Saint Paul Dance Photos

Saint Paul Dance Photos

 

Saint Paul dance photo of a young contemporary dancer leaping into the air, overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown Saint Paul, MN

 

I had an amazing time shooting these Saint Paul dance photos with the talented (and humble) Carley Jensen. Our dance photography session began at Harriet Island Park, right across the river from downtown Saint Paul, MN. We finished our evening making sunset portraits high upon the cliffs of Indian Mounds Park.

I was truly in awe of the skill level and maturity of this amazing 11 year old dancer. Carley has trained ballet and contemporary dance styles intensively since the age of 5. Carley has won a national title every year that she has competed. She currently trains at Larkin Dance Studio in Maplewood, MN. Carley is already recognized as a NUVO Breakout Artist and an INTRIGUE Apprentice, and one day hopes to make it on So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance. She will be going to the The Dance Awards this year and the skies the limit for this hard-working, and sweet young lady.

Below is a collection of my favorite images from our fun dance photography session in Saint Paul, MN:

 

A young ballerina dancing on the boat docks at Harriet Island

A young ballet dancer leaping into the air on the boat docks at Harriet Island

A young ballerina dancer in a back bend on the boat docks at Harriet Island

Young girl in a contemporary dance pose with the downtown Saint Paul, MN skyline in the background.

Young girl in a contemporary dance pose, hanging onto a green light post, with the downtown Saint Paul, MN skyline in the background.

A young contemporary dancer leaping near a bright green light post, with the downtown Saint Paul, MN skyline in the background.

A young contemporary dancer jumping over the long grasses at Indian Mounds Park, with the downtown Saint Paul, MN skyline and the Mississippi River in the background.

Contemporary dancer jumping and posing in the long grasses of Indian Mounds Park, with the downtown Saint Paul, MN skyline and the Mississippi River in the background.

A young contemporary dancer standing in the long grasses of Indian Mounds Park at sunset, looking out from the beautiful overlook with views of downtown Saint Paul, MN skyline and the Mississippi River in the background.

Close up portrait of dancer Carley Jensen taken during sunset at Indian Mounds Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota

A young contemporary dancer leaping in silhouette at Indian Mounds Park in St. Paul, MN during sunset

 

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If you’d like to schedule your own Saint Paul dance photos please contact me directly HERE

 

Corporate Event Photography – EY Milestones

Corporate Event Photography – EY Milestones

 

Corporate event photography of keynote speaker Simon Sinek

 

Capturing corporate event photography for forward thinking companies is something I truly love to do. Each year EY (formerly Ernst & Young) recognizes and celebrates the advancement of it’s global leaders in Orlando, Florida.

What separates EY from other companies is their commitment to continual personal growth, professional growth, teamwork, and inclusiveness. EY knows the value of it’s people, and is continually working on fostering those relationships and empowering it’s people.

Not only does EY spare no expense wining & dining their newly promoted employees during this weeklong event, at one of 4 gorgeous Orlando resorts, but they also bring in some of the most influential and inspiring keynote speakers and presenters. I’m a sucker for great messages and inspiring stories, so it makes capturing those moments even more meaningful. EY holds development classes, activities, and workshops all week long as well, while throwing some truly amazing parties in the evenings.

EY Milestones Corporate Event Photography Highlights:

 

Please enjoy this gallery of photographs capturing the magnitude and scope of this fun and inspiring corporate event.

 

Vertical and colorful photo of Simon Sinek speaking at the EY Milestones Corporate Event

Simon Sinek Photo speaking at a Corporate Event

Dramatic and colorful nighttime photo of Hogwarts Castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Long exposure photo of corporate event employees riding a rollercoaster

Corporate employees enjoying their company party at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Corporate event production stage featuring 4 giant TV screens showing Olympic triathlete Gwen Jorgensen who is about to take stage

Gwen Jorgensen is greeted on stage for her talk with EY executive at their annual corporate event

Olympic gold medal winner Gwen Jorgensen laughs during her talk at the EY Milestones corporate event in Orlando, FL

