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Creative Portrait Photography


Young Indian American girl having fun and doing a cartwheel at Malone Portraits photo studio

Kids & Teens

senior portrait of beautiful young girl in Minneapolis




Mini Sessions

Never Miss a Moment

As any parent will tell you, when raising a family the days are long and the years are short. But no matter how you spin it, time moves quickly. I’m here to help you create a legacy. The slices of your life that I capture are not just images you’ll enjoy setting as the background on your phone, these will be the images your grandchildren and their children will use as a window into their past and a way to connect with you, their ancestors. The images will span time, and become a form of living art for you to have and to hold, to put on your wall and share amongst all the people you’ve chosen to call family.

young black mom and mixed race son with amazing curls smiling in a garden in Minneapolis, photo by professional photographer Alison Malone

Celebrating inclusivity & diversity one portrait at a time

Mini Sessions!


Whether you’re short on time or your little ones are full of energy, our mini sessions are perfect for capturing those fleeting moments. Sometimes, all you need is a handful of images to treasure forever. With our mini sessions, there’s no pressure or fuss – just quick, fun, and fabulous photos that perfectly encapsulate the joy of the moment.

“We look forward to every portrait session with Alison! She has a knack for putting my kids at ease and holding their attention for long stretches of time. Ali expertly captures the personalities of everyone in our family. I highly recommend her.”

-Liz M

Kind Words

“Taking family pictures with Alison is a top notch experience, worth every penny and more!!!  She’s now taken our pictures for 3 years and she makes sure everything is perfect and painless. If you want high end but low stress family pictures- Alison is the perfect choice.  Plus, her work is gorgeous, she truly brings out the best of us in her pictures.”

-Marie V

“She was able to capture not just portraits of my kids’ faces, but with her vivacious personality and contagious energy was able to really get them to be themselves and capture their personalities in photo form.”

-Grace K

we don’t

“say cheese”

At our studio, we embrace the uniqueness of every individual, especially those who are neurodiverse. We understand that forced poses can feel uncomfortable and unnatural, particularly for those with diverse sensory experiences.

Instead, we focus on fostering genuine interactions and capturing the authentic moments that reflect your family’s love and connection. My approach to photography is like creating time capsules, allowing you to revisit and cherish these fleeting details of life for years to come.

As Seen In:

TIME Magazine features Minneapolis photography by Alison Malone
Esquire publishes Malone Portraits photographs

Session Types


Choose from some of the greatest locations that Minneapolis landscape has to offer. From the hundreds of local lakes and parks to the urban settings of downtown and industrial landscapes, Minneapolis provides inspiring environments that compliment who you are and what excites and inspires you. 

adorable newborn photography by Malone Portraits in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Your Home

We make so many memories in the spaces we live our lives. Some people are expert nesters. Some people live to create spaces that people gather in and share a connection that could never be rivaled by another setting. If your home is where you’re most comfortable, let me come to you.

In The Studio

Come visit my studio and enjoy the warm southern light falling through the historic windows of a 100 year old building. Set in the arts district of NE Minneapolis, the combination of century old brick and warm wood floors will create a neutral background to let your story unfold.

Want custom wall art? We'll come install it!

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my work is using my expertise from museum and gallery settings to craft custom albums and wall art for my clients. I thrive on the opportunity to play with scale and design, creating captivating visual stories that extend beyond a simple 8×10 print. It’s truly gratifying to see my clients invest in themselves by adorning their homes and offices with these personalized pieces, celebrating their journey and accomplishments every day.

Hosting a celebration? We’ll come photograph it!

Let’s be friendS!