For each location, backgrounds change based on lighting and how busy the locations are at time of shoot.

Portrait Location Options

RIVERSIDE AVE

A walk in the countryside where you will find dirt roads, red pines, a tree swing, and natural landscape. Best option for groups.

14949 Riverside Ave N, Marine on St Croix, MN

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GAMMELGARDEN

A glimpse of Swedish heritage with old buildings, wild prairies, and a bridge overlooking a creek. Consider making a donation to the museum.

20880 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN

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WIND IN THE PINES

This natural landscape features tall grasses and large whispy pines. Great spot to lay down a blanket. This landscape changes beautifully with each season.

 

Scandia, MN

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ST CROIX BOOM SITE

Get up close to the St Croix River. Walk along this natural beach on the north end of Stillwater. From sandstone scenery to driftwood elements, you get a variety of textures and backdrops.

Stillwater, MN 55082

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EARLY SETTLER'S CABIN

A large open green space with a walking bridge that crosses over a small creek. There are also historical landmarks with an old stone retaining wall and a settler's cabin. After the shoot, stop by Brookside Bar and Grill for a bite to eat!

200 Judd St, Marine on St Croix, MN

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Large grassy field with lots of little pine trees and right off a parking lot. This is a great option in winter when the trees are dusted with snow. No bathroom.

 

Marine on St Croix, MN

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WILLIAM-OBRIEN

Broadway St Entrance

Located right next to the visitor center. This is a large open field with tall mature trees in the background. The trail is wide and well maintained. For the burnt color look, schedule late fall between Oct 15 - 30.

 

Marine on St Croix, MN

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WILLIAM-OBRIEN

Visitor Center Trail

Narrow Trail with natural landscape. Best time of year is early fall between September 7 - Sept 25 when the leaves start turning red. No bathroom.

Marine on St Croix, MN

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WILLIAM-OBRIEN

Ostrum Trail Entrance

This school was built in 1896 and is now considered a historical landmark. Old world charm with brick background and white porch columns. Great location during wet seasons.

 

14020 195th St N, Marine on St Croix, MN

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HAY LAKE SCHOOL MUSEUM

This location is right on the St Croix River! This peninsula is surrounded with water and natural beaches.

 

Shafer, MN

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