family photos with jennifer

Family photos

Minnesota Family Photographer

Minneapolis Portrait Photographer

I know firsthand what it feels like as a mom of three. Preparing every child with brushed hair, deciding outfits, and making sure that no one gets hangry right when photos start. It's a lot! But as I also know, the gift of seeing your family all together in a beautiful keepsake photo is an absolute joy. As your photographer, know that I understand how important it is the make the most of your session. After all, we blink and our little ones are driving a car!

- jennifer sanders

"The effort you put into family photos is worth it. Every time."


I'm a very directive photographer because I believe that it helps everyone feel most comfortable! No worries about what to do with your hands :)

Love my direction


There's usually a moment when the kids realize the photoshoot is turning out really well, and they're rockin' it.

Having fun


I consider it my job to help your family feel relaxed. I'll take care of posing & photography – your job is to have fun as a family!

Calming the nerves

i'll never get tired of:

and more...

Northfield Golf club

downtown northfield

cowling arboretum

country roads

Ritter Farm Park

st. olaf natural lands

carleton skinner chapel

Finding the perfect outdoor spot is easy near Northfield, Minnesota! Here are a few of my favorites:

Portrait Location Inspiration

This family session celebrated their son's third birthday. The idyllic natural lands of Northfield's Carleton College served us well, and the smiles captured were outrageously cute!

"We love our photos! Coming back soon for more!"

Amber & Jason


Imagine the perfect light to capture your rambunctious little ones - and actually loving the result! I approach family photos as a nature ramble, so your kiddos don't feel forced into smiles.

"She was great with the kids and our photos were ready quickly!"

Francesca & Rey


The fall grasses perfectly framed this family with their sweet dog – so many laughs. 

"I don't think my kids ever had to force a smile!"

Mary & Eric 





Step by step


Book your session


Plan your outfits

It's your Session day!


Sneak peeks!


Send me a note via my inquiry contact page to reach out! I will personally email you back & share my family session info.

You're ready to book! I'll send you a link to my calendar where you can select the perfect day for your session and lock in your date by paying a retainer.

Prepare the family's wardrobe and set aside outfits 2 days prior to protect from spills or the need for last minute washing!

I will meet you on location and coach you through your session, every step of the way! I'll also send out a few sneak peeks asap :)

Yay! I'll send a handful of images as a preview of our time together to your phone or via email. You'll receive your sneak peek within one week after your session– and you can share them on social and change your lock screen!

Full gallery delivery

Cue the happy dance! I will email you when your gallery is done. All my clients receive access to all digital files - and the best part is you can share it with family and friends! Prints are a breeze you can order straight from your gallery.



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"She is the kindest, most genuine person you will ever meet!"

- Katie


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"She captured effortlessly the spirit of our whole family - from 1 to 70 years old - in such a natural, relaxed, and loving way!!

- Betty


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"Her communication, creativity, guidance, and expertise are all unmatched!"

- kelsey

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Let's get together, yeah-yeah-yeah...


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