GREETINGS! Thank you for your interest in Nygaard Photography.
We are so excited to have the opportunity to show you some of our work, and what we have to offer here at Nygaard Photography. We are a boutique studio specializing in wedding and children’s photography. We are located in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. We have been in our current location since 2004, but that was not the beginning for us! Let me tell you a little bit about our family…
My name is Luke Nygaard. I was born in North Dakota, but moved to the Twin Cities in 1996, at the age of 10. Up until 2001 I had no idea what I was going to do with my life in terms of a career. I had a few ideas but nothing really said “THIS is what I was meant to do”. In 2002 that all changed, I took a photography class in high school and absolutely fell in love. By the time I was a senior in high school I had already photographed my first wedding and decided this was what I was meant to do for the rest of my life.
I continued my education at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. While doing that I found our current studio space, and launched Nygaard Photography. I graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 2006 with two degrees in photography; one in Wedding and Portraiture, and one in Commercial Photography. While in school I joined several professional photography organizations including Professional Photographers of America and its local affiliate Minnesota Professional Photographers Association, both of which I am still a member of today.
In 2008 I experienced ONE of the happiest days of my life when I married my high school sweet heart, Andie. Andie has been such a great supporter of me and our business, I am not sure we would be where we are today without her.
In February, 2010 Andie and I welcomed our first little boy Tucker into our lives. In 2012 our beautiful little girl Zoe was born. The kids have been such a blessing for us and we absolutely love spending time with them, especially playing outside and exploring.
In 2011 Andie officially joined the Nygaard Photography staff as the studio manager/accountant. She has done a fabulous job. The skills she brings have allowed me more time to do what I love…capturing moments in time that will be cherished forever.
Again, thank you so much for your interest in Nygaard Photography. We would truly love nothing more than to get to know you and your family, whether that is just you and your fiancé, or if you are having your first little bundle of joy, or any other special occasion you would like to capture. We want to provide you with the absolute BEST photographs to remember these important stages in your life. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We would love to hear from you.