My girl, Leslie Knope, said it best when she said “Every memory deserves to be chronicled, even the saggy ones.”

Just because a memory is messy, doesn’t mean it’s any less of a memory, or any less important. Our lives are messy, crazy, yes, saggy, and most importantly, worth documenting. Everyone makes an impact in some shape or form, and I want you to show your impact off to the world, ya’ll.

I photograph with a documentary, photojournalistic approach in all of my sessions. No posing or directing, just me photographing your normal, yet extraordinary everyday life. No matching outfits, no forced smiles, no fake laughs. I’m not about that life, guys. This will be the easiest photo session as you have to do nothing but be yourselves.

Create a permanent memory of all of your special and unique moments. Capture routines, rituals, and traditions during one of my documentary photography sessions. Whether it be a normal day, or a special celebration, let your photographs hold your nostalgia for these times. Or hold the goofy outfits you and your loved ones used to wear, or the weird faces you used to make. Up to you!

Session fees are based on hours of photography time with your family and include a short slideshow from your session. A 50% non-refundable retainer required to book your session. Digital files are purchased separately and collections are available to meet your family’s needs, starting at $400. Prices are subject to change and are only guaranteed once your session is booked. Payment plans are available upon request.

Session Fees

2 hours: $300 (+tax)

4 hours: $500 (+tax)

8 hours: $700 (+tax)


What others have said about their documentary photography session:

"Our session with Alyx was so much fun! She made us all feel comfortable and captured such fun, real and raw moments. It was amazing to see life from a different perspective! The moments you are used to everyday get captured and you realize those are the moments you want to look back on!"

"Alyx did a Day in the Life photo session with our family and she captured us so beautifully! She really paid attention to the small details, including little tiny feet under the table during our painting session. Alyx was such a joy to work with, and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering these sessions!"

"We loved everything about our experience with Alyx! She is so easygoing and the time she spent in our home was comfortable, natural, and real. We love our photos and will cherish them forever. Can’t wait to book another session as our life and family changes through the years."

“I was so excited to find a documentary-style family photographer, as I didn’t even know they existed! Alyx’s images beautifully capture the true emotion of parenting & family life + just normal life stuff. It was probably a bit challenging to capture our “real” life in just a few short hours, especially when we are not used to being photographed every minute. But I think she did an excellent job! She was just like a fly on the wall and super comfortable to be around. I love how she captured our perfectly imperfect life, as it is. She was a delight to have in our home, and I think the pictures speak for themselves!”

Interested in documenting your real life and getting some honest images out of the deal? Request a session below!

Alyxandra Teske
Eagan, MN