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About Salina J Photography

Hi, I am Salina, a senior portrait photographer working in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota (based in Lakeville, but my sessions are not limited to that city). My availability for 2015 is limited, so 2016 high school graduates, contact me soon to set up your session! I look forward to hearing about your ideas and helping you turn them into amazing senior pictures.

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Highlights from 2012 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Photographer

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time realizing it’s 2013 already. My head is in denial about the passage of time and most days, when it comes time for me to date something, I start to write August. Just a little behind, there.

Part of the reason time flew so quickly in 2012 is because I had my busiest year as a photographer since opening up shop four years ago. From newborn and maternity photos to sessions with children and their families to high school senior portraits, I met wonderful clients at each one, and it’s been an honor to help tell their stories through photography. I also started working more in commercial and corporate photography, photographing a company’s employee appreciation picnics and the launch of a new company car, shooting cupcakes and treats for a new bakery and creating head shots for business professionals.

I’m looking forward to an even better 2013, filled with more creative opportunities and meeting new people along the way. Here are some of the highlights for Salina J Photography in 2012. You’ll see portraits taken at my studio in Burnsville and on-location in spots found across the Twin Cities and in clients’ homes.

Clients are booking through April now, so if you’re interested in hearing more about my services for your family or your business, contact me at salina@salinajphotography.com. I look forward to hearing your ideas and making the visions come to life.

Cousins – Northfield, MN Family Photographer

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The day was dark and drizzly, but the faces inside the house were bright and bubbly. I had the pleasure of photographing a past client (see Carter’s first Salina J Photography debut here), plus his new sister and their twin cousins. I love watching my clients grow up through portraits.

A great benefit to hiring me for your family portraits is that you can either come to my studio in Burnsville, or I can come to you. For this particular photo shoot, since we were dealing with four young children, I packed up my gear and went to their home. I set up in a perfect, naturally-lit nook and took my time with the group photos and each individual shots. Have you ever been limited by a 15-minute time slot, during which one or all of your kids cried and wouldn’t run away? I had that experience, when my children were younger, before I became a photographer. So now I make sure the sessions are relaxed and last until we’ve captured what the parents most want.

Meet Carter, Clara, Evan and Lila!

Quinn, 8 Months – Richfield, MN Baby Photographer

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Little Quinn’s mom brought him into the studio this summer, and what an expressive baby he turned out to be! I was laughing at his looks, and he kept his mom busy by showing off his new crawling skills.

Here’s adorable Quinn!

Emma – One Year Portraits – Minneapolis, Minnesota Photography Studio

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Emma and her parents came to the Burnsville studio to document Emma’s first birthday, and also to create a few family portraits. Emma was so happy and charismatic – full of happy smiles and laughs. She was at an age where she could stand on her own but not yet walk. If you have had a one year old, you know this is a fleeting time, and it works very well for photographing toddlers!

Northfield, MN Family Portraits – A Warm Fall Night

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Yes, yes, I’m still catching up with fall portraits on the blog!

Photographed this family in Northfield (repeat clients of mine – we just did Addison’s first year portraits as a cake-smash and have the next family session scheduled for this summer, I can’t wait!) on a gorgeous fall evening. The light was perfect and the kids were happy to have their photos taken. If you’re not sure where Northfield is, we’re about 20 miles south of Lakeville.

You’ll see more of this family soon!

 

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