Hi, my name is Manuela and I am a portrait photographer specializing in fine art child portraits. I live with my family, husband, two boys and two cats, in Saint Paul, MN. I was born and raised in Germany, met an American man in Switzerland one year, and eventually found myself moving across the ocean with one suitcase and a wedding dress. When I’m not taking pictures, I love spending time with my family, relaxing at home, taking road trips, and communing with nature. I love trees, hiking in the mountains, people, stories, one on one conversations over wine, Thai food, the fresh green of early spring, late summer nights, the amazing fall colors and walking through the woods after a snow fall.

As an exhibiting photographic artist as well as a portrait photographer, I consider myself lucky to be able to call photography my work and my passion.

Why do I love photographing children in particular? I love their innocence, their inhibition, their unlimited creativity, their endless range of expressions, spontaneity and joy of exploration. I invite them to participate in my creative process, so that we create the images together.

My desire is to produce high-quality, unique, and artistic photographs that you will treasure for generations. I would love to chat with your over coffee about how I can make that happen for you.

I offer a quick turn-around, high quality fine-art prints, in-home consultation (if desired), and a fun and adventurous shooting time in beautiful locations when weather permits, or in-home shoots when it’s too cold or rainy to go outside (contact me for details).

Book your free consultation today!

I cannot wait to meet you and your child/children!