The Family Experience

Family photos should embody who your family is now: giggles, loose teeth and silly grins included. Let us capture your best sides with timeless imagery that can hang on your walls for decades to come.

Our Signature Process

I. The Consultation

After you inquire, we talk about the our packages. Once you've booked, we will talk about the overall aesthetic you desire for your session. Here we'll walk through what time of day is best, how to pick the location for your session and answer any big questions you have in general. We'll chat through expectations and desires you have for your final gallery to ensure you get the best outcome possible.

II. Styling Assistance

Planning for everyone's outfits for a session can be incredibly stressful. We saw the weight on our clients' shoulders and started offering help in this area. After you have chosen your location and date, we will send around 10 mood boards with clickable links to each piece of clothing seen if you really love something. Our clients use these both to shop and to start the wheels of inspiration turning.

III. Your Session

Your shoot is here! After a quick hug and hello, we will start our session. As we've already talked through your desired posing and hoped candids, I guide you seamlessly through your session. Connection is our main focal point for these sessions. Toddler meltdowns, diaper blowouts and lost teeth are nothing new for us. We can get a smile out of the grumpiest kids and ultimately capture who your family is right now.

IV. Image Delivery

You will receive a gallery preview with a handful of images, typically around 10, within a week of your session. Our families love to use these for everything from Christmas cards to birthday social media posts, to send out to family. You will receive your full gallery six to eight weeks from the shoot date. 

V. Prints and Albums

You've received your images and you love them, now what? Instead of leaving them on a hard drive, print your memories and hang them in your home. Need a little reminder of your sweet family while you're at work? Print a few copies for desk frames. If you want a keepsake to pass onto future generations or a gift for grandparents, an album is the perfect choice for you. 

Fall, Winter and Christmas Mini Session dates will be announced later this summer

Our 20 minute mini sessions are perfect for updated family photos, milestone birthdays or to celebrate Minnesota's beauty

2023 Mini Sessions

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May 20 in Saint Paul

August 6 in Edina (AM)

August 6 in Lake Elmo (PM)

June 17 in Minneapolis

Currently  booking:

Yes! Here in Minnesota, the weather can be tricky to plan around. There is something so special about photographing in the home where your kids will remember their childhood. We have a list of favorite studios you can pick from as well if you don't want to have a spotless house for photos.

Do you offer studio  or in-home sessions?

We have an ongoing list of our favorite places to photograph where we know the light is great and there's plenty of room to run around. When you book with us, you get access to that list. We love to also explore new places if you have one in mind.

Do we have to choose the location?

This is our most common concern from parents. After working with families for more than 8 years, we have some tricks up our sleeve. We've only had to reschedule a session once for lack of smiles. We later found out kiddo had a double ear infection!

What if my child doesn't behave?

We offer mini sessions every season! They are scheduled far in advance so families have plenty of time to plan. At this time, we do not offer standalone mini sessions.

Can I book a mini any time of the year?

If you want a larger gallery, two outfits and more time to relax into yourselves, go with a full session. Simply need some updated family shots or have an extra busy toddler? A mini would be a better choice.

Should I do a full session or a mini?

Absolutely! As dog parents ourselves, we understand how much your pets mean to you. We will talk through how to best capture your fur baby's personality along with the rest of the family.

Can we bring our Dog to our session?

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings don't have to be the only time for extended family photos. Bring everyone together to commemorate your family ties, Grandma's pies and all the cousin love.

Create a keepsake for generations after you to cherish

Capture all the generations together with an extended family session

extended family sessions start at $600 for 10 or fewer people

CONTACT The Byes

Contact us today to schedule your family session, mini session or extended family session. We take only a handful of families a month to ensure each get our full attention and a relaxing, luxury experience from beginning to end. Our all-inclusive family sessions start at $550. 

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THE Lieberg FAMILY

Anna is such a joy to work with! When we moved to Minnesota, we were recommended to get photos done with The Byes and now they are the only ones I trust to do all of my family/maternity/newborn photos!

They are the only ones I trust!