Santa Sessions Now Booking!!

Jolly Old St Nick is Coming! Book your Line Free, Mall Free Santa Visit Now!

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Date:  Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Where:  Leann’s Home, 101 18th Ave South, Hopkins, MN

Details:  $55 per family and a donation to Toys for Tots gets you a 5-10 minute private visit with Santa, up to 5 high-res downloadable images (via an online gallery) and reprint release. 

Visits are for Children Only, No Family Photos will be taken.

Galleries will be delivered via email by the end of the day 12.16.18

Sessions will be booked on a first come, first served basis by visiting my online scheduling link HERE. Click on the Santa Visits and then click on the date (in bold) to pick your time and complete payment.

Payment is due in full at the time of Booking. Payment is NON-REFUNDABLE/TRANSFERABLE so please make certain the date and time you choose works for you before booking.

I will not be replying to FB comments or Blog comments to schedule timelsots.

TIMESLOTS are from 10am-12:20pm. All available time slots can be viewed at the above link, then click on Santa Visits.

Holiday Studio Mini Sessions Now Booking

Holiday Mini Sessions are Now Booking!!

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Mini Sessions will be held at my new studio in Hopkins and will have mostly some simple holiday greenery and muted tones. You can see more photos of my studio HERE

Date: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Mini Sessions are $225 and Include:

20 minute session & 15+ delivered digitally an Online Gallery & Reprint Release

Turnaround time will be expedited and your galleries will be available 1 week after the Mini Session in order to still give time to order Holiday Cards.

The available times are listed below. To book your spot, please go to the SCHEDULING page on the website, scroll down to Holiday Studio Mini Sessions Category and click on that and schedule your Holiday Mini Session for Dec 2nd. It will be filled at a First Come First Serve Basis. Please only schedule if you are 100% sure this date and time works for you

A Booking Contract will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours after filling out and submitting the online scheduling information.

50% deposit must be paid upon scheduling to schedule your timeslot.

Deposit is NON REFUNDABLE/Non Transferrable.

More fine print: Limited to Immediate Family Members Only. I will update timeslots as often as possible, but if they are unavailable on the online scheduling page, that spot is already full.

I will not have a cancellation list for Mini Sessions, but will post any last minute openings on Facebook.

TIMESLOTS:

10:00am FULL

10:30am FULL

11:00am FULL

11:30am FULL

12:00pm FULL

12:30pm FULL

Surprise! The Studio is Moving!

Hi all!  Wanted to share some big exciting news that my Studio will be MOVING!  I know this may come as a bit of a surprise, since it seems like I was just announcing that I was moving out of my home studio and in to the studio in NE Minneapolis! But here it is, take a look at some photos of Honeybee & Peony's NEW Studio home in Hopkins!

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 So why the move? You're probably wondering the same thing in your head as many are "Why would you move from that awesome space?" or  "You spent so much time and energy renovating to make it your own?!".  I wasn't looking and it just kind of fell in my lap and I was smitten by a photo.

A little back story to help it make more sense... While out to dinner with some girlfriends, we were discussing my friend's home-based Rolfing business (side track, if you don't know what Rolfing is, it's a form of deep tissue bodywork and my friend Jen is AMAZING at it, you have to check her out :) She showed me a space that popped up for her on a random Craigslist search and it made her think of me.  I'm pretty sure I may have instantly yelped, drooled a bit and wondered where in the heck this adorable space cold possibly be in Hopkins.  In reality, my goal when I originally was looking for a studio space outside of my home was to find something in or close to Hopkins and nothing like this ever materialized for me when I was searching.

I was able to get in touch with the owner of the space (who also ends up to be a Hopkins based photographer!) and the rest is history.  I will start using the space part time on August 1st. It will become my primary studio space on Oct 1st when my lease is fully completed at the Minneapolis space.  (Those of you with sessions scheduled for the Minneapolis studio in August/September can plan on hearing from me soon to discuss your studio options for your session)

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The new studio is located right off go Highway 7 and Hopkins Crossroad. With a Caribou and Starbucks mere steps away (does it get much better than that?!). There are bathrooms right next to the studio suite, a changing area, waiting area with a tv and sweet photo area with hardwood floors, light grey and dark grey walls and beautiful natural light! It is so much easier to access than my current space which is a huge plus.  Hooray!  I can't wait to photograph your families and little ones in this space!

XOXO
Leann

Fall 2018 Mini Sessions Now Booking

Fall 2018 Mini Sessions are Now Booking!  See all the information below for more information on Dates and Locations.  Please read thoroughly before booking.

