James and Jeff Wedding | Pinstripes | Edina, MN | Twin Cities Wedding Photographer

I am so thrilled to share James and Jeff’s wedding sneak peek with you!!

Their wedding was truly one I will never forget. Every single detail was meticulously planned and executed, and their venue looked stunning. The ceremony and reception was intimate and beautiful. The toasts by their groomsmen had me laughing and crying at the same time. I have to say, they were truly surrounded by love!!

I have enjoyed getting to know these two so very much, and consider them friends. I wish them many years of passion and peace!!

Some of their vendors included:
venue: Pinstripes
photographer: Custom Creations Photography
DJ:  Summit Hills Studios 
tuxes: Mens Warehouse
cake: Buttercream
photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth 

 

Minnesota AMA Headshots | Business Portraits | Saint Paul Photographer

I am thrilled to be a Gold Level sponsor for the Minnesota AMA and enjoyed taking quick headshots at their recent event in Minneapolis.

The AMA provides a ton of training to marketing professionals in the Twin Cities, and are a total pleasure to work with. Below are a few of the many headshots I took on-location at their recent event. If you’re interested in having me come on-site at your place of business, shoot me an email for a quote!

To book an in-studio headshot session CLICK HERE.

Business Portraits | A Functional Life Chiropractic | Saint Paul

I had the pleasure of photographing the amazing team at A Functional Life Chiropractic at their office in New Brighton. On-site corporate sessions are my favorite sessions, especially when the office has amazing natural light like this one!!

Dr. Clary and his staff took great care of me after my fall on the ice.  Thank you for all you do!

To schedule an in-studio headshot session CLICK HERE. If you would like a quote for on-site business portraits, please shoot me an email amy.zellmer @ customcreationsphotography.com

Enjoy the sneak peek!

Josh’s Senior Portraits | Senior Pics | Saint Paul | #srpics

Josh came in for his Senior Photos, and it’s hard to believe one of my classmates has a child old enough to be a high school senior … I mean she must have been 10 — right?! LOL

We had a lot of fun exploring different places in my building to photograph Josh, and the lighting on this particular day was stellar (albeit only about 5 degrees outside).

Congrats on getting in to Winnipeg University, Josh!!!

Enjoy the sneak peek!

Family Portrait Session | Centennial Lakes | Edina, MN

I have been photographing Laura’s family for a decade ….. where does the time go?!

We met at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina …. which you just can’t go wrong on a gorgeous fall evening with so many incredible backdrops to choose from!

It has been so incredible to watch the kiddos blossom into young adults, and the parents not age at all (right?!).

Laura has been my Life Coach, yoga instructor, and dear friend. We met through a mutual friend, and she approached me to see if I would be willing to trade Life Coaching in exchange for yoga photos — as she was compiling a yoga instruction manual for yoga teachers at the time. I knew she was exactly the right Coach for me, and over the past decade we have spent hundreds of hours on the phone, and taken thousands of photos her, her family, and her team.

I am blessed to do what I do, and meet some truly amazing people along the way. You just never know which clients are going to end up being forever friends when you photograph them!!

Purple Friday Sale | Limited Edition “Purple Reign” Prints | Minneapolis | Prince

Black Purple Friday Sale!!

prince, purple rain, purple reign, minneapolis, skyline, purple

I am bringing back my limited edition metallic “Purple Reign” prints for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday ….. ACT FAST …. before they’re gone!! (no logo will appear on purchased prints, and they will be hand signed and dated).

This is a perfect gift for any Minneapolis or Prince enthusiast, and can also double as a gift for Viking’s fans as well!! Thank you for your continued support of my art!

Receive a FREE 3×5 Magnet with every print ordered!! ($12 value!)

This photo is my tribute to the purple, and was featured on National Geographic’s website, as well as it was trending on social media in the weeks following Prince’s death. I am thrilled with how it turned out, and believe that Prince would definitely approve …. not only of my image, but of the mad respect and love that Minneapolis has shown him.

When I set out to photograph the 35W bridge lit up purple in his memory, it was rainy and foggy. My friend and I couldn’t find the spot we were looking for to take the image from. We missed our turn and were getting frustrated. We agreed to take one my attempt at finding the spot. As we came around a corner somewhere on the U of M campus, the rain let up and this photo came into view. A friendly raccoon hung out with us as we battled the strong winds in an attempt at not getting blurry images with a 20 second exposure. I truly believe Prince smiled down on us as I took this image, and it is a memory I will never forget!  Thank YOU for supporting my art by purchasing this image.

Rest in peace, sweet Prince.

Order your copy of my Prince Tribute Photo “Purple Reign”
$7 shipping will be added to your order at checkout.


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Limited Edition Sparkly Glitter Sessions | Boudoir | Fitness |

This Holiday season we are offering something exciting, new and fun — and it’s here for a very limited time!!

Get your sparkle on with a Glitter Session!! 

It’s a little bit boudoir, a little bit sparkle, a little bit sass!

It’s ALL about YOU and celebrating your beauty!!

HURRY! These sessions are only here through the end of the year!

What you get:
Standard Package: $595
professional hair and glitter application by Sarah Elizabeth Artistry
session with Amy
2×3 mini album with 10 images and matching 10 digital files
(or two payments of $325)
Upgrade your package: $750
upgrade to a 4×5 album with 10 images and 20 digital files
(or two payments of $400)


Choose Your Package



 

NOTE: These sessions will NOT be ready for Christmas delivery, they are designed to be taken before the end of 2016 and will be ready for either New Year’s or Valentine’s — whichever you deem most significant! Payments are non-refundable. Sessions must take place by January 10, 2017.

 

 

Jeff & James Engagement Session | Centennial Lakes | Minneapolis

I had the pleasure of photographing Jeff & James engagement session this past weekend at Centennial Lakes park. The weather was an absolutely perfect fall day, we couldn’t have asked for better.

I will be photographing their wedding in January, which will also take place in the Centennial Lakes park area, and I couldn’t be more excited. They are the kindest, fun loving couple a photographer could hope to work with (not to mention they’re super photogenic!)

Enjoy the sneak peek!

Roshini Rajkumar & Jim | Minneapolis Wedding | WCCO Rooftop Garden

I was incredibly honored to have been asked by Roshini to photograph her wedding on the WCCO Rooftop in Minneapolis this past July.

I have known Roshini for several years, we first met when I photographed her for the cover of Savvy MN magazine. She has been an amazing friend and peer to work with, it was a true privilege to be a part of her small, intimate wedding.

She looked absolutely stunning in her grandmother’s revamped Sari (altered by A Perfect Fit by Monica), and Jim was quite dapper in his suit by Hubert White and accessories by Martin Patrick 3.

They were surrounded by their closest friend and family, and had an incredible view of the Minneapolis skyline.

Please enjoy the sneak peek!

Summer Sessions | Now Booking | Saint Paul Portrait Photographer

Summer is quickly approaching “back to school” time (groan….. I know!)

Summer FLIES by every year, and I know that it’s the prime season for family photos, kiddos, pets, and high school seniors.

Book your session NOW before it’s too late!!

For only $199 receive a 45 minute session (in studio or outdoors) and 5 digital files.
Perfect for families, pets, couples, engagements, children, headshots, and so much more!!

We have a beautiful park or the Saint Paul Skyline just minutes from the studio to make your portrait a gorgeous piece of art to hang in your home for years to come!

BOOK NOW! Use the paypal button below to purchase your session, and we will follow up with you to book your specific date/time. Sessions valid through Sept. 30th