now offering before/after sessions for women!

Welcome to Ginger Snaps Back Photography-Portrait Photography

Specializing in newborn, child, and senior photography. Studio rentals for photographers by the hour, half or full day. 




Packages starting at $225​


Our Approach


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 swore that no portrait client would walk away without a print. In David's honor, every Ginger Snaps Back Photography portrait session comes with at least one, high-quality, professional 8.5x11 print so that every client has a tangible image to take home.


What to Expect

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!  


Working with the supremely talented Lela Wright for hair and makeup, Ginger Snaps Back Photography is now offering Before/After Sessions. These sessions are fun, empowering, and a boost to your self esteem. Let us show you what everyone else sees. 

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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

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


Studio Manager-Studio 24

Northrup King Building