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The mission of Sheri's Studio Inc is to capture and preserve your life's most important moments. We do this by providing quality professional and artistic photographic portraits while aspiring to provide you with outstanding customer service.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

News about 2015




I love photography!  I love my job!  but I am primed for a new adventure.  So I am closing a door and letting the window open.  I can not fear change and can not regret not taking a risk.  Our life here is short and I want to try something else too!
After all if you only ever have vanilla ice cream and love vanilla ice cream, you will never know that there are 32 other flavors out there to try and fall in love with too.


So as I start down this new road that I have never travel, I would appreciate any advice, leads, or opportunities from my customers, friends, family, and acquaintances.
 I do not know what I want to do, so the SKY is the limit. ( what an awesome view)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Business Portraits | Sheri's Studio | Professional Photography | Central MN

When is worth the investment to hire a professional photographer?  

When it is for the professional image of your business!!

This morning I had the fun and pleasure of working with the ladies at Beyond Basic Salon in Paynesville.
The owner understands that your polished look says volumes about yourself and your business so she had all the gals come in for their individual portraits and two images for future advertising.  IT was raining cats ad dogs and maybe even cows when they all ran in, but with a minute of fix ups, they looked stunning!!
Professional business portraits really make the difference to your intended customers as to your level of professionalism.



Friday, August 29, 2014

Class of 2015 | Sheri's Studio | Certified Professional Photographer | Senior Portraits | 320.243.7771

Sometimes senior portraits are just not at the top of a boy's favorite things to do list.  That is ok, we have a session for that!  That is exactly what Eric wanted to do, a quick easy 30 minute session.  At least he will have quality portraits to commemorate this huge life achievement, 12 years of school!

Class of 2015 | Sheri's Studio | Certified Professional Photographer | Senior Portraits | 320.243.7771

Your senior year of high school is like no other, really!  it does fly by and when you look back at years later you will be astounded how fast it went and what an impact on your life it made.  Make the most of it.  
It also leads up to your High School graduation, which is one of the few once in a life time events you will get to experience.  No matter what else you do in life, you will never get to graduate from 12 years of school and high school again.  Ever.  Don't you think something that monumental deserves to be preserved in a professional senior portrait, not just a snap shot, or 300 snap shots, you mom or friend took of you?
Let a professional create a portrait of you, the person you are on this day at this time in your life, then enhance it with knowledgable posing, lighting, and retouching.

I had the honor of doing just that for Trey yesterday.   We had a bit of rain so we had to reschedule his outdoor session, which is the main part of this senior experience.  So keep an eye out for more poses of Trey in a week, when mother nature shines she smile on us for great outdoor portraits.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Limited Edition Vintage Farm Special | Children Photography | Sheri's Studio Inc | Central MN Photogrpaher

Our summer 2014 Limited Edition special was "Vintage Farm" and we had a great crop of little farmers come out to play on the real tractor.  I love Limited Edition series, they are the fun themes I just can't make work as a Quick Pic but still need to be created.  Here is a Pick of the crop collage for you.

Our next Limited Edition is our Snow Princess Theme September 19, 20 and 21, Princess Elsa costumes and a frozen winter wonderland set awaits these little Princesses.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 School Pictures Alternative Special | Central MN Photography | Sheri's Studio | Children Portraits

What a fun time we had this year with the School Picture Alternative Special!  Thank you to all that supported my business locally!  It all make the difference!  Plus we created some fun portraits these kids will be proud to hand out to their friends!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Professional Business Portraits | Central MN Photographer | Sheri's Studio

I SHOT a cop!!  who can say that, I can!  Meet the newest police officer for the great Paynesville police force.  He is a very nice guy that is excited to be part of our community.  I had the opportunity to photograph each officer's professional business portrait earlier this year and then the whole group with the new SUV, lights too!


