friday breakfast dates & new session locations for 2016

My husband likes to use his vacation time to create a summer full of 3-day weekends.  Thus, Friday Breakfast Dates have become our thing.

friday breakfast dates w/tony

We decided to do things a little differently this year, pairing our summer breakfast dates with location scouting.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, in addition to my annual permit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum I now have a photography permit for all of the Three Rivers Park District locations!  Each week we will explore a new park (and breakfast joint).  You can follow me on Instagram and check out video clips for each location under the hashtag #yayforphotopermits.  This week we made our way to the Lake Minnetonka area, with a breakfast stop at Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room.  Lured by their Smoked Gouda Hashbrowns. 😀

breakfast date w/tony

After breakfast, we hopped on over to Noerenberg Gardens.

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While there wasn’t much yet in bloom besides lilacs and daffodils, the park holds a great deal of promise for the summer months (click HERE for the bloom schedule).

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This lakeside park is beautifully laid out with a nice mix of green space and formal gardens.  It would be a lovely spot for senior photo sessions.

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And family sessions as well.  If you are interested in lining something up for the 2016 season, dates as filling quickly so be sure to schedule soon!  [All Three Rivers Park District locations require reservations 2-weeks in advance of the session so keep that in mind when choosing your date.]

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It will be fun to see how the park evolves over the course of the session season.  And to explore it fully with clients.  🙂

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