"It has nothing to do with the act of taking the picture, but everything to do with rehearsing the story, the one we tell every time we see that picture." -Seth Godin

About the Studio

Block Portrait Studios is a photography studio specializing in custom-designed portrait art and helping small businesses elevate their first impressions in a big way.

Block Portrait Studios has been on the West Side of Saint Paul since 2015. The mural on the South wall was designed and painted by a local Westsider, Suzanne with Studios Moss. We enjoy connecting with the neighborhood full of artists, musicians, fur babies, and families. Feel free to pop by when in the neighborhood.

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meet our team


Owner, Portrait Artist

Jeannine is the owner and a portrait artist at Block Portrait Studios.

It’s been an honor to be a wedding photographer with Jeannine Marie Photography for hundreds of couples since 2007. Block Studios has been my office and studio since 2014. I rebranded as a portrait studio in 2020 to allow a better balance of my busy weekends through the summer with my family. I live on Saint Paul’s Westside neighborhood with my husband and six year old son. We spend much of our time at local restaurants, playing baseball or softball, riding bike and visiting family up North.

[email protected]  |  651-400-0714


Chaos Coordinator

Gretchen is our Chaos Coordinator at Block Portrait Studios.  She makes sure that everything is in order when the studio gets busy. And not just her desk! She is all about the details that go into making your experience a GREAT one. She loves to hike, and explore our great state of Minnesota!

[email protected]  |  651-400-0714

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Post-Production + Graphic Designer

Alee is our post-production specialist at Block Portrait Studios. She makes sure all the photos are edited to perfection. She is also a graphic designer with her company, Urban Mast. Alee helps elevate the brands of small business owners and entrepreneurs who have a purpose behind everything they do. 


Post-Production + Marketing Assistnat

Hi I’m Yoon-Ah the post-production and marketing assistant at Block Portrait Studios. I love the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my boyfriend. In my free time, you’ll find me planning our next big adventure, playing with our cat babies, or binge-watching kdrama.

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