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All Mini Sessions are $225 and Include: 

20 minute session & 15+ delivered digitally an Online Gallery & Reprint Release

The available times are listed below.  To book your spot, please email:  leann@honeybeeandpeony.com with your top 2 timeslots

Rain Dates for Outdoor Sessions:  Please be available for Rain Date if possible. There will not be another option for rescheduling in the case of rain other than the given rain date!  

A Booking Contract and Invoice will be emailed to you and a 50% deposit must be paid within 2 days to reserve your time.  If deposit is not made within 2 days, your time slot will be released. Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE. Please assure you have the date available before scheduling a time slot and paying deposit.

Please do not respond to blog post or Facebook post to book your mini session.

More fine print:  Limited to Immediate Family Members Only. Children should be over 6months ol and able to sit on their own.   I will update timeslots as often as possible.

I will not have any cancellation lists for Mini Sessions, but will post any last minute openings on Facebook.

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FULL Tues Sept 11th (Rain Date 9/18/18) - Burwell Park in Minnetonka

4:00pm OPEN
4:30pm Walsh
5:00pm Lysen
5:30pm Knudson
6:00pm Callahan

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FULL Mon Oct 22nd (Rain Date 10/29) - Mill City Museum Outdoor Areas in Mpls

3:30pm McClure
4:00pm Smith
4:30pm Duncan
5:00pm Durmaskin
5:30pm Williams

Summer/Fall Booking 2018

Happy Summer and  it's so hard to believe that Fall is on the way!

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My schedule is nearly full for the rest of Summer and Fall so I wanted to let everyone know that there are very few dates available and which dates those are in case you would still like to schedule a session.  

Weekend sessions are available for existing clients only.

Please see the dates below and email me at leann@honeybeeandpeony.com to book your session.  I will be removing booked dates from this post as they are filled.  Thanks for keeping me busy and on my toes :)  If none of these dates work for you and you would like some names of other photographer I love, let me know.  I will not have any dates other than those noted here available.

If you are a Baby's First Year Client, please contact me to book any remaining sessions as soon as possible. Although I cannot guarantee weekend or available dates,  I am happy to book all of your remaining sessions at any time.  If you require weekends, the sooner you contact me, the better.

OPENINGS JULY-NOV 2018
Studio Sessions can ONLY be scheduled for morning openings
On-Location Sessions can be scheduled in morning or evening

AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER
FULLY BOOKED

NOVEMBER
(Early evening sessions in Nov need to be no later than 3pm due to Daylight Savings)
Fully booked until after Thanksgiving (Nov 22nd). Please contact me for dates available after 11/26

Please contact me for dates after November 20th.

DECEMBER - Save the Date Dec 9th for Santa Visits!! (not currently booking yet)

Beach Mini Sessions 2018 Now Booking

Summer has arrived and it's time for Beach Mini Sessions!!

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Beach Mini Sessions will be held at Lake Ann Beach in Chanhassen.  They re planned for a Tuesday evening in hopes of avoiding too many people :)

Date:  Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

RAIN DATE: Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

All Mini Sessions are $225 and Include: 

20 minute session & 15+ delivered digitally an Online Gallery & Reprint Release

The available times are listed below.  To book your spot, please email:  leann@honeybeeandpeony.com with your top 3 timeslots. I will email you as soon as possible to notify you of which time slot is available for you.

Rain Dates for Outdoor Sessions:  If you are interested in booking, please be available for Rain Date of August 21st (same time and location). There will NOT be another option for rescheduling in the case of rain other than the given rain date.  

A Booking Contract and Invoice will be emailed to you and 50% deposit must be paid within 2 days to reserve your time. Deposit is NON REFUNDABLE/Non Transferrable.

Please do not respond to blog post or Facebook post to book your mini session, please only email me directly.  

More fine print:  Limited to Immediate Family Members Only.   I will update timeslots as often as possible. Due to the sandy location, please limit to children who are able to sit on their own unsupported.

I will not have a cancellation list for Mini Sessions, but will post any last minute openings on Facebook.

6:00pm Monacelli

6:30pm Doran

7:00pm More

7:30pm Pennington

Strike Your Own Pose - Minneapolis On Location Session

I love seeing this family every year for their annual photos.  My favorite thing (besides their amazing stylish outfits, sweet kicks and great style) is the personalities their little guys bring for me to capture.  You never know what you're going to get when a little one has some of his own ideas for his poses, but he did awesome job providing me some great material.

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LOCATION TIPS:  Love the look of this location? These were shot at the Historic Stone Arch Bridge and St Anthony Main Area.  I love taking photos here but for the least amount of crowds and optimal light, early mornings are a must at this location.  Weekends are not ideal but if you do your session early enough, you may avoid excess pedestrian and bike traffic.  

CLOTHING TIP:  Whether you are On Location or In Studio, don't forget that your shoes are an important part of your outfit!!!  And as I always, my best advice is to "coordinate, not match".  

