Jared's Senior Portraits

I had an awesome time taking Jared's senior pictures. I love getting a variety of looks for a senior shoot. We went to riverfront, an alleyway and then over to Eagle Point park for a nice, natural setting. For each location, Jared had an outfit to change into and also didn't mind showing some skin. He even got a chance to show off his favorite sport for a few shots. It all made for a great finished gallery! Here are just a few of my favorites. 

Emily's Sneak Peek

It's always exciting to shoot at new places, so a big thanks to Emily for doing all the scouting work for me and finding a couple cool spots in her own neighborhood to use for her senior pictures! It was fun walking down the street she grew up on and hearing her neighbors wave and ask if she was taking senior pictures.  I could see they were excited for her big milestone and also wondering where the time has gone. The older I get the more I notice how quickly the clock ticks. That's why I love what I do so much! It's always a privilege to capture the important moment's in a person's life and give them something tangible to hang onto for years to come. Something to help those memories surface time and again as the years go by.  

It was so nice to meet Emily! She is a bright young lady who attends Clinton High School in Clinton, Iowa. She participates in A'Capella choir, dance, and is the secretary of the National Honor Society. Her plan for the future is to major in architecture at Iowa State. We had a nice time exploring the area and took pictures at a prairie, a cool garage, and even took a few in her own yard. It was Emily's first experience doing a photo shoot and she did a great job! It was important to her to stay true to herself and she would recommend anyone getting pictures done to try relaxing and just be who you are. 

Here is a sneak peek from her session!  

Susanna's Sneak Peek

I had so much fun taking Susanna's senior pictures! We went to Morrison, IL for her shoot and took some pictures at the covered bridge and then headed to Rockwood State Park. Susanna wanted to choose areas that reflected her personality and style so she actually scouted a few spots ahead of time with a friend and they worked out beautifully with her four outfits. She had another engagement following her session and was a little worried about getting done in time, but with a subject as photogenic and easy to work with as she was, we got plenty of great shots and even finished up a little early!  I asked her what piece of advice she would give another person planning for their senior portraits and she said, "you just have to be yourself, have fun, and relax." I agree, that's great advice!  

Even though I'm sure seniors get tired of answering the, "what are your plans after high school?" question, I'm always interested to find out what these soon-to-be high school graduates are looking forward to. Susanna has danced since she was three years old and plans to continue with dance, along with business, at the University of Iowa after graduating from Clinton High School with the class of 2016! 

Here is a sneak peek from her session. Enjoy!