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    My name is Beth Mancuso, owner of Manic Mother Photography. I am located in central Minnesota, with travels statewide. I photograph children, families, seniors, and weddings.

    You can find my senior portrait website here.


Fall Mini Sessions | Minnesota Family Photographer


I am excited to be offering fall family mini sessions again this year! I am currently offering 2 dates, but if there is enough interest I will add a third date.

The sessions will be 30 minutes in length. You will receive 10 hand edited digital files with printing rights. The location will be announced later, I am going to wait to see where the fall color is and pick then, but it will be somewhere in the St. Cloud area. These are great for those of you looking to send out Christmas cards, or just update the family photo. Sessions times are on a first come basis, once a time is booked I will put a line through it.

One family per session please.

If you can’t make either of these dates and still want a mini, please contact me and let me know, there may be a third date added. Payment is required upon booking and can be made via check or credit card.

To book your session email me at:

*can not be combined with any other offer or discount.

Session Times

Oct. 4th

4:30 pm

5:15 pm

6:00 pm

Oct 18th

4:00 pm

4:45 pm

5:30 pm



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Abandoned Fergus Falls Asylum

Three of my photographer friends and I were able to go on a tour of the abandoned Fergus Falls psychiatric hospital. It was quite the experience!

I won’t get too into the history of the place, but it opened its doors in 1890 and closed in 2007. Although you will see that parts of the hospital were not in use for quite some time before that.

The hospital and campus are huge, and I think there were maybe two small buildings still in use. It was built to be self-sufficient, there was a farm, garden, even a cemetery.

This was honestly one of the neatest things I have ever seen, and I know it left as all in a complete sense of awe. It was both sad and fascinating at the same time.

The tour guides said they are close to signing a deal with a developer, with the hopes to make it into apartments, hotel, restaurant, boutique shopping, etc.

My friends and I created a blog circle of our images, go check out Julie’s take on the asylum.



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