Jessica Strobel eating doughnuts for her brand photoshoot

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Minneapolis, MN

Mini Session for Senior Pictures | Will it Work??

Mini Session for Senior Pictures | Will it Work??

We’re approaching the summer (I know, how has that happened already??) which means, it’s time for mini sessions. And not just mine, either! This is the season when minis are all over the place, with all kinds of themes and focuses. And if you’re a savvy spender with a...

Picking the Perfect Photoshoot Outfit | Minneapolis Photography

Picking the Perfect Photoshoot Outfit | Minneapolis Photography

Perfect Photoshoot Outfits are STRESSFUL One of the most high pressure parts of your photoshoot doesn’t actually happen when you’re in front of the camera, it happens when you’re preparing beforehand! That’s not to say that being in front of the camera isn’t super...

Branded Client Communication in Your Photography Business

Branded Client Communication in Your Photography Business

Branded Client Communication MOVES THE NEEDLE. Welcome to another edition of “things you should be doing in your photography business”! This one is part-explanation-part-top-tips, because realistically… branded client communication is one of those things we all know...

Cap & Gown Senior Pictures | Should You Bring Them With You?

Cap & Gown Senior Pictures | Should You Bring Them With You?

Picture it. It’s your ten year reunion post graduation. There’s a slideshow playing in the hall it’s hosted in, and you’re catching up with old friends. Someone is telling you about how successful their kids are, and you glance up at the slideshow. It’s you! You’re...

Blogging For Your Business | Three Things ALL Your Posts Should Do

Blogging For Your Business | Three Things ALL Your Posts Should Do

Blogging for Your Business MOVES THE NEEDLE. It’s important to me that your business (whether you’re a photographer or not!!) is successful, and that you have the tools to make that happen. As you might know, I offer mentoring for photographers who are looking to...

You’re not “unphotogenic” | You’re Your Own Worst Critic

You’re not “unphotogenic” | You’re Your Own Worst Critic

Being in front of the camera is hard. It’s hard for me, and I literally do this for a living. Well, the camera part, not the “in front of it” part. But because we’re so hard on ourselves (especially women, am I right?) it’s really difficult not to see all of the...

Summer is for Seniors: Convincing Your Teen to get Senior Pictures

Summer is for Seniors: Convincing Your Teen to get Senior Pictures

We’re coming up on prime time for summer senior picture sessions, and that means scheduling your teen’s session! But it might also mean convincing your soon-to-be graduate that having a session is even a good idea. Not all teens are going to feel comfy cozy with the...

Five Mothers Day Photo Gifts You Have to Think About This Year

Five Mothers Day Photo Gifts You Have to Think About This Year

Did you know that March 10th is Mothers Day in the UK? I didn’t, but someone told me the other day and it got me SUPER in the mood to talk about mothers day photo gifts!! Mothers day is one of those holidays that are really difficult to buy for. You could always go...

Carousel Post Design in Canva | Social Media for Business

Carousel Post Design in Canva | Social Media for Business

If you’re not quite into posting reels on Instagram yet, then your magic trick for visibility? (Or at least as much visibility as you can possibly add to an Instagram account without reels…) That’s gonna be carousels. Carousels are basically just multi-slide Instagram...

People are talking.

“Jessie did a wonderful job capturing the perfect moments and memories of my newborn son. Jessie is talented but what makes her unique is her passion and zeal for catering to families and little ones is what really sets her apart. I would highly recommend Jessie for maternity/ newborn and family sessions. Her work is beautiful.”

— Kristi F.

“We LOVE working with Jessie. We initially used her for our newborn shoot and have continued to use her for family photos since – she is amazing with kids and getting them to smile, knows when they just need some time to run, and is so flexible and willing to work with you around timing, etc. She takes all the pressure off the “big day” of family photos and makes it a fun and easy experience. And, the photos always turn out amazing and she turns them around so quickly. Could not recommend her more!”

— Jackie C

“Jessica is amazingly talented with a camera and with kids. She was flexible working with our family’s schedule, kept our toddler engaged and entertained, and our newborn calm. A true baby whisperer. The photos captured a special time for our family perfectly and we are so grateful”

— Ellie