SOTHERS STUDIO IS IN OUR NEW LOCATION:

24057 Cuyler Lane

PO Box 327

Deerwood, MN 56444

  • Directions to the Studio

    When you get to Deerwood, turn south on HWY 6 (toward Bay Lake, Ruttgers). Immediately after turning south on HWY 6, you will cross the railroad tracks and then immediately get in the right turn lane to turn onto Cuyler Lane. 24057 is about one block straight in on Cuyler and will be the first driveway on your left.

    WE ARE NOW OPERATING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

    Our phone number has remained the same: 218-829-6249 or 800-950-2215

    To make an appointment, or for more information, please call.

    A little history of Sothers Studio...

    Vic Sothers opened his studio in the mid-1940s in downtown Brainerd, MN. For more than 60 years, Sothers Photography has been known for its committment to quality and service.

    Current owner Mike Aulie began working at Sothers while still in high school and considering a photojournalism career. Following college, he decided to pursue a more satisfying future in portrait photography at Sothers and quickly became the primary photographer at Sothers by the mid 1970s.

    "I am one of the luckiest people alive to have been able to spend the last 40+ years in a career that I love. Being able to be excited about going to work each day and satisfy the wants of my clients is special beyond belief." - Mike

    MEMBER:

    Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

    Minnesota Professional Photographers Association (MNPPA)

    AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS:

    PPA Certified Photogapher

    Master of Photography Degree (PPA)

    Craftsman Degree (PPA)

    MNPPA Accreditted Photographer

    MNPPA Fellowship and Service Awards

    Recipient of awards for Best Portrait and Illustrative prints - MNPPA

    Past President of MNPPA and Northern Light Region (MN, ND and SD) Photographers Association

    In addition to his career responsibilities, Mike is also busy "giving back" to the community around him. He currently serves as the Mayor of his hometown Deerwood and is a Past President of the Brainerd Rotary Club. He also spends time speaking and training other photographers.