A Guide to Creative Media and Photography in the Northland

This guide is presented by Duluth Moms Blog, in partnership with our talented business sponsors.

One of the most commonly asked question in the Community and Conversation group is “What familiy friendly, affordable photographers would take family pictures for us?” Not only are we so fortunate to have beautiful scenic views and nature in the Northland, we are also extremely fortunate to be home to many talented photographers and creative designers.  We have brought a few of them all together in the same place for your convenience.  We love how their detailed eyes help capture the beauty within our community! ?


Design, Advertising, and Social Media Management 


Pink Tie Design

Pink Tie Design is a boutique ad agency specializing in helping small businesses find their voice in a competitive marketplace.  They work hard to help clients be successful at every step of the business stage- from logo development to outdoor boards and everything in between. They also welcome custom orders for screen printed goods. 

Sandee Booth - Social Media Strategist

Sandee is here to help your to do list disappear!  She offers a variety of services relating to newsletters, social media management and engagement.  

Photographers and Videographers 

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Pink Moon Birth Photography

Rachel has a way with not only words, but with capturing photos as well. She is there so you do not have to stress about remembering the detailed aspects of your precious birth story.  We are so thankful to have her on the Contributing Writer team at DMB as well as her talent she shares with the community. 

Carrie Totushek Photography

When choosing a photo for this guide, Carrie couldnt choose just one.  I asked her, “What are your favorite sessions to shoot?”  She loves Duluth, loves family, is her best when she is in nature, and thrives in environments where there is action. 

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Megan Emily Photography

Megan has had over a decade of experience photographing all things of natural beauty.  She specializes in family, children, wedding and animal photography.  


Images by Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones is an on location photographer specializing in infants, newborns, children, high school seniors, maternity, weddings, pets and families serving the Twin Ports area. Every photograph she takes is driven by her desire to capture that one moment in time that can never be duplicated, but can be revisited countless times on-demand.

Picture the Essence Photography

I truly believe that Emmalee is a friend every mom needs in their tribe!  She mentions on her website her love of crafts, listening to music, and spending relaxing nights with her friends. She has a passion for portraits and capturing the northern lights.  She also offers a military discount! 


J. DuFrane Photography

Jill loves people! She wants to capture your moments and turn them into your most treasured memories.  Come and play with your babies, snuggle your spouse, and be exactly who you are. 

Jacobsen Creative

Not only does Kevin Jacobsen offer photography services, but he also is skilled in videography. Landscape photos of the northland are available for purchase through his website. 


Michaela Rai, LLC

You may recognize Michaela Rai from the #tellher19 project that she created for our very own Bloom event.  Michaela loves to tell stories of truth and encouragement with her photos. She captures the mountains and valleys of life, as her logo portrays.  

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Kirsten Barbara Photography

Kirsten’s style is relaxed and joyful with a documentary approach. She’s inspired by beautiful light, meaningful details and raw emotions. She is also featured in many forms of print including Minnesota Bride and The Knot Magazine! 

LaCoursiere & Co.

LaCoursiere & Co. is a team of talented photographers and videographers, each with their own passions and styles.  Reach out today to be matched with a professional that fits your vision. 

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A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Minnesota resident once again! Originally from the Iron Range, she has called North Dakota home for nearly the last decade. She moved to the area this past November with her husband Yu, their two year old daughter Charlee, and their chihuahua rescue named Tink. Her passions include: her dear friends, feel good music, great food, philanthropy, volunteerism, hunger relief, hospitality, event planning and most importantly...coffee!! You will find her scoping out local coffee shops, with or without Charlee, any and every day of the week! You can follow her on Instagram @andrea_coffeeholic