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Tracie Bea

Lake Minnetonka Family Photos – MINI SESSIONS for kids and families. And ducks. Plus chickens. Even ponies.

You’re busy. You were already tired.  The kids are finally in their new school routine, and then you get MEA and daylight savings time thrown your way. Seriously? Oh, and don’t forget, you have to get The Most Perfect Halloween Costume Ever ready. Like, for everyone. Now. And you’re supposed to pull of FAMILY PICTURES…

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Client Information for Hobby Farm visit

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,…

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Oops. Click this, sorry!  #ElvesworkingOT  #tired  #Isitspringbreakyet We had so much fun in the years past, let’s do it again!  Presenting… My annual TREE “FARM” HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS! These are true honey-sweet MINI PHOTO SESSIONS at a charming local Christmas Tree Farm! (And by farm, I mean darling roadside market, set up to give the look…

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We belong there.

https://vimeo.com/239020430  (CLICK FOR SHORT VIDEO)  Dear Owners of The Farm, About sixteen years ago worlds collided when a nice boy from the farm met a nice girl from the cities. Having nothing but laughing and the love of travel in common, they merged. And started writing their story together.  She learned about drying the soybean…

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Location Location Location

Here are a few favorite locations around the west Lake Minnetonka area.  Can I walk onto a new scene and find some great spots to click?  Absolutely. But these favorites are tested, tried and true. I know them well! Location A) A favorite historic house in Minnetonka. Pros:  Gorgeous wild flower gardens from spring to…

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