Archive for February, 2011

Fine Art Photo: After The Storm (HDR)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011


Wonder Years at the Science Museum of Minnesota | Photos by Jesse Valley

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I’m proud to announce the opening of the Wonder Years exhibition at the Science Museum of Minnesota. I was commissioned by the Science Museum to create 11 photographs for the permanent exhibit. Each photo is displayed on a three by twelve foot banner.


Located in the Human Body Gallery, Wonder Years is about the science of early childhood development. My photography helps illustrate the exhibit—with photos of young children playing and interacting with family and friends. Taking photos like these is always an important part of my portrait sessions, because I strive to capture my subjects’ personalities and relationships. To learn more about the exhibition, click here.

I encourage everyone to visit the Science Museum. Since Wonder Years is a part of general admission, you can also see it if you buy tickets to any special exhibition, like the new King Tut exhibit.

To all the families who were willing to participate in this exhibition—thank you. I had a great time photographing you and your children.

If you would like to commission some portraits by Jesse Valley Photography, call 612-382-2867 or visit for more information.

Fine Art Photo: Red Pines Near Cloquet, MN

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011


Fine Art Photo: Frozen North Shore

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

I love to travel and take pictures along Minnesota’s North shore. But I had never been up there in the winter, so I jumped at the chance to take a weekend long retreat and attend a landscape photography class through the U of M Split Rock Arts Program taught by Craig Blacklock.

The landscape is truly fascinating in winter, especially where Lake Superior (which doesn’t freeze over) meets land. Boulders become covered in ice, and that ice is much more colorful than I thought it would be. I hope to post a lot more pictures from the retreat soon, but for now I hope you enjoy this image:


Fine Art Photo: Blue Shadows

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011