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This past week has once again been a busy one for Graddy Photography.  We were on the road down to Gurnee, IL for the new opening of the Chicago Great Wolf Lodge.  Once again this great group of Great Wolf employees pulled off another hugely successful shoot!  Thanks so much for all the great memories […]

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This past week Graddy Photography ventured out to Door County in Wisconsin to cover material for Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  We loved our stay and shooting all the fabulous rooms.  We love the open floor plans and the space you have….certainly great fit for large families as well.  Thanks so much […]

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Here’s our second post of our recent trip to Sturgeon Bay, WI in the heart of Door County to shoot for Glidden Lodge Beach Resort.  The mornings and evenings were brilliant but mid day was overcast and slightly raining.  However that did not take away from capturing the richness and beauty of the area.  Everything […]

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This week was full of amazing opportunities, one was visiting Door County, WI for the very first time.  Of course being from the Mid-West, I have heard many great things about Door County and it certainly lives up to its expectations.  We were shooting for Glidden Lodge Beach Resort right on the waters of Lake […]

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This past week Graddy Photography headed out to cover a remodeled kitchen in Burnsville for Cold Creek Construction.  So we never saw the before but I am sure it looked much different than this finely finished kitchen with all new cupboards, tabletops, backsplashes, and appliances.  We love the centerpiece countertop….real nice!

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This past weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts held an event where Apres Rental provided all the tent and decor.  We are into our second season covering many of Apre’s events and we can’t wait to see what’s in store the rest of the year….thanks guys!

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This week Graddy Photography was invited out to a new construction property to get an overview of the operation and take a few photos.  We are tapped with doing the overall before and after photos of this project…and it is a project!  Thanks so much Dawn and Tom for placing your trust in Graddy Photography […]

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Last week Graddy Photography flew down to Atlanta to cover Great Wolf Lodge’s new venue.  This was a new construction project from the ground up and has many of the same qualities and amenities as the rest but with a very new and updated feel.  The weather was a perfect 85 degrees and sunny the […]

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This week Graddy Photography covered an event for The Lodge Social Club for the Love Architecture.  The new space is located in the Calhoun Beach Club and serves as a platform for connecting couples.  Thanks so much for inviting us to be a vendor at your event!

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This week Graddy Photography headed up to Pine City, Minnesota to photograph a build out on a local bank.  The space looks clean, neat, ad welcoming….it’s hard to believe it used to be a fast food establishment.  Thanks so much once again to my faithful clients for keeping me busy!

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This week Graddy Photography was on location in Wisconsin Dells at the corporate headquarters of Great Wolf Lodge.  We first started shooting for Great Wolf Lodge in 2017 and look forward to many new adventures and locations across the U.S.  Thanks so much for placing your trust in Graddy Photography as your professional commercial photographer!

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This past week Graddy Photography covered some real estate photos of new construction being done at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota.  We love the new look of these units and can only imagine how awesome these will be in the summer with the private patio and bonfire pit in the back.  We look forward […]

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Well I narrowly missed eating copious amounts of Easter candy with my girls this past Sunday only to be hit in the face with this shoot first thing Monday morning….but it was AWESOME!  I was asked to come out to a private kitchen and shoot a line of truffles that will be hitting the streets […]

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Well this was certainly an amazing shoot!  I was approached with the idea of the cover shot of this years Dining Guide for Grand View Lodge to be a rainbow trout dish.  Of course I was excited because for one I am an obsessor of trout and salmon fishing as many of my friends can […]

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This past week we once again fired off some shots of the new labels for Dashfire Bitters.  We love these guys and their amazing product…..simply amazing!  Thanks so much for once again placing your trust in Graddy Photography and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for your successful business!

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What an amazing trip.  The shots below are from our recent stay at Thatch Caye Resort, a private island resort 10 miles off the coast from Dangriga, Belize.  Three flights and a boat ride later we arrived.  We spent the week relaxing, going snorkeling, conch hunting (which the cooks fried up for us), kayaking, fly […]

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This past Saturday Graddy Photography covered a live taste test for Diet Coke at Southdale Center in Edina.  The Diet Coke team has best holding numerous tastings throughout the week at many different spots around the city with the lead up to the Super Bowl.  Diet Coke is announcing four new product flavors and all […]

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This weekend Levi’s opened their new store in the Mall of America.  The new launch featured many new hot products and their personalized Super Bowl apparel.  Seemed fitting since Super Bowl 52 is being held here in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium.  Liking the new Jordan apparel with the Levi’s brand as well as the […]

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This past week Graddy Photography was asked to cover some architectural photos for Tricam in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  I love the challenge of a good architectural piece, finding the right angles and symmetry but this one proved to be fairly easy and for good reason, it was beautifully designed with tons of both ambient and […]

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This past Friday Graddy Photography was hired by State Farm Insurance out of Champlin, Minnesota to cover their business head shots.  It’s always a great time working with small firms and companies!  Thanks so much for choosing Graddy Photography as your Minnesota business photographer!

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This Saturday Graddy Photography covered a photo shoot for Apres Event Decor & Tent Rental.  They provided all the tents for the Holidazzle Festival in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis.  This was a great event and a great way to get in the holiday mood!  Thanks once again Apres….you guys always do such a fantastic […]

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This past week kicked off what is sire to be a great adventure with another great company!  We are thrilled to announce our newest clients…..Great Wolf Lodge.  That’s right, the mecca resort based out of Wisconsin Dells is now opening a new location right next to the Mall of America.  This place is stunning.  From […]

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This past weekend Graddy Photography made it out to a private residence on Lake Minnetonka to cover photos for Apres Party Rental.  This was actually our second time out there this summer for event photography.  Needless to say the homeowners love to host a good time!  Thanks so much Apres for trusting Graddy Photography as […]

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This week Graddy Photography made it up to Richfield to cover some advertising photography for Sound Hearing.  They have recently moved into a new space and were looking to get some new material for their website and social media advertising.  Thanks so much for choosing Graddy Photography as your Minneapolis commercial photographer!

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This past week was just unbelievable!  Graddy Photography made our way up to Northern Lights Resort on Lake Kabetogama inside Voyageurs National Park.  This was actually our third time up there since last May.  We have been so thrilled to have these guys as clients and look forward to many more years of amazing memories […]

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Last weekend Graddy Photography was on hand to cover the setup of this amazing birthday party out in Wayzata, Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka.  This was a masterful setup by media file other than Apres Rental.  We loved the setup and sure it was a huge crowd pleaser!

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This past week Graddy Photography made it out to Jordan Elementary School to cover some aerial photos and stock commercial photos of their new school.  We actually shot this last late August but we had to make due with the overcast conditions and the photos were less than punchy.  So we took it upon ourselves […]

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This past week Graddy Photography headed back to some old familiar grounds of Burnsville High School.  I graduated from there 19 years ago and I must say, it’s certainly not the same school I remember.  This amazing new build out was downright impressive and completely changed the look and orientation of the school.  Gone are […]

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Well we are pleased to announce our newest clients for 2017, Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors, Minnesota.  Superior Shores Resort is situated on sixty acres of north woods forest, the resort features over a mile of Lake Superior coastline. Conveniently located at the center of many North Shore attractions, including Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, […]

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This week Graddy Photography traveled down to Tucson, Arizona to cover a commercial shoot for Tanque Verde Resort.  Few things are as amazing as seeing the desert in bloom.  This was our 5th time down there since 2012 and we are so proud of what we were able to capture and accomplish.  Many thanks to […]

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Here’s the accompanying piece to the drinks we shot for the cocktail guide at Tanque Verde Ranch, their dining guide.  Of course everything was absolutely amazing especially the blanco nachos.  The chefs down there are totally killing it, you have to experience this for yourselves.  So it has been a very busy early season with tons […]

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This past week Graddy Photography made it out to Tucson, Arizona for a 5 day commercial shoot at Tanque Verde Ranch.  It has been two years since we have been there so it was very nice to be back.  We have been shooting for Tanque Verde Ranch since 2012 and look forward to every opportunity […]

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This past April was Grand View Lodge’s second annual Distilled Craft Spirits & Artisan Meats weekend.  Last years first annual Distilled event was a major success and subsequently was awarded for Best Marketing Event by ILEA Minneapolis at the Star Awards.  So this award-winning weekend kicks off with the Friday evening welcome dinner featuring a special […]

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This past year has been a ton of fun meeting new people and attending some really great events.  I had the pleasure of meeting Lee Egbert, owner of Dashfire Bitters, last April at Grand View Lodge’s Distilled event.  Distilled is a food and cocktail oriented weekend hosted by Grand View Lodge.  Last year was their […]

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This past week Graddy Photography headed up to Grand View Lodge to cover our fifth consecutive year of shooting for their dining guide.  It has been whirlwind of success through the years and we are looking forward to pushing ourselves further every year.  We have been meticulously planning the shoot for months from menu and […]

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This past weekend Graddy Photography kicked off our sixth year in business with Grand View Lodge with deVine, their annual wine experience.  With wine vendors from all over the country participating, it was sure to be a fabulous time.  Grand View Lodge had a great list of hosts for the dinners namely WCCO’s Jason DeRusha, […]

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This past week Graddy Photography made our way down to the Round Barn Farm in Red Wing, Minnesota.  It has been a few years since we were last here but now they are under new ownership and looking to expand on their operation.  It serves as a bed & breakfast in the rolling bluffs of […]

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This week Graddy Photography ventured out into the great white unknown that is Minnesota winter and headed to St. Paul to cover some executive head shots and stock commercial photography for Activated Growth and Healthy Food Ingredients.  The shoot had a ton of positive energy right from the start and we were able to weave […]

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This past week Graddy Photography welcomed one of our newest clients for 2017….The American Swedish Institute located in downtown Minneapolis.  We have always loved this amazing facility for events and weddings and now we can call them clients.  We are thrilled to see what this year will bring as far as us contributing our talents […]

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