Midwest LifeShots Photography

Serving Rochester, the Twin Cities and Destination Weddings

About this Vendor

Get photos to cause jealousy. We're ready to help!

Weddings, the Yin to our Yang. We devote 100% of our energy into ensuring our clients love us to pieces. With eight years of experience, every collection includes wedding schedule assistance, for a custom tailored schedule to ensure every moment is captured just the way you want it to be. Two photographers, award-winning slideshow, edited images and all the trimmings! We would be honored to be considered for your wedding day. Let's talk about how we can tell your story

Details

Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range

$2,000-$2,999

Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video

Awards
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Contact Info

Address
2932 Shadow Dr SE, Rochester & Twin Cities, MN Serving Rochester, the Twin Cities and Destination Weddings (507) 951-8859
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Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Chelsea H

We LOVED Midwest LifeShots! This was by far the best decision we made about our wedding! We have WAY more pictures then we ever imagined and we love them all! Scott, Jen & the team are beyond fun and very personable. They always stayed in contact throughout our planning to make... Read More sure we were on track and as stress free as possible. My husband doesn't care for taking pictures, but even he didn't mind it because the team is SOO fun! I will cherish my wedding pictures forever! SOO glad we chose MLSP for our wedding!

2016-10-12T21:56:00 Response from the vendor

Aww shucks, we're sweet on you guys too. Your hubby did phenomenal, modeling and even embracing us to line up to show you the poses! Amazing wedding and a wonderful couple. Is it weird for us to say that we're kinda praying family comes along... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 9/06/2016 Niki W

Seriously, our photos are AMAZING! We could not be happier-- Scott and his team did a fantastic job. We are beyond grateful for having found them to capture our big day. From the beginning, Midwest LifeShots was fully dedicated to making my husband and I feel comfortable and... Read More create the vision we had for our wedding day. They kept us on track and were always ready to offer a helpful tip or creative photo op suggestion- Scott even had the patience to watch us attempt (and fail) at replicating an action shot I found on pinterest (and only laughed a little bit...). They have definitely found a client for life- we cannot thank them enough for this gift that they gave us.

2016-09-06T22:47:11 Response from the vendor

Holy cow this is so sweet! You guys are the greatest and that replication was phenomenal :). Can't wait to cash in on that statement that we have you for life and work together again!


Midwest LifeShots Photography is simply the best!

Reviewed on 10/08/2015 Jacy B

Choosing Midwest LifeShots Photography to capture our wedding day was easily the best decision we made for our day! Scott and his team are such a pleasure to work with. They are fun, professional, and simply the best at what they do! We would choose them a million times over,... Read More and would recommend them to any bride & groom for their wedding day.

2015-10-09T12:37:13 Response from the vendor

I think we knew we wanted your wedding badly when our initial consultation shattered the one hour mark :). Such a great time working with you guys. Can't wait to see you again!


Reviewed on 5/02/2017 Sarah B

Scott and Jen are AMAZING!!! My husband was not excited to take pictures and they made it so natural and easy, even in the freezing cold. They captured the essence of our wedding day and were a joy to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

2017-05-02T19:28:45 Response from the vendor

You are too sweet! We seriously just want to be adopted into your family. Is that weird? Maybe a little but seriously, we just love you guys. Thank you so much for letting us into your world to witness such an amazing day.


Reviewed on 3/15/2017 Alicia H

Scott and the staff at Midwest LifeShots were absolutely phenomenal to work with. We picked them for our wedding photographers based on the style of photography they provide and they did not disappoint. WE LOVED ALL OUR PICTURES!! We were so impressed with their customer service... Read More and their absolute love for their jobs truly shines through. We will definitely be using them in the future for family photos!

2017-05-02T19:28:09 Response from the vendor

Thank you so very much! We seriously connected with you guys. It means the world to us that you would say you are excited to work with us as you grow your family, truly the world. Thanks for being amazing!!


Reviewed on 12/10/2016 Anna P

Booking with Midwest Lifeshots was literally the best decision we could've had for the wedding. From the first visit 'til the very end, they brought a lot of joy and fun to our wedding. I can't imagine our wedding day without them. Worth every single penny! WHEEEEEEEE YOU GUYS... Read More ARE THE BEST.

