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Jarrod | Chippewa Falls Senior Session

Today’s featured senior is Jarrod! I met up with Jarrod for a senior portrait session in and around the Chippewa Falls area.

Jarrod opted not to have a meet and greet ahead of our senior portrait session, so I met him for the first time on the day of the shoot.  I loved getting to spend time with him and get to know him. For a gentleman who didn’t really want to take pictures – he rocked his session and had some great portraits created.

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Every senior and every senior session is different. So we took our time wandering around Chippewa Falls taking pictures. These portraits ranged from more serious pictures to some more fun shots, where Jarrod’s smile really lit up the whole image. Jarrod also admitted having a senior session was more fun than he thought it would be. As a senior photographer, that’s always my goal! I want you to have fun during your photography session!

Jarrod says the most enjoyable thing about high school was being able to hang out with his friends. While growing up, he wanted to be a pilot because he thought that would be cool. But now, he is working towards a career in architecture or mechanical engineering. He likes to design things and see them built. He plans to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering here in Wisconsin in pursuit of that goal.

While his favorite color is black, he wore a few different colors during his portrait session as well as a sharp white button down for a more professional look.

Thank you, Jarrod, for asking me to be your senior portrait photographer. I am sure you’ll build and design great things in your future and I wish you the best of luck at MSOE!

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Schedule your Senior Session Today!

Make sure that your senior portraits are a reflection of you! As a Midwest high school senior, this exciting time in your life should be preserved for years to come. If you’d like to schedule your own senior session, make sure to contact me and we can talk about how to make your senior photography session as unique as you are. Sessions book quickly, so don’t delay to make sure you can get your portrait session done in time for the holidays!

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Class of 2018 Senior Sessions

At this point, for Midwest high school students, the school year has drawn to a close. And for the class of 2018, high school has ended. Commencement speeches have been given, diplomas awarded, and hats have been tossed in the air. Graduation is such an exciting and emotional time. At this time of year, I find myself reflecting on the many seniors I’ve photographed through the year. I’m so happy for the amazing teens I’ve captured this year in senior portrait sessions.

2018 Senior Sessions

The most rewarding part of my job as a portrait photographer is working with clients to make sure their images reflect who they really are. When capturing senior portraits, it’s so special because senior year is the gateway to adult life. So many dreams and adventures are about to start. Whether seniors are going on to colleges, universities, military service, vocational schools or right into the work force; there’s so many exciting things to experience after high school. There is no other time quite as special as senior year.

In 2018, I met so many wonderful and unique Midwest seniors. These amazing, talented teens have enriched my life as I had a chance to meet them and their families. It is my goal as a portrait photographer to create a senior portrait experience that captures each teen’s spirit and to deliver photos that will last their family a lifetime.  Because of that, I found myself shooting seniors all over Chippewa Falls and Eau Clair. From the track, to the library; city backdrops to quiet country roads, the sessions all matched the personalities and passions of these amazing teens.

This year, I also started offering “Extreme Sports Photography.” These sessions are designed to capture the passion and dedication of athletes. Using state of the art editing techniques, the resulting images look like they belong on motivational posters!

I wanted to share some of the images from these wonderful 2018 seniors. I am so thankful I was able to be their senior portrait photographer. I want to take this opportunity to wish my most sincere congratulations on their recent graduation, and to wish good luck to all in their adventures to come.

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2018 Prom Trends

Prom season is here! Prom is one of the most memorable events in the lives of high school seniors and high school juniors everywhere. In this post, I wanted to provide a guide to this year’s hottest prom trends.

Prom Dress Trends

For girls, the gown that you choose is a very important decision. Your look will be immortalized through photographs and portraits taken on that day, and those photos end up framed and displayed for years. So, it’s important to find a dress that helps you look and feel your best. You should also feel comfortable and confident, since you’ll be in the dress (and shoes) for hours as you dance the night away.  Here are some popular prom dress trends for 2018.

Illusion

One of this season’s hottest trends revolves around ILLUSION. Illusion dresses give subtle hints of skin while being totally timeless and classy. Whether a peekaboo side or a dramatic back, illusion dresses can provide timeless drama for any formal occasion. Pick from illusion designs embellished with lace apliques and crystal beading, sheer overlays, pretty keyhole cut-outs or low-cut open backs.  Keyhole backs and illusion details offer beautiful coverage, while low-cut and open backs are a bolder choice. Read more

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Danielle | North High School Senior Session

It’s no wonder that Danielle is our FEATURED senior for this week’s blog, because she absolutely rocked out her senior session.

Danielle is a senior at North High School. She has a fun, outgoing personality that made it easy for me to capture those huge smiles of hers. She’s got a great sense of humor, too. It made the session enjoyable not only for her but for me as well.

