Our Process


    I want to learn more about you and answer any questions!


    Let's design the look and feel of your session or just stop by for a tour. All sessions include access to my studio wardrobe collection.


    This is the FUN part! We'll take care of your hair and makeup so all you need to do is relax!


    About 2-3 weeks after your session, I will invite you back to view your portraits and place your order. The great thing is that you only buy the images you love! Who needs 4 images of the same pose and similar expression?!

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A portrait is not just a digital file.  In fact, it is a whole EXPERIENCE, at least it should be.  It’s the preparations such as getting your hair updated and nails done, choosing wardrobe that communicates your personality, choosing which lighting setup and backdrop will go well with your outfits and having professional hair and makeup done on the day of that make it a special experience.  I say go out and buy that fabulous dress that you love but might not ever wear again.  It will be immortalized with you in your portrait!

The EXPERIENCE continues after the session too!  When your images are finished being retouched, I will invite you back to view them and make your purchase.  Each image you purchase will include BOTH the printed artwork and digital copy.

Speaking of the Artwork… it is breathtaking.  The company I choose to print with is the finest quality I have ever seen.  Everything is handmade, printed in Italy and museum quality. Artwork typically takes around 6 weeks to get back, but they are absolutely worth waiting for and will look stunning on your walls.

The Products


Your heirloom artwork can be purchased à la carte, in collections or as an album.

À la carte prices start at $275 for individual matted prints and $385 for framed/matted prints, acrylic or canvas wall art.

Collections start at $1,200.

The average investment is $2,200 including the experience and final artwork.  Some spend $500 and some spend $5,000.  What YOU choose to spend is entirely up to you.

We offer a variety of payment plan options as a way for everyone to be able to afford these valuable products and services.

There is no minimum purchase required, you only buy what you love!

Fine Art

Are you looking for a different type of portrait?  A contemporary fine art portrait allows me to connect the visual and emotional stories of your life using symbolism, color, theme, props, wardrobe and setting.  Each image is truly a one of a kind, commissioned work of art.  Please contact me for further information.  Cost will depend on a variety of factors.

Visual Storytelling

The Only Limit is Your Imagination

  • "Alissa is amazing!  She is very professional and made me feel so comfortable during our session.  And my portraits turned out beautiful!  It was hard to choose a favorite!"

    Amanda Anderson Woodbury, MN
  • "She {Alissa} makes you feel so amazing when shooting, you feel like a supermodel!"

    Rachel O. High School Senior
  • "Alissa is a warm, kind and loving person.  If you want the best portrait you have ever seen of yourself, then Alissa is your photographer."

    Marvette Washington Woodbury, MN

Get In Touch

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  • Alissa Coddington
    Alissa Coddington Photographer


I am an artist and portrait photographer, located in Woodbury, MN.  My passion is creating which encompasses all of my interests such as art, photography, dance and storytelling.  For you, I want to create an unforgettable experience, lasting memories and beautiful portraits that will last many lifetimes.

I graduated from MSU-Moorhead in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Art-Photography and I am currently located in Woodbury, MN.  I specialize in High School Seniors, Personal Branding/Headshots for Entrepreneurs and Fine Art.  Contact me today so we can talk about how you would like to be photographed!

“Digital is great, but really truly not archival. If you think about it, we have generations of kids photographed every day, but will they ever see those photos?”

-Alissa Coddington

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