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Minneapolis Photographer :: Northloop + Stone Arch + Mill City

On a daily basis, I find that the world speeds by me way to fast. We get stuck in our daily routines and forget to stop to breath. We need to inhale. Enjoy the air, the smells, the sights… the same things that we see everyday but we never actually take time to stop and appreciate them. With my son growing up way to fast, I have made a point out of stopping to “smell the roses” daily. I want the feeling to last forever but it can’t. Thank goodness the world has photography. We can capture those feeling in a single image, allowing the feelings to last a lifetime. We can look back on that image years from now and a flood of emotions and senses come back to us in an instant.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out in Minneapolis with two other fantastic photographer friends. We spent hours in Minneapolis, enjoying the sights, the smells, and time together. Plus, who else is willing to ‘talk shop’ for 4 hours straight without getting bored? Thank you Lisa and Jessica for a fantastic evening out. Here are a few images I captured on our photowalk when I stopped to enjoy the moment.

Love and Peace, Michelle

Cindy RobbJuly 13, 2010 - 8:43 pm

These pictures tell endless stories! Thanks for sharing…

LisaJuly 13, 2010 - 9:19 pm

These are so dramatic. I love them all!

Minneapolis Senior Photographer :: 2011 Bloomington Senior Portraits

Today was hot and it was humid but that didn’t stop us! Claire and I got together this morning to shoot her senior portraits. Claire is super cool. (I do have the coolest clients!) She is taking college classes during high school, she’s awesome with the soccer ball and she looks like she just stepped out of Seventeen magazine. (I had to Google ‘Seventeen’ to make sure the mag was still around! Boy, I’d be showing my age if it weren’t! LOL!)  Claire is the all around American girl. Seriously. Look at these awesome pictures. I’m so excited about our senior session and I can’t wait to be shooting more seniors this year!

If you are a senior, make sure to call or email me ASAP to book your session! The high schools usually need your pictures by September/October for the yearbook. I am taking 2 senior sessions per week in July, August and September and they are starting to fill up. Lets get you on the schedule!

Minneapolis Child Photographer :: Cutest Kid Contest on Facebook!

I’m so totally excited to announce my first Facebook Cutest Kid Contest!

I know you have a cute kid! Here is your chance to win a mini session with Michelle Tanner Photography! You will receive a 30 minute session, a disk with 10-15 high res images with reprinting rights and an 11×14 print of your choice! The window is open now! Submit your picture to Michelle Tanner Photography via email. I will then add the picture to a gallery on my Facebook “Like” page. You have until July 11th to submit your picture. The sooner you get your picture submitted, the sooner you can start racking up votes on it! The voting window will be closed on July 15th @ 10pm and the winner will be announced on July 16th. Once your picture is posted, the voting starts! So make sure to submit your picture and tell all of your friends to vote for your child!

Here is the low down on how it will work:


  • One entry per child
  • You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child you enter into the contest
  • Child must be 17 years old or younger on the date of entry
  • Photos will be accepted from June 1st, 2010 until 10:00pm July 11th at 11:59pm, 2010 via e-mail
  • Photos e-mailed to with the subject line “Cutest Kid Contest” will be accepted
  • Include your child’s name and age in the e-mail (first name and age will be posted for viewing), as well as your name and contact information
  • Contest open to everyone, however if you live outside of a 20 mile radius from Minneapolis, MN you must choose a location within 20 miles of Minneapolis for your prize shoot


  • All entries will be uploaded into an album by Michelle Tanner Photography when they are received to the  Facebook “Like” page
  • To vote for a photo you MUST be a ‘fan’ Michelle Tanner Photography on Facebook
  • Click ‘like’ for the photo you are voting for in the Michelle Tanner Photography album labeled ‘July 2010 Cutest Kid Contest’
  • Photo with the most ‘likes’ will be the winner. Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes
  • Michelle Tanner Photography will verify that all ‘likes’ of the winning photo come from Michelle Tanner Photography Facebook fans, ‘likes’ from non-fans will not be counted
  • Voting will close July 15th, 10:00pm
  • Official winner will be notified and announced on July 16th


  • The parent or legal guardian of the child in the photo that receives the most ‘likes’ will receive a free photo session with Michelle Tanner Photography, a 11×14 photo and 10-15  digital images
  • Photo session must be booked within 30 days of winning, and completed before September 30, 2010
  • Prize retail value of $100 – can not be altered or changed in any way and is not redeemable for cash
  • Additional prints will be available for purchase at retail prices if desired
  • No other promotions or discounts can be applied

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