Camellia + John Paul : Children’s Portrait Session
These littles are very dear to my heart. They just so happen to be my niece and nephew who live just far enough away to make taking photos a little hard to coordinate with school and work schedules. Needless to say, I was thrilled to finally have them back in my studio for some fun portraits documenting their ages (4 & 7).
The outfits their mama dressed them in were adorable and classic and so fitting for their ages. Camellia loves the camera and strutted her stuff like a girl who has seen a few episodes of America’s Next Top Model. Such a honey.
And JP, he’s golden. He really is. My parents get to spend lots of time with them since they live right next door and they never have a bad word to say about either of them. Gotta love grandparents.
I hope you love these images as much as I do… well, maybe that’s asking a lot if you’re not also related to them, but leave me a comment below and let me know which picture is your favorite!
Chloe – Mason City High School – Senior Portraits
Here’s another session I had scheduled for the day it rained. Chloe was also a great sport about trying to do a few outside that day, but she had a lot more outfits and had booked a session that included on-location photography. She had some specific locations in mind we were excited about that just wouldn’t work in the rain. She also planned on wearing her ballet leotard and ballet slippers and we did not want to ruin those in the muddy puddles!
So, what’s a girl to do? We rescheduled some of the outfits for the next day I had available AND that the weather forecast was promising a beautiful day.
We struck gold! Not only did the in-studio shots turn out amazing, but we were able to do the outdoor on-location portraits in a town I never go to with Seniors because it’s usually a bit too far away to stick within the time frame I normally have allotted for the sessions… but since we were able to schedule it separate, it worked wonderfully. I was very inspired and my creativity just took flight. I love these images and have already heard from Chloe that she does too.
Hope your Thursday is great!
Katie : Northwood – Kensett High School Senior Portraits
Hi there! Wow! Where did August go?! I can’t believe it’s September, my older son is in school and the thought of decorating with pumpkins is starting to creep into the edges of my mind. I just have to say, I LOVE fall! The cooler weather, beautiful colors, and more structured schedules make life more enjoyable for this country girl! I am heading out to Sioux Falls for a couple photo shoots this weekend for past customers and I am wishing the weather was a little more fallish and not so summer-y (is that a word? LOL. Probably not.) today. It’s going to be roasty toasty warm from the sounds of it.
I have a new senior to share with you today, she is a stunner and totally down to earth and funny. I just had a blast with her and her best friend while we captured these great senior portraits for her. She just so happens to be another younger sibling to a senior guy I photographed a few years back. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I love my repeat customers! Loyal to the core! 🙂
It was quite the session, about everything that could go wrong, did… somehow we managed to get locked out of the car a couple miles down the road from the studio… but luckily her mom had decided to stay back in the studio lobby and work on paperwork she had to do and so she was able to bring my van to come pick us up. Then, we went over to their farm to take some portraits with her horse and what does the horse choose to do? Whips his head and smacks poor Katie right in the mouth, splitting her bottom lip and so that was the end of his photos! Bad boy!
But, we knew with mine and Katie’s schedules, finding time to re-shoot wasn’t a great option and the weather was perfect, so we pushed on quickly, before her lip got puffy. I am in LOVE with the portraits we captured on the farm. So many pinterest worthy images, if I do say so myself!
Katie, thanks for being such a great sport! I appreciate your good-natured attitude through it all!
Jenni : Mason City High School Senior Portraits
I love welcoming old friends back to the studio. Jenni visited in 2011 when her brother, Taylor was getting his senior portraits taken. Here’s a cute picture of them together back in 2011… #tbt
Well, since then, Jenni sure has grown up and is a gorgeous young lady who is very athletic like her older brother and very much interested in sports.
We actually did two full sessions in one day to capture all her cheerleading, track and softball images as well as all the more classic looks. She picked a wonderful variety of outfits so I felt like she opened a door for me and all my creativity just started flooding out.
I’m in love with these images. I had such a hard time narrowing it down but luckily since we did two sessions, I get to show twice as many for their proofs! LOL! Now they are faced with the hard part, choosing! (Yikes!)
