Category Archives: Art
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
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
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
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
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
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
The first question that comes to most of my clients mind as they consider having their senior portraits taken is what should I wear? So to answer all your questions I have written this article to give you confidence that you are making the right choice and now you are ready for a wonderful photo session. Continue reading
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.
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
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
Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013 St Paul MN
Folks from Red Bull must really love the Twin Cities Minneapolis/St Paul because they have done so many events here Continue reading
The Influence of the Chief Tecumseh Poem
You may recall sometime back we had posted about the Chief Tecumseh poem that we had become aware of from the Act of Valor movie. Well we just recently received a note from an active duty soldier that I had to share with you. Continue reading
Autumn ~ Lebanon Hills, a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and … Continue reading
Many may ask who is the best senior portrait photographer in Eagan or their particular city. My answer is always the same. The person who you can enjoy working with and the person who is able to capture the personality and the essence of the senior being photographed is the best photographer. That is a grandiose way of saying, it depends. Continue reading
Let’s be honest, nobody really wants to listen to your stories of what you did for your summer vacation. I am just being honest here. Once in a while you will be able to corner someone and sit them down and get them to look at your pictures. But for the most part that are just being nice. Continue reading
You and I have both been told it’s not good to brag. Well I’m going to break that rule today because I have a good reason to brag at least just a little. You see my daughter Nicole Rose Moran is a gifted and talented singer. While it is true her abilities are a natural gift, she has also been working very hard to own her gift and bring it to the level of that now. Continue reading
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people , and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln Continue reading
Last week I received a call from a young man. He said he was way up in White Bear Lake and he was wondering if we could do a photo session to help him work on his modeling portfolio. I said sure, it sounds like fun. In my mind I was wonder how in the world did he find me. Continue reading
As we are in Lent preparing for Easter I had to get over to the St Paul Cathedral to attempt to capture they way they prepare for Easter in that magnificent structure. This is one of the images that I captured. Continue reading
Spring flowers in MN., a photo by !!WaynePhotoGuy on Flickr. Spring flowers in MN.
I have been shooting Canon for my still photography work for quite some time now. I may actually be somewhat of an oddity because I am mostly a landscape and architecture photographer and it seems to me many people chose Nikon as their camera of choice if that is what they shoot, but I guess I started with Canon and will probably stay there unless someone gives me a stable of Nikon gear. I must admit I do lust after that 9 image auto bracket when it comes to my HDR work but that is a much different story. Continue reading
Many of the visitors have been asking me if they can buy a print or some kind of wall hanging of the poem to hang on their walls in their home or office. So after many requests I contracted with the design team at OxRun LLC to come up with something that is beautiful and respectful of Chief Tecumseh, the poem and the movie. Continue reading
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filledwith the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weepand pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. Continue reading
Many of you who do not live in Minnesota may think Minnesota is a frozen wasteland much of the year. It may even be true that as I get a little older there are more and more reasons to agree with that description of this place. But even a frozen wasteland has its advantages. Once in a while we in Minnesota get to experience the amazing spectacle of God’s creation in the magic of hoar frost. Continue reading