Black Friday Sales

Take advantage of our amazing Black Friday deals!! Enjoy Half Off of our most popular packages, and you have SIX MONTHS to use them!! IMG_9905

$49 session with 1 digital file
$99 session with 3 digital files
$125 session with 4×5 album (10 photos)
add hair and makeup for $100

$75 session with 2 digital files
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$100 standard session with 5 digital files

$149 for both sessions with digital files
(good thru the end of 2016)

Use the Paypal drop-down button below to grab your deal!! But hurry, these offers are only good for BLACK FRIDAY!!

Choose Your Deal



Kait & Ben | NE Minneapolis Engagement Session

I had the pleasure of photographing Kait and Ben’s engagement session a few weeks ago at their home in NE Minneapolis. We had set a date for their session a month or so in advance, and of course we chose the one day it was absolutely soggy and gross out. But these two are so laid back, they didn’t fret one bit. They suggested we do the shoot in their home, and it ended up being such a fantastic idea! They also learned their dog, Rosco, is quite photogenic and enjoys being the center of attention for the camera :)

Kait is a comedian by night and was referred to me by one of my fellow photographer friends who is also a comedian by night. We hit it off swimmingly when we met for coffee to discuss their wedding details. They are adorable and whimsical and I can not wait for their backyard wedding in June. It is going to be absolutely stunning! For now, enjoy their engagement sneak peek!

Holiday Boudoir Specials & Deadlines

guesswhat It’s hard to believe, but Christmas deadlines are quickly approaching! You need to have your session on the books before November 18th.  If you are thinking more about Valentine’s Day deadlines, you need to have your session on the books by January 10th.

We have some super fun gifts especially designed for your holiday gift giving:
(all prices include: session with 2-3 outfits,  professional hair and makeup, and product listed)

The Little Black Book:
$249 2×3 mini album (10 images and 10 matching digital files)
$350 4×5 medium album (10 images and 10 matching digital files)IMG_9905
$495 5×7 large album (20 images and 20 matching digital files)


IMG_9904Custom Designed Album:
$795 10×10 20 page album (approx 20-30 images and ALL your digital files.)




Discreet Desk Display:
$275 10×20 folio (8 images and 8 matching digital files) IMG_9907






Custom Designed Calendar:
$350 12 month calendar (13 images and 13 matching digital files)


A non refundable deposit of $200 is required to book your session, with the balance due the week before your session. (exception: custom designed album can be split into 3 payments)

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Addyson’s Newborn Portrait Session | Saint Paul Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Addison came in for her newborn session last week, and was seriously the sweetest little thing! I have photographed her twin sisters for the past 3 years, and am now thrilled to welcome their newest addition to the studio! Newborn babies are my FAVORITE!!!

Katie’s Pregnancy | Addison’s Newborn | Saint Paul Photographer

Sweet little baby Addison was in this past week for her newborn sessions. She was 7 days old, and just the cutest little thing…. she barely made a peep the entire time and let us mold her into adorable little baby poses!!

Earlier in the month, Katie came in with Addison’s twin big sisters for a beautiful maternity shoot! I have loved watching this family grow, and am so blessed to have clients I call friends.

For information on Pregnancy & Newborn sessions please click HERE.

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Kiley & Dave | Shakopee, MN Wedding | Scott County Historical Society

I had the pleasure of photographing Kiley and Dave’s wedding at the Scott County Historical Society in Shakopee, MN. I have known the bride’s mother for about 15 years, as we were on the Shakopee Downtown Partnership committee together while my studio was located in Shakopee.

They had a gorgeous day for a wedding, and were surrounded by amazing friends and family. The bride got ready in “Stan’s House” at the SCHS and their reception followed at Turtles 1890 Social Centre, also in Shakopee.


Boudoir Session SALE

I know, it’s hard to believe, but it’s time to book your session if you want to give a sexy little gift for the holidays!!

What You Receive For ONLY $350: ((over $700 VALUE))
*60 minute session
*hair and makeup
*up to 3 outfits
*4×5 album with 10 images
*matching 10 digital files

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All you need now is $150 to lock in the  special pricing, the remaining balance will be due 24 hours before your session. Sessions must take place by NOVEMBER 15th. to ensure holiday delivery; or JANUARY 10th to ensure Valentine’s delivery


$35 add an additional outfit  to your session
$150 12 month 8×10 photo calendar
$195 16×20 wall canvas

To lock in your SALE price, simply purchase with the Paypal button below after selecting your package set to the $150 deposit.

