Your Portrait Experience


    Ask me anything! I want to make sure you are photographed to showcase your uniqueness, so let's hear all about YOU!


    Let's design the look and feel of your session. From choosing locations, wardrobe, accessories, backdrops and lighting, I will walk you through how we will visually communicate who you are. All sessions include access to my studio wardrobe collection.


    This is the most FUN part! Whether we take care of your hair and makeup or you do it on your own, you will feel like a rockstar! No need to worry about where your hands should go, where to look or what expression to make. I will guide you the whole way!


    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?! Or try one of our new Worry-Free packages and get your gallery delivered online!

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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

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Wall Art, Folio Box or an Album.  Which are you most drawn to?  Your heirloom artwork can be purchased à la carte, in collections or in our new all-inclusive Worry-Free packages.

USB drives can become corrupt or forgotten in a drawer.  Do you know your loved ones phone and cloud passwords?  Hard drives fail and social media images get lost in the daily scroll.   Your family is your greatest work of art and should be seen every day in print, in your home and passed down to future generations.

My average client will spend $2,200 including the session experience and final artwork.  Some spend $500 and some spend $5,000.  What YOU choose to spend is entirely up to you, I will help you customize your order to your needs!

Paypal has 6 months, zero percent interest with Paypal Credit but I also take all major Credit/Debit Cards.

Fine Art

Are you looking for a different type of portrait?  A creative 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.

Visual Storytelling

The Only Limit is Our 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

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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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