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 family's life, from pregnancy through childhood.
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. She began her photography career shooting weddings which were 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 primarily shoots on-location at the favorite places and spaces of her clients and also at her natural light studio near her home in Hopkins, MN.
Leann has worked with children as an older sister, baby-sitter, nanny, aunt 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 while combining those real moments with portraits as well. It is a privilege for her to be able to give people something tangible to cherish in the form of photographs.