I am a Minneapolis, MN based portrait photographer, specializing in child and family photography. 

Over the years, I have photographed hundreds of kids, families and seniors, many of whom I still see regularly for their photos. It is such a joy to watch families and kids grow up in front of me and to authentically capture all the stages along the way. 

Of course, I provide the posed, smile-for-the-camera moments that grandma wants, but what I really live for are the in-between moments of GENUINE expressions and TRUE family connections....the perfectly imperfect details that make up this beautiful mess we call life. 

HELLO. I'm Gretchen


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My family

I started my journey with photography in college and established Wink Photography in 2009. The following year, my husband and I had twin boys, and a daughter followed in 2012. My photography business has grown alongside my children and both bring me endless joy, exhaustion, and meaning in life.

Away from the lens, I am a tea geek, a world traveler, a backyard gardener and a Girl Scout leader. In my free time, you can find me scouring consignment stores, chatting with friends over drinks, exploring a museum, volunteering,  canoeing down a quiet river, or heading out to see a production at the local theater.

I feel truly blessed to have a career that allows me creativity and flexibility, while providing meaningful keepsakes for the families I serve. There is no greater honor than to be invited to document your life and your family. 

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