Posts Tagged ‘Portraiture’

Class of 2016 | Studio Reps Needed

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Jesse Valley Photography is currently seeking Studio Reps for the Class of 2016. Besides getting a FREE senior photo session, five studio reps will be eligible to participate in a local magazine photo shoot.

But in order to take part in this exclusive opportunity, you need to apply by clicking here.

To see last year’s article, click here.

To see the previous year’s, click here.

To learn more about the Studio Rep program, click here.

Baby Henry’s Cake Smash

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

I can’t believe little Henry is already celebrating his first birthday. I still remember taking his newborn photos last November; look at how little he was here:

I love that the new iPhone 6 has a time-lapse capability built right into itself, so I used that when it was time for his first cake. Enjoy!


JVP Seniors in Compass Magazine

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Once again, I was asked to photograph some of my high school seniors 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 clinking this link (my article starts on page 28).

Celebration of Smiles, April 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Once again, I’m proud to participate in a charitable portrait promotion called Celebration of Smiles. For a minimum donation of $24, you will receive the gift of a mini-session and a 5×7 portrait. 100% of your donation goes to Operation Smile, which can repair a cleft lip or palate for as little as $240. You can read more about the event and charity via this link.

Only available during the month of April, you can schedule your mini portrait session by calling 612-382-2867.

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

Leo’s Cake Smash | Jesse Valley Photography

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Today is Leo’s 1st birthday. I have always loved finishing my one year old sessions with a cake smash, because it is so much fun to see how differently each kid eats (and destroys) the cake. Mister Leo pretty much demolished it, and when he stood up near the end he reminded me of Godzilla standing over Tokyo. Happy birthday Leo!

I also made a time lapse video of this so you can get a feel for the entire event.

Class of 2014 | High School Model Call

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

* Exciting New Update *

I was recently asked to photograph a back-to-school article for The West End Compass, which is the official publication of The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. They want to use real customers for it, so this is going to be an amazing opportunity for some of my models. Click here to see a sample of the magazine.

If you’d like to be eligible for this exclusive opportunity, you have to sign up below.

We’re looking for a few top-notch Models for the class of 2014 to spread the word about Jesse Valley Photography. Tell us if that’s you.

Jesse Valley Photography (JVP) wants you to be a Model for us. Why? Pretty simple. We’re looking for more high school students who want to take advantage of our unique senior photos. So what’s in it for you? Just a few small things like:

FREE Buddy shoot

FREE Signature session (up to three hours of photography, at a location of your choice).

FREE Family session

Photos from your sessions posted on Facebook and in other ads.

And that’s not all. You can earn cash and prizes (including an iPad 3!).

REMINDER: Deadline for applications is May 27, 2013.

Interested? Think you’ve got what it takes?

Go to to apply.

Jesse Valley receives an award on ViewBug

Friday, March 15th, 2013

I just found out today that one of my photos called “Self Portraitist” won an award on ViewBug. Maybe I should post more of my stuff on there…

Self Portraitist by Jesse Valley

4th Annual Portraits With Pets | September 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Have you ever wanted to have family portraits taken with your beloved pet? “Portraits With Pets” is an opportunity to have portraits taken of—and with—your pets. The entire $50 session fee (regularly $100) from each photo session will be donated to The Pet Project. Additionally, if you bring an unopened bag of pet food or a new/gently used pet toy, you will get a set of free wallets with your order ($34 value).

These hour long sessions will take place the following two weekend days in September (additional pet sessions during the work week available by appointment):

Saturday, September 8 from 9 am–5 pm at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park.

Saturday, September 22 from 9 am–5 pm at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

All sessions need to be reserved in advance. Sessions are on a first call, first reserve basis. So call today to reserve your session—612-382-2867. For your convenience, your portraits will be available for online ordering.

Click here to see more samples of my pet photography.

Class of 2013 Senior Portraits

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Jesse Valley Photography is now booking fun, outdoor sessions for the Class of 2013. Book your session now to take advantage of these special deals:

  • If your session is in June, get $100 off the session fee.
  • If your session is in July, get $50 off the session fee.

Sessions are by appointment only, and will fill up fast.

Call 612-382-2867 today to ensure your spot.

For more info, visit my Seniors webpage by clicking here.