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Thoen & Associates Advertising Photography, Inc.  is a full service commercial photography studio in Minneapolis MN.

Our photography services include:

Advertising Photographer for, Catalogs, Web sites, Brochures, Annual Reports, Outdoor Boards

Architectural Photographer for, Interior and Exterior Photography, Hotel, Restaurants

Automotive Photographer for, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, Antique Autos, Vintage Vehicles, Collector cars, Custom Street Rods

Food and Drink Photographer for Cook Books, Magazine, Restaurant Menus, Packaging, Web sites

Industrial Photographer for, Studio and Location Photography

Medical Product Photographer for, Medical Devices

People Photographer, for Executives, Lifestyle, Advertising

Product Photographer / Product Illustration for Advertising, Packaging, Catalogs, Brochures

HDR Photographer for High Dynamic Range Photography

Photo Retouching and Photo Compositing

Minneapolis Photographers Greg Thoen and Jeff Natrop welcome you to their web site. Here you can view their extended capabilities.

If you’re looking for a product photographer, food photographer, people photographer, industrial photographer, architectural photographer, interior photographer, automotive photographer, HDR photographer, medical photographer, macro photographer, or location photographer; then you’ve come to the right place.

Thoen & Associates, Minneapolis Advertising Photographer specializes in a variety of markets including but not limited to:

Product Photography, Food Photography, People Photography, Industrial Photography, Architectural Photography, Interior Photography, Exterior Photography, Automotive Photography, HDR Photography, Medical Photography, Location Photography, Product Illustration Photography, Lifestyle Photography, Annual Report Photography, Macro Photography. 20 plus years of experience and problem solving give us the ability to rise to the challenge. Look over our portfolio, then ask how we can solve your challenge.

Minneapolis Food Photographer - One of the many areas of photography we specialize is product photography. But when photographing food as the product, it presents challenges unique to food photography. It takes many skilled and “steady” hands to create the delectable images Greg and Jeff come up with for their clients. Their images grace the pages of web sites, outdoor boards, menus, and packaging.

Minneapolis Product Photographer Thoen & Associates specializes in Commercial, Illustrative and Product Photography. They meet the demanding needs for Commercial Advertising, Packaging, Web, Brochures, Catalogs, Outdoor Boards, POP Displays and Trade Shows. Complex to Simple, Real to Imaginary.

HDR Photography - This tool in the hands of a skilled artist can achieve an incredible range of detail, contrast, and color which was previously unobtainable using the now “traditional” digital tools. The examples on our HDR page will show how we use both HDR and Exposure Fusion techniques to create realistic dynamic images for our clients. Yes we can also give you the wild, surreal, super saturated, HDR images if that’s your goal.

Technical challenges abound for the Minnesota Industrial Photographer. Minneapolis Industrial / Medical Photographer, Thoen & Associates specializes in Industrial, Medical, Corporate, and Annual Report Photography. Greg Thoen states “we are fully equipped to handle any location photography challenge; many have taken us across the United States. Be it a factory, foundry, helicopter, or clean room; we have the years of experience you can depend on”.

Micro and macro photography is part of the skill set they use when called upon as a Medical Photographer to photograph medical devices, their uses and the manufacturing process.

Minneapolis Architectural & Interior Photographer Thoen & Associates specializes in Architecture & Interior images in residential and industrial environments. Benefit from 20+yrs of experience with creative lighting, propping and composition. HDR or High Dynamic Range Photography extends the scope what was previously unobtainable. The utmost care is taken in every environment; be it an executive’s office, a commercial building with pristine landscaping, a custom home interior, or hospital operating room.

Minneapolis | St. Paul People and lifestyle photographer: Working closely and orchestrating people requires patience, people skills, and four keen eyes (two in front and two in back) watching the details. The relaxed and confident nature of Greg and Jeff assures the clients and models that the end result will be perfect.

Minnesota Automotive Photographer Thoen & Associates specializes in Custom Motorcycle, Hot Rod, Collector Cars, and Graphic Automotive Photography. It is all about the lighting and composition tailored specifically for each unique vehicle. It’s all about a keen eye for details. Highlights, shadows, chrome, highly reflective paint surfaces, curved lines, glass; all details Greg and Jeff are accustomed to enhancing.

Minneapolis Photographer Thoen & Associates Advertising Photography, Inc.

offers the following commercial advertising photography services:

As a Minneapolis, MN based photo retoucher, we provide commercial photography retouching to save our clients money and bring their creative ideas from concept to reality. Technology has expanded our world of imagination and problem solving. The samples below show how we solve requests, enhance images, and make you look good!


Roll over each image to view what was captured raw, compared to the final results. Knowing how to allocate photography vs post-production is vital to staying on budget. It takes experience at both ends to produce great results.


12 photos were used to make these two emergency scenes... we can create reality without using emergency funding.

With a busy delivery schedule, only three trucks could be spared for this shoot at their gravel pit. Likewise, the weather didn’t cooperate either. With rescheduling out of the question, our challenge was to create the “beginning of a new day”; with their full fleet poised and ready.

Leaving this 700 lb. unit on the pallet during the shoot, saved time as this needed to be shipped out asap. Choosing the right perspective and lighting enhanced an ordinary gray product which many clients seem to produce. Coupled with some creative post-production, made it a cover photo without breaking the budget.

If you’re an industrial manufacturer, you know the drill; you’d like a great photo before it gets shipped. But with limited space, a busy workforce, etc. simply call T & A. We can get in & out with minimum time and setup right where it’s at without disruptions. Making color changes along with any last minute add-ons is the norm.

Many times you’d like to offer other colors but don’t have the products available - we can help.

Creating a warm home outdoor or indoor environment in warehouse setting is another area where good pre & post-production skills saves money.

We understand how missing items or last minute changes can effect the entire project. Knowing where to allocate photography time vs the post-production is vital to staying on budget.

Whether shooting a wide selection at a client’s facilities or with limited product available; we create beautiful results when applying creative enhancement techniques. Your food will sing a beautiful melody.

Minneapolis Advertising Photo Retoucher Thoen & Associates specializes in Photo compositing, photo retouching, advertising retouching, and color correction. We bring a broad pallet of commercial photography retouching techniques to enhance images and solve problems.


Let the “Chips” fall...

This client had an identity crisis. The cookies started out with “Chocolate Chips” on top. But now they needed cookies with “Chocolate Chunks” on top. And they needed them ASAP. Only one cookie was available with Chocolate Chunks to use as a guide.

Can’t you just smell the warm aroma as they are cooling on the rack?