Let’s bottle it right up and save it forever
Your baby snuggled perfectly against your chest. Your big kid twirling in circles. The way you’re tired but oh-so in love. This is photography to capture the messy parts, the not-so-perfect parts. The parts of parenthood that will pass before you know it.
Investing in memories, that’s what we’re doing.
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You and I both know...
Yeah, we’ll get those too, but how often does your family actually stand still in a field and hold a cheese face?
Family is movement, play, big feelings and little moments. And T H A T is what we’re capturing when we’re together—everything that makes you a family right now. Don’t worry, I’ll guide you through the session so you never have to worry about posing or what comes next. The result is a natural, yet curated lifestyle session that highlights the best of who you are.
Instead of your session being a chore, I work to make it an experience. It’s a day spent with your family exploring your world, whether that’s in your own living room or next to a favorite lake. You’re not posing the whole time, but instead, think of it like a family outing with a photographer who happens to be along for the fun.
“She worked so well with our little ones during family photos and made the chaos look so beautiful in photos.
“Marit is so incredible! Not only is she talented but she’s such a great person! She worked so well with our little ones during family photos and made the chaos look so beautiful in photos. Love love love her and can’t recommend enough!”
"She knows just what to do to get “the shot” when working with little kids”
Marit is wonderful! Not only does she take bright, beautiful photos but she’s fun to work with! Also, she knows just what to do to get “the shot” when working with little kids. She came to our house and was able to take the most gorgeous photos of our family in our home. I would definitely recommend Marit Williams Photography. We will be clients for life!”
“I trust she will always provide us the best pictures that showcase our true" self/personalities”
Marit has the BEST creative eye! I have used Marit for big milestones in our life and small “just because” family pics. I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PICTURE! I trust she will always provide us the best pictures that showcase our true self/personalities.”
Let’s be real, parenthood can feel downright exhausting sometimes. But then that little baby of yours gives you a big squeeze or makes you laugh so hard your cheeks hurt, and you know: it’s all worth it. My approach to family photography is to capture the beautiful, chaotic, quiet, loud everything that is your family. Your session can be outdoors, in your home, or at my studio.
A limited amount of hour-long family photography sessions are offered each year in the Twin Cities area. Contact Marit regarding availability.
Mini sessions are the perfect option for families who want a quick session and only need a a few images for holiday cards, maternity, headshots or milestones. Marit offers minis both outdoors and monthly at her studio.
The focus of your newborn session is on your sweet new family in your own space (or my studio). I want you to be able to hold these images in your hands and recognize all the genuine emotions of being a new parent—love, joy, and wonder. Inquire with me about newborn sessions.
THE FIRST YEAR COLLECTION
So much changes in the first year. This whole new person is busy figuring it all out with you at their side. Sitting up, crawling, maybe even taking first steps—the First Year Collection (my most popular collection for clients) is several sessions over the course of Year One that documents all the big and small changes in your little one and your family. This discounted membership program assures your child's first year is beautifully captured.
Heirloom Portraits are a modern take on a classic style. These special sessions strip away all the extra fluff for a focused black-and-white portrait that calls to mind a time before ours. Heirloom Portraits create a beautiful piece of art for your gallery wall. They are in studio and offered on a limited, quarterly basis.
Your home— There’s just something special about seeing you and your kids in your own space—the nursery, your toddler’s favorite stuffy!—and it tends to help children feel at ease.
My studio— I offer a natural light studio in a NE Minneapolis historic building. It’s a big space with lots of amenities and even a curated studio wardrobe for babies.
Outdoors— I love to scout gorgeous spots for summer + fall family sessions. These are never your typical spots where we’re fighting for space. We’ll find something unique where you’ve got room to roam and capture the beauty of Minnesota.
My natural light studio is nestled in NE Minneapolis. The perfect spot if you aren't comfortable with an in-home photoshoot or want a studio setting for your session.
I have a small, beautifully curated wardrobe of children's clothing for clients who visit me in the studio. Inquire ahead of time to have clothing pulled for your child's size.
The studio offers a variety of backdrops and props for clients - from sold white walls, sofas and chairs, to a wall of windows and beautiful hand-painted backdrops. Choose the look that speaks to you.
the studio | 451 taft st. Ne, minneapolis, mN
That’s why I believe so much in the importance of printing our images, because Instagram just isn’t the same. But look, I get it. This is my career, and I don’t even know where all my family photos are living on my phone. That’s why I love to offer an array of carefully curated prints and products to my clients in addition to digital files so you never find yourself digging through a flash drive for that one folder you know you saw that one time.
I’d love to chat more about your family photos, feel free to reach out if you have any questions for me.
"Marit is an amazing photographer. She's so patient with our kiddos and magically captured every moment with ease. Her style is laid-back and natural and she was so easy to work with. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone!"
Photography means you can.
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Marit Williams is a fine art wedding and family photographer in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a focus on timeless imagery and a luxury experience.