Genuine Moments from Master Storytellers

Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber are a husband and wife team based in Minneapolis, MN. You will almost always find them shooting side by side, which has been the case since grad school. They enjoy the collaborative nature of being a tight-knit team and pushing each other to create images that sing. Their goal on every shoot is simple - evoke emotion and authenticity in every image they make.

They take an authentic approach to their work and specialize in providing images of real people to advertising, corporate and editorial clients. They pride themselves in being storytellers and work to create a narrative in every photo they take.

Their work has been honored by the Communication Arts Photography Annual and Advertising Annual 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, American Photography 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, PDN Photo Annual, Review Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Inge Morath Award, Magnum Expression Award, POYi, and many others. Their most recent documentary film won an Emmy and they were named a McKnight Fellow and to PDN's 30 Photographers to Watch.

For their aerial work they are FAA 107 certified pilots and fully insured. 

 Jenn and Tim during their shoot in Banff for National Geographic Traveler.

Jenn and Tim during their shoot in Banff for National Geographic Traveler.

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