• Welcome to Mary Hanson Photography

    Welcome to the website of Mary Hanson Photography- the premier portrait photographer of the Minneapolis & St. Paul metro area. I look forward to working with you to create beautiful custom portraits of yourself, or your children and family. I specialize in capturing graceful and beautiful portrait photography that will provide you with lasting memories to enjoy, as art in your home, for years to come. My belief is that portraiture is not about equipment or props, but about making a connection with my subject. Take a look around to see if my style fits your needs, and then email or call to schedule your portrait session. 

    Much of my work that is shown on this site is portrait work of children & families, but I also do a substantial amount of commercial work, including head-shots for adults and children. Use the links above for navigation, or scroll down to read the latest blog posts, and to see some sneak peeks from my recent sessions.

    If you have questions or comments after reading my website, drop me an email at: info @ maryhphoto.com or call me at 612.991.8113. I do my best to return all calls & emails within 48 hours.
    I look forward to working with you!

Senior portrait session is in full swing! | Minneapolis Senior Photos Class of 2018

Here is a quick sneak peek from one session from last weekend- still have quite a few photo session openings available for the Class of 2018 in the metro area! Check with your high school to see when yearbook photos are due this fall- often in October or early November, which means you should book your session now! Call Mary at 612.991.8113 to set up your on-location senior photos!

Meet Claire, from Southwest High school- she is so lovely, kind and it was so much fun to photograph for her senior portraits! Her eyes are even more beautiful in person- and it was so great to see you and your mom! I will have your full session up ASAP! Thanks again!


Come visit the Diamond Lake Ice Cream Social tonight!

Join me at the Diamond Lake Ice Cream Social and Sidewalk Sale, today Thursday 7/20 from 4-7 pm on Chicago Ave between 56th & 57th Streets in Minneapolis. I’ll be selling my pottery (Curative Clay) and offering 50% off discounts on gift certificates for Mary Hanson Photography today! Stop by! More info here:


Did you know I do headshots too?

At Mary Hanson Photography, I tend to feature family and children’s photography on my posts. However, I also do a lot of head-shot photography for political candidates, musicians & bands, artists, therapists, those who need a photograph for their social media profiles and much more. Check out a sample from some past head-shot sessions here:


Busy Fall Season! Lots of great sessions… |Minneapolis & Twin Cities family and high school senior photographer


It has been such a long and beautiful fall in the Twin Cities and I have loved enjoying the weather with lots of outdoor sessions all over the metro area! Here are a few samples of some of the sessions from this fall. Still a few spots open for winter and spring sessions, and still designing last minute holiday cards! Thanks everyone!



Sneak peek of Grace, Class of 2017 Benilde-St. Margaret’s |Twin Cities Senior Photos

I had the pleasure of taking the senior photographs of Grace recently, a stunning classic beauty who was really fun to meet and photograph along the riverfront of Minneapolis. In addition to being lovely on the outside, she is incredibly smart and has big plans for the future. Thanks again Grace~ it was wonderful to meet you and I will have your entire gallery ready soon!

And to those who still (?!) haven’t scheduled their senior photos, I have some remaining session openings, so please call 612-991-8113 or email info@maryhphoto.com to schedule as soon as possible.



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