Hello, my name is Alisa Matheson. As a Minneapolis, MN professional photographer for the past ten years, with Beloved Pieces Photography and now Attempting Agape, I engage clients of all ages and help them have a fun and enjoyable session. When accomplished, this joy jumps out of the final photos and will be a treasured memory for years to come.
My goal in every photo session is to capture the moments of shared joy, with a focus on family, child, engagement, maternity, senior and newborn photography. I have experience photographing all over Minnesota but am based in the Minneapolis / St Paul area of the Twin Cities.
My favorite types of photo shoots are those that capture kids being kids and families being families. Doing normal everyday things, like going for a walk, blowing bubbles, being silly together or going to the park. It’s a joy to capture these little moments and freeze them in time, because kids grow way too fast.
- Style: Natural outdoor light, laid back, engaged, joyous
- After the session: 50-100 original untouched photos via Google Photos. From here you can print at any number of photo reprinting sites.
- Fee: $150 flat fee + travel outside of Minneapolis at .50/mile. All fees are due at the time of your session.
Let Attempting Agape, formerly Beloved Pieces Photography, join your joy and book a session today.
We love our pictures!! Alisa- thank you for an amazing experience with you! We had a great day and you were so easy to work with! The kids did such a great job with you!! Thanks again! We will definitely be having you take more of our family!!Angela
You can now sign up for a autumn / fall session now to secure your spot.
Sept 19, 2020 – Mill District Minneapolis. After meeting at the outdoor courtyard of Mill City Museum and capturing the historical brick and exposed metal look as the perfect background for your photos, we will explore the wooden boardwalk, the grassy hill that overlooks the Mississippi. Then depending on how much walking you are up to, we can explore the Mill Ruins, or walk onto the Stone Arch Bridge, from which we can look back and capture the skyline and Minneapolis cityscape. Many indoor and outdoor options to explore together. BOOK NOW
Oct 17, 2020 – Loch Ness Park, Blaine. Beautiful scenery in the middle of city. Nice walking paths, overhanging trees, there is a great little pond and pier, grassy knolls and overlooks. BOOK NOW
Other favorite locations
Union Depot St Paul. We will explore this blend of modernistic design and historic building structures together. Saint Paul’s Union Depot is a historic railroad station and intermodal transit hub in the Lowertown neighborhood of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. Great for those who love history and cityscapes. With both indoor and outdoor photography options, this makes an ideal unpredictable weather (spring, winter and fall) location.
Downtown Anoka. We will meet at The Gathering Place Bandshell to explore the rustic park together. Then we will wander along the river and then up downtown Anoka, to capture the smalltown feel of Minnesota. If you are feeling adventurous and summery, we can finish up our time together with some good old fashioned messy ice cream cones from Two Scoops.
Guthrie Minneapolis. We will start our time together at the Guthrie, which is my go-to location for a modern, high gloss look). From there we can explore the wooden boardwalk, the grassy hill that overlooks the Mississippi. Then depending on how much walking you are up to, we can explore the Mill Ruins, or walk onto the Stone Arch Bridge, from which we can look back and capture the skyline and Minneapolis cityscape. Many indoor and outdoor options to explore together.
Photography Gift Cards
Whether you are finding a way to memorialize a health victory or struggle, trying to find a gift that your minimalist friend won’t regift or the perfect gift for something for someone who has everything, photography has a personal and deeply meaningful touch.
For many, professional photography is something that is just out of range of necessary and receiving a photography gift card opens up the opportunity to freeze this moment in time and capture the emotions of the moment.
There are so joyful many occasions in which photography captures a beautiful moment, an anniversary, new baby, birthday, adoption, graduation, co-worker appreciation, health victory or holiday celebration. There are also lifechanging moments, that while difficult are a moment worth noting through images, such as a health diagnosis or transition into hospice.
When purchasing a photography gift card, you can choose to pay for someone’s deposit ($50) or their entire session ($150). At the time of purchase, let me know if you would like ME to email them the certificate, or if you would like me to send you an electronic certificate to gift to them yourself.
Attempting Agape would love to help you give the gift of memories.
Wow! Thank you for the amazing job–we feel like his little personality was fully captured in each shot. We will definitely recommend you to friends looking for a great photographer!Jackie
Our pictures turned out great….especially knowing behind the scenes we weren’t all smiling 100%. You sure do know how to make a family comfortable, have an eye for unique settings and all around are just fun to be photographed by. Thank you so much Alisa!Denika
Thank you for an amazing photo session! From your choice of location to your creative ideas to get our little guy smiling, everything was awesome. And, the images you captured are priceless. You are definitely a talented lady. Thank you!Kelly
Second year with Alisa as our family photographer and we’re just as happy with the results as last year. I really like the natural family photos and with an active child, it makes it so much easier letting him run around. And Alisa is so talented capturing shots and views that I didn’t see. It’s really worth hiring a pro.Tim
We had such a fun time taking pictures with Alisa! The atmosphere was relaxed during the photo shoot and the pictures turned out amazing. Thanks Alisa!Megan
Thank you so much Alisa! The pictures are amazing! You were so wonderful to work with, and you put our little ones at ease (which for our 1-year-old is no small feat!) I have received many compliments from family and friends on your work. Thanks again!!Amanda