Meet the Photographer
– Giliane E. Mansfeldt

Hi, I’m Giliane Mansfeldt. Owner and principal photographer at Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC.

Long story short, I first picked up the camera back in high school as a way to get the credits I needed to pass on to the next grade.  But, I also wanted a hobby to get me out of the books and experience life a little bit more up close and personal. It started out as a hobby, me capturing friends at social gatherings, or flowers at Como Conservatory.  I soon realized, hey, this is what I want to do for as long as I live! 

There’s nothing I love more than taking photos of my family. I’m probably a bother to them when they are getting ready in the mornings or eating cereal, and I have my camera in their face saying, “Smile!” But in all honestly, I know these moments won’t last forever. I want to capture these memories. Even if they  shoo me away, I can always look back on these.   And this is what I love doing for others. These moments in your life last for an instant. I aim to capture those smiles, those giggles, those looks, and make those last forever.

I am proud  to be the go-to Minnesota photographer for families just beginning their journey at their wedding,  a new baby or they are celebrating a teen’s birthday.  I aim to have a friendly and causal style making it easy for families to connect with me. I was a shy kid when I was little and remember vividly hiding behind a chair at a photoshoot with my mom; that feeling  guides me  when working with even the shyest of children.  I try to make the atmosphere as relaxing and comfortable as possible so that families are always looking forward to the next session with me.

I specialize in newborn photography and offers newborn photography workshops.  I also teach a wide variety of photography classes.  I also photograph maternity pictures, cake smash sessions for your kids, family photos, children photography, and Wedding Photography. If I am not capturing beautiful moments, she is either spending time with her husband, who is a professional chef (yes, we eat amazingly) and our rescue dogs, visiting antique shops or busy in the garden.


  • Global Excellence Awards 2020
  • 2020 Saint Paul Small Business Excellence Award Winner
  • 2019 Saint Paul Small Business Excellence Award Winner
  •  Excellence Award Winner
  •  2020 Best maternity Photographer Minneapolis
  • 2018 Best Maternity Photographer Minneapolis
  • 2016 Saint Paul Small Business Excellence Award Winner
  • 2015 Saint Paul Small Business

features & publications


  • bbc 
  • Several children’s books
  • Crave Book Minneapolis
  • National Geographic

Online courses

Coming Soon!


We offer in person workshops.  Click here to learn more

One on ONe Mentoring

Giliane is available for one on one mentoring.  Click here to learn more

Customer Review

Dena M. Sonbol

Giliane is hands down the best! She is very creative and detail oriented which yields AMAZING photography! She’s also super patient and uber gentle with newborns - my newborn found her very soothing and would stop crying when Giliane held him. Giliane is simply the best photographer in town and I wouldn’t bother to go anywhere else because you’ll get the best photos at the best price with an enjoyable and memorable experience here.

Nicole Herk

"Giliane was great with our kids! She's done newborn pictures for both of our daughters. We definitely recommend her to others!”

Satya B

"We have been working with Giliane for the past three years for our family photos. She does an amazing job capturing our children’s personalities. She is the best photographer we have worked with in the twin cities, and we would not go elsewhere.”


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