Lifestyle Baby Session - Big Bob!

I was lucky to meet this amazing Mama ages ago when we worked together in the Bridal Industry.    Then, she got married and I got the honor of being her Wedding Photographer and when she started a family, I got to take photos of her sweet Baby Boy #1.  Now I got to see their family grow and capture photos of Baby Boy #2!  It is such an honor to follow the journey of so many families and be part of their stories and memories. This session took place in the comfort of their home which is one of the best places to capture the new joys of babyhood.  

Here are some highlights of my session with Baby Big Bob!  Such a sweet squishy big little guy!

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Now Booking June 2018 Mini Sessions!

This beautiful day is making me dream of summer and green grass!  Below are my offerings for June Mini Sessions.  I'd love to see you on Sunday June 3rd!  Read on for more information!

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Morning Sessions will take place at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis along the Mississippi River with views of the Downtown Minneapolis skyline and a great bridge for photos.

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Evening Sessions will be at one of my favorite locations - Fort Snelling Historic Site which provides a variety of backdrops!

Date:  Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

RAIN DATE: Sunday June 10th

All Mini Sessions are $225 and Include: 

20 minute session & 15+ delivered digitally an Online Gallery & Reprint Release

The available times are listed below.  To book your spot, please email:  leann@honeybeeandpeony.com with your top 3 timeslots

Rain Dates for Outdoor Sessions:  Please be available for Rain Date of June 10th if possible. There will NOT be another option for rescheduling in the case of rain other than the given rain date!  

A Booking Contract and Invoice will be emailed to you and a $75 deposit must be paid within 2 days to reserve your time. Deposit is NON REFUNDABLE/Non Transferrable.

Please do not respond to blog post or Facebook post to book your mini session.

More fine print:  Limited to Immediate Family Members Only.   I will update timeslots as often as possible.

I will not have any cancellation lists for Mini Sessions, but will post any last minute openings on Facebook.

Morning Sessions (Boom Island Park) - FULL

8:30am Lytle

9:00am Sackett

9:30am Brown

10:00am Zawitowski

10:30am Januik

11:00am Norden
 

Evening Sessions (Fort Snelling Historic Site)

4:30pm  Galligan

5:00pm Ripplinger

5:30pm Strehlo

6:00pm Wilkey

6:30pm Hollerman

7:00pm Lebo

 

Thanks for a Fun 2017!

I know we are already a few weeks in to January, but wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!  I'll be sending more information soon about booking and scheduling your 2018 sessions.  What a fun 2017 it was with lots of faces old and new!

 Thanks so much for your loyalty to Honeybee & Peony OR for trying me out for the first time in 2017.  It was a pleasure to spend time with you and your children.

This is one of my favorite things to do at the end of the year.  It's so fun to look back at all of your photo sessions and pick my personal fave from your session to add to this collage.  Can you find yourself?  

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Ho Ho Ho! Santa Visits 2017

NOW BOOKING!  Santa Mini Sessions

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Date:  Sunday December 10th, 2017

Where:  Honeybee & Peony, 101 18th Ave S, Hopkins, MN

Details:  $55 per family and a donation to Toys for Tots gets you a 5-10 minute private visit with Santa, up to 5 high-res downloadable images (via an online gallery) and reprint release. 

Visits are for children only, no family photos.

Galleries will be delivered via email before 12.15.17

Timeslots are shown below.  Please email leann@honeybeeandpeony.com with your top 3 timeslots.  Sessions will be booked at a first come, first served basis.  I will update open timeslots as quickly as possible.  Please email for your timeslot - I will not be replying to FB comments or Blog comments to schedule timelsots.

Payment is due in full at the time of the session by cash or check.

TIMESLOTS:

9:50 Manning

10:00am Wall

10:10am Shimanski

10:20am Galligan

10:30am Warren

10:40am Schutz

10:50am Hansgen

11:00am Phung

11:10 Brown

11:20am Beauclaire

11:30am Lytle

11:40am Lysen

11:50am Vaught/Dayton

12:00pm Sjostrom

12:10pm Lawrence

12:20pm Staab

Fall 2017 Mini Sessions Now Booking!!

I am Happy to Announce my Fall 2017 Minis are Now Booking!

 

All Mini Sessions are $225 and Include: 

20 minute session & 15+ delivered digitally an Online Gallery & Reprint Release

The available times are listed below.  To book your spot, please email:  leann@honeybeeandpeony.com with your top 3 timeslots

Rain Dates for Outdoor Sessions:  Please be available for Rain Date if possible. There will not be another option for rescheduling in the case of rain other than the given rain date!  

A Booking Contract and Invoice will be emailed to you and a $50 deposit must be paid within 2 days to reserve your time. Deposit is NON REFUNDABLE.

