Voted “Best of Duluth Portrait Photographers” since 2017

Specializing in people, we create the highest-quality family heirlooms for our clients. Known for one-of-a-kind portrait art, we capture the personal qualities in each person to create artwork that quickly becomes priceless. 

Our studio is located in Duluth, MN and includes space large enough to accommodate groups up to 35. Our team includes two professionally trained photographers with 40+ combined years of experience. We masterfully create timeless portraits clients are excited to display and share with others. 

Lynnette’s Portrait Design considers the responsibility of recording your story a privilege. Displayed above your mantel or as a collection in your family room, your portraits help you relive your memories, remind you of those most important in your life and become your most treasured family heirlooms.

Our Portrait Artists

Lynnette Steen

Founder | Photographer

I see beauty in every person, true beauty that comes from within. Through the lens of my camera I have the privilege of showing you how beautiful you are. I encourage self-worth, one portrait at a time.

With 40 years in the industry, my career began at Grandmaison Studios, under the tutelage of Dan Grandmaison and Tim Slattery. I've gone on to study under the best in our field and continue, with one goal, to provide the best for you.

There is no greater material gift we can give you than a beautiful portrait of yourself of someone you love. Let us capture moments to enrich and encourage you and those you love.

Matthew Denney

Production Manager | Photographer

“I’ve never met a person I couldn’t call a beauty”

-Andy Warhol

It is exciting to think about the empowering effect that the camera has on building self-worth. Every image has the potential to increase a person’s confidence and reveal how others see them. I don't believe any other medium can do that. Showing people that they are valuable, important, and unique is why I am a photographer. A portrait is encouraging whereas a simple mirror is not. People walking out our door with their heads held higher than when they walked in, that is my purpose.

I fell in love with the technique and creativity required in making photographs. Studying photography and media art at The Art Institutes International Minnesota, I graduated in 2012 and was awarded “best of show” in my senior exhibition.

Every day I combine my experience, education, and camera to uplift those I photograph.

The highest-quality portrait experience - that is our standard.