We regularly feature photo submissions from our Images of Edina photo contest. This month, we asked Kayla Maring to tell us about her photograph titled Fall Meets Winter.
Where was the photo taken?
Centennial Lakes Park in Edina.
What inspired the shot?
The calming atmosphere of the park … It was peak fall season, and what was supposed to be a beautiful fall morning quickly turned snowy, chilly and damp. The heavy, wet snow shortened the family photo session I had, and when the family left, I realized that no one else was in the park with me. I couldn’t feel my hands and my clothes were soaking wet already, but I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy the park all to myself.
What’s your favorite thing about this image?
The serene feeling that it gives me.
Do you typically take photos like this or is this out of the norm for you?
Yes … I’ve always liked to be well-rounded in what I know and do, and photography is no exception. I have a photography business, Lifetime Adventures Photography, where I specialize in senior and family portraits, but I always try to capture other subjects like nature and travel to help me stay creative.