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southern minnesota maternity photographer


fine art studio & outdoor sessions in southern minnesota

maternity sessions


Your body is creating a miracle and you deserve every bit of pampering!  As your premium Southern Minnesota Maternity photographer, I will not only help you look your absolute best, but you will leave your session feeling like the Queen that you are!
This moment in your life is one to remember.  Let's capture you and your beautiful growing bump!

Gorgeous expecting Mommas

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The Maternity Experience

Pregnancy is beautiful, and as your pregnant belly grows, you fall in love with that little human more and more each day.  Just as no two people are alike, no two pregnancies are the same.  You will want to remember this pregnancy and preserve those moments for a lifetime.

Not only will you appreciate the beautiful images of this miracle, but you will also have the privilege of sharing them with your child someday.  Wouldn't it be absolutely incredible to open a beautiful album and show them the pictures of what you looked like while they were growing inside of you?
Don't hesitate - you deserve this momma!

your body is incredible.  preserve this magical moment in your life!


Let's get to know each other a little bit better!  I know life gets busy, so I like to let you choose which method of contact is the easiest for your schedule.  Emails, phone consultations, or in-person meetings are just some of the options you have!  Whether you would like to talk or simply text, we will communicate however works best for you.
Reach out to me and let me know that you are interested in learning more about a maternity session.
You can reach me via email at or simply fill out the contact form below!

1. Say Hello

During the consultation, you will learn everything you need to know about the full experience!  We will discuss your session needs, wardrobe style, and your families personality.
Any questions you have will be answered so you can be confident in your decision to book your maternity session with me.
You will also be provided with investment information, as well as what you can expect throughout the entire process.

2.  we connect

Schedule your session on the calendar!
Once you have decided to book, you will pay a $200 retainer to secure your session date.
Once your client agreement and session retainer has been received, your session is booked on my calendar!
Maternity sessions are best when done between 28-34 weeks.  Your bump will be beautiful, and you will still be able to move and pose comfortably.
I recommend scheduling your maternity session around 20 weeks to ensure that you will have room on my schedule.

3. Schedule it

Prior to your session,  you will have the opportunity to view the collection of Studio Gowns that are available for you to wear during your session.
We will determine a location (studio or other), and I will help you select your gowns based on your skin type, hair color, etc.  If you choose to add-on professional hair & make-up services, we will connect with that artist as well!

4. Planning it

You will be fully prepared on what to expect during your session, and your session day will be a relaxed and comfortable experience for you.
You can expect to spend up to an hour with me for your session.  If siblings and partners are going to be included, it may last longer (which is OK!)
** If you choose to add the Professional Hair & Make-up package to your session, please allow for an additional hour.  Your family can arrive on the scheduled session time.

5. Your Session

This is often the most EXCITING part of the entire experience!
Within 2 weeks of your session, you will receive your personal gallery link!  Here, you will see your gorgeous images for the first time.
If needed, you will have my help and expertise to determine which images are perfect for your walls or help to design a beautiful heirloom album for you to relive these beautiful moments!

6. Gallery reveal & Ordering

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The Process




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 receive a link to your personal online gallery!
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







Full Gallery (50+ Images)
$400 Artwork Credit

20 Digital Images
$200 Artwork Credit

10 Digital Images
$100 Artwork Credit

the fine print

* A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve this collection.
Additional equal payments are made until your due date.
***Pricing is subject to change without notice.  Secure this pricing by booking your session.
****Easy payment plans are available.


Are you looking to capture the full journey?

Yes!  I would love to be there for it too!


  • Full maternity session, in-studio or on location
  • Fresh 48 session, at location of birth
  • Full studio newborn session
  • Full gallery (50+ Images) from all sessions
  • Full use of Studio Wardrobe, props, & accessories


a La Carte

single image     $190
10 image (Add on)     $790

digital images

wall art

impact     $250
grand       $350
standard     $490
small        $550
mini          $690

12x12 20-page     $1890 10x10 10-page     $1190

heirloom albums

*The matching digital file is included with every print or product purchase.

the fine print

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

Jennifer photographed both of my last 2 babies and did family pictures for our large family of 8. Here are some of the things I loved about Jennifer Brandes Photography:
1) Jennifer is very professional and made the sessions feel very relaxed. It can be stressful getting out the door with a newborn or getting a large family ready and cooperating for family pictures; but Jennifer made everyone feel relaxed and the sessions were fun!
2) The images she captures are stunning! I was confident we would have pictures we would love when we booked with her.
3) She was flexible with rescheduling when my toddler had hand foot and mouth when we were supposed to have family pictures taken.
4) She worked within my budget and ensured I got what I was hoping for.
I would recommend her 100%!

newborn session




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




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




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




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




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.



"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




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




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




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




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

newborn session




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




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.



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




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




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




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




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




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

senior portrait session





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