Love Story | Wedding Photography | Engagement Photos | Sheri's Studio | Central MN Photography

Patrick and Amy  have an amazing traditional Catholic wedding planned next month!  It will be a day filled with the love of tier families and the joy of their friends.  I am lucky enough to get to create the photo memories they will cherish for decades to come.

Engagement sessions are fun and you can see with Patrick and Amy and Spot the calf, we customize to match your vision.  The engagement session gives me an opportunity to photograph the couple before their wedding day so I see how best to work with each couple and if we have things to watch for, like Amy has very sensitive eyes to the bright sun.
Plus it is just fun to have a session.  Our engagement sessions are included with all our collections as well as an announcement photo.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Little Graduates | Children Photography | Sheri's Studio | Central MN Photographer |

This year we had a wonderful special for that one time in life when you baby graduates ( gulp ) from kindergarten.  They are no longer a baby.  next September they are a big kid in first grade!  The next time they will be in a cap and gown in when the graduate from high school.... in a blink of an eye.

These funny little portraits will be on that senior Open House party photo boards proudly displayed with their senior portrait.  I love knowing that I am creating memory that truly are going to last a life time.
Those baby years fly by so fast, they come home as a bundle of joy, you are excited when they are area wake longer than sleeping, you can't wait until they sit up, then walking will be so wonderful.  Quickly they develop their personality that will shape who they will be as a person.    They can walk, talk, think, have a conversation, melt you heart, drive you crazy all at the same time.  This all comes and and goes so fast.  In 5 short years they have grown from your  dream to a kid!

These fun portraits are for graduating from kindergarten but really they are for you to your have graduated from the parent of a bay, toddler, child, to the parent of a 1st grader!  Congratulations Mom and Dad!









Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Feed or Don't feed the animal? | Sheri's Studio | Central Mn Professional Photographer

Wedding Vendors: Do We Have to Feed Wedding Vendors at the Wedding Reception?

Q.

My wedding photographer told me that she and her assistant expect meals during the wedding reception. I'm paying them a lot for their services. Am I supposed to pay for their wedding meals, and meals for other wedding vendors, like the wedding band I hired?
A.
Yes! You should plan to feed any wedding professional who will be there with you at the reception. This includes your photographer, videographer, DJ and band. The best way to broach the topic with your pros is to put it in the contract. Unless your vendor prefers otherwise, plan to give them a meal off the same menu as your guests. Once that's settled, you are responsible for letting your caterer know how many extra meals they need to prepare for your vendors.
As for pricing, ask your caterer -- everyone has different policies. Some won't charge extra while others will charge you around 50 percent of the guest meal cost. Still, others will have you pay full price. Just remember, your vendors are going to be working five to eight hours -- you don't want a woozy DJ on your hands, do you?

This is a great topic.  I personally do not have it in a contract or even expect it, but let me tell you after leaving the studio early for your wedding, working non stop from the minute I get to the church until you sit to eat your dinner, it is so appreciated.  Not every couple offers.  Some venues just ask me and serve me a plate as a "professional" courtesy. 
 Sometimes I work 7-9 hours straight with no food, because I am there to work for the couple, you will never hear me say "we are taking a 15 minute break from photos so I can take a break and unpack a lunch."  So yes that offer of a meal is appreciated and you know what I always do a great job and give a 100% but when the wedding couple is nice to me, it wants me to squeak out a 110% for them,  I am only human.

Bonus- if I get served a meal, I photograph the plate for your proof book!

How to save your Facebook photos | Sheri's Studio | Central MN Photographer | Certified Professional



  1. I know how much you all love seeing all the great photos on facebook.  
  2. You "like" them, 
  3. "share" them,
  4.  "tag" them 
  5. and some are even yours that you up loaded.  

  6. But something that you may not realize is that they aren't actually on your page , they are just linked to your page.  So if your friend deletes the photos, or the album or, gasp.... deletes their facebook page....dunt   dunt dunt!   All those images go away.  

  7. POOF just like that,  they all disappear from your pages.
  8. Ok sit down, fan your self, take a deep breath.  There is a solution.  
  9. Whew, right?!

