Minneapolis based full service portrait photography studio, Studio rentals for photographers by the hour, half or full day.
STORY BOOK IMAGERY BY GINGER SNAPS BACK PHOTOGRAPHY
Packages starting at $249
IMAGES ARE MEMORY KEEPERS
I feel so strongly that Images are Memory Keepers, that every Ginger Snaps Back Photography portrait client receives at least one professionally printed image with a paid session. A printed photograph is so important for remembering the essence of someone, and images that capture a personality in a unique way are what Ginger Snaps Back Photography delivers. This was driven home when visiting David's father. David was my daughter's first serious boyfriend, and although they broke up, they were amicable. David passed away in a car accident in August 2016. I took my daughter to visit his father, and his dad showed us many photos and items he has to remember his son. He pointed to a photo that they had printed on large canvas. He choked up and said, "This is how I remember David. That is David, it's my favorite photo of him." His dad was not aware that I had taken the photo. This is why I do what I do. I am so grateful that I was able to capture the essence of David and his family was able to have it printed before the image disappeared into the digital abyss. Reflecting on this heart-wrenching moment with a grieving father, I decided that all Ginger Snaps Portrait Packages would include prints.
Immerse yourself in the heart of imagination with Ginger Snaps Back Photography. Whether in the studio, or on location, we will work to make you comfortable and bring out the best in you. Expect an email or phone call to discuss what you are hoping to express in your portraits. This gives us the opportunity to get to know you and individualize your photographs. Bring your favorite outfits, and we'll bring ours!
A photographer's body of work doesn't have to be large to determine if they are right for you. Is it consistent enough for you? Experimental enough? Too experimental? The photographer's body of work shows their evolving style and what they are capable of doing for you!
Are you looking for images that are created over those that appear to be simply captured? A combination of both? Are you looking to be styled for a themed shoot? Are you looking for dramatic lighting or natural light? There are many types of photography and all are beautiful! Do a little research if you are unsure then chat with your photographer of choice before booking.
Does your photographer have the experience needed to capture your family? Newborns? Twins? Family members with special needs? Don't hesitate to ask your potential photographer questions to determine their experience level for yourself or your family's needs.
Photography nowadays is more than a fancy camera and lens. It's knowing how to manipulate the equipment into doing what you want to see. There are times to under expose, over expose, use additional light, or take away light. The skill to properly capture and manipulate light is just the beginning but oh so important. Refer back to the photographer's body of work. Regardless of style, is the work lit well? Is it composed well? Does the coloring make sense? Does it look finished or does it look more like a snapshot?
Are you seeing personailty in the individuals in the photographer's work? Whether it appears quiet and contemplative or boisterous and exuberant, do you see it? The photographer that is right for you will get your personality and be able to highlight it in your images.
Capturing the important stages of your life is fun! In addition, displaying children and family images has been shown to boost children's self esteem and comfort. It feels like a luxory, but a photo session and prints are an investment for your family's future. Does the photographer offer the products you want and need? Is there a way to pay that fits your budget? Ginger Snaps Back Photography will work with you to develop a payment plan that works for you to ensure you get the products you desire.
Ginger Snaps Back Photography is committed to providing, a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers, occupants and clients in Studio 240. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All photographers, studio occupants, assistants, and workers, etc. are responsible in implementing and maintaining this plan. Our goal is to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 in our workspace, and to protect our clients. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.
All studio photographers of studio 240 are responsible for complying with all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows CDC, MDH guidelines, and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 and Executive Order 20-48 and addresses:
· Identification of sick persons/screening
· Respiratory etiquette and hygiene
· Controls for social distancing
· Cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination and ventilation
· Communications within the group
Identification and screening of sick persons
Photographers, assistants, and other occupants of Studio 240 are to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If an occupant shows any signs, or if they learn they have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19, the occupant is directed to STAY HOME. Studio manager, Rachel Simmons, must be informed as soon as possible with dates of last entry into the studio so any additional disinfecting can be performed or if studio mates should be informed of potential virus spread in the space. An individual’s information will not be shared unless there was recent use of the space by another occupant. Only fellow occupants at risk will be informed.
Entry to the studio will be declined if any client exhibits symptoms of a respiratory infection, fever, or with known recent contact with an individual known to have COVID-19. Clients will be screened for fever with a contactless thermometer, when possible. Studio manager is in the process of purchasing a contactless thermometer for use in the studio. (5/17/2020)
Respiratory etiquette and hygiene
Occupants should wear a mask, bandana, neck gator, etc. in the studio. Any occupant alone in the studio, and may remove their mask, but must please cover a cough or sneeze. Use hand sanitizer, or wash your hands immediately and disinfect the area. Please empty trash, especially if used tissues are disposed of. Any trash containing used tissues will be removed from the studio immediately after session.
Handwashing and sanitizing
Ginger Snaps Back Photography will continue to provide hand sanitizer for studio use, but please feel free to bring your own. Studio manager will be informed immediately if supply is low so it can be replaced ASAP. Clients will be informed of additional handwashing facilities in the building so they can wash their hands on their way out and have access to paper towels to handle door handles, etc.
Social distancing of six feet will be maintained between photographers, clients, assistants, etc.* Painter’s tape will available, to mark off appropriate distances during sessions. The use of curbside pickup for any products to be delivered will be standard practice. Zoom, Facetime, Go-to meeting, or other online platforms will be used for meetings, consultations, ordering appointments, etc. when possible. Any in-person meeting in the studio will follow all social distancing, respiratory etiquette, and the studio disinfected at its completion.
*Hair and makeup artists will abide by their industry guidelines and standards when those are available on June 1st.
Cleaning, disinfecting, and ventilation
Ginger Snaps Back Photography will disinfect the studio with appropriate cleaning methods and products available.
All operable windows will be opened during sessions for ventilation, if possible.
Communication within the studio
All occupants are being vigilant to avoid any unnecessary overlap in studio use and will allow time in their schedules to disinfect the space before the end of their session. Studio manager will monitor the schedule on a daily basis to assist identifying potential overlap. In the event of accidental overlap, occupants will work together to resolve issue, and will call studio manager immediately if an issue occurs.
Rachel Simmons-Ginger Snaps Back Photography
Northrup King Building
Studio Manager-Studio 24
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minis or other specials held periodically throughout the year
Photographed in a sunfilled room, embrace the simplicity of boho style for beautiful, light and airy images. These dreamy sessions are extremely limited, with only four sessions held during the week of December 28th through January 3rd. Sessions will be held in Dayton, MN. $100 non refundable deposit, due at time of booking, will be applied to any packages purchased. Packages begin at $149
Pixies and Fairies
POSTPONED: Spring 2021?
Will be held at Northrup King Building in the back parking lot, September 5th. Limited number of sessions available.
Fence is vine covered and provide a magical backdrop for our door, mushrooms, etc. Full setup, outfits and accessories provided by me. Phone consultation required to determine style. One storybook edited image and 5 regularly edited images. 12"x12" metal print is my gift to you. ($120 value)
Corner studio in converted warehouse building. Just under 2700 sq ft of natural light, white brick walls, 11 enormous windows, hard wood floors. Available hourly, half day, and full day. $300 full day rate, $50 an hour