2016-12-12T14:33:31 Response from the vendor

LOVE THE ALL CAPS VIRTUAL YELLING LOVE :). Can we just go hang out already? Gamestop, your adorable love for cats and more laughs than we can handle. You guys remind us we have the greatest clients ever.


Reviewed on 12/07/2016 Eric B

Scott and his team went above and beyond our expectations. His excitement and energy complimented the day perfectly as he captured every moment from first look to the dance floor. His experience and ability to quickly engage everyone for all desired shots while making it... Read More enjoyable shows through from the beginning of your special day to the very end.

2016-12-09T11:39:23 Response from the vendor

You guys rock. Did you think we'd have THAT much fun? We're pretty sure our smile-o-meter was off the charts. Side note, a smile-o-meter would actually kick butt if it existed, right? Like you could gauge the fake smiles from the real ones and know... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 12/07/2016 Jessica G

Do you want to have fun on your wedding day? If yes, just book them! Do you want to work with the most professional, yet down-to-earth, funny, energetic, and awesome photographers around? That's Scott, Jen & the team! Do you want to have a photographer who helps plan out all... Read More the details and practically does all the work for you? Then again, book MLSP! Do you want all of your wedding memories captured in beautiful, artistic, creative photographs? They can definitely do that! Do you want to surprise your many with a sexy boudoir session? MLSP will do that too! It was so worth it! Seriously, best vendor choice for our wedding was MLSP - they are incredible to work with! So very pleased!

2016-12-09T11:37:41 Response from the vendor

Is it weird that we get teared up reading this? That we want to go back to that wedding day and relive every moment? Such a gorgeous day, the vineyard was perfection and you two...well, it was just so wonderful to see a couple this... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/15/2016 Jen O

Scott and Jen are very talented photographers with a gift for capturing the best day of our lives perfectly! Scott has such an uplifting and positive personality, we connected since the first time we met and made us feel absolutely comfortable in front of the camera. Throughout... Read More the entire engagement process (which for us was >1 year) they would check in every so often to see how things were going with wedding planning and if there was anything we needed. Such a great respect and interest in their clients, it made us feel very appreciated. Although we decided to not have a videographer for our wedding, MWLS put together a small video for us with pictures and small video clips from our day that we can cherish forever. We have received many compliments on our photographs, and look forward to working with this dynamic duo for other special life events in the future.

2016-11-16T13:49:08 Response from the vendor

Thanks so much! Your words are so kind and they don't fall on deaf ears. We are so appreciated that you chose us to be a part of your day and are truly honored to be counted among those few people who could witness such... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 8/16/2016

Scott and Jen were amazing! They were truly a joy to have on our wedding day with us and the pictures were unbelievable!

2016-08-16T10:10:47 Response from the vendor

Your wedding will go down as one of our favorites without question. It might be the "quest for the missing earring". Maybe it was when you saw each other for the first time and said "Heeeyyyy!" to each other and smiled. It could me the... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 8/11/2016

Let me start off by saying that pictures are not really my thing. My husband was the one that had to convince me that an investment in a good wedding photographer would be worth it. Getting an early start on working on trust, I took his word and we started looking for a... Read More photographer. We started by taking a recommendation from our officiant, who directed us to MLSP and that is where our search ended. We met with Scott for our initial consult and he took the time to answer any questions we had...which were a lot. We appreciated how easy Scott was to work with. For our wedding, we were lucky enough to have Scott and Jen as a team, which I'm so happy that they are doing all the time now. As much fun as it is to work with one individually, they make an even better team! They are willing to do anything to make your pictures phenomenal, including walking out in knee-deep snow with 15mph. The memories the talented MLSP team captures are something you will truly treasure.

2016-08-11T20:25:25 Response from the vendor

Only knee-deep? We think that's a safe estimate :). It was so much fun working with you two. The bed and breakfast was one of the most charming places to prepare for your wedding day we've ever photographed and you two were just lost in... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 3/15/2016 Brittany B

We chose Midwest LifeShots to capture our big day and we couldn't have made a better decision! They were hands down our favorite vendor to work with. From the start, they were so easy to work with and made the entire process fun. You can tell that Scott & Jen truly enjoy what... Read More they do. They were worth every penny spent. We are MLSP fans for life!