  10. Here it is:
  11. Download PhotoGrabber and open it up.
  12. Click the "Login" button and login into your Facebook page.
  13. Select "Authorize App" and copy the login token PhotoGrabber gives you back into the PhotoGrabber app.
  14. Select "I want to download" and check the boxes of the photos you want (All tagged photos of the user will get you pictures you appear in, but also selecting "Entire album if it contains a tagged photo" will ensure you get the whole roll of film from an event).
  15. Select "myself" to download pictures you're tagged in.
  16. Click "Begin Download" and let PhotoGrabber do its thing.
This will actually download all the photos onto your computer so you HAVE them, they are YOURS, they wont disappear because someone else decided to clean house on their face book page.

Do this.  Do it NOW and then Do it OFTEN.  make sure that you don't loose all those photos that show your life and your family and your friend.

Then, yes there is a then.  GET THEM PRINTED!  not on your home computer, that is just cheap ink on cheap paper.  Not on a free standing Kiose, that is also ink on paper.  At a real photo lab with chemicals and photo paper, you know the stuff that lasts!
Where can you do that?
Walgreens or other labs you can see the actual machine.  online at MixPix, Shutter fly (just sends them to Walgreens anyway)


The important thing is PRINT THEM!  Save them.  Give your kids something to look back on in years to come.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Princess for a Day | community Donation | Sheri's Studio | Professional Photogrpahy

We were so blessed to have 31 little Princesses visit the studio yesterday escorted by the Paynesville Royal Court!  This was a great fund raiser for the Miss Paynesville Pageant, and a wonderful time for the little girls!

It will be fun to look back in 8 years and see if they went on to become the real Miss Paynesville!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Groom's Gift | Art of Allure | Central MN | Professional Photogrpaher

This is the PERFECT gift for your husband to be on your wedding day.  A beautiful leather album filled with poses you created months before your wedding day.
There will be an extra special sparkle in his eye as you walk down the isle.

Find out how to create your own Art of Allure session here


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Print Competition Winner | Sheri's Studio Inc | Central MN | Photographer

2014 Northern Light Professional Photographers Association's 3 state Regional convention and Print Competition was another wonderful year for Sheri's Studio.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Family Portrait | Central MN | Professional Photography | Sheri's Studio Inc

When a family is young and there are million things going on and money is tight and stress is high, family pictures aren't on the top of the list.  But they should be.  When this family looks back and remembers what it was like when the kids were all still home, and everyone was so young, it is going to be the family portraits that are going be what is cherished.  It will be the proof of what someone does or doesn't quite remember correctly, it is going to be the spring board for "that" one family story that everyone remembers.
Today I was honored to have been given the opportunity to create this portraits for tis family that will only age to priceless-ness.  What an amazing feeling!

Family Portrait | Central MN | Professional Photography | Sheri's Studio Inc

Today I had the pure pleasure of creating a family portrait for this wonderfully nice family.  They joked it took a year to get in for a family portrait.  That tells me that this is important to them.  We got to create such fun for them, when we have a little ones the most unexpected moments, like grandma getting put into head lock from grandson!  love my job.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Attending NLPPA 2014 Convention

I will be out of the studio Friday- Monday too attend the Regional NLPPA photo convention and print competition.  I will be back int he studio on Tuesday at 9:00 am.  Please leave a voice mail at 320.243.7771 or email at ssiportrait@gmail.com or a pm here and I will get back to you on Tuesday morning.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Family Portraits | Professional Photography | Central MN | Sheri's Studio

This morning I woke up and my husband came to snuggle, at that moment I was so grateful to wake up this morning and still be a wife.  I felt this way because I knew that a woman with a  child in our community didn't, she lost her husband yesterday after several very stressful and emotional days.
 She work today as a widow.  As a single parent.
As I read her caring bridge entries I felt so bad for their family and families.  I hope I never have to live through what they did.  This was a sudden event that changed their lives for ever.