Gwen Jorgensen addresses the crowd from the beautiful EY stage

Dramatic cooperate event stage with three top level executives

Low angle view o three top level EY executives at their annual corporate event

Executives and actors role playing on stage during cooperate event

EY executive speaks from the grand EY stage

Close up of a drummer in action at the Food Truck party during an annual EY corporate event

Close up of the DJ's hands on the turntables at the Food Truck party during an annual EY corporate event

Female employee laughing with colorful lights in the background at EY's annual corporate event

The Crepe Company Food Truck at the Food Truck party celebrating EY employees

EY employees laughing and smiling for the camera at their annual corporate event in Orlando, FL

If you’re part of a forward thinking company and would love me to capture your next corporate event, please reach out to me here or see more of my commercial photography work here.

 

Portland Tower / Minneapolis, MN

Portland Tower / Minneapolis, MN

Here are highlights from my recent commercial photography shoot for Shamrock Development’s new Portland Tower condo project in Minneapolis, MN.

The building interiors are currently being finished so, for this portion of the project, we focused on the beautiful views from the 17th floor balconies. Half of the units face the surging Downtown East neighborhood, anchored by the beautiful new Minnesota Vikings Stadium and the newly opened Downtown East Commons Park, while the others face south and towards downtown Minneapolis. The Downtown East area is just booming with growth and poised to be one of the hottest neighborhoods in Minneapolis. Check out more details about this awesome Minneapolis condo project as there are some gorgeous units still available.

Night cityscape photo of Portland Tower in Minneapolis by A Frame Forward Photography

 

 

Turtle Bay Resort / Oahu, HI

Turtle Bay Resort / Oahu, HI

This commercial photography shoot for Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii during Wanderlust Festival was awesome. For this project, Turtle Bay wanted some great lifestyle shots of the festival for their social media (which I have in a separate post here) and they also wanted me to create a property detail and landscape stock for their future marketing efforts, both internally and externally. We did some great test shots in their Beach Cottages which they were in the process of updating during that time as well. Those photos were used to help envision the final concept design for the spaces. Working on the nuts and bolts of business marketing with the great ladies over there was a lot of fun. If you ever get a chance to go to Oahu’s fabled North Shore, Turtle Bay will do you right for sure.

Guayaki Yerba Mate / Sebastopol, CA

Guayaki Yerba Mate / Sebastopol, CA

Lifestyle flavored Commercial Photography… I’ve been a huge fan of the Sebastopol, California based organic beverage brand Guayaki Yerba Mate for years. I started as a die hard customer and from there our relationship grew organically…just like their mate. I’d snap photos during my landscape photography adventures or when location scouting for my destination weddings with a bottle of “Enlighten Mint” or “Pure Endurance” (now called Tangerine Terere) which is my favorite. Guayaki’s social media coordinator found my photos on Instagram and started sharing them on their social media channels. As both of our businesses have grown, so has our relationship. What makes me the most proud to be an “Amigo De Guayaki” (as they call it) is their socially-conscious efforts to be stewards of the land. Leveraging their Market-Driven Restoration business model they are embarking on a mission to restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic Rainforest and create 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020. They’re also Fair Trade and Organic Certified. Of course this all works beautifully for them (and us) because their products are absolutely delicious and uplifting. Trade a cup of mate for coffee one day and see what I mean. This is a collection of images that I’ve shot for, or granted licensed to Guayaki to use for their marketing efforts. #ComeToLife Here’s a gallery of some iPhone images shared on our Instagram channels (@aframeforward + @guayaki) over the years…

Window Walk / Denver, CO Commercial Photography

Window Walk / Denver, CO Commercial Photography

Window Walk is a full-service window replacement contractor certified by top window manufacturers. They currently serve customers in Denver, CO and Minneapolis, MN. I helped them launch their Denver expansion with the images from this commercial shoot. Business has exceeded expectations and the company is making a serious name for themselves as they continue to innovate far and above their competition.