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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!

Minnesota Family Photographer :: Summer Mini Session Announced!

In the spirit of the 4th of July, I’m super excited to announce my second ever mini session event! It will be held in a park in St. Louis Park on Sunday June 27th, 2010. Think red, white and blue, cupcakes and pinwheels! Space is limited and I do require a $25 deposit by mail to hold your space. Sessions will only be booked via email on a first come, first serve base so email me today at to reserve your spot!

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Need ideas on what to wear? Old Navy, Crazy 8 and Gymbore all have adorable red, white and blue clothes out for the 4th of July holiday! Big prints, fun stripes and both colors such as the outfits posted below would make a perfect color scheme. If Mom and Dad want to be in the pictures, blue jeans would go together perfectly.