Sometimes that how things happen, suddenly with no warning.  A love one is lost.  A fire sweeps away your past and present. A long term illness takes it toll.  All of these situations results in "void" in our lives.  During this time photographs become so precious.

This is where I come in.  People run into burning homes to retrieve precious and irreplaceable photographs.  Grieving families cling to the photos they have of their lost loved one.  Please share any photos you have of someone with their family, it will mean so much more then you know.

What I really want to say here is, please please take time to have family portraits created. NOW.  Our families are always changing, the kids are always growing, someone is always getting married, new babies bless families all the time.  If you keep waiting because ........ something is going to change or happen you are going to miss having a portrait of your loved ones when something does happen.

"Family portraits are expensive", really because I think they are priceless.  I think there isn't anything I own that is more important to me.  Car, nope can buy a new one, clothes, nope I am constantly buying new ones, groceries, nope not that either.  Family pictures allow me to look back and remember what everyone was doing in life at that time, what they looked like, bring good memories, bad memories, funny memories, life.

If I lost someone close to me today, would I have a photo of them to keep close and help me remember?

Please have a family portrait created this year.  Make it on your MUST DO list and then make it happen.  You don't have to buy my largest wall portrait and a million gift portraits, I actually do not have a required minim order.  Just have the portrait 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

By Appointment Only???

Yesterday I had a customer let me know, in kind of a snippy way, that she stopped by and I was closed and she called and I wasn't there. I asked her when she stopped at it was 12:30 and I asked her if she left a message when she called, no.
Let me explain for a moment. I have been open in Paynesville since 1993, in those 21 years I have been closed 12-1, so I can have lunch, so I can have a daily date with my husband, so I can help with field work food during the seasons.
If the phone rings and I am in a scheduled session I don't answer it. I do my level best to give my customer 100% of my attention during our scheduled sessions and that means letting the call go to voice mail, to be returned in an hour or less in 99% of the cases. Please leave a message.
I work by appointment only, I ask for no "Drop ins" again so I can dedicate my attention 100% to the customer that does have an appointment. It is terrible rude for me to leave a session I photographing to answer the front door and ring up a customer "dropping in" to pick up an order or make an appointment. I want to give you 100% too!
When a customer picks up an order I want to be able to take the time to answer any questions you, address an concerns, share the portraits with you to make sure we have everything 100% correct for and to see your expression and excitement when you see your portraits, this happens by appointment.
My job takes me out of the studio too, on location sessions, delivering order, buying materials for custom props and backgrounds, running to the post office and bank. I arrange those times based on my scheduled appointments.
SO when I am not here that doesn't mean I am just closed, I am still working.... just not in the studio at that moment.
Let me do my best for YOU, allow me to schedule an appointment with you for all your needs at the studio.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Business Portraits | Professional Photography | Central MN | Certified Photographer

A professional business portrait gives your perspective client an idea of who you are; what you look like.   Are you professional or a guy with a website, do you look honest and relabel, do you look like someone I want to do business with, do you look friendly.  They make all these split second decisions based on the one first impression, from your business portrait.

We are all in a world of "Do It Yourself-ers"  We fight for our clients to understand and appreciate the quality and value a true professional give them.  So, why would you want to a "DIY" business portrait showing the value and quality of a hiring a professional. Isn't a DIY picture just reinforcing the public's perception that they can DIY it too and don't need to hire you!

We have a great special going on March 1-10 to help you help your business.

