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About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.

Oak Hills Church Cuba Mission Trip 2017

I am humbled to have been invited to join a mission team to Cuba this spring. Our church, Oak Hills Church, has raised $15,000 in less than a month to help purchase a house in Ciego de Avila located in central Cuba, which our team will renovate during our trip March 25-April 1, 2017. The super crazy fun thing about this trip is that I also get to be the official team photographer. Continue reading

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Nicole and David Eagan Engagement Photo Session

Nicole and David Eagan Engagement Photo Session

Having your daughter get engaged is of course outrageously exciting. You start having all these grand ideas of the future, you start making plans for the wedding and then you start thinking, how in the world are we going to make all of this happen? Continue reading

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Eagan Senior Portraits ~ Ben V

Super Fun Eagan Senior Portraits

Outing with Ben

Here we are in September in the middle of senior portrait season. This year is a particularly hot and heavy season partially because we’ve been so active in the community for so many years and many of the kids that we know from the community are graduating this year. Continue reading

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Artsy Pictures for Portraits St Paul and Minneapolis

Artsy Pictures for Portraits

In general I’m a normal portrait kind of guy. I do some family portraits I do senior portraits and I do model portfolio portraits. But recently I was challenged to do artsy pictures as portraits. You know what I mean? We are talking about the new modern hipster style of pictures. Continue reading

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Eagan Senior Portraits Joe Bosshardt

Eagan Senior Portraits

Joe Bosshardt Sr Portrait Session

I love shooting senior portraits! Why you ask? Well first off, I am been watching many of these young adults that I get to photograph for years as they have grown up with my kids. Now, they are getting ready for their youthful high school magnum opus and they are filled with excitement, expectation, hopes and yes some fear. This is probably the year in school that they will be the most confident, the most gifted and they will have the most opportunities presented to them. Continue reading

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Amy Bjornson Actress Portfolio Photography Session

Amy Bjornson Actress Portfolio Photography Session ~ Amy contacted me about 6 months ago to help her work on her acting/model portfolio headshots and assorted images. She has some great ideas of who she is and who she wants to portray and what she wants to do as she breaks in to the acting world. Continue reading

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Art Sale ~ Finally Get the Print You Have Been Wanting

HUGE LABOR DAY ART SALE!!  You can’t believe it I know, but it’s already the end of summer. In the upper Midwest, that is a very big deal.  It is time to start taking life, home and the office seriously … Continue reading

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Huge Sale on Wayne Moran Prints

There is a huge sale going on for Fine Art Prints by Wayne Moran. Continue reading

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Touring Chicago

If you ever go to Chicago as a tourist or you have always wanted to go, then this is a must read article by my friend John VanOverbeke which describes in rich detail why Chicago is a must visit location. … Continue reading

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Bayfield Wisconsin Photography Adventure

Many of you have been asking me questions like, “Is Questions and Answers Blog still alive?” The answer to that question may be just a little bit complicated. The old Questions and Answers blog that you have come to know and love is not going away any time soon but for the time being I have consolidated my efforts at building a new project. Continue reading

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Learn the Fundamentals of Photography

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Nowadays, however, those words are in danger of being swallowed by the existential void.

Over 90 million digital images are uploaded each day to Instagram alone, which has led some critics to comment on the sensory overload of photographs floating around cyberspace.

Consequently, it’s humbling to be sent a reminder of a time when photography was a much more laborious – but some would argue more valuable – process.
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Amazon Closes Minnesota Accounts

Amazon Closes Minnesota Accounts

I received this email below from Amazon.com this morning for all of my business accounts there. This is another great example of terrible policy produces terrible results. Thanks Governor Dayton and Democrats, much of my business revenue has just been devastated. Continue reading

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Balboa Park Spanish Architecture

Balboa Park Spanish Architecture, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. These images are from a recent photographic expedition to San Diego CA. The purpose of the trip was to capture early spring in southern Californian in a location that combines … Continue reading

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Casa del Prado Balboa Park San Diego

Casa del Prado Balboa Park San Diego, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. These images are from a recent photographic expedition to San Diego CA. The purpose of the trip was to capture early spring in southern Californian in a … Continue reading

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Balboa Park Reflecting Pool – San Diego California

Balboa Park Reflecting Pool – San Diego California, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. San Diego Botanical Garden – Reflecting Pool Balboa Park is a primary attraction in San Diego and the region. The park’s gardens include Alcazar Garden, Botanical … Continue reading

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Balboa Park (San Diego) – Architecture

Balboa Park (San Diego) – Architecture, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. These images are from a recent photographic expedition to San Diego CA. The purpose of the trip was to capture early spring in southern Californian in a location … Continue reading

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Hotel del Coronado – San Diego CA

Hotel del Coronado – San Diego CA, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. These images are from a recent photographic expedition to San Diego CA. The purpose of the trip was to capture early spring in southern Californian in a … Continue reading

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Fleming United Methodist Church

Some good friends allowed me to use their cabin for a brief much needed mid winter sabbatical. There was one small condition. I had to capture a few images of the place. How could I not? It was so gorgeous and peaceful that I had no choice. So these are some of the things that I had seen Continue reading

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First Presbyterian Church Interior South Dakota II

First Presbyterian Church Interior South Dakota II, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. First Presbyterian Church Interior South Dakota WOW, I found an image I had not posted before. Badlands National Park So this whole purpose of this trip was… … Continue reading

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Golden Winter Morning

Golden Winter Morning, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. Golden Winter Morning Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, Minnesota There are some days where you know you just have to get out and photograph some of the beauty that God is … Continue reading

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Cathedral of St Paul All Dressed Up – Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013

Cathedral of St Paul All Dressed Up – Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. The Cathedral of St Paul is all dressed up for the 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice Event. This is going to … Continue reading

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Lowry Avenue Bridge Minneapolis

Great pictures of Lowry Avenue Bridge Minneapolis
After more than four years without a bridge connecting north and northeast Minneapolis, more than 350 people celebrated the grand opening of a new Lowry Avenue bridge on Saturday morning with boisterous fanfare that included a parade, jet flyover and water ski show. Continue reading

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There is no place like home for the holidays

There is no place like home for the holidays, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. This is our neighbors house all decked out for Christmas. Christmas is the time of year that we gather together with our families and participate … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree…

Oh Christmas Tree…, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. Staring to get ready for Christmas. This is a continuation of the “Real Meaning of Christmas” in Pictures project. Christmas is the time of year that we gather together with our … Continue reading

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Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory – Como Park – Poinsettia Christmas

Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory – Como Park – Poinsettia Christmas, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. Today I was able to sneak away in middle of all this Christmas busy-ness for a little photo outing with friends. We went to the … Continue reading

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