About

WELCOME TO SUE LUND PHOTOGRAPHY!

For over 22 years,  I have specialized in photographing celebrations for bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, and weddings, high school seniors, portraits, nonprofit events, holidays, birthdays, and special anniversaries… from babies, to brides and beyond.  I am proud to have been selected the top rated #1 photographer in Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan and Edina for two years in a row (2014 and 2015) by the Sun Current Newspapers Readers’ Choice awards. I delight in bringing a sense of fun, a creative eye, and the utmost care to my mission of turning your moments into memories… in a flash!

PERSONAL BIO

I have been married to Eric for 31 years and have 2 children, Sarah, age 23 and Jeremy, age 20.   Lakeville, Minnesota has been our home for the past 24 years.  I am originally from New York City and moved to Minnesota when my husband was offered a position at Cray, as a software developer.  In New York City, I was a credit analyst on Wall Street with a BA in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. This training in business has helped me to start and run my own photography business.

I started my photography shop in 1993, when my daughter was 1 year old, so I could be home with my children.  I found that my true calling, my passion and my love, is photography.  I believe being a professional photographer was what I was meant to do, my God given talent.  In my spare time, one of my favorite pastimes is juggling and clowning.  In that capacity, I started a Mitzvah Clowning troupe in the Twin Cities, where we visit the Sholom Home nursing home to cheer up the residents.

My personal mission with everything I do is to spread joy and laughter, love and peace.  I do that through serving others in various capacities,  whether  by capturing life cycle moments through my photography or spreading love and joy through my clowning.

I hope you enjoy looking at my photography and website, and that it provides useful information and beautiful images.  It would be my honor and privilege, and always my joy!, to be your photographer.

EVENTS AND PORTRAITS

For each event, I keep the focus on the action, working behind the scenes to catch your precious moments.  Before your celebration, I work with you to plan the types of photos and people you would like to be photographed.  I listen to you first to capture your vision, then I draw on my expertise to offer suggestions.  On that day, I work with you and the other professionals you have hired to become a seamless part of your event.  For your finished product, I organize and deliver your photos, whether on paper, on-line, on disk/flash drive, or all three, as quickly as possible (usually within 2 weeks), so that your memories are still fresh when you receive your photographs.

When it comes to portraits, a sitting should be creative, fun and alive.  This is why I photograph on location in a favorite spot, or the comfort of your own home, not in a studio.  This is more relaxing and affords more opportunity for creative fun.  The result?  Natural photos of that special person or group, that bring back their voice, their laugh, their spirit, for years to come.

For your convenience, family and friends can view images and order prints by following the Your Photos prompt on my home page.   Photo galleries are password protected.  Digital files of all images are available to keep and treasure forever.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please feel free to look at samples of my work.  You can view samples under each category on my home page:  Bar & Bat Mitvah; Weddings; Portraits and Events.  Or visit some of my galleries, to see galleries that are not password protected. Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you at sue@suelundphoto.com or 952.217.0594.

PRICING

Prices vary with time required and product desired.  Event prices start at $300.  Portrait sessions are available for a $150 sitting fee.  Data DVD Disks or Flash drives are available for all portraits and events.  Disks for weddings are $200; For portrait sessions, you may purchase a disk for $100.  Individual images can be viewed on-line.  Click on Your Photos on my home page.  You can view and/or order directly on-line.  Prices for individual prints are:

4 wallets – $5.00     4×6 – $5 each    5×7- $10 each   8×10 – $20 each   11×14- $25 each

High resolution digital images are available for $10 per image

BRIDES ON A BUDGET

I offer wedding packages for under $1,200.  All wedding packages include a free engagement photo.  Black and White and Sepia tone galleries are also popular options.  Please contact me to arrange for a free consultation for your wedding.  Congratulations!

Additional products from mousepads to mugs can also be ordered on-line, following the prompts from Your Photos.

HOW TO ORDER

Go to my home page and click on Your Photos.  This will take you to my galleries section.  Click on the Category that is applicable to your portrait or event:   B’nei Mitzvah, Weddings, Events, Portraits, and Seniors (HS).  Then locate your personal gallery by name.  You will then need to enter the password.  After you enter the password, you will be able to both view and order each photo, or several photos at one sitting.  You should receive your order within 2 weeks, often earlier than that.

To order photos use one of the “Buy” options located near the top of the gallery. The Buy Multiple Photos option presents you with a page of thumbnails from which to select. The Buy This Photo option places one photo in your shopping cart.

A NOTE ON COMPUTER MONITORS: image reproduction of computer monitors varies widely. While most monitors give a reasonable sense of the final photo, images may also appear discolored or distorted on your screen. If you have concerns about a particular image, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you at:
sue@suelundphoto.com     or    952.217.0594.