{Ryan – Class of 2020 | Breezy Point Senior}

The weather for Ryan’s Breezy Point senior session was super unpredictable, it was rainy and cloudy and windy, and then it would clear up. The funny thing, was that I shot his older brother’s session the year before and we had the SAME weather! 😂

Ryan was such a chill kid to work with, very easy going! The kind that settled pretty naturally into poses, which makes my job so much easier! Breezy Point Resort is one of my favorite places to shoot, both weddings and sessions, and according to his mom, Ryan and his brother have spent a lot of time there growing up, so it was the perfect place to shoot his seniors.

Ryan, thanks for being so easy to work with, I had a fun time with you and your mom! Good luck finishing up your senior year, and hoping that your next stage of life is a little more “normal” than your senior year was! 😉


Class of 2020 – Breezy Point Senior Session!

{Bella – Class of 2020 | Cardinal Volleyball Senior}

This Staples Motley Cardinal Volleyball senior, Bella, was another fun session! Ya’ll know how much I love sports photos, and sports photos in the SM gym are even more of a fav! I started my photo career at The Staples World, shooting sports, so it has some good memories for me.

One of my favorite parts of this session is that we did her photos at some similar locations to some of my other previous sessions that were also Staples Motley students, but Bella’s images turned out totally different then those sessions… just a good example that photos are more about you as a person than your location, and we can make your photos unique to YOU, no matter where we take them!!

Bella! Thank you so much for choosing me to do your seniors, I had such a fun time with you and your mom! Finish your senior year strong, despite all this craziness, and the BEST of luck with your next season of life!


P.S. If you missed them… the previous Class of 2020 Showcase posts are HERE!

Cardinal Volleyball Senior – Class of 2020!

{Hailey – Class of 2020 | Brainerd MN Senior}

Hailey is a senior at East Ridge High School in the twin cities, but she wanted some Brainerd MN senior photos, as her family has a cabin on Gull Lake that holds some great memories for her. I shot her extended family session earlier last summer (they’ll be making a blog appearance at some point!), and then she reached out to see if I’d want to do her senior pictures and I said OF COURSE!

Hailey was yet another senior girl that had such cute style! Seriously, this year really had me looking back on my clothing during high school, and I think my generation definitely had the short end of the stick when it came to “style” 😂

Girl! Thank you (and your momma!!) so much for driving all the way up to Brainerd for the evening, to shoot with me! I had so much fun with you, and love how your images turned out. Best of luck finishing off your (online) senior year, and wishing you a smooth fall as you transition to a new stage of life!


P.S. Have you missed any of the previous Class of 2020 Showcase? If so, click here to see the rest!

Brainerd MN Senior – Class of 2020!

{Cloey – Class of 2020 | Girls Senior Session Outfit Inspiration}

Colten’s twin, Cloey is up today! We did her session the same night as his, and had all the crazy weather, but this girl rocked her pictures through it all. Not only is she a cutie, and a natural in front of the camera, she’s got all kinds of cute outfits, definitely one for girls senior session outfit inspiration! (Class of 2021, listen up!)

Cloey, thank you for hanging out with me and being so much fun to work with! I hope your senior year is also going okay, even though it’s online, and that your plans for the next chapter of life all go smoothly! Good luck!


P.S. See the rest of the Class of 2020 Showcase (including Cloey’s twin, Colten) by clicking here!

Class of 2020 – Girls Senior Session Outfit Inspiration!

{Colten – Class of 2020 | Crosslake MN Senior}

Colten’s Crosslake MN Senior session was one of those that we got every weather condition (except snow!), it was sunny, and humid, and rained, and got cloudy and super windy! But both he (and his twin sister Cloey, who will be making an appearance tomorrow!) and his puppy weren’t phased by the weather changes!

Can I just say, I love when seniors bring their pets to their sessions!? It makes them that much more fun (and sometimes exciting, while we’re trying to get them to peek at the camera!). Thanks for bringing your dog, and being so easy going with the weather! I hope your surviving this crazy senior year, and that all your plans for next year will go on without a hitch!


P.S. To see all the previous Class of 2020 Showcase posts, click here!

Crosslake MN Senior – Class of 2020!

{Cael – Class of 2020 |Staples Motley Senior}

This Staples Motley Senior was a fun one for me to work with. I met Cael when he was just 5 years old, when I started working for his parent’s resort Campfire Bay. I spent a lot of time around his family while he was growing up, so it was super fun to hang out with him and see the young man he’s grown into!

Cael has big plans, and it’ll be really fun to see where he chooses to go, and the plans that God has for his life! I hope you’re making it through this final stretch of your senior year, and that your plans for next year fall into place! Good luck on this next chapter!


P.S. See the rest of the Class of 2020 and their “Senior Showcase” here!

Staples Motley Senior – Class of 2020!

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