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Kiara | Chippewa Falls Senior Session

FEATURED SENIOR | KIARA! I had a fun day with Kiara, cruising around Chippewa Falls for her senior portrait session.

Kiara enjoys volleyball and plans to attend Winona State University after her graduation with the class of 2019. Growing up, she wanted to be a doctor because she so very much enjoyed the TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. Now, she plans on becoming a psychiatrist because of her love for helping others. Kiara and I had a meet and greet before her session and that helped her to prepare for our senior session. It also helped me get to know her so I could plan ahead on the spots we visited while capturing her portrait session. Even though Kiara started out nervous, she opened up quickly and we had so much fun.

One of my favorite things about senior portrait sessions is how many different backgrounds we end up using. From some of the more urban backdrops downtown to fun in the hydrangeas, to literally stopping traffic, and then finally ending up at the waterfront, we explored so many different looks and different backdrops. Chippewa Falls has so many different sides, as does Kiara! It was fun to explore them all.

I have to say that some of my favorite images were taken at the end of the session when we were at the water. Kiara kicked off her shoes and splashed off the side of a dock and then, after a quick costume change, I pulled out the fog machine and took some more dramatic shots in her stunning gown!

Kiara, thank you so much for trusting me to be your senior portrait photographer.  I had a complete blast during your portrait session. I hope your senior year is amazing and wish you the best of luck at Winona State!

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Thanks to Kiara for asking me to be her photographer and thank you for stopping by to see this fun Chippewa Falls senior portrait session. Are you a Midwest senior or Midwest Junior interested in finding a senior portrait photographer? Make sure to contact me today for more information about senior portrait photography!

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Clayton | Irvine Park Senior Session

 

Today’s featured senior is Clayton! I met up with Clayton over the summer to capture his senior portrait session in Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.

Clayton says the most enjoyable part of high school was making memories with all his friends in the sports he plays. Through the different sports teams and sporting events he’s been part of through his high school career, he’s had the opportunity to meet new people and make amazing memories. He said that was a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Growing up, he wanted to be an architect because building things and designing things captivated his interest. He called it a form of art that is displayed to anyone who even walks by! Now, he plans to be a financial advisor to help other people be responsible with their money to have a better life. I think that’s such a worthy and admirable goal! While he hasn’t if he will be attending college in Madison or La Crosse, with that outlook I am sure Clayton will be successful!

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Clayton was awesome to hang out with during his senior portrait session. We jammed out to some tunes during his session. I have to say, Clayton has some great style! He was up for having some fun which allowed me to be more creative with his senior photography. We hit up some locations I’ve never photographed before!

Clayton was a big help in finding different backgrounds in the forest at Irvine. It was an adventure that we took together and I had a blast with him. In fact, Clayton told me that he has even more ideas for portraits now, if he had the opportunity to have another session.  I love when senior portrait sessions are a fun experience! It means I’m doing a good job at being a senior photographer!

Clayton, thanks for asking me to photograph your senior portrait session! I had a blast adventuring in the woods at Irvine Park and I hope we can do it again someday!

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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. Don’t settle for a standard background! Together we can find the best locations around Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls to make your senior portraits unique. If you’d like to schedule your own senior session, make sure to contact me and we can talk about how to make your images a reflection of you.

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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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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Preserve Your Photos

Lately, I’ve been giving advice for how to prepare and what to do for photography sessions, but this time, I’d like to speak to what happens after. When you get those pictures from your portrait session, after the initial excitement of seeing everything, what do you do to preserve those images so you can still look back on them for years to come?

Preserve your Images in Albums or Scrapbooks

One of the most obvious answers to how to preserve your images is to have an album or scrapbook made. This way, you have physical copies of the pictures that will last beyond any technology or online database that might run out of storage or go out of operation. After all, remember floppy discs? Physical albums are a tried and true method.

Preserve your Images in Wall Art or Frames

Another obvious answer is to get your photos printed out and put in picture frames or made into wall art. This is especially true for those family pictures, those senior portraits—the images you want to hang up for a daily reminder of the unity and love in your home. Again, since these are physical copies, these will outlast tech that might go out of date. I’ve spoken about wall art before, so if you’re looking for advice on how to find the right image size for your living room, hallway, or bedroom, you can check out that blog post as well. Read more

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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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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McKayla | Memorial High Senior Session

I met up with McKayla for a senior portrait session in Chippewa Falls area.

McKayla is in her senior year at Memorial High School in Eau Claire. She is a swimmer and competes often with great success.  We got together in the afternoon and wandered through a number of different locations around Chippewa Falls. She has such a vibrant personality and a mega-watt smile, so I wanted to make sure we took pictures in a number of different places to capture the different sides of her personality.

We wandered around down the streets of town, and then made our way to a grassy field.  I loved how McKayla’s beautiful hair spread out around her like a cascade. It was such a lovely contrast to the vibrant green of the grass. Not to mention, laughter was sparkling in her eyes because I had her lay down in the grass.  She loves the outside, especially when she can stretch out in a hammock. McKayla also is a summer camp counselor and loves the time she spends there with her campers. So, these fun outdoor shots lined up with her love for being outside.

We also lucked out as we were walking along the waterfront, where a beautiful sailboat was docked. The owner was there and allowed us to take pictures on the boat. I love how McKayla looks like she is embarking on an exciting adventure. And, really, in a way– she is! Senior year is such an exciting time for teens. Just like in a swim meet, seniors are poised to dive off the platform into the rest of their lives. There is nothing but opportunity ahead, whether that leads to college, service, travel or employment. While it is both scary and maybe a little intimidating, it is nonetheless one of the most exciting times in a teenager’s life.

Whether she was laying in flowers, walking through the tall grass or splashing in the creek, it was a blast to spend the day with McKayla.

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Samplawski Photography | 2014 Couple’s Choice Award | Award Winning Photographer

EAU CLAIRE, WI – JANUARY 21, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Samplawski Photography as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Wedding Photography in Eau Claire and Twin Cities area!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. Read more

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We have hit another milestone!!

Thank you to all of our amazing clients we have had the opportunity to work with over the past two years! We have grown our client base in weddings, senior photography, and family photography tremendously! Read more

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