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A Note from Tom
I developed an early interest in photography thanks to my father who shared his photographic hobby with me in the mid 70's. Our photography business is named in his memory. It is our love and dedication to family that inspires us to help you capture your story and preserve it for generations to come.
Portraits for a Lifetime

Archibald Studios Photography and Portrait Design is a Professional photo studio located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

We serve the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, as well as the North Metro areas of Anoka, Andover, Blaine, Fridley, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Ramsey and Elk River. We also serve the Central Lakes area including Brainerd, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, and Cross Lake.

We offer Complete Photography services including Family Portraits, Children's Portraits, Outdoor Photography, Commercial Photography and many other Photographic Services including Photo Restoration.

We offer online photo proofing, quality archival prints and products with easy ordering.

Our philosophy on providing Digital files

Our philosophy on providing Digital files

At Archibald Studios we’ll give you a digital file of ANYTHING you purchase for you to use on FACEBOOK or your PHONE or EMAIL. You will have those forever to remember your session. We keep the printable digital files here because it’s our job to make sure you get the absolute best artwork possible, which can only come from us as the creator of the images.

As a professional photographer, we prefer to showcase our expertise instead of a tossing over a file of digital images. People come to us for our expertise and part of that is the quality we put into all of our artwork.

I only let images go out of Archibald Studios that I know are quality. I might get something back from our lab and think, “That could be so much better,” so we’ll redo it as many times as it takes until it’s perfect. That’s part of what makes our reputation strong. We do make one exception for our clients who need headshots for their business careers and such. We can make high-res digitals available for these customers who can then mass-produce their images in a more cost effective manner.

What my clients have found is that if I hold their hand and help guide them during the entire process, when they get their final product home, they are absolutely THRILLED. My clients are completely satisfied with having the low-res digital files for social media, while having gorgeous artwork for their home that they can look at each day.

There are so many new and aspiring professional photographers who are will to give away their images for little or next to nothing. Frankly I fear for their future ability to make a living doing what they love. During their training to be professionals there is nothing wrong with this practice, but if they are claiming to be professional photographers they should charge what their art is worth. We have spent over six years in professional training in both film and digital photography earning two degrees in professional portraiture and digital photo technology. Our education combined with over 25 years of photography passion and experience in lighting design has earned us a right to charge what we feel our art is worth and our customers have come to know that they get what they pay for, a positive experience, a beautiful product and a lifetime of customer service.

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