2016-03-15T12:43:33 Response from the vendor

Aww, now aren't you sweet! You had such a beautiful winter wedding day. Color scheme was perfect, wedding party was awesome and you happened to have the cutest little girl in tow :).


Reviewed on 2/13/2016 Samantha M

Where to start? From the recommendation for this company, to the initial meeting, to our wedding day, to afterwards, Midwest Lifeshots was hands down our best investment for our wedding. We had lots of laughs with Scott and Jen throughout it all. The integration of video and... Read More photography for a wedding memento is something that we'll treasure... especially because we didn't want to pay for the expense for a video that we did not think we would watch over and over again. If you want professional and fun at the same time, choose these guys! It's worth every penny.

2016-02-15T11:58:01 Response from the vendor

There are weddings that truly make us thankful for our jobs, make us leave wanting to change everything to make sure that feeling sticks with us on every wedding and yours was just that. Seeing the two of you during your ceremony, hardly able to... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 12/17/2015 Laura B

Midwest Lifeshots is the best photographer around! They were so great at making us feel comfortable whether it was the first time that we met them, to our engagement shoot or on our wedding day. Our wedding day was perfect because of them and the amazing photographs that they... Read More took. They are such amazing people and we're so lucky that we got to have them document one of the most important days of our lives. I hope to work with them in the near future when we start expanding our family!

2015-12-17T13:27:50 Response from the vendor

You guys are the absolute best. We had such a blast with you every step of the way, from planning to engagement to wedding. We're so thrilled that you even share our love of Disney and are headed there for your honeymoon! Just can't wait... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/30/2015 Kayla S

Midwest Lifeshots Photography not only captured every wonderful moment and feeling from our big day, they also helped guide us to take stunning photos that were way beyond my creative mind. We used them for our engagement photos as well as on our wedding day. I have yet to see... Read More any other of our friends wedding photos turn out as well as ours. You can bet that we will be using MLSP for all our future photography. Scott, Jen and their team are amazing and I couldn't imagine our day with out them.


Reviewed on 11/19/2015

Midwest LifeShots=absolutely AMAZING!! Scott and Jen are wonderful to work with!! We picked them for our engagement and wedding photographers and couldn't be happier!! They are such down to earth people and made our wedding day a lot more stress free!! Highly, HIGHLY recommend... Read More them!! :)

2015-11-19T16:52:04 Response from the vendor

Aww, you're making us digitally blush. What? Is that a thing? Well if it is, we're doing it. So happy to be working with you guys :).


Reviewed on 11/09/2015

Scott & MLSP team were so amazing! They helped our wedding day be everything we imagined it to be and left us with great photos to remember our day forever! They were so much fun to work with and made the wedding process so stress free! MLSP has a team of great people who know... Read More how to capture the most special moments in your life!

2015-11-19T16:51:06 Response from the vendor

You guys are the best! Thank you so much :).


Reviewed on 10/22/2015 Jacquel P

We really loved our experience with Midwest lifeshots. We could not have asked for better wedding photographers. Midwest life shots were simply amazing through out the entire process! They made us feel very special.

2015-10-22T23:39:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much! You guys are very special! We loved how nervous your fiance was prior to reading those letters and how sweet the two of you were with each other all day. Can't wait to work together again :).


Reviewed on 10/18/2015 Lauren G

Midwest Lifeshots made the months leading up to our wedding and the big day itself absolutely perfect! From the little encouraging gifts they sent us to using their experience to help finalize our schedule, planning was so much easier than if we'd been trying to do it alone.... Read More Scott and his team are as fun, easy going, and professional as you can get. Hands down our favorite vendor to work with for our wedding. They really take the time to get to know you as a couple. It helps you be so much more relaxed, and it definitely translates into absolutely gorgeous pictures! Love, love looooooooved working with them! Can't wait to document more of life's milestones with these fantastic people!

