2nd Annual Mini Photo Sessions

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The Winona County DAC is once again teaming with Those Gals Photography for a fundraiser photo event. Those Gals are not only dropping their standard price for our event, but also giving back 50% of the proceeds to the DAC! We couldn’t ask for a more gracious contribution to us for a fundraiser; but as Ashley states, “I realize what you do for the community, and I appreciate it. This gives me a chance to do what I love while contributing to your organization and giving families a new wonderful memory that can be cherished for years to come.”

Sessions are perfect for updating your family photos, holiday cards, a best friend session, date night session, photos of your littles, photos of your beloved pet, or whatever you may want! Your photographer will be Ashley and she is wonderful with making accommodations and tailoring each session to be your own.

Sessions will be held near the old deer park in Winona just off of Prairie Island Road. The location is 915 Prairie Island Road, Winona, MN 55987. This location will say you are going to the “Latsch Shelter.” See more informatio below for set up and directional photos.


The price for each session is $50.00. Each session includes:

*A 10-minute mini session. Perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time to spend for photos and also those who don’t like to hold still for long.

*At minimum of 10 edited digital photos with rights released in an online gallery. (This means you can get them printed wherever you want and don’t have to worry about spending an arm and a leg for print outs!)

*No maximum number of persons for your photo session to be included in the photos.

*Pets are welcome to be in the photos with you as long as they are friendly, and you clean up after them.

*You will leave with an instruction card on how to access your photos and contact information in case you need assistance. 


Important information:

*If you have any questions on payment/scheduling, please contact Jenna as she is the coordinator for the event. Please do not contact Ashley. If you would prefer to schedule over the phone, please contact Jenna.

Phone: 507-452-1798 Email:jvolkman@winonadac.org

*The online gallery will be emailed to you so we MUST have an email on file. Galleries are set up for your viewing and downloading 1-2 weeks after the session. The gallery is active for 14 days for you to download your images. 

*In the event of rain, the sessions will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 22. You will keep the same time slot, unless you ask otherwise and there is an opening for a new time. 

*No refunds for weather related events or cancellations.

*The photo props will be disinfected between sessions for everyone’s safety. 


Below is a sample photo of the background for this year’s photos. 


The below photo is a directional photo from the Winona DAC (The yellow is Hwy 61) to the Latsch Shelter. The exact location is 915 Prairie Island Road, Winona, MN 55987

Please Note: Latsch Shelter is NOT the same as the popular swimming location. 












The photo below is a locational photo to show you where to turn once on Prairie Island Road. Use the red star as a reference to around where the photos will be. (There is no longer a playground at the location.) You will see the girls and the set up once you pull in towards the Latsch Shelter.


All proceeds from this event will be going towards the DAC Backyard Upgrade

Upgrade includes:

  • Adding a wheelchair glider to the swing set. (This way all of our individuals can have the chance to utilize said swing set!)
  • Adding two more bays of regular swings (For less waiting time and turn taking which equals more fun!)
  • Planting a cherry, 2 pear, and 2 apple trees (To continue the wealth of gardening knowledge for our individuals and even some staff. Learning is so very important! It is even more fun when our individuals can see a project from start to finish and even get to eat some of it at the end!)

We have been fundraising all year for our backyard upgrade and we are hopeful we are able to get the work started soon!


A little bit about Those Gals Photography

They are based in Winona and the Twin Cities. Both ladies were born and raised in Winona, but life has moved them up to the twin cities. Each have families of their own, so they are great with working with kids and your beloved 4-legged family members.

Their specialties include:

  • Engagements & Weddings
  • Senior Portraits & Professional Headshots
  • Family
  • Maternity & Newborn
  • Real Estate
  • Themed Mini Sessions

Feel free to check out their website at www.thosegalsphotography.com for more about them, their business, and a portfolio of their photos!


  • You do NOT pay per person, but per session. This just allows Those Gals Photography a heads up if adjustments to the backdrop is going to be needed prior to your session.
  • This allows Those Gals to adjust the backdrop as needed prior to your session.
  • This allows Those Gals to adjust the backdrop as needed prior to your session.
  • Time slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please check the time(s) that would be best for you.
  • Time slots will be taken off as they have been filled. There may be a delay in this process so you may choose a time slot that has already been filled. If you have a few times that will work, please choose all that apply, and let us know in the comment section below if there is a particular order you would like for your specified time slots. Example: 1st choice: 9:00am 2nd choice: 11:45am 3rd choice: 3:00pm
  • Within 72 hours of your sign up a confirmation of your session time will be sent to your choice selected below. If you choose email, please make sure to check your junk mail as well. The email will be sent by jvolkman@winonadac.org
  • Please put the number of sessions you are requesting in the quantity field.
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