• 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!

High School Senior Photo News | Minneapolis St. Paul senior photos

Minneapolis Senior Photos
Hello rising High School Seniors of the Class of 2017!

Did you know you have a choice where you get your senior photos done? Even if your high school contracts with a certain photo studio for the “free and required” yearbook shot, as many private high schools do, you can still choose to have your own photo session done at the photographer of your choosing!
I’ve got special discounts for several area high schools available this summer- just message me with your school name and let’s get a unique, personalized, on location, fun session set up! My cell is 612-991-8113 if you prefer to text me for details on available discounts. Find me on all social media by searching Maryhphoto or Mary Hanson Photography too!

Very long overdue update…

It has been ages- ridiculously too long really- since I have updated with any recent photos! I have gotten used to posting things on Facebook, Instagram,Twitter and other social media sites, and so my poor, very neglected website needs some recent work! Here is a hodgepodge of photos I should have shared long ago… Happy Fall Minneapolis!




Minneapolis PSEO Senior photo session…

I had such a great time with our photo session in St. Anthony Main with Paige for our senior session- such an energy, loved the makeup/look and as a result these are some of my favorite photos I’ve taken lately. Paige is a senior who does PSEO (Post secondary ed. option = college during your junior and/or senior years, aka a great idea!) Thanks so much for letting me do your senior photos! It was really fun.:)


More beautiful fall family photos in Minneapolis…

It has been a wonderful and busy fall with lots of great families, high school seniors and kids for photo sessions at Mary Hanson Photography. This has been one of the best fall color years I remember in a long time, and the weather has been just perfect!

Still a few sessions open in November for outdoor portraits, or as long as the weather holds! Once it gets too chilly out for outside portraits, indoor sessions take over and work perfectly for holiday cards and headshots, etc.

Here is a sneak peek of some recent sessions of wonderful repeat clients. So grateful for all my wonderful clients who let me capture a slice of their life in photography, thank you!

Happy Fall!


Breck High School Senior |Minneapolis High School Senior Photographer

Great to see Danny, Class of 2015 at Breck High School again! I last took photos of him when he was in elementary school- he has grown up to be such a handsome, smart and interesting guy. Thanks for letting me take your senior photos!

I loved this one in both color and b&w, couldn’t make up my mind! Doesn’t he have the best hair? He looks like some famous actor… can’t remember the name.

I still have a few sessions left in November for family portraits or last minute high school senior sessions. Email me or call at 612-991-8113 to schedule. I’m also doing sessions in New York on Long Island this week if you’d like to schedule out there.

Happy Fall!


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