Archive for September, 2009

Split Rock Lighthouse

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Fine Art Photo of the Week XV is of the Split Rock Lighthouse near Duluth, MN.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Minnesota’s North Shore

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Since we were up in Lutsen, MN for a Jesse Valley Photography wedding, we booked a room for an extra day to hike along the North Shore and take some photos. The weather was amazing for the end of September, and the scenery was breathtaking. These are just a few of the images I made, but I will have them and some more for sale at the studio and in an online gallery at (click the “Fine Art” link).

Lisa and I also took photos during this trip for the next installment of our Jesse vs Lisa Shoot Outs. Look for that to be published soon.

If you ever get the chance to visit MN’s North Shore in autumn, I highly recommend it.


Fine Art Photo of the Week XIV

Friday, September 18th, 2009

We went through Duluth, MN on the way to photograph a wedding in Lutsen, MN. We made time to stop and take a few pictures on this lovely fall day.

Duluth, MN

Fall Colors | Gallery Art Show

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I’m excited to announce the next exhibition of my fine art photography. Come to my studio (click here for a link) on Saturday, September 26 from 7–10 PM and see the fall colors. The show will feature 14 new photographs by Jesse Valley and great music by local harmonica player Noah Hoehn. Enjoy some complimentary refreshments and wine and enter to win a family portrait session and 11×14 print from Jesse Valley Photography. I hope to see you there!


Minnesota State Fair

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

This fine art photo of the week is from the MN State Fair. It is a tradition of ours to go every year: we always take some photos in the retro photo booths, eat some tasty fried food, visit the fine art exhibition and people watch! This is a scene that you would only witness at the fair. Do you have any State Fair traditions?


Fine Art Photo of the Week XII

Friday, September 4th, 2009

This photo near downtown St. Paul demonstrates what my wife Lisa calls “Light Graffiti.” It happens when light reflects onto things in interesting effects and patterns. To see one of her examples of this, click here.

Light Graffiti