"Sun Newspapers Readers Choice Awards 2020 - Bloomington - Richfield "Best Photographer"
My name is Mandy Stadther and I am owner-operator of Richfield Portrait Photography.
For nearly nine years and more than 8000 mini sessions later, Richfield Portrait Photography has become one of the busiest studios in Minneapolis - St Paul Metro.
Along with mini sessions for children there are also sessions for high school seniors, families and pets. We smash cakes and take photos for business cards and online profiles.
Baby milestone, birthday and seasonal sessions are $50 for a 30 minute session and $80 for one hour.
Senior sessions are $70 for 30 minutes or $150 for one hour and 15 minutes.
Check the tabs above for pricing for other sessions.
The session fee is all you pay for all the photos we took. I put your images on a USB which you take home with you or you can buy a USB from me for $10.
There are no sales sessions, you don't have to pay anything in addition to your session.
Cash is the preferred method of payment but PayPal, credit or debit card or check work too.
I would be happy to make simple edits for up to 10 images.
The session fee is per household. and the studio is limited to eight people.
Although I keep things pretty simple, there are plenty of backdrops and props. I have more than 100 backdrops, many fake cakes and cupcakes, things to sit on and ride as well as many seasonal props.
You can browse through the galleries to pick out a backdrop that matches your outfits before you arrive to maximize photo taking time.
The sessions are held in my fully equipped home studio in Richfield. There is a bath room for changing and plenty of places to sit. It is two miles from the Mall Of America.
If you have any questions please use the "contact" form at the bottom of the page or use the chat icon on the home page.
If mini sessions are new to your family. check out "Mini Session 101" in the menu above.
I have been a photographer for 40 years, beginning in old 1980's darkrooms and one hour labs to a national Kodak lab and a long stint as a chief reporter and photographer in a New Zealand newspaper. As a senior journalist and chief reporter I have published hundreds of news, feature articles and photographs.
This year I have a Christmas kitchen setup where you and your kids can have fun while pretending to make cookies. I provide aprons and hats and all the props we need.
The sessions will be held between 10 am and 5pm Thursday - Monday which includes weekends. They begin on November 1st.
"We love Mandy at Richfield Portrait Studio! She has tons of backdrops, props, necklaces, and costumes. She's amazing with kids! My toddler warmed up to her much faster than with many people. She takes great pictures and you can't beat her prices!"
"She was wonderful! Pictures turned out amazing! She went above and beyond for my family! My granddaughter is very shy and she let her explore her surroundings to get comfortable. The background set up was perfect and she even followed my granddaughter around to get those perfect candid shots. I absolutely will be coming back for ALL my future photography needs."
"Mandy is amazing, fantastic portraits at unbelievable prices."
"Mandy is the BEST!"
"It was great experience we did get some great pictures in-spite the kids being fussy. She was very patient with us. WE LOVE HER!"
Birthday and Milestone Sessions.
$50 for 30 minutes or $80 for one hour.
This includes one quick outfit change. Siblings are welcome.
$70 for 30 minutes. These sessions are suitable for business cards and online profiles and include up to three outfit changes. These sessions are not limited to just heads we can do other poses too!
$50 for 30 minutes or $80 for one hour
Seasonal sessions include Valentines, Christmas, July 4th, Easter. Halloween and Late Summer and Fall sessions outdoors.
Cake Smash - One hour $90.
These sessions include two outfit changes. We begin with the birthday outfit for some photos with a couple different backdrops, a number one and the fake cakes. Then we put on a diaper cover or a tutu and get smashing! You supply the cake but there is no need to bring a large cake, a six inch cake or large cup cake works just as well.
Senior Session - One hour $90
These sessions are held in the studio or outdoors in a Richfield park and include three outfit changes.
Feel free to bring items such as a pet or sports equipment or mom or dad.
These sessions are one hour long and are $90 for one hour.
Family - Pricing varies. Click on the "Family" tab above.
The price is per household.
Single family members are free if accompanying family.
These sessions are held in the studio or outdoors.
In October we take advantage of the Fall colors and move outdoors to a Richfield park.
Over the years I have accumulated a lot of stuff! I went on a crafting frenzy a few years ago and made more than 50 headbands, chunky necklaces and dozens of tutus.
This is what it is all for - travelling the world.
Below is a link to my fine art website and as many penguins as you can handle!
This whole thing with photography started 40 years ago.