Hello! And welcome to my hive!
Here are some sample images taken recently at our Minnetrista hobby farm. (various photographers credited)
Our ten acre hobby farm is located just west of Excelsior, MN in charming Minnetrista. It’s a little piece of rural life just blocks off Halstead Bay in Lake Minnetonka, complete with rolling hills, charming barn & fences, horses and farm animals and more!
This is general information for professional or hobby photographers, please see below for a client-friendly link.
Do you have specific photoshoot requests? Let’s chat !
Here are details about renting my farmhouse studio and/or the beautiful farm area for your next photo shoot:
- Our ten acre hobby farm is located just west of Excelsior, MN in Minnetrista. It’s a charming drive through stables, rural land and rolling hills. Clients never complain, it’s a lovely drive. There is plenty of parking available, but please enter the farm slowly, and watch for feathers and kids.
- The old red farmhouse on the property is my business studio, and where you and your clients should park.
There is a sales/meeting area, and two rooms for commercial and backdrop/strobe use.
At the moment my studio is completing renovation, and will open momentarily.
I am a full time professional photographer, sharing my space with you and your clients. This is also our family home. I will welcome you on arrival, give you a quick tour and hints on the best spots to click, and then you’re free to enjoy! If you move something, put it back. Use common sense and be respectful, so everyone can enjoy this space. Also, this is a working farm. Mud, bugs, and stepping in squishy things are to be expected. If your client is wearing heels, I suggest a pair of walking shoes too.
- There are simple props such as chairs, stools, wagon, a reflector and more available for use. There is a classic sleigh available during the snow season, too. These are included in your rental fee. Please return after use.
- Currently our critter collection consists of the cutest little piggie, big white Pekin ducks (and one grey one), friendly & whimsical geese and chickens, a white Arabian pony and a very friendly star of the show, Kevin, the big red retired racehorse. Please do not chase the animals. and under NO circumstances is anyone to enter the corral. My expert little assistant can be hired to wrangle on request; she works for candy.
Farm and/or studio rental is $50 per use. This is for about an hour’s time. Half or full day rates available on request.
Please note there is an additional $25 fee if you cannot provide proof of business insurance.
You are guaranteed to be the only photographer during your session, however I may schedule others before or after your time.
Once booked, your time is non-refundable, but IS transferable as my calendar allows.
I can invoice you to pay online, or a link direct for your client, to reserve your time. Inquiries can be made via the CONTACT ME tab, calling 612-567-BUZZ
or my email Tracie@TracieBeaPhotographie.com (Got Gmail? Check your spam filter for my response, please)
A client-friendly web page can be shared by clicking HERE