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(Some of) Our Favorite Women-Owned Businesses In the Twin Cities

At Malone Portraits, we’re proud to celebrate and support fellow femme-identified entrepreneurs. Whether they’re run by friends, clients, or just kickass ladies of the Twin Cities, these businesses deserve love all year round. I want to invest as much of my time and resources into the local economy as possible because I want my community to thrive. As a testament to our ongoing commitment, we’re thrilled to highlight some fellow women-owned businesses in the Twin Cities. From holistic healers to culinary innovators, these remarkable entrepreneurs are making waves in their respective industries, inspiring us all to embrace diversity, creativity, and inclusivity in our communities.

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Black Garnet Books

Founded by Dionne Sims, Black Garnet Books is a literary oasis that celebrates authors and illustrators of color. Born out of a desire to amplify Black voices and combat systemic exclusion in the literature community, Black Garnet Books curates a diverse selection of literature that reflects the richness of Black experiences. As a beacon of inclusivity and representation, Black Garnet Books is redefining the literary landscape, one book at a time.


Savor the flavors of Southeast Asia at HAI HAI, a vibrant street food restaurant and bar founded by Chef Christina Nguyen. Inspired by her childhood memories, Christina brings an innovative twist to traditional dishes, showcasing the diverse culinary landscape of Southeast Asia. From lesser-known regional specialties to inventive creations, HAI HAI promises a culinary journey like no other.

Polka Dot Club

Jen Murphy’s Polka Dot Club is a treasure trove of heritage toys, each lovingly handcrafted using natural materials and traditional techniques. Inspired by a rich history of toy-making, Jen infuses modern elements into her creations, resulting in timeless playthings that captivate both children and adults alike. Jen is an incredible creative and a personal friend of mine. With a passion for preserving the past while embracing the present, Jen’s bears are more than just toys – they’re cherished heirlooms for generations to come.

The Dripping Root

Experience a blend of health, wellness, and culture at The Dripping Root, a beloved juice bar owned by Catiesha Pierson. With its cheerful atmosphere, lush greenery, and nutritious offerings, The Dripping Root is more than just a juice bar – it’s a community hub where wellness meets creativity. Come for the refreshing drinks, stay for the positive vibes.

Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts

I have a personal interest in holistic medicine, so the opportunity to work with Amy seemed like fate. At Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts, founder Amy and her #cliniccoven offer a sanctuary for women and LGBTQ+ individuals seeking affirming care. Specializing in Chinese medicine, massage therapy, and energy work, their practice prioritizes inclusivity, accessibility, and fair treatment for all. Through their pay-it-forward program, they’re ensuring that healing is accessible to everyone. Instead of tipping, they encourage customers to donate to this program that provides reduced rates for those facing financial hardships and those from marginalized communities. 

RAWAY Jewels

Sara and Sandra’s RaWay Jewels is more than just a jewelry brand – it’s a celebration of self-discovery and empowerment. Inspired by their transformative journey in the Costa Rican jungle, Sara and Sandra infuse every piece with intention and authenticity, guiding wearers on a path of self-love and reflection. With each handcrafted gemstone, they invite you to embrace your inner strength and beauty.

Novelli Law

Meet Lee and Jacquelyn, the powerhouse duo behind Novelli Law, a distinguished family law practice in downtown Minneapolis. With over 30 years of combined experience, they skillfully navigate complex legal matters while prioritizing their clients’ needs and goals. I originally met Jacquelyn through a mini session that she booked with me, which has led to a stellar professional relationship. Her and Lee are both incredibly calm and kind, which is why they are amazing at dealing with the sensitive issues that arise with their cases.

The Solarium: My Photo Studio in NE Minneapolis

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The Locket Sisters

Join the journey of The Locket Sisters, two moms on a mission to create meaningful lockets that tell your life stories. Nestled in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Art District, their studio is a bustling hive of creativity, where beautiful lockets are crafted with love and care. With a focus on providing a seamless, positive experience, The Locket Sisters are dedicated to making every locket meaningful and memorable.


Enter the dynamic world of HUNT + CAPTURE, a full-service motion and photography team led by the fabulously talented Lacey Criswell. Specializing in integrated campaigns that foster authentic connections and tell dynamic stories, Lacey and her team bring a fresh perspective to advertising. Through their commitment to genuine storytelling, HUNT + CAPTURE delivers campaigns that resonate with audiences on a deeper level.

Lake Pointe Chiropractic & Wellness

Led by Drs. Carrie, Chad, and Rebecca, Lake Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness is dedicated to providing top-tier holistic care to the Twin Cities community. Their comprehensive approach to health encompasses structural care, functional medicine, and emotional well-being, ensuring that patients receive holistic support for optimal health. As both a photographer and patient, I recommend Lake Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness for their commitment to excellence in healthcare.

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