Lake Minnetonka Sunset with My Best Friend, taken by Wayzata’s Katie Rajchert, placed first in the People and Families category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.
“The photo was taken on the front of our boat last summer, heading back from Carson’s Bay to our slip in Wayzata Bay on a slow sunset cruise,” she says. “The far background is along the shore of Ferndale and Harrington [roads].”
Taken with an iPhone 11 Max Pro, the photo features Rajchert’s son Joshua, who was 8 years old at the time of the photo, and the family goldendoodle, Zoey, who was 2 years old at the time.
“Zoey is a sweet, affectionate dog, who loves boat rides with our family,” Rajchert says. “I love how this photo captures a shared moment of pure contentment and love between these two great buddies—a boy and his dog—on a sunset cruise after an evening of anchoring and swimming.”