{Kristen} Downtown Urban and Country Senior Session | Elk River Senior Photographer

This girl has spunk!  I went to high school with Kristen's parents, Loralyn and Chris, and was super excited when she contacted me to do Kristen's senior photos! Kristen is a member of the Class of 2017 at St. Cloud Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  This fun, hard-working, understanding beauty enjoys playing softball in all four seasons, and loves anything having to do with the outdoors.

It was so much fun catching up with her mom and meeting Kristen!  They look so much alike, they could be twins!  They didn't really have a preference to location, so I picked our old "stomping grounds", Downtown Anoka, Minnesota.  I love taking my seniors to Anoka, it is such a versatile place. Old brick buildings, a park on the river and a vintage feed mill all within blocks of each other.  We also headed over to the softball fields to capture her in her element, playing softball.  Kristen chose to wear both bright and neutral colors to bring out her beautiful eyes and gorgeous smile. She was definitely a natural in front of the camera and very photogenic!

I asked Kristen whether she had any advice to offer others who are preparing for their upcoming senior photos. She had this to say, "Take time to look for poses that interest you so that you can get what you really want".  And that she did! She was very prepared!  Her dad is a fire fighter, so she brought one of his helmets, along with her softball equipment for props.

Kristen's overall senior photo experience? “Excellent. Sheila really took the time to take the photos I wanted. I was worried about looking awkward in certain poses, and she was really easy to work with and showed me what to do.” Thanks so much for your kind words, Kristen!

After high school, Kristen plans to get her AAS degree at St. Cloud Technical Community College, then enter the Sonography program to become an Ultrasound Technician. 

Congratulations, Kristen! I'm so excited for your future endeavors and I know you will do great things with your life!