Kalina : Senior Portraits : Manly, IA
As we come up on the Thanksgiving holiday, I just want to say how thankful I am for my wonderful customers… especially these lovely senior girls I got to photograph this year! (And a few guys too!) 😉
This here is the lovely Kalina. I had a great time with her and her mom. She picked some great outfits to wear with lots of variety on the dressiness level and lots of fun colors!
We had to do the classic white dress in the field of flowers image, but we made sure to get some more unique shots as well.
My favorite images were with her puppy, Muffin. She’s a cocker spaniel bichon mix, and looks like a stuffed animal! Seriously, a cuddle-magnet!
We also stopped at a top secret location that only I have access to, for this rocking image with the sunflowers.
And what do you think of this image of her playing the piano with her reflection??? She’s so gorgeous!
Senne Family : Northwood, Iowa
This sweet, young family was lucky they got a beautiful day of warm fall weather before this recent damp, chilly air set in.
We started with some indoor portraits of the kids and the whole family. Isn’t this one of the two kids together just perfect?
I also love the funny expressions they did.
After the indoor stuff, we headed outside to see if we could find some fall foliage still hanging on. It wasn’t easy but we found a patch of golden leaves…
Kendra : Osage High School Senior + Berg Family Portraits
Well, I had a very fun and very busy day when I drove down to Osage, Iowa to meet with Kendra and her mom for a morning of on-location portraits in their hometown. I photographed Kendra’s older brother, Kolby a few years back and so they were all very excited to create some amazing images for this beautiful young lady.
I’m always honored when my customers return to me. And I’ve done lots of returning families with younger siblings becoming Seniors this year, which makes me VERY HAPPY! I know just how many other photographers there are out there these days, creating facebook pages and trying to lure my customers away with lower prices or fancy photo treatments. I know I’m doing something right when people tell me they want MY EXPERIENCE, MY TALENT… I love that they enjoy the simplicity of my images and the natural expressions I am able to coax out of their loved ones.
I can’t imagine trying to do anything else. This is who I am, this is my style and my brand. I dabble in the props and cutesy stuff a little bit with newborns, but I just can’t help myself… what else are you going to do with a sleeping baby??? LOL!
But back to Kendra, and her images…
We did some at her grandparent’s place where they have this fantastic gazebo built into the bluffs overlooking the river below… such a magical location!
Then we went down to the river itself, and around town… finding sources of inspiration everywhere we looked!
We also took some with her (very tame and docile) award winning heifer… it’s almost like it’s a girl relaxing by the tree with her horse! A beautiful creature indeed!
After the morning festivities, we gathered up her immediate family for a little session at their home farm.
But, we still weren’t done!!! Once we finished that, we drove over to Kendra’s grandparent’s farm to photograph the whole Berg clan!
Look at these cute little cousins she has! They are just too cute!
All in all, it was a jam-packed day and I was darn happy to set my heavy camera down at the end… but it was definitely worth it when I saw all these great memories we created together.