minnesota family photographer

Since 2008, Adam Hommerding Photography has been providing Minnesota families with modern, fun, and personality filled portraiture. With a focus on custom sessions and unique portrait art, AHP is the studio for families wanting an exceptional portrait experience.

we believe

The best photos aren’t always the photos where everyone is smiling at the camera, but rather, photos that show your family just as you are.

the portrait
experience

you contact ahp

You fill out the contact form and we do a happy dance! We photograph a very limited number of sessions each year so it's great that you contacted us early! After receiving your inquiry, we'll give you a call to discuss your session further and to schedule your session consultation! 

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the consultation

During this appointment we get your ideas on paper and begin crafting your custom session. From locations to what to wear, we talk about it all! If you're ready to book, we schedule your session, sign your portrait contracts, and deliver session planning guides to prepare you for your upcoming family session.

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the session

All of the session planning from the session consultation comes together to create a fun, relaxed, and easy-going portrait session. The most beautiful images come as a result of your family just having fun together!

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the View + Choose

You get to see your photos! We will work with you one on one to choose your portrait art using a unique selection process. All of your portrait art will be designed right in front of you during this hands-on appointment! Want to see your canvas collection on your wall before you order it? We can do that, too!

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Portrait install / pick-up

It’s the best part! Your portrait art is delivered and installed for you to enjoy! Don’t worry about how or where to hang your new art products. We install all multi-image wall art for you! Hey husbands... did you hear that? We install all wall art products for you! Okay... just thought we should make that completely clear.

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client love

fun for everyone involved

We’ve had Adam take our family pictures twice now, and he does a great job! I highly recommend working with him and Amanda. They do amazing with the kids, and make the whole session fun for everyone involved. He’s helped us find great locations, and even given outfit ideas/color suggestions. The first time we worked with him a few years ago, he helped me design a photo ledge with a mix of framed photos, and a wood print. Most recently, he helped us create a family photo gallery with a mix of canvases, floating-frame canvases, and framed pictures. The best part is that he’ll come install them on your wall for you!! The investment is 100% worth it for the quality products and service that he provides.

- gloria. family client

Adam made things so much easier

We haven’t done family photographs for a few years, mainly due to the fact that that I dislike having to get everyone organized and coordinated for the photo shoot. Adam made things so much easier, from our pre-session consultation to the actual photo shoot day! It was so much fun! Adam is a joy to work with and does amazing work 

- susan. family client

the most professional photographer ever!

We have had many photographers in our 50 years, but Adam was the most professional photographer ever! He met with us before and after pictures, going over what we wanted for our experience so he could make our day very special - which he most certainly did! I was amazed how he took pictures of each individual family and was phenomenal with kids no matter how old they are! To top it all, he came back to our house to help pick the best place to display our pictures and installed them for us, too! I would recommend him to anyone!

- barb. family client

Adam is so talented at what he does and he does it with ease.

Our family was blessed to have Adam photograph us. As a mother, you go into family photos with anxiety and nervousness that it runs smoothly. The moment you are greeted by Adam it all goes away! Adam was able to capture our goofiness (even encouraged it) and made it look awesome. Adam is so talented at what he does and he does it with ease. 

- tara. family client

When I found AHP, I hit the jackpot!

When I found AHP, I hit the jackpot! Adam is not only down to earth and easy to work with, but my kids loved him!!! He’s full of personality and spunk! The first time I called Adam to book my family session, I was greeted with enthusiasm and unique ideas as well as an eye for detail, from selecting clothing pieces for our shoot all the way to selecting images and creating artwork that was right for our family. I highly recommend AHP as his work is simply amazing and hands down one of the best in the business! 

- heidi. family client

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your photo team

we're adam
+ amanda

We met at Ridgewater College back in 2008 while we were both pursuing professional photo degrees. You could say our relationship 'developed' from there. 😉 Ok, yeah... bad photographer joke, but we've been working together ever since to create the ultimate portrait experience for Minnesota families.

custom
portrait art

At AHP, we believe in tangible portrait art that fills your home and your soul. Your photos are meant to be shared and loved and these are a few of the portrait art products we’ve curated to help you do that.

custom
portrait art

At AHP, we believe in tangible portrait art that fills your home and your soul. Your photos are meant to be shared and loved and these are a few of the portrait art products we’ve curated to help you do that.

why our clients love us

completely custom sessions

No family is the same so your session shouldn't be either. Each session is custom designed for you!

help every step of the way

We make family photos stress-free — from your initial contact the the moment your photos are on your walls! 

a focus on printed portrait art

our dedication to delivering printed portrait art allows you to enjoy your photos for many years to come

frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions

Where do you take photos? Can we use a personal location?

Our sessions take place all across Minnesota. We love incorporating special locations that are meaningful to our clients (your home, cabin, or special hangout spot) but if you don't have any location ideas, we have many locations we can suggest, too. At your consultation, we will discuss your session locations thoroughly and show you examples of past sessions to get a better idea of which locations fit you best. 

Do you have different session options? 1hr, 30 min, etc.?

We don't. You see, we believe that putting a time limit on a session (especially family sessions) is never a good idea. Depending on your children's ages and the plans we have for the session, the time needed for each session can be very different from one to the next. We have one session option and that session is typically between 1 to 1.5 hours long. This gives you a great variety of locations and time to get comfortable in front of the camera or take a little break with little ones if needed, too! We won't end the session until we know we have the photos that we need! 

We have no idea what to wear! Do you help with this?

Of course! We have resources to help plan your session outfits and it's something we discuss thoroughly during your session consultation. Your outfit selection is essential in creating the style of session you want, so we are here to help as much or as little as you need us! It's not uncommon for our clients to arrive at their session with a few options and we make quick final selections before we begin!

Is hair and makeup included with your sessions?

Hair and makeup can be added to any of our family sessions! Amanda loves working with the whole family! (yes, the guys, too!) Professional makeup and hair can make such a big difference in the final images and it's makes your session day much more relaxed, too!

Please note: Amanda's schedule fills quickly as she works with many bridal and portrait clients outside of our sessions. It's important that you book your session early to ensure her availability for your family session.

Ok. This looks awesome! How much is this going to cost me?

Our sessions begin at $1900. Most of our clients invest $3500+ on their session and finished portrait art. If you like the work we do, we encourage you to fill out our contact form. We'd be happy to send over our family magazine that details our portrait investment more thoroughly and schedule a session consultation where we can give you a better estimate of your overall investment! 

Do you offer digital collections?

We do! Because we are huge believers in tangible printed art, our digital collection consists of a USB drive containing full resolution images of your session, an on-line gallery giving you access to prints from a professional photo lab, and a beautiful printed Gallery Album so you have something tangible to enjoy for many years to come! It's the perfect blend of digital and printed portrait art!

I've seen the canvas collections you create. Do you install those?

We sure do! If we're completely honest, we're kind of perfectionists here. We'd never hand over your beautiful canvas collection for you to have to figure out how to install it on your own. All of our multi-image print collections include installation. Some clients prefer to install on their own but the majority prefer to have us climb the ladder and do the hard math. Either way, we'll get it on your wall and we guarantee it will look perfect even 5 years from now!

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Located in Monticello, MN but photographing
happy faces all across the Midwest.

stay weird . be happy