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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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Minneapolis Music Photographer :: An Afternoon with Tina Schlieske!

It’s finally Friday night. My boy is sleeping with his new truck, my husband is dodging the rain and playing a show and I’m finally able to sit down, take a break and indulge in one of my favorite treats. Hot croissants and a big jar of Nutella. Yes, the same croissants and Nutella that I’m supposed to bring to a big breakfast gathering tomorrow. Guess who will be making an emergency stop at the store in the morning!

There has been a lot of music happening in the Tanner household this week. June is always a busy month for summer touring. I’m actually pretty bummed because every year, Tina Schlieske comes out from sunny California to play Uptown Pride in Minneapolis. This is one of my favorite shows of the whole year. But as I was waiting for the babysitter, huge storms hit all around us. So I stayed home and snuggled in with the kiddo while my husband ventured off to play the show with Tina. This week Tina came down to our house to rehearse with the band for tonight’s show. She came over a couple hours early and we did a mini photo session. OMG. I’m so glad we did. The light was beyond perfect and I found a super cool location close to home. I can’t wait to use this location again! Tina was great, of course! I can’t wait until she’s back in town again for another session. Tina, I promise to provide the tequila! (he-he!)

If you haven’t heard Tina before, please do me a favor and head over to her website! You need to know who Tina is. You need her music. You need “Slow Burn“. It’s one of my top 5 albums of all time.

Jenny AndersonJune 25, 2010 - 11:00 pm

OMG! These are fantastic! I’m a huge Tina fan!

Minnesota Concert Photographer :: Granger Smith at Moondance!

It’s officially summer and it’s already going too fast! My son will be 2 in a little over a month, my husband and I renewed our vows for our 10th anniversary and I have veggies growing in my garden. Tonight I get to see one of my favorite musicians, Tom Petty! I’m a very happy girl.

Since my husband was playing a couple shows at Moondance Jammin Country, last Friday I was lucky enough to spend the day up in Walker with him. I have spend a few years at Moondance and I always come home with a big smile on my face. Awesome music, friends and tailgating… it’s always a great time. We were going to come home on Friday night but we had so much fun we ended up staying. This week I’ll be post each of the bands I was able to photograph.

First up is Granger Smith. I hadn’t heard of Granger until I read the line up for Moondance. Granger is from Austin, Texas and he is as polite as you would expect and his band was energetic on stage. The chorus hits fast in his songs and the instrumentation is exactly what today’s country is all about. And the fans agree; he has had 3 top 10 singles!

Check out Granger Smith on his website or Facebook!