 Call now to reserve your session and make the First Impression count!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Princess Ball | Professional Photography | Central MN | Sheri's Studio

It is a wonderful feeling to be asked to be part of such a wonderful event for these young ladies.  I am so grateful that my community supports my business so that I am able to donate to these wonderful causes.    Each of these beautiful young girls had their portrait created at the Ball and will receive a memory portrait in the mail as a keepsake from such a fun event.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Professional vs "i have a camera" | Sheri's Studio | Professional Photography | Central MN

You know what?  I LOVE taking pictures.  It is fun and I hope everyone gets to share that excitement too.  But I also create Portraits.  I can do that because I have been trained over the course of 20 years of college degrees and countless seminars, conventions, events, retreats, and classes.  I have invest in the right equipment that I know how to use, and hone my craft. 
I want everyone to share the joy of photography but I want people to keep it as a hobby that they love.  Once they start taking their friends pictures for a little money it grows and before long they are "doing sessions" for new borns and weddings and other ONCE IN  A LIFETIME events that can be redone.  
I love to bake, I don't make wedding cakes and charge for them.  I enjoy painting to no end, but I don't hire out to paints my friend's walls.  I enjoy building stuff, so I make props, not my friends houses.  I own scissors, but I promise you that you do not want me to cut your hair.
  Find things you love to do and get great joy from them and enjoy every minute of those hobbies but please leave the big stuff to the professionals.
You may think you are doing them a favor, saving them money...did you look a the photo above.  Really, are you saving them anything except from getting a beautiful portrait that their children will inherit?

Let me do the professional portraits, you have fun with your camera with your kids and flowers, and wildlife and I won't come and do your job for my friends to save them some money.
Preserve your photos by having them printed, make books from them do something cool with them, but don't think you are good enough to take someone's wedding photos!

OK THANKS FOR LISTENING TO TODAY'S SOAPBOX.  I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT I DO AND I AM EQUALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT MY CUSTOMERS AND I WANT THEM TO GET AND HAVE THE BEST.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Born | New Family | Central MN | Professional Photography | Sheri's Studio Inc

We had the privilege of creating the new portraits for this new "New Year's" family!  Miss T joined the world as close to midnight New Years Day as possible.  Now the family can talk about dribbling in a whole new way! ( dad is our own Bulldogs basketball coach)

New born sessions are great for so many reasons, the MAIN reason is... they just don't stay this small for very long at all.  As a matter of fact, one month is a huge amount of time in terms of how much these wee little ones change.


DIY Bride advice from a real bride | Sheri's Studio | Central Mn | Professional Photography

This is a blog post from another photographer, but so worth reposting for all brides out there.




Money Saving Monday – Know Where to Spend the Money

April 12th, 2010 · 17 Comments

Several weeks ago I mentioned a blogger by the moniker of the Hindsight Bride.  She just so happens to be a college classmate of mine and one I really wish I had reconnected with before her wedding.  She made the mistake of cutting corners where you should never cut corners – your wedding photography.  So I guess you could consider this post to be the “Anti-money Saving Monday” post.  That’s right, after more than a year of posting tips and tricks to save my brides cash, I’m finally breaking it down.  SAVE MONEY ON OTHER THINGS BUT DON’T SCRIMP ON THE PHOTOS!!  I could go on, but instead I will let you read about the Hindsight Bride’s biggest wedding planning regret.
What can you do when your DIY wedding photos suck? Nothing: A Hindsight Look at Wedding Photography Woes
When I was planning my own wedding I found so much inspiration on all the pretty wedding blogs. Though I only had a $5000 budget, I was determined to have a sweet, wonderful, beautiful wedding. With careful planning and lots of DIY spunk, I indeed had the wedding of my dreams.
We DIY-ed everything: our cake, the favors, our invitations, the bunting and pinwheel decorations, our centerpieces and flowers, the wine labels, and the iPod “DJ”. Everything but the bouquets and the clothes. It was an amazingly cute wedding. Many of our friends remarked that it was “so us,” and “so much fun” What more could a bride want?
Right now I want beautiful pictures to match the beautiful wedding we put so much time and love into creating.
Let me say that again:
Right now I want beautiful pictures to match our beautiful wedding.
In the thick of planning, I was happy to be saving so much by going the DIY route. I felt clever, empowered, and on top of the budget-bride, DIY world. When it came to hiring a photographer I scoured the wedding forums for advice. Lots of brides and budget-minding blogs were talking about hiring a student photographer.
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Ding, ding, ding–I work at a University! What a perfect solution, I thought. I asked around campus for recommendations and found a student. I assure you ladies, I covered all of my bases.  I interviewed her three times: Once to get to know her and look at her portfolio; once to show her blogs and tear sheets so she would know what I was looking for. I met with her one final time so she could show me wedding pictures she found that she thought would appeal to me. When I saw that her style matched mine, we signed a contract, went over the shot list, and I paid her half of the $150 I had offered her. Note: You get what you pay for.
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No framing, blown-out, and weird facial expressions. It seems like my photographer was either blind or didn’t care.

