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Archive for August, 2011

Julia : Senior Portraits : Mason City High School

Unique. That’s definitely the word I would use to describe the lovely and talented Julia. At first I thought she was going to move in, when she arrived with all her bags of clothes, accessories and other fun items!

I got to know quite a bit about her as we had the photo session. For example, she plays flute and piccolo, but prefers the latter. She also has an obsession with penguins and loves to collect them… and last year her prom dress was this show-stopping purple number.
Gotta love a girl with a unique personality that’s not afraid to be herself!
Enjoy,
Becca

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Kylie : Senior Portraits : Albert Lea High School

Oooo la la! Lovin’ me some Kylie! Isn’t she just the cutest? I just love her auburn hair and glasses!
She looks so smart, but you know she’s gotta be sassy!
I had a great time with her and her mom, driving around during our Scandalous Session. I just love going new places and being creative.
The ones in the orange hoodie are among my faves. She really looks great in that bright orange! Not many girls can pull that color off! LOVE IT!
And this one… I adore! (P.S. I don’t know about your monitor, but it might look a little bright. It looks much better in print, I promise!)

Enjoy!
Rebecca

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Colin : Senior Portraits : Albert Lea High School

I just love it when my neighbors have me take portraits for them! It’s always an honor, no matter who I work for, but I think it’s special when they are making the decision to do business locally.
This young man lives just on the other side of the border from my studio in the country outside Glenville, MN but they have some 4-H heifers they pasture just down the road from my place so it was an easy trip there to capture one of the key ways he spends his summer time.
We also took some with his football jersey since he’s on the Tiger’s football team for Albert Lea High School… and when we were at the farm with the cattle, I spotted the old Farmall that I soon found out was actually Colin’s tractor! So we had to get some fun ones with that!

But this one is my favorite. So simple.
Enjoy,
Rebecca

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Jaclyn : Senior Portraits : Austin High School

This young lady is simply stunning. She’s got that all-american girl look down! With her beautiful blonde hair and bright blue eyes, she’s what guys call a “10!”
I am just glad this girl was able to walk into my studio because she was involved in really bad car accident a year ago and has had several back surgeries since then, but has recovered amazingly well… as you can see by the dance pictures in the slideshow.
My favorites were in this adorable purple dress, which I will admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of when I saw it on the hanger, but it photographed really, really well! With the green grass as our background her eyes really POP! Like her mom said while we were taking this picture, it’s just such a “fresh, young” look.

She had tons of great outfits with lots of different colors and styles.
Enjoy!
Rebecca

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The Juhlin Family : Mason City, IA : Family Portraits

This family came to me via a referral from one of my favorite clients so I had a pretty good feeling we’d be a good fit and as soon as I arrived I was at ease. They were such a nice group of people!
I loved their home and their big, shady yard. The kiddos were just the cutest and so well behaved. It was like a dream come true! 🙂

Also, the one son just go engaged to the sister of the gal that referred me so they asked to do a little mini-engagement session at the end. Of course, I obliged!

The whole thing went so amazingly well, it made me thankful I accepted the Sunday morning session.
I can’t wait for the family to see these!
Enjoy!
Rebecca

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The O’Connor Family : Lake Madison, SD

This great family comes to me from my wonderful brother-in-law, Dan Houg who works in Sioux Falls, SD and was on the Make A Wish Board of Directors last year.
The O’Connors and I tried to get together this winter to do a session, but the weather got in my way and I wasn’t able to travel that weekend.
Since a family this large doesn’t have the opportunity to get everyone together all that often, I was more than happy to accommodate their request to have me travel even further to Lake Madison, SD to do their family portrait session.
It was a very sunny and hot day, which wasn’t exactly ideal for a lake portrait. But I managed to work my magic and got a few different settings with the whole big group for Karla to choose from to display over her mantle.

Next, we headed to a more comfortable shady spot in the front yard where we took lots of great shots of the individual families and their kids.
It really was a great way to spend a Saturday. Such nice people! (And good looking to boot!)
Enjoy!
Rebecca

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Erin : Senior Portraits : Albert Lea High School

Erin had a gorgeously sunny day to take her senior portraits. We sure have been blessed with some nice weather around here lately!
But to tell you the truth, I prefer a few clouds in the sky, it just takes away those harsh shadows that you get when you’re trying to do outdoor pictures at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
Even with the bright sun, we got tons of amazing outdoor shots. Just look at these!

Naturally gorgeous girl! Love her!
Enjoy,
Becca

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