It was a gorgeous day in Chippewa Valley, with perfect weather for our senior session. The beautiful weather allowed us to really let loose and have some fun. After all, who doesn’t love getting ice cream in between heat waves? We went to Olson’s Ice Cream in the Chippewa Falls area, which was the perfect treat on a warm and sunny day.

We got a little bit of everything in this session, from the eclectic downtown landscape to the country roads and fields. Danielle absolutely rocked everything I threw at her!

Last but not least, I couldn’t blog about Danielle’s session without mentioning the fact that we got some pretty awesome images with her and her family’s Hummer. I love it when I get seniors who bring something personal to them and their families!

Danielle, thanks for an amazing session. Your epic, fun personality is the reason I wanted to feature you this week on my blog!

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Theo | Stanley High School Senior Session

 

I met up with Theo near Stanley, Wisconsin, for an epic high school senior session filled with plenty of action.

Theo wanted something special for his session, and he especially wanted to incorporate his love of football. After all, that’s his happy place: he loves to be out on the green turf and grass and to feel his cleats digging in deep. He loves the feeling of working hard for that win and of being part of a team. Basically, he loves to have a “ball” (literally and figuratively) when it comes to his football games, and that passion was definitely something I wanted on film.

Still, we started out a little more low-key. I headed to Theo’s home to shoot some pictures there before we went downtown to get some more fun photos.

But that wasn’t all. Theo is part of the launch of my new EXTREME Sports, which allows me to create one-of-a-kind collages for my sports players when they come see me for their sessions. We pulled together an epic collection of all the best sports pictures for Theo, and I’m incredibly pleased with how they turned out.

Theo, thank you for being part of my EXTREME Sports lineup and for sharing your passion for football with me. I know you’re going to keep rocking the world!

If you’re a Midwest junior or senior interested in booking a senior session with an EXTREME Sports collage, make sure to contact me to get onto the calendar! We’ll have lots of fun and get some amazing photos that you and your family can cherish for a lifetime.

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Allison | Greenwood High School Senior Session

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Allison, a high school senior at Greenwood High School, is set to graduate with the Class of 2018, so we headed out to the Chippewa Falls area to put together some senior photos for her.

Cross country and track is her big love, so of course we had to pay homage to that during our senior session. At the start of the session, we had a blast pushing off the block. She’s got a great energy and was up for all kinds of action poses. I love getting to capture seniors doing the things that they love, because that passion shows through so honestly.

Her style reflected that amazing energy, too. With a larger-than-life closet, I enjoyed helping her put together fun looks and outfits that not only showed off her beauty and personality but created a flair unique to her.

Even though it was pretty hot during the session, Allison toughed it out. We cruised around the city and stopped at some hidden gems that I’ve always wanted to photograph. And then once we got to the water, Allison got to have some fun and splash around. After all, when life hands you water when it’s hot and humid, why not seize the opportunity to cool off? Read more

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Kaysie | Chippewa Valley Senior Session

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Kaysie is all set to dazzle the world when she graduates with the Class of 2018, but before she takes on adulthood, she took on an awesome senior session in Chippewa Valley.

We turned up some tunes and had plenty of fun during this session—and even got some hair flips out of Kaysie as she let her outgoing personality shine. She absolutely nailed it; it was hard not to grin through this session with a fun subject like her!

She had some stylish outfits that we made great use of as well. With the different backdrops available to us, it seemed like she had a look for every location, both indoors and outdoors. We got some great shots near the water that I think made her look like a model. I can’t say enough about how easy Kaysie made this session—when she’s already such a rock star, the photographs come naturally.

It was also great to have Kaysie’s family there behind the scenes. I love having my seniors bring their family, because that often means we can bring out those genuine smiles that come from being around the ones you love. It’s also a great way to keep up the energy and the love. Read more

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Jarred | North High School Senior Session

Jarred is an amazing North High School senior, and I thoroughly enjoyed our senior session. He really showed off his wide range of taste and style. He is this week’s featured senior!

We started out moving around the city in Chippewa Valley, capturing some grunge and fun. We even turned up the beats a bit to get the full effect, and Jarred nailed his pictures in that more urban atmosphere.

Then we switched gears and headed to the great outdoors, where Jarred proved that he’s not afraid to have a little fun. Some of my favorite images were from when we played in the water. He got all the way down in the water and looked like he was ready to take on the world.

Of course, it’s no surprise that Jarred was right at home in the outdoors, because he has done some amazing things in the Boy Scout program. In December, Jarred became an Eagle Scout, so we obviously had to get some pictures of him in his scout uniform both outside and back at the studio. His whole family loves the Scouts, and it’s obvious they couldn’t be prouder. It really is an accomplishment to be proud of and those lessons will carry on to many other areas in his life.

When Jarred isn’t scouting, he loves to camp and cheer on the Green Bay Packers. So we had plenty to talk about all day!

Jarred, thanks again for asking me to do your senior portraits, and thanks for being so willing to get out there to get some action shots!

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