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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.

New, Bigger Studio in Burnsville! Twin Cities, MN Photographer

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Last year I opened a studio space in a great building in Burnsville (it’s just off of 35W/13/Nicollet, near Skateville and Grand Slam). At the end of 2011 two new spaces opened up in the same building, so the owners opened up a wall between them and made it into one huge, gorgeous studio, and I’m so excited to finally share the photos with you! The building has a parking lot, and an elevator in case you’re coming to the studio armed with many children or a stroller. The big skylights overlook 35W as it winds toward downtown Minneapolis, and the sun glinting off the skyscrapers as the sun goes down is a beautiful sight.

I still love to hold sessions on location (I am based in Northfield but travel all over the Twin Cities for sessions ), but having the space to use studio lighting, and a space for sessions during the cold winter months has been invaluable, and I’m so glad I’m able to offer this option to my clients.

This week I will be posting a special to celebrate the new studio, so check back!

Emily – Apple Valley Senior Portraits

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Emily saved the day for me during the workshop I participated in back in July. Our scheduled model canceled and Emily was a backup – despite having been outside in the heat that morning (this was the weekend of record temperatures and humidity) she rose to the occasion and came by my studio in Burnsville to smile big for the camera as a photographer I greatly admire, David Hofmann, taught me how to better harness the gorgeous natural light coming into the space.

Thank you, Emily, best of luck during your senior year!

Keeler – Northfield, MN Photographer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

In July I had the opportunity to participate in a mentorship with David Hofmann, a photographer working in Los Angeles.  He flew to Minnesota and we worked with many models in a weekend so that I could learn some new ways to use light, as well as learn how to use a particular photo editing software to its full potential.

Keeler was one of the models we had in the Burnsville studio. We used only natural light, which I think just highlighted Keeler’s natural beauty!

Love the one of her laughing, in particular, I’m always thrilled to capture such a real moment!

Claire – Minnesota Childrens Portrait Studio

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Look at sweet little Claire! Love her expressions in these, like she’s just quietly regarding me and the camera. These were taken in my Burnsville studio, using natural light (a softer look than my studio lighting provides) with a gray background.  So happy to have had you in the studio, Claire!


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