Photo Credit:  Gruman Photography

Photo Credit:  Gruman Photography

Leann Manning, owner and photographer of Honeybee & Peony, specializes in natural light family photography and documentary style photography. Her goal is to capture lasting images of your life, whether it is during everyday activities or a milestone.

Leann began her career in photography upon graduating from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities with a degree in studio arts and a concentration in photography. Her work with weddings has been published in Minnesota Bride magazine, Wisconsin Bride magazine, the Knot.com and the Knot magazines. When her first son was born in 2007, her work naturally shifted towards children and families. She is now a mom of 2 active boys and works from her natural light studio at her home in Hopkins, MN and also shoots on-location at the homes and favorite places of her clients.

Leann has worked with children as an older sister, baby-sitter, nanny, and mother, and brings her exuberant attitude and energy to all her shoots. She takes joy in capturing the real moments and details that family life entail, and feels privileged to give people something tangible to cherish in the form of photographs.