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Models Needed – Summer 2013 | Senior Pictures Availability | What’s New

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Casting Call MN Photographer Photography Lakeville Northfield Edina

Hello, and happy summer!

Senior portrait session is underway in Minnesota, and I’ve got some good availability left for those who are just starting to research their senior pics photographer or who are trying to decide. Remember to check with your high school to find out when your yearbook photo is due – that will help you figure out when you should hold your session! I’ve got more answers to senior FAQs at my seniors-only website here – Salina J Seniors. My clients love having a site dedicated to their age only, without having to sift through portfolios with newborn and family photography. Check it out! Whether you live as far away as cities like Maple Grove or Rochester (maybe you’re even from Iowa or Wisconsin!) or are nearby in places like Lakeville, Northfield or Edina, I’ve got great locations to fit your vision for the perfect senior session.


Are you comfortable in front of a camera? Do people tell you you have an amazing smile, great charm, a mysterious demeanor or a unique look? I have a few projects in mind for the summer of 2013 and I’m looking for fresh faces. If you are new to Salina J Photography and would like to be featured in a photographic project as a model (I use the term loosely here – you don’t have to be a pro or even amateur model, I’m looking for real people with a variety of looks), contact me at salina@salinajphotography.com with your age, a clear photo or two (recent), general availability and contact information. If you are under 18, you must have a parent contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!


I have a few new things planned for 2013. One of them is a great referral and incentive program for my fabulous clients. You can earn points that you can use toward buying digital negatives or prints from past or future sessions just for liking Salina J Photography on Facebook, following me on Instagram, and referring me to new clients who are just as amazing as you. I’m also introducing mobile apps for certain collections – a great way to share your favorite photos from your session with me right from your phone or tablet, without having to access a separate gallery or website. And soon I’m adding a special everyday mini session for clients who don’t necessarily need a full session – it’s great for families and seniors who are looking to update portraits more regularly than once every few years, who know they will only need a few poses or who are on a budget but still recognize and appreciate fine photography.

Questions? Give me a call at 612-567-3129 or visit my contact page at my main portrait site or my senior portrait site. Can’t wait to meet you and learn about the photos you want me to create for you.



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.

Baby Olivia – Minneapolis, MN Newborn Photographer

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Olivia’s parents first came to me when Kristi was still pregnant – their maternity session can be seen here. Before long their first child, Olivia, had arrived at it was time for her newborn session at my Burnsville studio.

Olivia was alert for the first half of the session, but once she fell asleep she was out, which allowed me to capture the sleeping images her parents were hoping to have of her.

Meet sweet, Olivia! Congratulations, Kristi and Ryan!

And Baby Makes Six – Four Little Girls – Red Wing, Minnesota Newborn Photographer

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Meet Zoey and her sisters McKenna, Macey and Stella. Is this a gorgeous family or what? Think of all the fun these girls are going to have in the years to come, sharing clothes, supporting each other, giggling late into the evening. I have four children, as well, though three of mine are rough-and-tumble boys, and am always happy to see other families with as many children as we have.

Sweet little Zoey was nearly three weeks old at her newborn session. Love the little hint of a sleepy smile in one, always happy to photograph one of those while capturing a new baby.

Baby Annabelle – Northfield, Minnesota Newborn Photographer

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Meet little Annabelle, first baby to parents Brooke and Jeremy. She was only six days old when I drove to their home for her newborn photography session. Annabelle was perfectly content to sleep and be snuggled. Love the way her nursery is decorated, the bright colors really make it a fun room!

And one of Annabelle’s room!


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