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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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Best-Dressed Family in Minneapolis – Portrait Photographer Northfield, MN

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

I think many moms know what I’m talking about – the excitement that comes from planning the wardrobe for family pictures. And as a photographer, I get just as excited. I can help my clients choose the best outfits to help ensure their sessions are successful. As much as we’d like to say the clothes don’t matter, they really do. Or at least, the wrong clothes can have a negative impact on how my clients look and feel.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I met Dana and Kevin and their three gorgeous-eyed children. Dana did a phenomenal job styling her family. I love how everyone is in tones of blue without being overly matchy. The shirts and dresses (and Dana’s shoes – perfect!) all complimented our urban scenery in just the right way.

Thank you, Dana and Kevin, for a fun night during the session! I just received the album they ordered and it’s beautiful – a wonderful and compact way to enjoy their portraits for years to come.

Minneapolis MN Family Photographer

Winter Family Portraits in the Snow – Burnsville, MN Photographer

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

In Minnesota, fall reigns supreme when it comes to choosing a month for family pictures. My busiest season, by far, is from August through October, when my busy senior season overlaps with the families hiring photographer for portraits in the golds, reds and greens of autumn.

But winter can be just as striking. Cold? Sure, but for these sessions my clients wear their coats and gloves right up until the point when we take the photos. Bright colors set against the white, wintery landscape can be so striking, as you’ll see in these images from a session in late 2012. The daughters are all in colleges across the country, but when they came home to the Twin Cities for Thanksgiving they hired me to take portraits of them with their parents as a gift. Loved the gently falling snow!

So when you’re planning your next family portraits, consider winter!

Cyber Monday Specials for Photography Sessions and Canvases – Minnesota Photographer

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Dusting off the blog to announce two incredible Cyber Monday specials!

Are you thinking of booking a session with Salina J Photography in December or any time in 2013? Today and tomorrow are the perfect day to buy that session. With the purchase of any session, you’ll receive a certificate for a FREE session of equal or lesser value. Share the cost of two sessions with a friend, gift the free one to a loved one, or keep the certificate for yourself! Are you expecting a new baby? Use one session for the newborn stage, and another at six months or one year. Do you have a high school senior? Buy your session now for use in the spring or summer and then use the free session to do family portraits in the fall. When is the last time you were all in the same portrait together? Live moves quickly – capture the memories today.

Also on special today are the amazingly popular and rarely discounted canvases. Buy your reduced-price canvas today and use it for a past Salina J Photography session image you always wanted BIG, or save it for a future session. Canvas order must be paid for in full by 11:59pm tonight to be valid, and may only be used to print images taken by Salina J Photography.

Contact me today to book your session or order your canvas! 612-567-3129 or salina@salinajphotography.com.

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!

The Last Days of Fall – Northfield, MN Family Portrait Photographer

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Still catching up from last fall!

This is the H family – I photographed them toward the end of fall, but we were still able to find some gorgeous, bright green leaves at a local park. Just sharing a few from their great outdoor portrait session!

 

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