Lake Superior Photography

Lake Superior photography and the Torbert family portrait created at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
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Lake Superior Photography family portrait taken at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on the north shore of Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Photography and the Eagan High School senior portraits of McKenna taken in the forest on the north shore of Lake Superior.
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Lake Superior photography and the Muntifering family portrait at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
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Split Rock Lighthouse wedding photography of the bride & groom on the rocky Lake Superior shoreline.
Lake Superior Photography and the Eagan High School senior portraits of McKenna taken at the base of the famous Duluth aerial lift bridge in Duluth, MN.
Lake Superior photography and the portrait of five cousins created at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
Lake Superior photography of an Irondale High School senior portrait created in a small bay on Lake Superior.
Destination wedding photography of a wedding party by the ore docks in Two Harbors, MN.
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Lake Superior photography of the Brenk family portrait at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
Lake Superior photography and a high school senior portrait created by the famous Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.
Lake Superior photography of an engagement portrait created by the famous Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.
Lake Superior photography of an engagement portrait created near the Lester River in Duluth, Minnesota.
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Beautiful Split Rock Lighthouse wedding photography of the bride & groom on the rocky shores of Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Photography and the Eagan High School senior portraits of McKenna taken at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on Lake Superior.
Maple Grove High School senior portraits taken on a rocky beach on Lake Superior.
Lake Superior photography and the Crooks family portrait at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
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Lake Superior Photography

Joannie & I have have been hosting our annual “North Shore Weekend” one weekend a year every year since 1996.

You might be asking us where the whole Lake Superior photography idea came from?

Well, back in 1996, we were heading “Up North” to take our own family portrait at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. One of our engaged couples, Dan & Juli called us that very week and asked if we had any ideas for a unique place to do their engagement portraits. I told them that we were heading to Lake Superior that weekend and if they wanted to, they could join us up at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. They said “sure!”

Dan and Juli’s session was so much fun! Their Lake Superior photography session was easy going and relaxed and the resulting images turned out great! They also had fun hanging out with our two daughters, Jenny & Michelle, too. Dan & Juli even stayed around after their engagement session and pressed the shutter release for me. That way, I didn’t have to use the self-timer on my Hasselblad for our family portrait. That family portrait is still proudly displayed in our home.

Afterwards, we decided that this should be an annual event, and so our annual “North Shore Weekend” was born.

Also called “Portraits on the North Shore,” we have done almost every type of Lake Superior portrait photography you can imagine. Engagement, family, high school seniors and kids portraits as well as one bridal session way back in 1998.

The Beauty Of Lake Superior

For the past few years, we’ve done “dueling portrait sessions!” Starting in Duluth, MN, we photograph two portrait sessions at the same time. Usually, it’s an engagement portrait and senior picture session. While one is changing clothes, we’ll create portraits of the other at one of many cool North Shore locations.

From Duluth, we’ll work our way up the shoreline stopping at several “secret” locations on our way to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Doing two portrait sessions at the same time allows us to make just one trip from Duluth, MN to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.  But we can service two portrait clients at the same time. A huge travel time saver!

Location, Location, Location

So far, we’ve had senior picture stops at several Duluth locations, including the Glensheen Mansion. There are also have a couple of nice engagement photo locations we enjoy in Two Harbors, MN. We always stop at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park for family photographs with the famous lighthouse in the background.

We also have created both engagement photos and senior portraits in Silver Bay, MN, and engagement photos and senior pictures in Beaver Bay, MN too. There’s also a secret spot that we’ve been creating family photos at for several years as well.

When is the “North Shore Weekend” you ask? Well, after trying various dates in August and September, we have found that August is the best month. Kids are still home from school so families can participate and the weather is generally much more dependable (and warmer) than September.

So every year once there is only one weekend left open in August on our wedding schedule, that’s the date for that year’s “North Shore Weekend!”

The dates for our 2018 “North Shore Weekend” are August 4th and 5th. 

Interested in joining us “up north” this year? We’re taking reservations right now! Please call the studio ASAP at 763-785-1177 to find out more and to lock in your time slot for this year’s fun photo memories!

See ya “Up North”!

“Lake Superior Photography” – © 2018 Michael Anderson Photography.