2015-10-19T00:12:42 Response from the vendor

You guys are just awesome. Whether it was your wedding day or the follow-up family session drenched in the pool, it has been so much fun to get to know you and your family. We with you all the best with everything and seriously hope... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/18/2015

Scott and the Midwest LifeShots team were all we could ask for in a photographer and more. They made sure our special day flowed smoothly, and masterfully coordinated our list of requested photos, which was on the larger side :). They also made the entire process fun and... Read More relaxed, which we truly appreciated. All of this is before even mentioning the final product, which we could not have been more pleased. We have truly found our photographers for life.


Reviewed on 10/11/2015

Scott, Jen and their team are incredible! Their work is professional and beyond compare. They are personable and fun to work with. We continue to be blessed by their exceptional customer service and the beautiful photos they captured of our wedding day. I would recommend them to... Read More EVERYONE and we will definitely be using them again! You cannot go wrong with Midwest LifeShots!!

2015-11-19T16:50:24 Response from the vendor

You are so sweet! Thank you so very much for your words. It means so much to us.


Fun Photographers!

Reviewed on 10/07/2015 Blythe P

We had a great experience with Midwest LifeShots Photography! Our photographers went out of their way to capture our special day according to our wishes. They took time to get to know us, suggested awesome shots, and were open to our requests too. Plus, they were just a lot of... Read More fun to work with and we love our photos!

2015-10-08T09:39:05 Response from the vendor

Thanks guys! You guys owned your wedding day and incorporated so many things that truly made it yours. It was an honor to be a part of your day :).


Reviewed on 10/07/2015 amy b

We had Scott for our May 30th wedding! I'm a very easy going bride(at least I think so!) and Scott is very organized and on top of all time lines! His professionalism worked great with myself and my husband!... Even our mothers! I completely recommend MWLS for your photography!!

2015-10-08T09:40:33 Response from the vendor

Ha! We won over the mothers! We are totally gonna steal that line and put it on our website :). It was such a beautiful day and you were one of the most relaxed brides we've ever worked with. Great locations and a straight up... Read Less Read More


Professional and Genuinely Kind People

Reviewed on 10/06/2015

Scott and Jen are both very knowledable, talented, organized, and easy-going (and yet, can keep all of those family members in line and on task on the day. Yes, even kids, difficult aunts, opintionated cousins etc...) They are quick to respond when you have questions and happily... Read More answer all of them as you plan your day. My husband hates photos and was *cough* hungover and even he had no complaints about the time spent taking the photos. The pictures turned out beautifully and the only problem is settling on our favorites! :)

2015-10-08T09:42:34 Response from the vendor

Thank you! Haha, the opinionated cousins line made us laugh out loud. We had such a great time with you guys and just loved that you (and your husband) were willing to come outside for that night shot as well. Thanks again for choosing us!


BEST EVER!

Reviewed on 10/06/2015 Jill A

Midwest Lifeshot Photography is simply amazing! Not only did they do a fantastic job on our wedding day they also worked with my now husband to plan and photograph the most perfect proposal I could ever imagine! Scott and Jen are great photographers and amazing people. They were... Read More so organized and made sure our whole wedding day went off without any problems all while taking the best pictures. Their creativity especially shines in the pictures they capture while still always listening to what the bride and groom want. They may ask you to stand in the only dry spot in a downpour but they will capture the most amazing picture you could ever ask for! My husband and I highly recommend Midwest Lifeshots Photography and we hope to continue to use them in the future as our family grows!

2015-10-08T09:45:47 Response from the vendor

Oh my goodness Jill. That is so sweet of you to say. That proposal will live on as one of our favorite things we have ever photographed. Your husband adores you so much and it was evident both that day and on your wedding day... Read Less Read More


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Meet The Owner

Scott & Jen

That's us, Scott & Jen, your lead photographers. We're often asked what makes us different. You mean besides our obsession with Chipotle, our addiction to Netflix binging and our ridiculous love for all things Disney? More than anything, we would say it is how we treat our clients. You'll see that our clients are names, not numbers to us. Quality whoops up on quantity in every area of our business, which is why we insist on working together as a husband and wife team at each & every wedding. We'd love to have you join us for a cup of coffee to discuss having us help make memories for you.