My name is J.J. Killins and I am so glad you’re here.
I am a family and senior photographer in Shoreview, Minnesota.
I serve the entire Twin Cities areas, and I’d love the chance to capture your unique family.
I have lived in Minnesota for thirteen years. Long enough to call it home.
I have degrees in Dance and Counseling Exceptional Children. Separate degrees, an undergrad and a Master’s.
I love to read, and as an adult I’ve discovered the genre I most love is middle grade fiction.
I have been happily married for seventeen years.
I have two amazing children who are growing up way too fast for my heart.
My son has multiple food allergies and Type 1 Diabetes, which might sound like something about him, but as he’s dealt with these two bumps in the road since before he could crawl, they are also things about me, things that are a regular part of my day, everyday, as regular as breathing now.
I am a runner.
My least favorite household chore is dusting. I hate dust.
My first thought in the morning is of coffee.
Every Friday in our house is Pizza Friday.
I’ve been photographing my own children since their first breaths. We have volumes of photos documenting every toy, first meals, funny outfits, and while volumes might be excessive, when it comes to photography, more is better. More means you have it documented, just in case you forget.
I can’t wait to meet you, to help you document the everyday specialness of your own family.
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Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful. For beauty is God's handwriting. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your photo session is your photo session.
A photo session with me can take place at your home, in your backyard, at the park, by a pond, in a field, by a river, on a bridge, in an alley downtown!
I am a natural light photographer, meaning that when we decide on a location, we will figure out when the light will be loveliest for capturing your family.
I am located in Shoreview but shoot all over the Twin Cities. Don’t fear the cold weather and snow! Embrace our lovely winter weather for your next family portrait.
I can absolutely help you decide what clothing choices will coordinate for a great family photo look.
If casual is what you’re after, I will show up at your doorstep and capture your family in your home, feeling at home.
Your photo session will last approximately one hour.
You totally captured my two little fairies in action and while probably my least favorite thing to do in the world is study close-ups of my own face, I was so
happy with the pictures of me. I actually look pretty. Thank you SO much. I had such anxiety about getting a photo taken and they turned out beautifully.
- Susan S.
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