Photo by Jason Larkin 2017

Photo by Jason Larkin 2017

SBH Photography

Hi! I’m Sharoyln (Shari) Hagen. I've had a camera attached to my hip since I was a teenager, but have been photographing professionally around the Twin Cities for over 19 years. I’m passionate about capturing the natural essence of my subjects, whether they’re toddlers, pets, business professionals, or anything in between. From the most bashful individual to the most exuberant wedding party, I strive to set my subjects at ease and set a tone of relaxed fun and joyful play. My goal is to have your experience with me full of laughter, empathy, and empowerment, which leads to natural smiles and moments of genuine connection. I consider it an honor and privilege to capture my subjects’ inner light—all you have to do is sit back and let it shine.

Photography should be fun and relaxed while capturing the simple pleasures of life.
— Sharolyn Hagen

Published Work

Photo in The New Yorker magazine - July 9 & 16, 2018, Page 2

Book Cover - “The Five Healths for A New Humanity”  written by: Hua-Ching Ni & Mao Shing Ni, Ph.D.  - Tao of Wellness Press ©2013

Headshot for artist in “Original Fake” novel - Written by: Kristin Cronn-Mills, Art by: E. Eero Johnson, Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons ©2016

Photo televised on the 2015 Grammy Awards - Portrait of Stephen Paulus - composer, nominee 

Mpls St. Paul Magazine  - August 2013

LivGreen Magazine - May/June 2009 volume 1 issue 4

Southwest Journal - May 19-June 1, 2008

URB Magazine Vol. 14 No. 118 July/August 2004

City Pages : July 30, 2003
City Pages : December 23, 2009

Minnesota Orchestra Showcase Magazine - February 2008

Industry Magazine Nov/Dec 2004 Issue No. 3

Minnesota Lawyer:
Mar 2014 - Vol. 18, No. 10
Oct 2014 - Vol. 18, No. 40
March 2015 - Vol. 19, No. 10
Sept 2015 - Vol. 19, No. 39
Mar 2016 - Vol. 20, No. 12
Oct 2016 - Vol. 20, No. 40                                                                                                                                                                               March 2017 - Vol. 90 No. 82

Finance & Commerce:
Apr 2014 - Vol. 127, No. 83
Dec 2014 - Vol. 127, No. 245
April 2015 - Vol. 128, No. 81
Nov 2015 - Vol. 128, No. 218
May 2016 - Vol. 129, No. 87
Nov 2016 - Vol. 129, No 220
May 2017 - Vol. 103, No. 90

Online Publications:  
Juxtapoz Magazine - Nov 15, 2013
Urban Bush Babes - Dec. 27, 2013
The Vinyl Factory - July 15, 2016
A Bullseye View - Jan 17, 2017
XLR8R - Mach 24, 2017



I’ve never had so much fun getting such great images
Shari has a killer combination of laid-back charisma and excellent technique
Shari has that wonderful mix of professionalism and joy in her work. A photography session with Shari is a lot of fun, and as a result she is able to bring out the most authentic smiles and beautiful moments. She is focused, hard-working, and really interested in getting to know her clients. We have used her services multiple times, and are excited for many more sessions with SBH Photography as our family grows.
This talented woman will find your best side in minutes. Seasoned behind the camera, Sharolyn has built an expert ability to work with all different types of humans. And she can get anyone to smile, naturally. Her style is original and tailored to each shoot. Powerful pride in her craft and genuine empathy for clients brings joy into what can be an intimidating endeavor—having your picture taken.
We we were so happy with the beautiful photos Sharolyn took on our wedding day! She has a great eye and is extremely passionate about her craft. She was super fun and a true professional. She captured the greatest moments of the best day of our lives.
Shari is great! She is fun to work with and she always makes us look prettier than we really are. Plus she makes our artwork appear amazing.
We have worked with Shari for years from engagement and wedding pictures to family and senior pictures.  Shari cares to take the time to find out what I like and what I am looking for in our sessions.  Her patience and willingness to take the time to work with my toddler AND small dog always amazes me.  I am always so happy while viewing my proofs, the only problem is there are so many great shots to choose from!!
Self Portrait, Cuba 2013

Self Portrait, Cuba 2013

All Images © Sharolyn B. Hagen Photography 2017