Cottage Grove MN Portrait Studio
Senior Portraits
Child and Family

Kari Layland is a highly experienced professional portrait photographer in the Twin Cities east metro area of Saint Paul, MN and surrounding suburbs, namely Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Stillwater and Newport Minnesota. With a studio in Cottage Grove, Kari specializes in outdoor, studio and on location photography of high school seniors, teens, tweens, children, and family. Kari is award winning for best portrait photographer. Serving the greater Minneapolis and St Paul areas including all of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Experience timeless portraits in our conveniently located Cottage Grove studio or a beautiful outdoor location. Kari has over 24 years of professional photography experience and specializes in creating timeless child, family, and high school senior portraits as well as professional and actors headshots. Through a strong effort, skills, the ability to relate with her subjects and her dedication to fine portraiture, Kari Layland has become one of the most popular Twin Cities portrait photographers.

Senior portraits with Kari is a fun, relaxed experience focused on the senior's interests and personal style. We work to capture your best side while having a great time in a place where you're comfortable. Many seniors have said that our sessions were a major highlight of their senior year!

Kari Layland works in studio and on location and will travel up to 40 miles of Cottage Grove, MN. Mileage may apply to areas outside the Twin Cities metro area. Sessions may also be held in Kari's unique portrait studio in Cottage Grove, MN. Kari travels to many cities in the metro for outdoor sessions, including but not limited to Afton, Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Cambridge, Carver, Centerville, Chanhassen, Chaska, Columbia Heights, Crystal, Eagan, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Farmington, Forest Lake, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hastings, Hopkins, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, Jordan, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeville, Little Canada, Long Lake, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Monticello, Mound, New Brighton, New Hope, Newport, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Oak Grove, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Otsego, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Richfield, Rogers, Rosemount, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Saint Croix, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, Savage, Shakopee, Shoreview, Shorewood, South St. Paul, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Park, Spring Park, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, University of Minnesota, Uptown, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, West St. Paul, White Bear Lake, and Woodbury.

What clients are saying

Minnesota photographer Kari Layland has pleased families with quality photos for over 22 years. Visit the photo galleries for examples of her beautiful child, teen, family and headshot photography. Here are some things clients have said about her portrait photography:

Mary Butze - "Kari took my son's senior pictures and did a fantastic job! She is very good at what she does and I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer!"

Jenny Bedard - "Kari is so patient and caring to every detail no matter what kind of session she's photographing! And so wonderful with my 6 yr old son who's not the best at always following directions. She got him to cooperate and get the shots I wanted!! Thank you Kari!!"

Sandra Morehouse - "Love Kari! She's amazing and patient and captures our truest selves perfectly!!"

Christina Hines - "Kari takes the most amazing photos and she is wonderful to work with. Not only is she patient and friendly, but she knows exactly how to show your genuine side on camera. I would hands down recommend Kari for anyone needing photos! Truly the best of the best!"

For more client references, see my Testimonials Page.

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