Like most moms with kids, CLIX owner Sandy Pawlyszyn loves great photos. A long-time Twin Cities native, Sandy saw the need for a local photography studio with great service and reasonable rates. She opened CLIX Portrait Studios in 2007 with a focus on providing high-quality images to the community she loves. When not at CLIX, Sandy can typically be found at a hockey arena or soccer field supporting her son, or a high school theater production watching her daughter perform. When time allows, she loves to travel with her husband and children or hang out with her bulldog, Winston.
Kate EllertsonLead Photographer
Chris is a professional metro area portrait and lifestyle photographer, specializing in all things people – children, families, high school seniors, weddings, events, headshots, and branding sessions are just a few of the things she photographs. Chris is one of CLIX’s longest standing photographers. Her love of children, her energy, and her attention to detail reflect just a few highlights of her talent in this industry. Chris is based out of the south metro, and when she is not busy with photography, she enjoys live music events and spending time with friends and family.
A Fine Arts major, Mariah has always had passion for photography. She enjoys being with CLIX “Because I love capturing memories for others.” Mariah is very creative and always looks on the bright side of things. When not at work, she can be found spending time with her eight-year-old son and family, going on adventures, painting, photography, and camping.
Jackie is a Twin Cities native who has also lived in South Dakota and Chile and has liberal arts degrees in both business administration and Spanish. Jackie now lives and breathes photography through working with CLIX and beyond. CLIX keeps her skills sharp working with kids ranging from 2 weeks old to high school senior athletes. Aside from her work with Clix, Jackie is always behind the camera photographing behind the scenes of a business or building relationships with brides and grooms to make their wedding photography dreams a reality.
Deb's love for photography started at a young age, and got serious around the time when her children were young and involved in sports. Deb especially enjoys photographing children, families, and high school seniors. She feels CLIX is a great fit for her, and enjoys the variety of photography she gets to experience while working with our team. When she’s not behind the camera, Deb loves to travel with her family and experience the world through her lens.
Becca has held many different titles during her time with CLIX. She enjoys having fun on set, and helping families capture their memories in beautiful photographs. When she’s not on a CLIX set, Becca enjoys camping, traveling, and working with animals.
Jessi grew up in a family of photo lovers. Whether traveling, taking seasonal photos of her children, or going on a simple nature walk, she always has her camera ready. Photo scavenger hunts are also a favorite family activity. Jessi says working at CLIX has been a fantastic learning experience, and her favorite part of the job is making children smile.
Sarah MatzProduction Manager
CLIX is the perfect fit for our Production Manager, Sarah Matz, who majored in Child Development and Photography. She loves working with all the kids on events, and has a passion for start to finish photography, from taking the photos to printing. When it comes to her production work, Sarah is a printing machine. When not at CLIX, you can find her spending time with her two daughters. Sarah and her family enjoy camping, swimming, nighttime adventures, photography (of course), and just spending time together on Sundays.
Brittney JensenOperations Manager
Brittney has always had a passion for photography, so working with CLIX seemed like a no-brainer! As the head of our Customer Support team, Brittney enjoys helping our customers select the perfect shots. She digs the creative and family atmosphere at CLIX, and has even picked up the camera on a few occasions. Brittney has definitely developed a lot of photo skills working with CLIX, and continues to improve her craft inside and outside of the studio. When not at work, Brittney can be found hiking, camping, or traveling with her boyfriend and family.
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