But that reminds me to mention…. One of the best parts about choosing my studio is that I am there for my customers, every step of the way, with an amazing ordering experience where we work together, in my studio with their images and lots of samples and I’m able to show them different creative ideas for displaying their favorite images with my state of the art ordering software. It’s so great, why don’t you call and book your session today and see what it’s all about?! 507-383-2344
Kenzie : Mason City High School Senior Portraits
This is the younger sister of one of my previous seniors, so her mom knew the drill and they showed up ready to rock the session. I loved the great variety of outfit choices they made. We captured some cute images of her in her cheerleading uniform and got a great jumping shot!
Next there was this cute black lace tank with skinny jeans and heels, it was adorable! I love this fun one of her kicking up her heel. She is quite the character when it comes to making funny faces/poses. We had wayyyy too much fun.
There’s lots of other cute clothes and some great images that captured her love for running and hip-hop dance.
This girl is total model material, but she also has such great inner beauty.
Emilie : One Year Old
This little honey was featured on the blog as a newborn a while back and I never got around to sharing her one year session on the blog. It turned out so cute I just had to share it, even if I am a bit behind in doing so!
A little FYI tidbit: Emilie’s mom gives the best massages! If you ever want to book one, she’s the person to call! Now, she’s based right out of her home in Freeborn, MN and has a beautiful, professional massage therapy business. Here’s a link to her facebook page if you’re interested.
We started the session with some family portraits, and then did lots with just Emilie. They are serious farmers and love their John Deere tractors so we HAD to get one on the pedal tractor in the cute pink tutu. Her mommy got the cute personalized chalkboard designed through a shop on Etsy and I can’t remember the name of it, but if you want, I can find that out for you. Or you could just do a search and you can find lots of options, if you’re planning a birthday party soon.
Wouldn’t it be fun to get one of those made each year (well, at least the first 5 or 6 years) and then display them all at a high school graduation party? So fun!
Little Keira : Newborn Portraits
You know that feeling that you get, when a kid you used to babysit is graduating from high school, or worse yet, college? For me it’s like this sinking realization that I really am aging, even though most of the time I don’t feel like I am. Do you know what I mean?
I felt that way when the mommy to this baby girl came into my studio for their newborn session. I did Senior portraits for her when she graduated from highschool, she’s done with college, been working for a while, got married, and now has a little baby!
I know the answer, but it always makes me want to ask the question, “How did this happen?!”
But enough about me… back to this little blessing.
Little Keira was already a month old so I wasn’t going to hold my breath and wait for her to go to sleep, but I knew if I worked carefully, I could still get some of those really cute artsy type of portraits with my favorite props. Lucky for me, she decided to play along and I got some of these beautiful images for her parents (and grandparents!) to treasure for years to come.
Let it be said again, because as much as we get annoyed hearing it, the phrase bears repeating… “They really do change so fast.”
I know, I’m in the midst of it right now with my little guy, Henry. He’s almost 8 1/2 months and he’s pulling himself up on things all the time and loves it when you help him stand on his own two feet! It really was only a few months ago I was cheering him on as he made his first attempts to crawl.
It’s crazy, but we need to do our best as parents to relish every joyful minute of it. And capturing it with beautiful, professional portraits is definitely a great place to start. Kudos to Keira’s parents for investing in her memories!
Little Eve – 6 Month Baby Portraits
Another fun session with this little beauty and her mommy. I just love getting booked for the whole first year of a baby’s portraits because I know I’ll be able to see that customer again and again and see their child grow up and really get a strong grasp of their personal taste and style. By the one year session, I can almost predict what they’ll order and lots of moms and dads let me take the wheel and steer them in the direction I know they’ll love in terms of wall portraits or framed collage prints.
I hope you love these images from Eve’s six month session as much as I do. The half-way point for baby’s first year… if you’d like to see her newborn portraits, click here.
Anne : Clear Lake High School : Senior Portrait Session
This session is from last fall, but I just got so far behind on my posts and I still wanted to showcase this lovely senior because she is so photogenic!
Anne’s senior portrait session was the one that included both indoor studio portraits and outdoor, on-location portraits as well.
