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Anastasia at the Arbo…

Anastasia in color and black and white.  A seniors pictures shoot took Stasia and me to the University of Minnesota Arboretum and specifically to the Japanese Gardens.  The location reminded me of the area surrounding the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. I used a single flash for fill and converted some of the images to black and white for their nifty graphic quality. These days, Stasia is training to be a registered nurse like her mom.

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A Mother’s Love.

This image, shot a couple summers ago, reminds me of the Simon and Garfunkle song, ” Mother and Child Reunion”. Malory was pregnant at the time, due in a few months, so we did a shoot on the southern shore of Lake Minnetonka . We will meet up again something this coming summer for another ” team shoot”.

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500 Brave Brutal Cold of Lake Minnetonka

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It’s a sure fire bet every New Year’s Day, hundreds of brave souls will plunge into 32 degree water to benefit needy causes.  The annual ritual has raised tens of thousands of dollars and in the process, Minneapolis metro polar plungers suffer from intense cold for local institutions and charities.  I’ll pass thank you, but I’m delighted that 500 others were willing to risk hypothermia for others in need.