Posts Tagged ‘Lake Harriet Rose Garden’

Jesse Valley Photography in Compass magazine

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

In June, I photographed some of my high school age clients for The West End Compass magazine. Various stores at The Shops at West End provided the clothing, hair styles and makeup, and I provided the photography. It was a really fun experience, and something I look forward to doing again next year.

You can read the magazine online by clicking here (my article starts on page 46).

Senior Photos by Jesse Valley in the Compass magazine

I wanted to give a special thank you to Shannon St. Clair for assisting me on some of the shoots. Here she is in action:

Taking senior pictures at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis

Celebration of Smiles at Jesse Valley Photography

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012


April 18–20th, Jesse Valley Photography will participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special portrait promotion. During that time we will be providing a wonderful opportunity for you to update portraits of yourself and any family members you wish. In doing so, you will help to support Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries for children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Along with other members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we are offering the gift of an individual portrait session and a desk-size portrait in exchange for a $24 donation to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner. For every 10 individuals we photograph, another child will receive the gift of surgery! It costs as little as $240 for Operation Smile’s medical volunteers to provide a life-saving surgery that can take as little as 45 minutes. One hundred percent of each donation will go to Operation Smile.

We also believe that our Celebration of Smiles event is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children. We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible, and we promise to create a portrait that you will treasure.

To schedule your session appointment, which will take place at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet, please call us today at 612/382.2867.

Fine Art Photograph: Flowers

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Now is the time to go out and see the flowers at the Peace Garden near Lake Harriet. Or any of the great public gardens, really. They are beautiful!


Fine Art Photo of the Week XLII

Friday, May 28th, 2010

While I was waiting for a baby’s photography session at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden, I took this photo of one of the fountains with an extremely fast shutter speed (1/6400 second).

Spitting Turtles Fountain

Fine Art Photo of the Week XLI

Friday, May 21st, 2010