I love these sessions because I can really customize the backdrops to fit the outfit… and also find the locations with perfect lighting! Anything can look good if the lighting is right!!! (Just my $0.02 for you)
After the fun indoor shots showcasing her unique activities like playing the tuba in her high school band, and drama with the Stebens Children’s Theatre we were ready to head out for some cool outdoor images.
Anne had couple fun hats she wanted to wear with some of her outfits, so for the furry mad-bomber hat, I decided the railroad tracks would be perfect. I know, I know some people think the RR track pictures are overdone, but I’m with her and her mom on this one. The image is just so symbolic of young adulthood, and this being just the beginning of their life journey.
Call me a hopeless romantic.
Oh, and the ones in her prom dress by the water… those remind me of some kind of fairy tale… like The Princess and the Frog or The Swan Princess. I just love it!
Anyhow, that’s enough out of me for today!
Eve Rose : Newborn Session
Ahhhh, sweet, sweet baby! I can smell her fresh little, cozy milky goodness just looking at these pictures.
I love newborns! Boys or girls, doesn’t matter. Oh, but this little sweetheart, Eve, was just a doll. And it’s always fun to add a flowers and bonnets on little girls.
I loved her parents, they were such a treat! She’s their first baby and they are just GA GA over her! I laughed so much watching them! I’m sure I was the same exact way when Collin was brand new.
There is just so much love in these images. I hope you’re feeling it too.
Sam : LeRoy-Ostrander High School : Senior Portraits
This young lady was a lot of fun for me to photograph because I felt like I knew her a little better than most of the seniors I take portraits of.
She wrote to me earlier in the summer, asking if I’d mentor her for one of her senior projects where she shadows someone in a career she’s interested in. Of course, I was happy to help and we met a couple different times… I gave her my best to get a “Big Picture” of what it’s like to be a portrait photographer… and the many aspects of my job.
She also go to shadow me on a fun family photo shoot and see me in action.
I love helping young people pursue their passion. We all need to find out what it is that we really love to do, and then figure out how to use that to create a service that will bring us the fulfillment we long for in our careers!!! (Okay, off my soap box) 🙂
So, since Sam here, loves photography, she wanted to do some images with her camera… a nice little number, I must say!
But my vision, to create something a little more artistic… I had her wear one of her dresses and I borrowed her a cute vintage Kodak camera I adore, and go stand in the long grass… I just feel like the picture tells me a story. Maybe it’s a little bit of fantasy, but it’s so cute if you ask me!
She also talked her dad into retrieving their t-top Camaro from their cabin to pose with… I loved, loved that look! Since it was an older model, having her wear her letterman jacket gives the images a retro feel.
Can you tell I love that vintage look???
She had some other cute outfits too, you’ll have to check out in the slideshow below.
Christine : Austin High School : Senior Portraits
Christine, or Teeny, as her mama likes to call her is just the sweetest little thing!
It was so funny, because I’ve been asking the seniors to send me pictures of their outfits before the session, via text message, so I can be a little more prepared with backgrounds and location ideas.
Well… Christine’s mom made her pose in her clothes right after tennis practice when she was all grimy and she had her hair in a ponytail for some of them, and it was curly, and she was wearing glasses. And for some reason she looked super tall.
You can imagine my surprise when this tiny little thing with straight hair and contacts walks in my door. LOL!
We had a great time that day. Teeny had lots of cute outfits and we made them ALL look AMAZING!
Abbi : Mason City HS : Senior Portraits
It’s been so crazy around the studio the last few weeks, with high school seniors stopping by almost every day. Between the photo shoots and the ordering appts… the time just flies by!
I feel so blessed this year. I’ve been meeting some amazing high school seniors and their families. Abbi here was one of the latest. She blew me away with her personality. She’s beautiful, inside and out… but she really knocked my socks off when she posed in her cheerleading and danceline outfits.
Maybe it helps that Mason City’s colors are the same as my old highschool colors, but I LOVE their uniforms! Marketing research proves that red, black and white are the most effective attention grabbing colors. And I agree, whole heartedly.
