Welcome to Lower Photography & Studio also has an outside portrait park and is a full service studio discreatly hidden at the edge of a residentilal area on the the corner of West River Parkway and 9th Ave in Rochester, Minnesota. We are a Certified Professional Photographer, on staff, and do all of the following: Art (fine and Giclee), Aerial, Architecture, Baby, Business, Commercial, Copy, Event, Family, Group, HIgh School Seniors, Kids, Model, Passport, Pet, Portrait (all kinds), Restoration, Visa, Wedding (at our studio in outside portrait park).


A NEW WAY to record your memories of your special event is to have your wedding/event party and invited guests bring their own everyday camera - their cell phone – and let them take pictures at your wedding. Carrying a bulky high quality camera on yourself  is quite restrictive as it is way too heavy and not convenient to use. But we all know how convenient cell phones are as an everyday camera.


Any pictures you need - be it a wedding or some other event- have your friends take your event pictures, we’ll show you how great they can be! You might say that the quality is not there for wedding pictures. I will prove that thought wrong. There may be over 100 people attending your wedding/ event or there may be just a few guests, but they all have their cell phone with a camera in it. Challenge everyone at your event by encouraging them to take pictures and offer them a surprise gift, or just a thank you, for capturing the ‘best of the best’ memories they took for you on that day. Most people never think twice about taking pictures without being asked! So challenging them to take pictures for you and yes, fun for all.


With cell phone cameras, if people use the automatic mode, the images can come out of the camera clearly, but are often pretty small. That use to be a problem! I was fighting that for years - but now, I can take your cell phone images and make them much bigger! I mean really big - like a poster several feet in size - and they will be as clean and sharp as if taken with one of my multiple thousands of dollars cameras with large  megabyte imager.


Why do I open this possibility to you? I do a lot of copy and restoration work using my knowledge of about 40 professional years in the field of photography and I am always looking for better ways to do things for my clients and myself. I want to make it so those who care about you the most - friends, relation, kids and others who you love and trust – and would like something to do at your event, would love to take your pictures for you. Think of the money saved when your pictures are taken by people you love and know!


We have done many weddings over many years and we have seen non-photographers lined up wanting to do what we have been hired to do. Recently I have come up with an idea that will save you many hundreds of dollars, if not thousands. Have the pictures taken by people you’ve already invited. Encourage your friends so that they know you want them to do it! Let them be part of the best day of your life! Then, select the pictures and sizes of the images wanted from their phones and bring those selected images to us and we’ll print any size you want in a quality that “will blow your mind” and be better than the images provided you by your friends and/or others you hire.


Your check list could be part of your plan for your day. Assign your friends to a specific area (like getting ready, family, wedding party, altar area during service, cutting the cake, etc.). You can have so much fun having your friends take them for you with your direction or simply encourage them to look for natural action shots.


Then bring those images to us at LOWER Photography & Studio and we will print them to your size requirements. Why not design your own book and the order of the images? We can help you select books and layout, too. We can do any restoration needed. Think of the time this will save you both before the wedding/event and after. We are in an era in which most people do not want to spend the money or the time to meet with a photographer. (In the past, a good wedding photographer would want to meet with you before, after the wedding and again when ordering and picking up. Who do you want to have around you on your whole wedding/event day – friends or a photographer you don’t really know?


Again, make it fun for friends and family to want to do this for you and then choose LOWER Photography & Studio to get the best larger images you need.



Weddings are fun and each is unique. We typically do weddings on our site in our outside Portrait Park with a gazebo, waterfall, lots of vegetation. We can handle small groups and supply the minister, photos and other surprises to make your afternoon something to remember. All images are given to you to have printed as you desire, we guarantee images that we print only. The wedding, because of the small group of about 20 people maximum, will probably last about an hour but two hours maximum unless it is changed on the contract. This is meant to be a small personalized style wedding in a nice location at our outside portrait park and if it rains we go inside. We call it a Los Vegas style wedding!


Lower Photography & Studio is also: MedCityPhotoStudio.com & Goodimage.com

3509 9th Ave NW Rochester, MN 55901

www.lowerphotography.com or call 507-282-2534