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Tracie Bea

{Minnetonka Lifestyle family sessions} Sunday morning pannkaka with the kids

Whenever I’m asked to stop by and click a little “Day in the Life” lifestyle session, I love to capture what really makes that family, a family!  For this darling gang, it was their Sunday morning ritual where: Dad makes Swedish Pancakes Mom actually sips HOT coffee and hums along to John Denver Sister twirls…

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{Excelsior child & family photographer} GUESS WHO NOW HAS LAKE MINNETONKA’S FAMOUS BLUE TIN BARN DOOR FROM BAKER ELECTRIC? THIS GAL !

GUESS WHO NOW HAS LAKE MINNETONKA’S FAMOUS BLUE TIN BARN DOOR FROM BAKER ELECTRIC? THIS GAL!   This is very very exciting. For years, myself and dozens of other west metro photographers have taken families, seniors, kids and pups to a worn & tired area of  downtown Excelsior, MN just past the Mill area and…

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{Lake Minnetonka Child & Family photography} Tu4Tu ~ The winning image !

I am thrilled and honored for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW  to receive TOP HONORS  from Lake Minnetonka Magazine’s  “Lens on Lake Minnetonka” photo contest.  It was such a special family time together to begin with, and having a great image recognized is just the Bea’s Knees ! Thank you for the honor, and I…

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{Lake Minnetonka Lifestyle photographer} Everyday moments. Everyday life.

Everyday moments. Everyday life.  I drive through Excelsior all the time… it’s so fun to watch that great little beach village come back to life after winter.  Minnesota certainly has it’s share of strong Scandahoovian blood, but there’s just something special about boats already heading into the docks, and families walking around Lake Minnetonka, grabbing ice…

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