She showed up at the wedding with a borrowed Nikon D60 with a single, stock  lens. She proceeded to take snapshots, not portraits, not fun detail shots, snapshots. The real bummer was the camera’s owner had been shooting at 1600 ISO. My wedding was a mid-day affair. Nearly every outside image (mine was an outdoor fete, mind you) was blown out. The images that were not blownout had little interest, and were often shot too far away. I have no close-up portraits of the family together. They were all shot at a distance. Many of the so-called detail shots were shot at a wide angle distance, and her framing made even the sweetest moment look boring and commonplace. In short, she had no eye. My nine year old niece had a better eye than my photographer. Luckily some friends and family gave us sweet pictures that can go into an album. Still, the pictures we do have don’t compare in the least to professional photography.
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Decent composition, but totally blown out

When I got the 9 CDs of images, she had compressed them all with iPhoto. They will not print at larger formats, nor can I correct the images because there is not enough information on each image to recover detail. Photoshop will only do so much. There is a saying that I think applies here: garbage in, garbage out.
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She went from too light to too dark, ugh.

I cried, and cried, and cried. Almost a year later, my heart still breaks. As a blogger, I still cruise the wedding blogs looking for tips and inspiration. I see lots of the same DIY indie styles at the forefront of wedding trends. I see details similar to those I created for my wedding. The biggest difference: they are beautifully shot by a professional photographer, mine are not. I often find myself thinking, that could have been me with the lovely pictures. Sadly, it is not.
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even sweet moments look commonplace without proper framing

I know I sound like a broken record here, but it’s important for budget brides to understand something: there is no substitute for professional photography!
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Was she looking at the rest of the picture. Note the guy walking around.

So here’s my Hindsight Advice to you ladies and gents: Hire a professional photographer! Even if it’s only for part of the wedding. I have talked to Amber, as well as a several photographers in western North Carolina, at length about this. While some pros won’t shoot a few hours, many will.  Often it depends on how busy they are, and what time of year you are getting married. So here are some tips for those of  you who are “broke as a joke” and thinking of DIY-ing your wedding photography.
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No close-up of our families

Don’t DIY your wedding photography! Instead:
Talk to photographers honestly about your situation. Let them know how much photography means to you and be honest about how much you have.
Ask them for advice and options for capturing your wedding
Ask if there are discounts of off-season weddings, or Thursday, Friday, or Sunday weddings
Ask if the photographer would be willing to shoot the ceremony and portraits, or shoot for a few hours rather than the whole wedding and reception.
Ask if the photographer offers a “photography registry”
Notice a trend here? Talk to professional photographers. Ask questions. Ask for advice. Also, free up money elsewhere by making Photography a priority.
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This cannot be corrected because of the already outrageously high ISO + image compression

Other budgeting tips that you have seen everywhere but may cringe to think about them include:
-Limit your guest list
-Nix or scale back on the favors (homemade cookies are inexpensive and sweet)
-Scale back on flowers and centerpieces, use smaller containers, in-season flowers, or less expensive flowers (try ranunculus instead of roses)
-Scale back on attire (shop around for a once worn dress)
-Serve a signature drink instead of offering a full bar
-Limit your guest list (yes, I am perfectly aware that I’ve already said this)
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Here my brother, the man-of-honor, and I have a sweet sibling moment that was NOT properly captured

Here’s the honest to goodness Hindsight Truth about weddings. Your wedding will mean more to you and your partner than it will to anyone else. A year later, friends cannot remember what type of flowers I had, nor the color of the bridesmaids dresses, nor most of the other details I put so much time and effort into. They had a good time and that was it. For me, my wedding was one of the best days of my life, and it was fleeting. I have precious little by which to remember off of the delightful little details of the day.
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This is the only type of picture I have of our guests. Wide angle snapshots.