But back to Abbi’s sweet jumping skills… isn’t she amazing! LOVE THIS! We definitely need to do some kind of multi-opening collage with these. They are just TOO good to just simply be in the proof book or a wallet sized print.
I also loved all of Abbi’s other outfits. Seriously, if I could fit in her clothes, I would have done a reprints/wardrobe swap! heheee. Not sure how thrilled my husband would be about that idea. 😉
Of course, we had to do the images in the field of flowers… this time I loaded up my big orange chair. Definitely a favorite garage sale find! The girls laughed as I drove it down my driveway on my ATV. LOL! They even took my picture.
(I believe you can’t take yourself too seriously! Show your personality and don’t worry so much about impressing people. They should love you for who you really are.)
Megan : Austin High School : Senior Portraits
I’m trucking right along with my senior portrait season, here at the studio! It’s Megan’s turn in the spotlight today, and boy, can this girl shine!
I loved working with Megan and her mom because they are super sweet people. Megan is just as beautiful on the outside as well! Look at all her amazing images in the slideshow below!
The clothes she chose really worked well and enhanced her natural beauty. I loved all the dresses! I was hoping she’d forget the cute dress we photographed in the water in the dressing room! 😉 Just kidding! I’m sure she wears it better than I would.
Well, back to the grind stone! Have more sessions to proof and another senior this afternoon at 1pm!
Jordan : Mason City HS : Senior Portraits
Well, ladies and gentlemen. It’s full scale, high school senior portrait season around here at the Rebecca Lynne Photography studio!!! I’m pleased to share my first ’13 Senior blog post.
I know, I know… some OTHER photographers have already been posting seniors for a month now… well, I say poo! 🙂 I believe all good things are worth the wait, and who really wants to be the first kid to get their portraits taken?
I mean, when I was a senior… I wanted to hang out with my friends for a month, have time to go shopping, get a tan… just relax for a while.
Plus, usually it’s still kind of rainy and windy the first half of June. (Although we haven’t seen much rain this year!) I don’t know about you, but I think rescheduling is a pain in the rear end.
*sigh* If only I could control the weather! *another long sigh*
Fortunately, the senior girls I have gotten so far seem to be women of steel! I admire them for looking ever-so-glamorous as I fan them and warn them not to glisten too much! He,hee. Just kidding! (except about the fanning part… I do that! Full-service studio, you know!)
Now, Jordan was no exception to this rule. She was ready for the heat, and I think she made that summer day even hotter! Gotta love this girl’s exotic features. She reminds me of a young Eva Longoria.
We also had a great time taking some shots in her volleyball uniform. She has such a fun personality!
P.S. When I asked Jordan ahead of time, what outfits she had planned, she mentioned an “incredibly beautiful grey crop top” and I figured it would be some embellished top… LOL! I guess sometimes the obvious is not so obvious! 😉
Paige : Senior Session : Albert Lea High School
“There’s a lot of pretty girls in this city, there’s a lot of pretty girls in this town…” Love that song! I just started thinking of it when I began this post because I have had so many beautiful girls from Albert Lea, MN this year! Must be something in the water, as they say.
Lovely Miss Paige here is no exception to the rule. She is simply gorgeous without trying very hard. I couldn’t hardly tell if she had makeup on, she just radiates a natural beauty.
I’ve known Paige and her sister for a while now… ever since I discovered their little boutique in the upstairs of their parent’s furniture store, Brick Furniture.
I was there looking for a mattress for Collin’s big boy bed and I had to just browse around at all the eye candy they have. (I love how they arrange their store, and their window displays always, ALWAYS, catch my eye because Kari picks out some great items.)
Anyhow… in the store there is a loft, they call BG Loft (Brick Girls), where they created a shopping area full of great tops, dresses, scarves, jewelry, and belts that I go ga-ga for every time I visit. They carry a limited supply of each item, which I really like because then you know you’re not going to run into a lot of people with the same thing. (What can I say, I like to be unique!)
But, back to the portraits….
I have so many great options for Paige to use for her yearbook, which was the main focus of the session.
Her mom encouraged her to choose some classic sweaters and then after that, she did a more fun, ivory top. And I have to say, those are my favorites, but I love them all!
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!
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!)
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!