“love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Welcome to my Still Life.

You can't lock me in a frame I'm moving.

Jolanta Young is an internationally published Creative Portrait Photographer and cinematographer based in Minnesota. Jolanta's photography journey started in 2009. She has always been a creative person. Her passion for photography grew when she started capturing magical memories in her life. She joined various online photography communities wanting to learn more.

In 2017 she started a home photo studio to pursue her dream of owning one someday. Her home studio was a great start to something wonderful. She found her niche and unique trends that were helpful for storytelling and it was a way for her to continue her art. She would find costumes, mix and match long flowy prom dresses, many trips to thrift stores and a variety of props to make sessions fun and unique. She was a member of the MPLS Photo Studio and Peter Hurley Headshot Crew as a headshot crew associate. She learned a great deal about studio lighting by following the tutorials and practising her craft.

Jolanta was featured in the Sony Alpha Universe Creative Space Workshop they asked the question in the video booth. What is your best tip for getting into a creative mood? Her interview was selected. She was also featured on the Canons USA Audubon Birds In Focus event. Through trial and error, she found her medium in creative portrait photography. Her style can range from whimsical, imaginative, fantasy, and fashion to expressing your deepest emotions. Jolanta would like to capture your most authentic emotions and moments. She is available for public or (Virtual) speaking presentations, and photo-shoot bookings if you are interested in working together and getting creative. Jolanta works out of a creative studio space at Her Canvas LLC. She is also available for travel.

Contact Jolanta today and book your next session.


“Jolanta photographed our wedding August 2021. She kept in contact with me prior to the wedding. She was prompt responding to me with any questions I had. She was on time for the wedding. She was very accommodating and easy to work with. I got my pictures back in less than 3 weeks. She did great organizing our family shots. The photos turned out beautiful.”

—Lisa & Drew

“I've known Jolanta for 10+ years. She has a beautiful spirit and gets the job done. She shot my wedding photos in San Diego, CA. The pictures turned out great. I highly recommend her for your next photo or video shoot. Thanks Jolanta! You're amazing!!”

—KT & Kesler

“Jolanta gives 110% for every client and makes sure they are completely satisfied. She is one of the hardest working people out there and her creativity through the lens is unmatched.”

—Joseph dutra

“Jolanta is a kind, giving being. Her ability to create genuine relationships and creativity is unmatched! We've collaborated on so many personal and professional creative projects in so many ways and one thing I can say is she loves what she does and actually cares about the people she works with. Great Energy!”

—Tez Hailu