• 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!

Beautiful five day old newborn and his lovely big sister |Minneapolis family photography

I love photographing newborns, and especially love coming back to see a family when they have their second or third child. This beautiful family welcomed a new baby boy and I was lucky enough to get to meet him when he was only five days old. I photographed his big sister when she was about the same age, and now she will be three this summer! Wishing you all the best summer, lots of smiles, rest and a wonderful transition for your growing family. Here are a few sneak peeks, the gallery will be done shortly. Thanks again!


Great Discounts (including my photography!) for Minneapolis Licensed Pet Owners!

Mary Hanson Photography is excited to announce that owners of licensed pets in Minneapolis can use their I Love My Pet card to receive a GREAT discount on photo sessions with Mary Hanson Photography!

If you haven’t heard of this great program through Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, you can check it out by clicking RIGHT HERE to see a list of participating businesses, soon to be updated to include Mary Hanson Photography.

While you can purchase your dog, cat or small animal license directly through Minneapolis Animal Care & Control, I would suggest an even better way, which will give you and your dog even more freebies! Visit the great website, Sidewalk Dog (www.sidewalkdog.com) and order your pet license through them for the exact same price, and you get the I Love My Pet Card, plus you receive these freebie coupons:

License up, Minneapolis! It’s the law. Plus there are pawtastic paybacks for you and your furry fam, especially if you make the wise decision to buy through SidewalkDog.com. Here’s what you’ll score:


And if you are a Twin Cities Dog owner and haven’t heard of Sidewalk dog yet, here is more info:

SidewalkDog.com is THE PLACE to read about all things dog-related in the Twin Cities. They’ve got the inside scoop on dog-friendly shops and restaurants, local celebs’ secret lives as dog-lovers, amazing animal rescues and nonprofits, and anything else that’s interesting, funny or just plain cute in the local pet scene.

For money-saving special offers, contests with cool prizes and other tasty dog-related morsels, sign up for the SidewalkDog.com newsletter. It’s free and will arrive in your e-mail once a month. Who wouldn’t want that?

Let me (Mary) know if you have other great discount places I should sign up to partner with for Mary Hanson Photography. Contact Mary by email at info@maryhphoto.com or cell at 612-991-8113

Keep warm & get ready for Spring portraits!



Busy and beautiful fall! | Minneapolis portrait photography

Happiness and love…|Minneapolis engagement photography

Sneak peek of Maddie… |Minneapolis Senior High Portraits

Still time to schedule your senior high photos if you haven’t gotten them done yet!

Here is a sneak peek of Maddie’s senior photos from a few days ago. I will have the whole gallery done soon. She was a joy to photograph, naturally beautiful both inside and out, funny, authentic, smart and overall just an amazing young woman. Thanks again Maddie!


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