Please do not respond to blog post or Facebook post to book your mini session.

More fine print:  Limited to Immediate Family Members Only.   I will update timeslots as often as possible.

I will not have any cancellation lists for Mini Sessions, but will post any last minute openings on Facebook.

FULL. Fri Sept 22nd (Evening) Rain Date 10/6 - Tall Pine Tree/Field Location in Shoreview, MN 
4:00pm Enquist
4:30pm Kaufman
5:00pm Lytle
5:30pm Kelly

FULL Mon, Oct 16th Rain Date 10/23 (Evening) - Mill City Museum Outdoor Areas
3:30pm Marlin
4:00pm Knudson
4:30pm J Johnson
5:00pm Maruk
5:30pm Neuner

FULL Saturday, November 18th (Morning) - Indoor Studio Location
9:30am Thomas, K
10:00am Moffitt
10:30am Hollerman
11:00am Toler

11:30 Villella-Larson

Mini Sessions - Spring and Summer 2017

I am happy to announce my Spring and Summer 2017 Mini Sessions!

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All Mini Sessions are $195 and Include: 

20 minute session & 15+ delivered digitally an Online Gallery & Reprint Release

The available times are listed below.  To book your spot, please email:  leann@honeybeeandpeony.com with your top 3 timeslots

Rain Dates for Outdoor Sessions:  Please be available for Rain Date if possible. There will not be another option for rescheduling in the case of rain other than the given rain date! 

A Booking Contract and Invoice will be emailed to you and a $50 non-refundable deposit must be paid within 2 days to reserve your time. 

Please do not respond to blog post or Facebook post to book your mini session.

More fine print:  Children should be at least 6 months old and be able to sit up on their own.  I will update timeslots as often as possible.

I will not have any cancellation lists for Mini Sessions, but will post any last minute openings on Facebook.

FULL Sunday August 6th - Beach Mini Sessions (Lake Ann Park in Chanhassen) Rain Date Sun Aug 13
5:00pm HOCKING
5:30pm KEATING, T
6:00pm BROWN
6:30pm WILKEY
7:00pm SCHWALEN
7:30pm COOK

 

 

Happy New Year 2017!!

It's my very favorite time of year when I take a look back and pick one image from each photo session from the year prior.  What an amazing year 2016 was!  Thanks for being a part of such a great year and I look forward to seeing you again in 2017.  Now get out your spectacles and see if you can find yourselves :) 

Schedule for August-November 2016

Hi All! My schedule is filling up for this fall so I wanted to let everyone know that there are very few dates available and which dates those are in case you would still like to schedule a session.  Please see the dates below and email me at leann@honeybeeandpeony.com to book your session.  I will be removing booked dates from this post as they are filled.  Thanks for keeping me busy and on my toes :)  If none of these dates work for you and you would like some names of other photographer I love, let me know.

If you are a Baby's First Year Client, please contact me to book any remaining sessions as soon as possible. Although I cannot guarantee weekend or available dates,  I am happy to book all of your remaining sessions at any time.  If you require weekends, the sooner you contact me, the better.

OPENINGS AUG-NOV 2016
Studio Sessions can ONLY be scheduled for morning openings
On Location Sessions can be scheduled in morning or evening

AUGUST THRU OCTOBER ARE FULLY BOOKED - I AM NOT ABLE TO SCHEDULE ANY MORE SESSIONS FOR THOSE MONTHS

NOVEMBER
30 (morning or late afternoon/early evening)

Fall Mini Sessions - Hidden Falls - FULL

Sorry, these are already all filled up. Keep an eye out for more Fall Mini Sessions in the near future.

Happy Summer!  It's hard to wrap my head around it, but fall is on the way and as promised, I will be releasing some Fall Mini Session Dates.  My weekends are booked up so most of them will fall on weekday evenings.  Here is all the info you need to book for Fall Mini Sessions Date 1!

Date:  Evening, Wednesday October 12th

Location:  Hidden Falls (a super cool spot on the Mississippi River in St Paul)

Price:  $195

Includes:  20 minute session, 15+ delivered digitally an Online Gallery, Reprint Release

The available times are listed below.  To book your spot, please email leann@honeybeeandpeony.com with your top 2 timeslot requests. 

A Booking Contract and Invoice will be emailed to you and a $50 non-refundable deposit must be paid within 2 days to reserve your time. 

Please do not respond to blog post or Facebook post to book your mini session.

More fine print:  Children should be at least 6 months old and be able to sit up on their own. 

TIMESLOTS:

4:00pm MARLIN

4:30 CALLAHAN

5:00pm HAIGHT

5:30pm HOCKING

6:00pm CARLSON

Cancellation list:  KACZROWSKI, KNUDSON