Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of FAQs and organized them per category for your convenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any further questions that you may have.

We ask for a deposit and a signed contract to secure the date.

$500- it is fully refundable for 14 days.

For the digital image files we provide completely online digital delivery. It makes the whole process easy and fast. You have access to download your high resolution images immediately when your gallery is released to you. Printed images and print products will be delivered of course dependent on what and when you order, but most print products are delivered within a few days of ordering.

We think so! The engagement session offers a great way to become even more comfortable with your photographer and work with them before your event, and most of all they are a lot of fun!

Our timeline is to have images from your event on-line and ready to view within 4 weeks of your wedding.

We don't limit the number of locations, so feel free to choose as many as you want! Be sure to discuss the timeline with your photographer to make sure you allow enough time for each of your locations.

You can do the posed portraits at any time during the day. We believe your day should be centered on your wedding, not scheduled around your photographs.

We request the balance payment two weeks prior to your event.

You can rest easy with the peace-of-mind that we have back up photographers on call for every event in case of emergency.

Yes, you can order prints online directly from your gallery. Each print is individually color corrected by a professional and printed on archival quality paper. We can offer you offer any size prints you want. We can also offer advanced digital retouching and enhancements if desired. We offer many high quality options at affordable prices. Please contact the studio for more information on options and pricing.

Yes! We have a variety of finished album options and we keep up to date with our research and sampling of the latest trends and styles. Please contact the studio for more information on options and pricing.

Yes, absolutely, and we love to! We’ve shot events both across the US and internationally. Please call for a custom quote if you’re planning a destination wedding or would like to book us to shoot your wedding outside of the Twin Cities area. If you’d like us to travel a little closer to home, we do have a small mileage charge for events over 30 miles from Minneapolis. Depending on the distance we may also require you offer a hotel stay for the photographers.

Our photographers are very well qualified to cover your event alone, however having two photographers gives you coverage from two different vantage points - something that is very important in our signature photojournalistic style. It also allows one of the photographers to take risks and explore more creative angles and perspectives. We think it’s extremely beneficial to have two photographers at most wedding events.

Call the studio or contact us via our website contact page to discuss and schedule your session. We will send an online booking agreement that you will use to confirm your session.

While our timeline is to have images from your event on-line and ready to view within 3 weeks of your session, we are often able to deliver them much sooner.

This depends on your vision for the session and the necessary time to meet your needs, but our most common family and lifestyle photo sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes.

Clothing is an important aspect of your session. We recommend that you wear something comfortable that shows off you and your family’s personality. But a bit of color and style coordination also go a long way. We provide our clients with a prep and style guide in advance of the session to help you as you consider your wardrobe choices.

A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking, and the remainder is due on the day of your session.

We offer plenty of guidance that can help you prepare for your session. We’ve created a brief yet comprehensive prep guide to help you ensure you get the most out of your session and make sure you and all your people are looking and feeling your best! We also ask you to provide us with some details in advance of your session to help us prepare.

Sally, our cofounder and owner, Sally, specializes in lifestyle portrait sessions and works with our portrait clients to create lasting memories.

We shoot primarily in the Excelsior area which offers numerous scenic backdrops, such as the Regional Trail, the beautiful historic streets and shops of Excelsior, the lakeside park and Excelsior commons, and the Port of Excelsior. Having multiple locations within footsteps of each other allows you to add variety and dimension to your session.

Depending on the package you purchase, we offer quick and convenient online digital delivery. It makes the whole process simple and fast. The images are available for viewing in an online gallery and all the images you receive will include the reproduction copyrights. You will have access to download your high-resolution images immediately when your gallery is released to you.

Orders can be conveniently placed directly on your online gallery. Your order will be printed by our professional lab and in most cases, delivered to you in 2-3 business days.

Studio 220 is in Minneapolis. While we do shoot weddings and events throughout the state of Minnesota and sometimes destinations out of state, we still consider our company to be “boutique”, not a large corporate or franchise studio.

We believe in the confluence of the artistry and business giving you the best photography experience at affordable rates. Our focus is on our clients’ individual needs. It the reason they keep coming back. For more information, check out our client testimonials.

Give us a call. We would love to speak to you via phone or Zoom!

While our studio concept and team was being created back in 2007, we officially launched in 2008.

Yes, as of now we have just one studio location in Minneapolis. While we do shoot weddings and events throughout the state and sometimes destinations outside Minnesota or even outside the US, we still consider our company to be a boutique, not a large studio like some of the other large corporate photography studios, or multi location / franchise studios.

Yes, with any of our services we are able to travel, but a travel fee may be required.

We believe it’s because we bring together the best of the artistic and creative side of photography, with the best of the business side of photography. It’s extremely rare to find a photographer, or a studio, that does both of these extremely well.

Easy, just give us a call, we'd love to talk about how we can help you with your event!

Yes, we do. We offer event photography, professional headshots, branding photography and seniors. If it involves people, we have you covered!

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