About Us

When you work with us for your family portraits you will receive an amazing experience, reconnect with your loved ones and in the end have the most valuable artwork you own. We do things a little differently here. From the first call to the installation, we guide you through a premiere custom experience.  
Our clients hire us as curators for their homes. Photographs are what bring back memories and feelings. We combined your special moments with creative concepts and exquisite design. 
What is significant and unique to your family at this stage of your lives and where would you like to have the visual reminder for your family to see every single day?

meet our team


Owner, Portrait Artist

Hello and welcome. I’m Jeannine, owner and portrait artist at Block Portrait Studios. Congratulations on taking the time to celebrate your beautiful family and honor them through portraits. I truly believe we give our relationships confidence by showcasing the ones we love the most on the walls of our homes. I’m excited to be on this journey of creating something remarkable for you to enjoy for years to come. 

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 commitments. I live on Saint Paul’s Westside neighborhood with my husband and four year old son. We spend much of our time at local restaurants, playing baseball or softball and visiting family.

Hi, everyone! I’m Janine, pronounced the same as Jeannine but spelled differently! That’s right, there’s two of us! Back in 2014, I became the office and marketing assistant for Jeannine Marie Photography. When Jeannine started Block Portrait Studios, I took on managing the studio’s social media and blog, as well as other office tasks. My family has had the honor of being photographed by Block Portrait Studios several times, and I am so excited for others to enjoy their portrait experience! It is truly special to be able to share how our photographers capture these incredible relationships and the amazing portrait art they create with families.


In addition to working with Jeannine Marie Photography and Block Portrait Studios, I am also a marketing assistant at a local animal emergency hospital. I absolutely love animals, and I will happily dote on your pet if they accompany you to the studio! When I’m not working, I spend most of my spare time with my husband and toddler son. We love exploring nature trails, getting out on the lake, making delicious messes in the kitchen, and singing along to Disney songs.


Office Assistant
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