Last week I had the wonderful surprise of being invited by @minnstameets to be part of a small group to have a special opportunity at the Twins Target Field in Downtown Minneapolis. The event was a guided tour from MLB Pro Photographer Brace Hemmelgarn and the Twins Social Media Coordinator, Twins tickets, access to the field during warm-ups and batting practice, food and drink vouchers, photography credentials and amazing photo opportunities the entire time. It was supposed to only be one day, but bad weather rolled in and we missed the Twins batting practice so we got to go back the next day as well!
It’s always fun meeting new Instagrammers and sharing new experiences, though this was probably the most unique get together I’ve been a part of so far! After our tour of the stadium, we went out on the field to take photos of the opposing team The Kansas City Royals during their batting practice. Picture taken by Sam Holt
After finding our way back into the stands and getting food and drinks, we watched several innings of the game, chatted and then went looking for more places to take pictures. Being my first time at the stadium, I was quite surprised at the number and variety of food vendors. Also surprising was the beautiful architecture and grandness of the stadium as well as the man power required to facilitate such a place.
Over this summer Minnstameets will be having photo contests where anyone can win an opportunity to get to go to the stadium for the same type of adventure so keep your eyes peeled on their page for that as well as other amazing get togethers over the summer! If you haven’t been to an Instameet and are at all interested I would strongly recommend going, they are wonderful places to meet other photographers from around the cities. (photo of Eric Mueller)
I would like to sincerely thank Minnstameets for including me in the event, I felt very honored to be a part of such amazing photographers from Minnesota! Here is a list of the other Instagrammers that got to attend, make sure and give them a follow and check out their incredible photography… @danamarieku, @christmaselk, @ericmueller, @stefandellis & @captureminnesota, @mnbucketlist, @mamcita.rita, @marcacoleman, @waqonthewildside, @faizxahmad
Thanks, see you next time!
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn)