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A Duluth Visit for Visit Duluth

I had another round of shoots for Visit Duluth, which means that I had to drop Brooke and the kids off at the hotel and quickly get out to shoot.

 Since Scott was here for work we got spoiled with a nice suite on Lake Superior.




Blake had come over and the kids and Brooke had enjoyed the pool and whirlpool. I didn't even have any time to enjoy either this weekend. 

Meadow was excited for her own bed.

I went out and shot from early in the morning into the evening.

The kids and I had hotel breakfast.

Of course I was shooting 360s, but I also did travel photography while out for the tourism board. I did manage to eat lunch with Brooke and the kids and also get a serious sun burn. 

 Then we walked around Canal Park for awhile.

 Duluth Pack makes kids backpacks! Meadow wanted this one that matches ours.

She also wanted this Stormy Kromer hat to match Grandpa.

After a long day we met up with Scott.
Friday night means movie in the park night at Leif Erikson Park. We walked over to the park from our hotel.

Visit Duluth wanted me to shoot some photos at the movie. It was a perfect way to have some fun and get some work done.



We picked up dinner and snacks at Super One before heading over.

Tonight was way busier than the last time we came.

Tonights movie was How to Train Your Dragon 2. We never saw the first one, but Meadow still liked it.

Snack. Snack. Crunch.

I took a few pictures with my new fisheye. It's mostly for 360s, but it can also make some cool wide angle shots after a bit of correction.


Theo would not sit still during the movie. Good thing his first movie was outdoors. My fault for having him take a late nap.

The next morning I woke up super early again for sunrise.

Originally I had planned on only working Thursday and Friday, but my Saturday freed up. Visit Duluth got us an extra night at the hotel and I got them more pictures.



I guess sometimes it's worth getting up at the break of dawn.

I would come back each morning that I shot and get a few more hours of sleep in and see the fam.

Meadow sure loved this hotel with its own "hot tub."

Meadow's also wearing a skirt that she sewed herself. 

On Saturday I took the family along for my shoots. First stop was Brighton Beach.


Then we met Blake along Park Point. The greatest beach in the world. Other than Wisconsin Point, that is.





Only sand no water for this guy.

The family was the perfect models for some shots along the beach.


I'm getting used to having to get releases from strangers.

I went my separate way for a bit to capture Lincoln Park and it's plethora of craft breweries.

 While Scott finished up his work, we went with Blake to a going away party.



Eventually the family met back with me. We ate at Duluth Grill for the first time in years and headed home a few days before another job would take us to Northwest Minnesota. I'm talking border country.

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