The days may be long, but the years are short. This holds true especially with that first year.  Before you know it they go from walking, to starting Kindergarten, and then you are preparing for their Senior year in High School.  Every single moment will go by fast and the best way to hold on to these memories is to document them with photographs. You will never regret the photos you have taken, but you may regret the ones you don't. Every child and family is different and should be honored as such. 

Clients who choose the JBP Experience come with families in all different shapes and sizes.  They do, however,  have a few things in common. My Clients are looking for more than just quality portraits but also an experience. They want to know the process from beginning to end will be relaxing and stress free. They have a fun adventurous spirit and are willing to let me design an amazing experience with their style in mind. They are looking for high quality portraits over the quantity of portraits. Priceless heirlooms that will be cherished and displayed throughout the years.
If this sounds like you, lets chat!

watching your children grow up is one of the most exciting roles of being a parent. 

let'S capture those fleeting moments for you, so you can hold onto them for a lifetime.

breathtaking • moments • captured

The jennifer brandes photography
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I am your Southern Minnesota maternity, newborn and family photographer, specializing in creating heirloom quality artwork for families in Mankato and the surrounding areas.  I want you to have fun and enjoy yourself.  I am not afraid to get a little silly at times to bring out those incredible giggles in your toddler, but most of all love to put those big beautiful smiles on your family's faces.  I will capture the posed moments, the candid moments, and everything in between.

am excited that you have found me!  I have an absolute passion for newborn and family photography.  I provide a welcoming and comfortable approach to the relationships established with my clients, and I strive to make the entire experience unforgettable.

I

Your Southern Minnesota Newborn & Family Photographer

I'm jennifer

Timeless • Modern • Heirlooms

From planning your session through guiding you on where & how to hang your artwork, I am there with you through every step of the process. You're in great hands.

Q:  SO, WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?

YES, IT'S THAT

Easy.

A:  Choose your collection after your session!

to secure your session, there is a $200 retainer due upon booking that will be put towards your final chosen collection.

After your session, choose your image package

After our time together, you will be invited back to the studio for your Gallery Reveal Session!
When you're finished wiping away the tears from seeing the images of your gorgeous family, you will select your image package from the list below.
Your session retainer will be applied to your Collection selection.

collection I

collection II

collection III

PREMIERE

DELUXE

CLASSIC

$1500

$750

$500

FULL GALLERY (40+) DIGITAL PORTRAITS
CLIENT WARDROBE GUIDE
10X10 FINE ART ALBUM
30% OFF ARTWORK

20 DIGITAL PORTRAITS
CLIENT WARDROBE GUIDE
$150 PRINT CREDIT TOWARDS ARTWORK

15 DIGITAL PORTRAITS
CLIENT WARDROBE GUIDE

the fine print

*There is a $200 non-refundable retainer due at booking to reserve your date
**Sessions take place at your favorite outdoor location
***Pricing is subject to change without notice.  Secure this pricing by booking your session.
****Easy payment plans are available.

A La Carte Digital Images

$70 EACH **

**extra Digital files only available with purchase of a collection

Jen took pictures of our family and military photos for my kids. These are lifelong treasures that are absolutely perfect. We could not ask for anything better or anyone more compassionate during a photo session. Thank you for all you do and for the memories that you have captured for us!

family session

Rebecca

Client

Reviews

We had a great time with Jen for Jevan's senior sports session. She had lots of great ideas and really made the session feel comfortable and tailored to Jevan. She even was willing to stand out in blowing snow and really cold temperatures to get some awesome shots. Her creativity is top notch. The final pictures were beyond what we had envisioned. I highly recommend Jen for your family photography needs.

Senior session

Becky

Client

Reviews

Absolutely amazing experience. I wouldn't have trusted anyone else this much with my newborn. Jennifer made us feel right at home in her studio and I enjoyed watching from behind the scenes. She really is a baby whisperer! Thank you again for such great memories! 

milestone session

Macy

Client

Reviews

Working with Jennifer truly was a dream. She is so remarkably talented and our photos turned out amazing. As a first time mom, things like taking your newborn out can be nerve-racking, but Jennifer made it so relaxed and comfortable. She didn't make me feel rushed or bad when E didn't want to go to sleep. She took her time and let E lead the appointment. 100/10 recommend and will be coming back with any future babies.

Newborn session

Lindsay

Client

Reviews

Jen was absolutely wonderful throughout the whole process of my session. She communicated well and sent me expectations of the session on her end and explained thoroughly what I should expect during it. She was also very accommodating. Doing a maternity session was definitely out of my comfort zone but she did everything she could to be sure I was comfortable, she made the session so much fun! She also made me feel glamorous and helped gain confidence. Would definitely recommend a maternity shoot at least once and there's no one better to book with than Jen!

maternity session

Lexi H.

Client

Reviews

"Jennifer is so easy to work with and has great ideas for where to take pictures and what type of pictures to do"

senior session

Julie

Client

Reviews

Jen is so great! We have worked with her for the last 5 years. Its been amazing to see how much her work has changed throughout the years. She is makes sure to communicate throughout the whole process - beginning, middle, end. We are definitely happy with the results that we have gotten from Jen. Highly recommend!

maternity session

Cecily

Client

Reviews

I LOVED my newborn pictures of my baby boy!
She was patient, gentle and artistic with each set. Highly recommend Jennifer Brandes Photography!

newborn session

Megan

Client

Reviews

Jennifer was phenomenal with our newborns! We will be able to look back at these beautiful photographs for years to come! She captured stunning, beautiful images of our girls.

twin girl newborn session

tiffany

Client

Reviews

Jennifer was amazing to work with!  She was great with my little peanut and the photos were amazing!
Highly recommend her!

newborn session

Natalie

Client

Reviews

Highly recommend Jennifer!! From the very beginning as she welcomed us into her home !! Absolute amazed with her work and the passion and love she has for newborns!! She is the baby whisperer ! Made me felt welcome, and handled my daughter with so much care :D

newborn session

victoria

Client

Reviews

Jennifer took newborn photos of my 2 week old daughter. She was so gentle and patient with her. My daughter was happy and comfortable during the entire shoot.
The studio is warm and inviting with a nursing rocker for breastfeeding moms. The photos were just beautiful! Jennifer was professional, friendly and promptly responsive to all communications. I am very satisfied; it was well worth the investment. I would highly recommend!

Newborn Session

Jenn H.

Client

Reviews

Jen is absolutely amazing to work with. She is so great with kids, always has the best ideas, and is very responsive! It’s awesome seeing how much she loves her job!

1 year cakesmash Session

lindsay

Client

Reviews

Would highly recommend Jen! Her work is amazing, she listens to customers wishes and can get my little man to pose and smile so easily! Love her and will continue to work with her!

milestone session

Heather

Client

Reviews

Jen is amazing to work with, and rolls right along with the session and craziness. ( She did our twins 2yr old /Christmas pictures) The results were absolutely AMAZING! Highly recommended.

twin milestone session

lisa M.

Client

Reviews

We loved our wedding photos so much that we came back for family photos 6 years later! We couldn’t be happier :)


family portrait session

mandy

Client

Reviews

Jen is awesome at what she does! She was willing to reschedule a session when my 5 year old decided to not cooperate when we tried the first session. I love how all the pictures turned out and have gotten a ton of compliments!!!

milestone session

emily

Client

Reviews

Thank you so much for taking great photos....LIKE ALWAYS!  You did AMAZING!  I love every one of the pictures!

senior portrait session

natalie

Client

Reviews

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