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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.


Creative photography..
Eye for detail..
Capturing real moments of timeless treasures..
Thoughtfully keeping beauty and integrity in his subjects.
A little inside secret when Tom was much younger he had a passion for magic tricks. Looks like he turned that magic into his photography. Excellent work and original in style… Tom shares his personality through a lens which is full of humor, love and dedication.

Sandy Jo Starelli

Springfield, OR

I had a great experience with Tom Archibald when he took senior pictures of my first daughter. I got a “deal” through a different vendor for senior pictures that I thought I would use because it was cheaper for my second daughter’s pictures. This fell through and when I called Tom, he was able to get my daughters senior photos done within a week of calling him. I would recommend him to everyone. He is a great photographer, has excellent prices…all up front, no extra costs along the way and is very professional. He has a flexible schedule and really tries to work around when you can meet. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TOM!

Elycia Henry

Bloomington, MN

Archibald Studios has consistently provided us with great service & great results.

James Stuart

Anoka County Sheriff
Anoka County, MN

I just took a look at Facebook and am VERY pleased with what you posted. I am very excited to see the rest.  We cannot thank you enough for the trip around Anoka.  I started picking out my favorites and realized I like them all.

Cindy Gardner

Anoka, MN

Our photos all look great! We are having a hard time deciding. Your website preview system is awesome.

Julie Reis

Ramsey, MN.

I love my professional head shots taken by Tom Archibald! I had a variety of photos to choose from! The photo session was a lot of fun with customizing poses and backdrops for what I needed the head shots for. Tom is a professional and exciting photographer to work with!

Bryanne Presley

Minneapolis, MN.

I like our photos a lot! Garret likes them too.

Nancy Friedrichsen

Anoka, MN.

Archibald Studios Photography & Design did a fantastic job taking these not-so-winter-wonderland photos for us. We were long overdue for family pictures!

Darla Solberg

Coon Rapids, MN.

They are beautifully done! I love that each picture looks like a story

Val Koss

Coon Rapids, MN.

Just took a look at some of your photos. Tom, you take awesome pictures! Thanks for directing me to your page.

Tera Schmidt Frankenberg‎

Red Wing, MN.

What great pictures! Not a bad one in the bunch. He is such a handsome young man!

Rene Grunow

Minneapolis, MN.

It was an awesome experience. The Prints and the Graduation Invites are fantastic!

Monica Tennessen

Lakeview, MN.

I am genuinely impressed in Tom’s portrait work. He is able to get deeper into the subjects personalities and bring out that extra quality that is hard for most people to see. His lighting is beautiful and he really uses focus, lighting and color to enhance the shots. Mastering both the moment in time and the lighting is a hard combination. His pictures have that quality to them. The framing and packaging is nicely done. He seems to have a good sense of color and design – and a good use of space. Overall, I am truly impressed. I would easily recommend him to anyone.

Patrick O’Leary.

Minneapolis, MN.

Your work is fantastic!

Onnie hull

Los Angeles, CA.

I have great hopes that I might actually like a photo of myself with you behind the camera – no easy feat, as I’m a terrible self-critic! Looking forward to having you do my book cover photo.

Dianne Novack
Author, “Secrets of the Snow globes”

Ramsey, MN.

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