Up Close with Najlis Photography


Najlis Photography is a commercial photo studio led by Owner and Photographer Paul Najlis. Located in the Casket Arts building in vibrant Northeast Minneapolis, we create exceptional imagery for an ever-growing roster of commercial, corporate and editorial clients. We shoot all types of commercial work including food, products, corporate portraits, head shots, editorial, and lifestyle photography. Our natural-light filled studio features a full kitchen, conference area, multiple shooting bays and free parking. We use only state-of the art equipment and the latest digital technology to ensure that your project results in the highest quality images.


Conveniently located for clients based throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul area, Najlis Photography shoots in-studio projects or on location throughout the Twin Cities, or anyway you need to be. Got a tight deadline or a tight budget or both? We’ll work with you to create a customized photo shoot that meets your needs and your standards. With over twenty years of commercial photography experience shooting in New York City and Minneapolis, Paul can help you envision the right solutions for your specific project.


Take a minute and take a look through each of our portfolios. They’re filled with images with that highlight a wide range of fascinating subjects we have been proud to shoot.


Food Photography

With a full kitchen featuring ample cooking and styling space, we are ready for your next food shoot. We’ll create a customized team of food stylist and photography experts to capture the appetite appeal, rich colors and unique textures of your desired dishes and beverages.


Product/Tabletop Photography

Product and tabletop photography can mean many things to many people. Whatever your definition, we have everything it takes to put your product in the best light. Backgrounds, props, room sets, whatever you need to best highlight your subject matter, we can make it happen – on time and on budget.



Whether we shoot on-location or in-studio, we strive to showcase the personality behind the person. Photographer Paul Najlis works with each executive to accentuate their special qualities and bring to life their unique perspective.


Corporate Headshots

Many times, companies based in Minneapolis and St. Paul require large numbers of employee head shots in a short amount of time. That’s why they call Najlis Photography. Our well-honed, efficient system, either on location or in studio, maximizes your employees’ time while ensuring that everyone looks their best.


Editorial Photography

We have years of experience working with editors from magazines and newspapers. Our photography has been featured in numerous articles about top business executives, celebrity features, design trends, style news, furniture ideas, restaurants reviews, even wedding cakes. Let’s talk images for your next article.


Nature, Wildlife, Landscape and Adventure Photography

Everywhere he goes, Paul Najlis is always shooting. He passion for photography knows no bounds, or borders. When he’s not in the studio or on location shooting commercial projects, Paul is out shooting rural landscapes, wild animals, exotic birds, unique people, urban jungles, rugged coastlines, crumbling barns, and majestic mountains. If you need to hit the road for a shoot, give us a call. Together, we can map out ways in which we can bring your vision to life.