With the new indie-wedding style so popular, you can scale back on so much and still have a sweet wedding. Look at this simple wedding published on Once Wed. She had simple flowers, an e-Bay dress, homemade programs, and balloon decorations. Oh, and a professional photographer! Now her wedding is on a top wedding blog. Please don’t skimp on professional photography! You won’t regret having beautiful photos for years to come. {{{I’d also like to point out that one of our favorite weddings from last year – Kayla and Brock – were a DIY/Budget couple.  Their one splurge was us and now they have a wonderful record of the special day they worked so hard to create}}}
Thank you so much Hindsight Bride!  Please don’t forget to visit her blog and leave her a little comment love!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sweet Heart Special | Sheri's Studio | Central MN | Professional Photographer

Our Sweet Heart Special is the perfect gift for you and him!  You get to be pampered and look amazing for fun portraits that will show you just how beautiful you really are and then you get to share these with him on Valentines Day!

Make it more fun and bring a girl friend and do the sessions at the same time, after all what could be more fun?
You can do A Pin Up look (see our board on Pinterest)
Be A Retro Glam girl
Show off a little sexy in lingerie
Have fun and be teasing in his favorite sport or hobby
This is all about you feeling beautiful and fun, lets create a session in your comfort zone!


We also have some fun new Special only gifts to offer you

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Couple | Sheri's Studio | Central MN | Professional Photographer

I love hearing the stories of my customers, how they met, how they proposed, how the wee ones joined the family.  The stories of the scars, the laughs, and the nick names.  I am so lucky to do this for a living.
Today is no different.  This awesome couple shared their story with me, it was a story years in the making and I had the pleasure today of creating portraits that will help them share their new story wight eh world!  What a fun couple!!
Too often we forget to take a moment and get a portrait of you and the one you love dearly.  It is always about the kids, or getting that family portrait done.  But you know it all started with the two of you, celebrate that.  Was your last photo together prom?  Your wedding?  a snap shot at a gathering?  Really?!?!  This portrait will always give you something to look at and smile, first on the inside and then it will spread to your lips and eyes and then all of a sudden you are having a good day, just because you saw a portrait of the two of you... happy... in love... looking amazing.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Studio Re-Make | Professional Photography | Central MN | Sheri's Studio

Every year I repaint and create all new display portraits and products.  For me it is a way to keep things fresh, for my customers and maybe someday customers it gives them a reason to stay interested in what we have going on her on the corner.  This year I went with a light airy feel, this was a contrast to last years sapphire blue and steel grey color scheme.

I am always most exited about the new displays not he walls and show casing the products that are available now.  This year was no exception.  We have added "Wood" portrait.  Yep real portraits printed translucently unreal wood, it really is something to see.  It just has a feel of something that will be preserved and cared for your generations.








With the new facelift this year we have some new policies in place.
  • We will now need the session fee paid (plus tax) when you schedule your appointment, this payment is for that time and is nonrefundable.
  • We are a proof less studio now, so we will share you poses online with you and schedule a viewing and ordering appointment in person
  • All orders under $500 need to be paid in full when the order is placed.  If the order is over $500 the first $500 is paid at the time of the order and the balance is due when you pick up your finished order.
  • We are a "by appointment only" studio, this is for consultations, sessions ordering sessions, and order pick up.  We want to ensure that we can give 100% of our attention during your tie with us.

All of these changes are in the best interest of our costumers and to ensure we are giving them the best I can offer.