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!
Our photographer’s personality matched mine, making it easy to interact, goof around and feel comfortable! She gave advice on shots, timelines and really helped things along. Even when it came to the stubborn and less photogenic groomsmen, she snapped them into position and even goofed off along with them! It was a super fun experience!Marjorie & Darin
Studio 220 was the perfect choice for our wedding. Not only do they have GREAT prices (I didn't find a single other photographer that could compare) but the service was outstanding. From our engagement session to the big day, I couldn't have asked for better. Our photographer kept the flow of photos going and made sure we stayed on track. Our second photographer was also big …Morgan & Brett
We loved working with all the staff at Studio 220. I was living out of state & my husband was overseas, so we were planning a wedding over the phone or by email. Their online client portal is very easy to navigate. All requests were met and at a reasonable price. The photographers did a wonderful job communicating with everyone and keeping us on schedule. They captured great …Alison & Ryan
My husband and I are SOO happy with our experience at Studio 220! Our photographer was the absolute BEST! She matched our personalities perfectly. She was fun and outgoing and made our day awesome! Our wedding and engagement photos turned out beautifully. They captured every moment. We got so many compliments.Katie & Corey
We’ve hired Studio 220 a few times and have never doubted that it was money well spent. Studio 220 Photography captured the personality and spirit of our children. They were a blast to work with. Their studio has a relaxed atmosphere that let our kids be themselves. Thanks a million! You have captured these precious moments that our family will treasure forever!Kim & Nathan
Amazing service and wonderful pictures. Studio 220 is a top notch local photography company! Our photographer was spot on. Our pictures breathe love, compassion, laughter, and vulnerability. They are truly beautiful.Kim & Brian
We had such a great experience with our family photo session. Our photographer was wonderful and so patient with our kiddos. It was a very comfortable and laid back session. We all just went with the flow and it was great. Because of that, we got some amazing shots of our little ones in their element. I would recommend Studio 220 to my family and friends.Megan & Tim
Our photographer was so great to work with! She kept everyone on schedule. We’ve had so many compliments on our photos! We used them for engagement and wedding photos and received photos back within 3 weeks of each. We will for sure use them when we need family photos and for future kiddos!!Brooke & Adam
Studio 220 is amazing. Our photographer was amazing. We went a bit over budget, but it was absolutely, 100% worth it. Our engagement photos? Awesome. Our wedding photos? PHENOMENAL. Thank you for helping us capture our very special day!Alyson & Sean
We were very happy with Studio 220. Our wedding and engagement photos were all amazing. Our photographer had artistic vision and was a joy to work with. Studio 220 also did an amazing job with the photo editing. Highly recommend.Eleanor & Joe
We’re very happy that we chose Studio 220 Photography to capture our wedding! Since day one, the process was so smooth and easy. We had complete trust in your work and are in love with our photos. We wouldn’t choose anyone else. We love you guys! Thank you for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. Much love!Rachel & Bryant