I recently did a couple of commercial photography shoots for Samaritan Bethany senior care facility in Rochester, Minnesota. I had done similar shoots before, so knew it would be a fun one! Some of these people were so funny and fun to be around. A couple not so much, but I just avoided them. LOL! Their mission leader/CEO, Sue Knutson, coordinated the shoot and lead me around both days. She had me photographing everything from residents having lunch and singing around a piano to their weekly happy hour gathering and chapel service. All-in-all it was a very fun and productive shoot. We captured many nice moments between staff and residents and got quite a variety of images, which they can now use to promote their awesome facility!


Client: http://www.samaritanbethany.com/


Dean Riggott is a commercial photographer located in Rochester, Minnesota, who often shoots on location in places, such as, Minneapolis, St Paul and Mankato, Minnesota. He has been doing professional photography since 1991 and specializes in architectural, editorial, corporate, advertising, food, and agricultural photography. If you have a photography project you’d like to discuss you can contact Dean via the “contact” page of this site.



At left: A man visits with others during Friday afternoon’s “Happy Hour.” At right: a resident spends some quality time with a visiting dog.



A young volunteer paints the nails of a Samaritan Bethany resident in Rochester, Minnesota.


A woman visits with a resident at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota.


One of many happy residents of Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota.


A worker sings with a group of residents around the piano at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota.


A worker talks with a resident during Friday evenings “Happy Hour” at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota.


A worker has a laugh with a resident in the courtyard of Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota.


This lovely woman was visiting her boyfriend at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota.


Despite a little wind this Samaritan Bethany resident insisted on spending an hour in the courtyard sun.


A Samaritan Bethany employee chats with a resident in the courtyard on a beautiful summer day.

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