Photography in Southwest Minneapolis

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In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.

4124 Roseway Road
Minneapolis,
MN
US

One glance at the Bright Side Portraits' Good Times Gallery and it's easy to see what makes photo shoots here so extraordinary. In it you'll find families, couples, kids, and graduates all doing just that?having a good time. That?s because Bright Side maintains a photographic style that is always creative, personal, and, perhaps most importantly, fun for everyone involved. The family-owned company also encourages its clients to bring along special items, such as toys and costumes, to make sessions as natural and light as possible. The eight staff members on hand utilize more than 40 years of combined portrait-making experience to transform studio and outdoor shoots into quality keepsakes that, over time, become even more beloved than a macaroni collage made by the family dog.

4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Specializing in custom framing of fine art, mirrors, memorable keepsakes, and artistically positioned banana peels, Nielsen Framing adds an aesthetically pleasing pizzazz to valuables. Experienced craftsmen draw on a wide selection of finely wrought frames to lasso, break in, saddle, and preserve striking paintings and grandma-impressing graduation certificates. Prices vary according to materials and size, but customers can opt for offerings such as a 8”x10” plain black frame with glass and 2” matting ($147), or an 11”x14” olive-veneer black frame with glass and 2” matting ($327). Best of all, this deal makes for a thoughtful Mother’s Day present by ensuring handsome housing for noteworthy digital daguerrotypes or impressive report cards.

4405 France Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US