Archive for June, 2010

My Award-Winning Photograph from the International Photographic Competition

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I am happy to share with you the first photo of mine to merit at the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) International Photographic Competition, a world-renowned competition where entries are evaluated against a standard of excellence. You can read more about competition and what it takes to merit by clicking here.

My print will be exhibited at the Imaging USA convention in San Antonio this January.


Fine Art Photo of the Week XLV

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Monarch Catepillar

Jesse Valley Photography Engagement Session Winners

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Congratulations to Brooke and Courtney, who were the winners of the drawing I held at the Mary Kay’s Bridal Grand Opening event (see the blog post about it here). They received a free engagement session and a free 11×14 wall portrait. Following are a few of my favorite images from the session, which was on a perfect day with stunning blue skies. Which image would you select for the free 11×14?


Fine Art Photo of the Week XLIV

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010


Fine Art Photos at Mama’s Happy in Mound, MN

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

I’m really excited to have 3 of my fine art photos for sale at Mama’s Happy in Mound, Minnesota. Come out for the ¬†grand opening and see all of the unique items. Click on the image below to visit their website and get directions to the store.


Here are two of the photos I will be selling. The third photo you may recognize as my winning image from the Bluefin Bay calendar contest. Click here to see that image and read my blog post about it.


Fine Art Photo of the Week XLIII

Friday, June 4th, 2010

I love the various clouds we experience in Minnesota in the early summertime. Here is one of my favorite cloud images from this week: