Archive for the ‘Portraits of Babies’ Category

Wanted: Models for upcoming exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Jesse Valley Photography is teaming up with the Science Museum of Minnesota to mount a permanent exhibit looking at early childhood development (0–5 years old). The exhibit will include some of my photography on large banners that showcase children of various ethnic backgrounds. So I’m holding a model call this weekend for ethnically diverse children.

Bring in your kids and get a FREE family photo session—a $150 value—and more!

If you have ethnic children (age 0–5 years, black, Latino, Asian, Indian, Native American, mixed) or know someone who does, I’d like to have them in for a free photo session this coming weekend (October 23rd and 24th). In addition to the free session, you’ll also get a free 11×14 portrait ($105 value) and 2 free tickets to the Science Museum ($22 value). The only thing you have to do is sign a model release form that allows the Science Museum to use my photos in their display.

See your child’s face on display at the Science Museum

Please call me at 612-382-2867 to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. And forward this message to any of your friends who have or might know someone who has ethnically diverse children. I’d like to see you this weekend.

Thank you!

To see some samples of my baby and children photography, click this link.

Free photo session. Custom card designs. Instant gratification.

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Announcing a special offer that will make your season brighter.

But only for a limited time.

On December 5 and 12, you can take advantage of this special offer:

• $25 for a one-hour photo session (FREE when you order 50 or more holiday cards)

• Review photos on the spot and select your favorite

• Choose from several custom card designs to go with your photo (see a small sample of the designs below)

Your custom cards will be ready to pick up the following Wednesday. Plus, your portraits will be posted online for 48 hours after your session for you to view and order additional prints from home.

Sessions start each Saturday at 9 AM, and each available time slot must be reserved in advance by prepaying the $25 session fee (if you order 50 or more holiday cards, the session fee will become a credit toward your purchase). The minimum card order is 25, and they are $2.35 per card.

Make this season extra special. Call 612-382-2867 to prepay your session fee and reserve a session today.

The following is just a small sample of the many custom card designs that you can choose from:




FREE Photos on Halloween!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Bring your kids (or pets) and a food shelf donation to the studio on Saturday, October 31 from 2:00–5:00 pm. We’ll take some photos of your costume clad kids (or pets) and you’ll get one FREE 5×7! Tell your friends!

Click here for directions to the studio.


Spring Portrait Day + Food Drive

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

We had so much fun photographing Spring portraits! For these sessions, we asked people to bring food donations for STEP in St. Louis Park, MN. We’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended our one day photography event! We collected 5 full bags of food donations! Thank you for your generosity. Below are some of our favorite shots from the day.


Winner of the Baby Model Contest!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

As you know, in January, I held a call for models….baby models! There were so many cute and photogenic babies, but I had to choose only one winner. It was an extremely tough decision, but I’m proud to announce the winner of the baby model contest is (drum roll please)……Anderson Macy! This baby boy’s big, blue eyes are simply irresistible! The photo session was really fun, Anderson is a really happy baby. He is super curious and had a blast playing with the toy blocks. Take a look at some of my favorite shots. Congratulations, Anderson Macy, you have earned bragging rights and a $100 gift card to Jesse Valley Photography!









Baby Model Contest: Best Shot

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009


This photo is too perfect to go unrecognized. It’s the funniest baby photo I’ve ever captured. Just look at the way his toes are curling around the stream! This photo is classic! And so I created an award specifically for this photo: Best Shot from the Baby Model contest. Merrick Wermus, you win a $50 gift card to Jesse Valley Photography! Congratulations!