Hand mom or dad a cell phone or camera and they instantly become photographers. However, there are times when professional photographs of the children are in order. Taking pictures of kids requires a special photographer with often times, a whole lot of patience. When it’s time to capture special snapshots of the little ones, check out one of these photographers for kids in Minnesota.

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Glimpses of Soul

(651) 400-0502

Mandy of Glimpses of Soul shoots her photographs with natural light and specializes in photography for families, newborns, children and even mothers-to-be that want to capture the memory of pregnancy. Her experience in child photography also includes photos for schools, daycares, preschools and kindergarten classes. Parents may want to check out the F(un) Booth, which is described as not your traditional photo booth, to take fun, memorable photos of children.

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Shelly Peters Photography

7545 Fremont Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55423
(612) 388-6390

One look at the portfolio on the Shelly Peters website and it’s easy to see that she truly has a knack for capturing special moments with infants and children. As one of her specialties, Shelly’s photos speak of the fun and energy required for a photographer to catch just the right shot. In the fall, she will be working with local shelters in a kids-only event which includes super hero costumes and problem-solving, team-building activities. Shelly is also involved in projects such as the Single Parent Project which assists parents in affording family photographs.

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Rosy Cheeks Photography

Shakopee, MN

Amber Wells of Rosy Cheeks Photography is based in Shakopee, Minn., and travels throughout the Twin Cities snapping pretty images of the outdoors, although her real specialty is in photography for children. From the portfolio on her blog, it is evident that Amber adores capturing infants and children of all ages in their most candid moments. Amber is also available for events and is willing to travel to requested locations. She works in both studio and outdoor spaces.

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Studio T. Reis

177 Main St
Bowlus, MN 56314
(320) 260-7325

Studio T. Reis may be tucked away in the small town of Bowlus, but Liz Reis is known for her candid and charming photographs of newborns, children, weddings and senior pictures. If you live in the St. Cloud area, this is your best bet for great kids photography. Clients throughout the area trust Liz’s talent in choosing a fantastic landscape to capture the perfect expression on even the most distracted child.

Sarah Permeh Photography

Duluth, MN and surrounding South Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan
(218) 213-4786

Further up north is Sarah of Sarah Permeh Photography. Sarah was born and raised in Duluth and her focus is on newborn, child, family and wedding photography. She is currently accepting clients in a number of surrounding areas in addition to Minnesota, and is willing to travel. Her photography is described as “candid” with “raw emotions.”

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