• kate48069

Kate's Top 10

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

I get asked this a lot, all year round, so I thought I would throw together a list of my favorite shooting locations in the Twin Cities area. The beauty of a great spot is to have multiple options all in the same location. Timing is key with lighting, so when we choose a spot, I want to be able to have many options without taking the time to drive to a seperate place. Although I love to switch it up and try new locations frequently, it’s helpful to have a go-to suggestion list for my clients. Rain or shine, heat or freezing cold, I have spots that will work in any condition. For my favorite look, I aim for comfortable weather right at golden hour, but sometimes, timing and scheduling just don’t allow you to shoot during your favorite conditions. Hence the list.

1. Loring Park/ Walker

2. Butler Wildflower Garden (By Theodore Wirth Park)

3. Lake Harriet Marina/Rose Garden

4. North Loop 

5. Downtown St Paul — Mears Park, Micky’s Diner, Landmark Center, Rice Park, Etc.

6. Como Park/Conservatory 

7. Harriet Island 

8. Centennial Lakes

9. Arboretum

10. Mill Ruins Park/Guthrie/Stone Arch Bridge


…or, any wild grass open field with character — seriously, you don’t need to go far to get great shots.