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an extended family session at the arboretum | minnesota family photographer

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I met Kelly and her sister Kimberly years ago (Kimberly’s daughter, too!) at a monthly scrapbooking event I used to host at my church.  Kelly contacted me early in the season, wanting pictures with her mom and dad.  Her husband joined us in addition to her sister and niece for a couple of hours at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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The weather was very warm and several of my favorite spots were under construction but we enjoyed our time together nonetheless.

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Plus, there was CANDY so who’s gonna complain?:D

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I absolutely love the look Kelly gave me when I asked them to kiss.  A D O R A B L E.

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And this high school senior made for a stunning model:

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Here are several more of my favorites:

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Thanks again, Kelly, for reaching out to me!

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more than a year in the making | an everyday extended family session

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Crystal, a longtime client and friend, contacted me a year ago February about a gift certificate for her husband’s momma, Annette. I had met her husband’s siblings several months earlier and was looking forward to photographing them once again.

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The family has since grown by two babies and it was a joy capturing them – and the rest of the bunch – at Annette and her husband Kevin’s lakeside home.

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The family had dinner then I was given “the official tour” by Crystal’s two girls. (Really all we did was go to the back porch where they asked me to hop up on “stage” and sing.) In addition to playing, I kept my eyes peeled for details and moments.

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Then I spent a little time with each family and orchestrated a few group shots:

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Here’s a peek at how the rest of the day unfolded:

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Thanks again EVERYONE for inviting me into your lovely little world.

Annette Norlander - June 14, 2017 - 10:59 am

Tina, Thank you so much for coming out and spending time with our family. Great pics !! Love the captured moments and the group shots.

Tina - June 14, 2017 - 5:17 pm

It was my pleasure. :D

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guess what?!!!

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Instead of renewing my photography permit with the Three Rivers Park District, I have opted for something more centrally located.

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I now have an annual permit with the Minneapolis parks!  This means Minnehaha Falls, Lake Harriet, St. Anthony Main, Mill City Ruins, the Stone Arch Bridge, Boom Island, and so much more are now open as session locations at no extra charge to you!

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My summer-through-fall calendar is filling quickly so if you are interested in booking a senior or family session in Minneapolis, just shoot me a note through FB or email me at tina at tinavegaphotography dot com.

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my husband’s birthday bash

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May has been a big month.

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A very big month for a number of reasons.  In addition to moving our college-age son home from Madison, there have been band concerts, blood donation attempts, Mother’s Day gatherings, a garage sale, the return of BON JOVI FRIDAYS, and the start of our weekly summer ice cream adventure.  All that AND my husband’s 50th birthday.

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Which required multiple celebrations, of course.  Here’s a peek at the biggest of them all:

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Thanks to all who made this a memorable milestone.

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And happy, happy birthday to my husband.:)

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blown away by the talent every. single. year. | onstage 2016-17

My husband and I are blown away each and every year. The talent coming out of Rosemount High School is absolutely amazing.

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Our youngest even graced the stage this year with a special appearance by the drumline:

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And then, of course, there were MULTIPLE appearances by our youngest son’s closest friend (formerly known as Pippy):

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And this beautiful senior who shined in more ways than one this year:

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And so many other familiar faces:

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What a spectacular group of kids and an amazing school we have the honor of calling our own.

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