About Me


I am a 2nd grade teacher in the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools. This is my 8th year as a teacher. I also have a passion for photography. I first fell in love with photography in high school. I attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education, where I focused on film and photography. I had every intention of pursuing film/photography until I started working with kids and found a deeper passion in helping students learn and grow. ​I use natural lighting and outdoor settings most often. I do not work out of a studio. I try to capture the essence of a child through posed and/or candid photographs.


I also love to travel. Visit my travel photography on Instagram www.Instagram.com/TomDerisDailyTravelPhotos 



I look forward to working with you, 


Tom Deris

Owner and Photographer

​Tom Deris Photography


Contact Information:  

If interested in booking an appointment, please include the following information on the form below.


A. Location Preference 

-- Lakefront Park (Prior Lake)

-- Hidden Valley Park (Savage)  

-- Heart of the City/Burnsville Performing Arts Center (Burnsville)  

-- Holmes Street Pedestrian Bridge (Shakopee) 

-- Downtown Minneapolis (Various Spots) 

-- Dakota City Heritage Village (Farmington) $25 additional fee

-- Minnehaha Falls (Minneapolis) 

​-- Centennial Lakes (Edina) 

​-- Lake Harriet/Lyndale Park Peace Garden (Minneapolis) ​

​-- Uptown (Minneapolis) 

-- Downtown Chaska (Chaska)

-- Port of Excelsior (Excelsior)

​-- Other (Your Location)


B. Type of Photo Shoot

-- Family Session (up to 6) $195 (optional $50 retouching fee) 

-- Teen Group Session (up to 10) $50 per Teen (optional $50 retouching fee)

-- Senior Session $425 (optional $75 retouching fee)  

-- Senior Session + Mini Family Session $525 (optional $75 retouching fee) 

-- Senior Session with Friends (up to 4) $350 per Senior (optional $75 retouching fee)


C. Dates and Times Interested In   

Preferably up to 2-2.5 hours before sunset for ideal lighting 


D. Number of People, Names and Ages of Children 

I typically only photograph children ages 4 and up
Senior Session - please include high school as well


E.Your Cell #


F. Where did you hear about Tom Deris Photography? 

763.913.7779

Contact Information

763.913.7779


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