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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 High School Senior Grad Photos, 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.

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 capture your story and preserve it for generations to come.

Our Philosophy



Photography has been our passion for over 40 years.

Our philosophy is simple; it’s about people. More specifically, it’s about you. A portrait should capture that element that is uniquely you ~ your style, your personality, your passions.  Photographs are one of the few heirlooms we have to pass on to future generations ~ a visual representation of who you are.  Think about that trunk of old family photos in your attic or basement. What an amazing gift to be able to see that twinkle in your great‐great‐grandmother’s eye, or that dimple in your grandfather’s cheek that is now on the cheek of your child.  What will your descendants see in your portrait hundreds of years from now?

imageA family‐owned and operated business, we value the importance of relationships. In order to achieve that timeless portrait, it’s vital that you be in an atmosphere where you feel comfortable and encouraged to be yourself.  Our belief is that quality portraiture cannot be accomplished at your neighborhood department store or “one‐size‐fits‐all” studio that doesn’t allow for creativity or individuality. You deserve special attention, and the time it takes to create that “portrait of a lifetime”.

In today’s modern age of digital photography, it is more important than ever to maintain the highest standards as a professional portrait photography studio. We place a high value on education and continue to further our knowledge through formal education, as well as training in new industry advancements and technology. We use the latest digital equipment and software, and all of our prints are processed using professional‐grade paper with a special luster finish.

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