Hiya, I’m Kimberly Woods, a custom, professional photographer specializing in babies, high school seniors and weddings. I am a “local girl”. I grew up in Wadena, graduated from Wadena-Deer Creek High School and feel blessed that my children will graduate (McKayla this year...YIKES!) from the same school my husband, Scott, and I did.


My studio is located in central Minnesota. Rex McDonald opened the studio in 1938, and I am honored to carry on his tradition of creating beautiful photographs that last a lifetime. Similar to my studio in Alexandria, Rex Studio is cozy, relaxing and welcoming to all clients, and their little ones. I truly believe that I have one of the most fun and rewarding jobs that exists. I get to meet the most amazing families, take their portraits, make them feel beautiful and preserve priceless memories.

I love people. It may sound like a clique, but it is true. I love that people are weird, beautiful and funny. I believe that everybody should have a stunning picture of themselves every decade of life. Photography can freeze time and make an instant last forever. They have the power to evoke feelings, tears and smiles for years to come.

Before I take a picture, I compose it in my mind. Like a wise person once said, professional photography isn’t about gimmicks or tricks - like anything wonderful, it is a mix of talent, hard work and experience. Custom professional photography is a combination of the client(s), their surroundings and the raw emotion of the moment.

From personal experience, I know that choosing not only “a”, but the “right” photographer for your family and your expectations is a big deal. Whomever you choose, will not only be taking a photo, but they will be capturing a moment in time. There is conversation, attention to detail and much thought involved in creating photos that not only special to you today, but are heirlooms for future generations.

Photography can freeze time and hold still those milestones that seem to pass in the blink of an eye. I pride myself on capturing the authentic side of people so that next year, or the next decade, friends and family can look back through the photos and see the beauty that was in that moment. It is my greatest honor to have clients thrilled with their photos and excited to display them in their home or with loved ones.

When I’m not shooting, you can likely find me spending time with my family, making MaryKay memories with my mom … and, my coffee (and on those special days - chai coffee from Cyber Cafe) is most likely within reach.

I’m excited to tell you that this blog is the beginning of many more wonderful things to come, including a refreshed brand and a new website. Questions are always welcome by sending me an e-mail at rexstudiophotography.com.

I’m so glad you’re here! Let’s go make memories together.


~ Kimberly Woods, professional photographer and friend