**$150 deposit is non-refundable
**SALE sessions must be used by Jan 10th

Book Release Party | Saint Paul Author | You’re Invited

BookCoverRevisedI am very excited to announce that my book release party will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 in Saint Paul.

There will be a reading at 7:00 followed by food and drink (and fun, of course)! I will have copies of my book on hand for purchase, as well as my TBI Awareness bracelets.
You may also pre-order your book (and learn more about it) here: 

I am so incredibly proud of this book, and the purpose that I hope it serves in the world. It is a collection of my articles, most of which have been published on Huffington Post.
Having suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) last year after falling on a patch of ice and landing on my skull, I know how important the material in this book is for other survivors who feel lost, as well as their friends and family who need some guidance understanding what their loved one is going through!

Every 13 SECONDS someone in the United States will sustain a TBI….. those numbers are staggering! Chances are you know someone, or have suffered one yourself!

Thank you to my amazing community of support and encouragement throughout this amazing journey!! I hope that you are able to come celebrate with me on this huge milestone in my life!!





Fall Mini Sessions | Saint Paul & Shakopee | Dates Announced

DFall2015ates are officially announced for our 2015 Fall Mini Sessions!

Saint Paul ~ Oct. 10th
Shakopee ~ Oct. 17th

Sessions are $95 and include:
20 minute session at a local park, and 3 digital files

Add-on $199
1 8×10, 2 5×7, 4 4×5, 8 wallets, and 25 holiday cards

Session fee is due at booking and is non refundable. Sessions are rain or shine.

Reserve your session:



Back my Kickstarter and Reserve Your Copy of my Book

BookCoverRevisedCheck out my book on Kickstarter:

Every 13 seconds someone in the United States suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury. That’s over 3.5 million people per year just in the U.S.

In February 2014 Amy Zellmer slipped on a patch of ice and fell, forcibly landing on the back of her skull. The impact briefly knocked her out, and when she started to get up, she immediately knew something was very wrong.

Amy had suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and was about to start a journey unlike anything she had ever experienced. Her life had changed in literally a blink of the eye.

Falls are the leading cause of TBI. Rates are highest for children aged 0 to 4 years and for adults aged 75 years and older.

This book is a collection of her short articles, most of which were originally published on The Huffington Post. Learn about what it means to have a TBI as you read about her struggles and frustrations, like the days she can’t remember how to run the microwave, or how she gets lost driving to familiar places. Understand what it’s like to suffer fatigue and exhaustion after doing a simple task that most take for granted.

Traumatic Brain Injury is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for those ages 1-44, and third overall behind cancer and heart disease.

This book is perfect for TBI survivors, their caregivers, friends and loved ones. It is a great book for survivors to give to their supporters so that they, too, can understand what those with TBI are dealing with on a daily basis.

A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury.

There is no cure for TBI. Many will deal with the aftereffects for the rest of their life. It can take months, years, or decades to start feeling better again. There is no correlation between the severity of the accident that caused the TBI, and the length of recover. The most severe can recover quickly, while some of the most mild cases can take years to recover. There is no magic formula, as no two TBI’s are alike.

Motor vehicle–traffic injury is the leading cause of TBI-related death. Rates are highest for adults aged 20 to 24 years.

Survivors are continually trying to find their way back to normal, and it may take them months or years before they fully understand and accept that the “normal” they once knew no longer exists. If they aren’t surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends, it can make the process all the more challenging.

Society at large doesn’t understand that EVERY single concussion is a brain injury, to some extent.

Amy is passionate about bringing TBI awareness to the public. She has found that even medical professionals are perplexed about TBI, and often don’t know how to diagnose or treat it properly. Amy’s mission is to get the information in this book into the hands of as many people as possible to spread awareness.

“I first heard of Amy Zellmer through her Huffington Post pieces. Reading her work through the eyes of a survivor, it was clear that she was writing from the vantage point of being a brain injury survivor herself. Simply put, she was speaking my language. I immediately identified with her experiences as they paralleled my own life. In Amy’s new book, she shares many of the triumphs, frustrations, pains and joys that we face within the survivor community.” ~ David Grant, author of Metamorphosis: Surviving Brain Injury and Slices of Life after Traumatic Brain Injury. David is also a staff writer for–a PBS supported web presence, as well as a contributing writer to Chicken Soup for the Soul, Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries.

*statistics in bold are sourced from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)