Back to School | Blaine Teen Photographer | Becka Lynn Photography

Few more weeks till we start a new school year around here. Today Blaine High School students got to go pick up their new class schedules and take their ID photos. Believe it or not I am so excited.

Of course this means everyone, my kids included, is trying to fit in all the last minute sleep overs and hang outs with friends. Today I thought it would be fun to snap a few photos of my oldest over by the water treatment building by our house.

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I have passed by this building every day for the last year and always thought it would make a great place for a shoot though unconventional. Part of the fun is seeing the potential it various unique spaces. Today is a good example of doing just that.

Friends | Blaine Teen Photographer {Becka Lynn Photography}

I can’t let the little ones have all the fun when I have a couple teenagers who wanna come out and play too šŸ˜‰ Truth is teenagers are so much fun to work with especially when I have a couple girl friends who are just as excited as I am to get out and play.

My oldest asked one of her closest friends to join her as we went out for a mini photo shoot. They both are currently Freshman at Blaine High School so we still have a few more year till its time for Senior Photos.

My Girl | Blaine Child Photographer {Becka Lynn Photography}

I find it funny how my girls still get excited when I say its time to take photos. Considering we do this at least 3 times a year, I’d think they would get tired of me putting a camera in their face but luckily that is not the case.

Now that we are getting settled into our new home, its time to update the photos for the walls. Its still a few months away till our summer/end of year photos but my girl insisted she get in on the fun and I got a wall worthy photo right off the top.

Sweet Ella | Blaine Child Photographer {Becka Lynn Photography}

I had so much fun hanging out with Sweet Little Ella this afternoon. So much personality wrapped up into such a tiny little person is just too cute! It was still a tad bit cool out and the snow had turned to slush but the warm sun was a welcome treat.

Exploring the neighborhood | Blaine, MN {Becka Lynn Photography}

Its been 9 months since I left the North Bay Area of California for the North Metro Area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its been a long cold winter so I’ll admit I have spent most of my time indoors with the exception of those few times we went ice fishing. Needless to say, there is really nothing to prepare a person for the winters here in Minnesota but I am glad my girls have adjusted well and are enjoying all the snow.Ā It wont be long before all the snow is gone and the rain will turn everything green.

Now that we are a week into Spring, the snow is finally starting to melt away as theĀ temperaturesĀ begin to warm up a bit. Its so weird to say that being in the upper 30s to mid 40s feels warm to me. Yesterday I had the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the sun and go exploring AKA location scouting. My little model had a blast and couldn’t help but to laugh when the snow was so deep I found myself practically sitting in the snow when I would squat to get the shot.

Visiting Minnehaha Falls | Minneapolis, MN {Becka Lynn Photography}

A couple of weeks ago I took a short winter trip to Minnesota. One more season and I will have experienced them all. When I planned my visit this time around I had expected to experience the extreme cold that my dear friends talk about but instead Mother Nature had other plans this year and it was unusually warm. It was however 0 degrees when I arrived which to my surprise I was warm enough in all the layers this Cali girl could put together. Despite Accuweather saying no snow, I woke up to the lovely white stuff falling Monday morning. This California girl has never really seen snow fall so you can imagine my excitement. Mother Nature delivered just in time šŸ˜‰

On my final day in town I took a trip down to see the frozen Minnehaha Falls. Probably one of the coolest frozen acts of nature I have ever seen in my life.

Surprisingly my model for the afternoon was a bit colder than I was. I love her brightly colored coat and scarf with the frozen falls in the background.

I couldn’t visit the falls without getting a photo of myself so here you go. I can’t wait to go back again once it warms up.