you may hear me say things like "Boogers!" or "Smelly feet!"or " Hey no smiling aloud here!!" or I might even ask them to tell their best knock knock joke! No matter the circumstance my goal is ALWAYS to have fun!!! If that sounds like an adventure that you and your family want to be apart of well then I can't wait to hangout with you! Until then enjoy some photos of this lovely little family! <3

Hey guys...SMILE it's almost FRIDAY! <3 <3 <3


Minneapolis Engagement Photographer { Eric & Rachael}

Rachael is a childhood friend of mine so naturally I was super excited for her when she got engaged and even more excited when she asked me to photograph her engagement session!! I feel so blessed to have been able to capture these forever moments for her! This was my first time meeting Eric & we all clicked right away, it was a FUN shoot and those kind of shoots are my favorite! 


Congratulations Eric & Rachael! I cannot wait to witness your big day <3 <3 <3

Minneapolis Engagement Photographer {Matt & Hannah}

Okay guys! We originally scheduled this shoot to be done at a sunflower field and I was super excited since I haven't shot at one before! A week before the shoot Hannah messaged me with the bad news that the field was wilting and dying! We ended up meeting up at Otsego regional park at golden hour. I anticipated your normal sunset photo shoot right? Wrong. When I got out of the car the lighting was immaculate! We were so blessed that night with the location + light & we took full advantage! These two lovebirds were an absolute joy to photograph & there was never a dull moment that's for sure! I am so grateful to be capturing these moments for my clients, it makes my heart so happy :) I cannot wait to capture their big wedding day next September! <3 <3 <3 So here you go ya'll I hope you enjoy the love, smiles and yummy light as much as I do!


Hayden's Cake Smash!

Hayden is ONE YEARS OLD guys! I can't believe it! It seems like just yesterday that I was taking her newborn photos! (Click link below to view)


She is growing up to be quite the spunky young lady already, she is full of personality and cuteness of course!!! I Can't wait to capture more of little Hayden as she grows <3

Aubrey & Blair <3 <3 <3

I had a little shoot with these two beautiful girls last week! It was so great to catch up with their family! I did a shoot for Aubrey when she was really little & it is just so crazy how much she has grown! This was my first time meeting with little 3 month old Blair, Such a doll I KNOW! I just loved capturing the wonderful bond between these two <3 <3 <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 


Memorial day SALE! ( Summer mini Sessions!)

***Gianna Marie Photography is running a Memorial Day Sale! Mini Sessions for $100!!***

30 minute sessions and 10 edited images downloadable from your own web gallery! *BONUS free custom made facebook cover photo for you to share with everyone from your session!

Location : Near Rice creek dog park, Shoreview MN

When: Friday June 3rd- 6:30 pm, 7pm & 7:30pm

Saturday June 4th- 9am, 9:30 am, 10am, 10:30 am, 6:30pm, 7pm & 7:30pm

Sunday June 5th- 9am, 9:30 am, 10am, 10:30 am, 6:30pm, 7pm & 7:30pm

Email ( giannamariephoto@gmail.com) to book your time slot! Spots will fill fast so grab yours now! :)


Spread the word & Have a great weekend loves <3

Gianna Marie

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 ;)