Minneapolis Photographer

Hi, I’m Alisa Matheson.

Using a laid-back, comfortable style and natural light, I capture moments of shared joy between friends and family.

I focus on affordable, fun and, unique child and family photography, but also enjoy engagement, weddingsenior, maternity, newborn and special occasion sessions.

Every Session Includes:

  • A flat fee, with all digital downloads included
  • A private online gallery where you can view, download and order prints. (preview)
  • A secure link to share your photos with family and friends
  • Affordable and straightforward pricing
  • Instant booking and online payment
  • A 5-star rated photographer

Pricing and more

Educator and Contractor

Working with visionaries from Twin Cities nonprofits, organizations and Minnesota governmental entities, I help think systematically on how processes and procedures can be improved.

Partnerships & opportunities

For the past 10 years, I have educated prospective adoptive and foster parents in person and via my foster care adoption blog in order to help them understand the foster youth and adoptee experience and come to be truly supportive of birth families.

Foster care adoption blog


In 2010, I launched Beloved Pieces Photography to capture moments of shared joy, and launched a separate foster care adoption blog to educate and inform about topics within the world of adoption and foster care.

In 2019, the love of photography and foster care adoption merged under the one umbrella of Attempting Agape.

Agape is a word we don’t use often, but it “embraces a universal, unconditional love that… goes beyond just the emotions, to the extent of seeking the best for others.”

My mission for Attempting Agape is to capture moments of joy through photography and to team with all those impacted by adoption and foster care, to love beyond the emotion and search for the best for those I connect with.

Life is complicated and messy, but along the way we can embrace the joy and complexity.

Alisa Matheson

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