About the Studio


Paul Swenson Photography offers a historic downtown location that is open Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday and Saturday by Appointment.   It is equipped with state of the art digital equipment, with a variety of backgrounds and sets. Outdoor locations within a close driving proximity are also available. Clients come from all over Southern Minnesota area to choose one of the leading photography studios around.

Paul and his staff pride themselves in offering portraits sessions that will provide you with a lifetime of memories. From newborn to family portraits, we are with you every step of the way. Remember, we are Moms and Dads just like many of you. We understand the needs associated with a professional portrait studio.

We understand that price is sometimes the deciding factor when choosing a photography studio. Keep in mind that your portraits are very important to us; we take great pride in what we create for you. The importance of these images should not be placed in the person with the cheapest prices. Instead, you should look at many factors such as, creativity, quality, and variety, to name a few. At Paul Swenson Photography, we take great pride in making sure your portraits are ones that you will be proud to display in your home and share with your friends. Due to the size of our price book, we do not publish the full price catalog on our website. If you would like to have additional information on pricing, please call.

Choosing a professional photography studio can be challenging, we understand. As you explore our website take notice of the variety of backgrounds, props and lighting you see in our images. Each and every time you arrive to the studio, you can expect a different experience.

Paul Swenson Photography is a professional photography studio. We are not a department store photography store, mall employees, or part time shooters with less than adequate knowledge and equipment. We are trained professionals that have choosen photography as our careers. We pride ourselves on our quality and customer service.

We guarantee and stand by our images. Our job is to make you look the best you can look. There is a difference at Paul Swenson Photography, and we ask you to come and experience that yourself.

About the Photographer

PaulFor over 36 years Paul Swenson and his studio has been a Historic Downtown Faribault, located at 327 Central Avenue. He has had the privilege of combining technical skills and artistic talent to preserve memories that touch so many hearts for generations to come.

Paul has met the high standards of excellence set by the Minnesota Professional Photographers Association, the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association, and the exclusive Senior Portrait Artists (SPA). He is a photographer recognized for advanced education, photographic competition, and service recipient of numerous regional, state and national awards.

The reason Paul has been so successful is his dedication to detail, timeliness, reliability, and the relationships that are created with his customers. He understands the anxieties of children, the questions of high school seniors, and the concerns of family. He makes it easy to do by meeting everyone before the portrait session, finding out what you want, helping you with your clothing choices, colors, styles, and personally wanting you to look your best

In this day and age, it’s hard to find people who really stand behind what they do. For almost 36 years now, Paul Swenson has gone above and beyond his customer’s delightful expectations. He wants to create something for each customer to be treasured for generations to come.

Paul proudly states: “I believe my guarantee is the only one of a kind offered by any studio. Here is our guarantee to you.”

“You must be absolutely thrilled (not just satisfied), When you view your portraits for the very first time. Love them, or you will get every penny back – No questions asked, and no hard feelings!”

– Paul

Community Service

“We are tremendously grateful for the blessings we enjoy by living and working in this community. It is equally important for us to share the blessings with others.”

Throughout the year, Paul Swenson Photography gives back to the community in many ways. We provide donations, gift certificates, scholarships, and now our new opportunity to share our love with others in their time of need.

Now I lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I Lay ME Down To Sleep,

is a non-profit organization that is committed to assisting parents and families going through the difficult time when they experience an early infant loss. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep connects families with photographers, who provide them with a complimentary DVD and an 8×10 portrait of their baby.

We are both honored and humbled to be able to provide this gift of loving memory to the families in their time of loss”.

For more information about this organization visit their site at: http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org


Paul Swenson Photography

327 Central Avenue North
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507) 334-5025