{Megan} Urban St. Anthony and Boom Island Park Senior Session | Minneapolis Senior Photographer

Teenage girl getting senior pictures done at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis

We started off our Class of 2019 sessions with Megan. We had so much fun with her and her mom near St. Anthony in Minneapolis. My daughter, Baylee, came along and assisted us with some behind the scenes fun!

Megan is a senior at Elk River High school and is a member of the Class of 2019. Her extracurricular activities include hockey, lacrosse and tennis. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. Megan took advantage of our split-session services and chose summer and fall sessions!

Megan was looking for a natural, outdoors look, but wanted an urban feel. Her and her mom chose Boom Island Park and the St. Anthony Main area of Northeast Minneapolis. I had shot in St. Anthony before, but not at this location. Boom Island Park was also a new location for me!

Senior girl getting portraits done at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis Minnesota

We started at Boom Island Park. I was disappointed that the walking bridge is closed for construction until further notice, however, we found lots of good spots. I was not able to get down to the park ahead of time to check it out, but Megan's mom did and had some great ideas for locations within the park. Megan loved the location, and I added it to my list!

There is a nice little bridge and a lighthouse within the park, with a great view of the Minneapolis skyline.

Girl getting her senior photos done at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis

Megan had her hair done at Adagio Salon in Rogers, and did her own makeup. She is such a stunning girl!  Megan told me her biggest fear was how the weather was going to be, but it held off for us!  She brought some fun sunglasses that we incorporated into her session.

Girl getting her senior pictures done in Saint Anthony Minnesota near Minneapolis

We then headed down a few blocks to the St. Anthony Main Restaurant district and the 8th Street Bridge.

Teenage girl getting senior portraits taken in by the River Place in Saint Anthony Minnesota
Girl getting her senior pictures done in Minneapolis with the skyline in the background

Her overall senior photo experience? 

It was great! I still have one more session in the fall, but I had so much fun at my summer shoot!

After high school, Megan plans to play hockey in college and major in education.

We cannot wait for her fall session!

{Gwen} Amazing Senior Session (Tennis) | Anoka Senior Pictures | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

Hey all! I have been so busy with the start of the Class of 2019 season, I have not been able to get this last Class of 2018 session blogged!  I had so many Class of 2018 seniors and really wish I had time to blog about them all! 

I had so many beautiful seniors this past season, and Gwen was no exception. Gwen attended Anoka High School, which I am partial to as that is my alma mater!  Gwen describes herself as a problem-solver, curious and determined!  Gwen's extracurricular activities include playing on the Tennis Team, Key Club, Math League and Rock Climbing Club.  WOW!  In her free time she enjoys reading, volunteering, and learning about statistics and the environment.  What an amazing young woman! 

After having to cancel twice due to weather last fall, Gwen decided to have winter AND spring sessions. If you are looking for seasonal split sessions, ask me about it! I have several seniors who want both summer and fall or fall and winter sessions. However you want to work it, we can do it!  We were finally able to do a winter session in February.  The weather was less than stellar at a balmy 18 degrees, with a lower-than-10 degrees wind chill. Cold by even Minnesota standards. But we are a hardy bunch!  

We did Gwen's session at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River. This is my absolute favorite park for winter sessions. It is beautiful! Gwen was looking for a cute, winter nature location and this was it! I can't stress enough how much I love golden hour photography. ESPECIALLY in the winter!

beautiful girl taking winter senior pictures in the snow at a park in elk river, minnesota

Gwen's advice to those with an upcoming senior session? Practice doing makeup ahead of time to see how it looks in sunlight.  She also learned how to curl her own hair from www.wikihow.com a week before her session. She did a great job!

teenager in winter clothing getting her senior portraits taken in the winter at woodland trails park in elk river

We then moved to Downtown Elk River for just a few shots before we just were too frozen to move!  More advice from Gwen?  BRING HAND WARMERS!

teenaged girl having her senior pictures taken in elk river in winter

Gwen had her Spring session just before graduation in May. Spring is a beautiful time in Minnesota and perfect for a senior session. However, this year it was super hot and humid!  She went from one extreme to the next!  But Gwen did so well!  She showed up in a sporty, short new do!  She wanted to incorporate tennis so we started off this session at the Anoka High School tennis courts. 

high school senior getting her tennis portraits taken in anoka, minnesota
teenager girl getting senior pictures taken in front of Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota

We then moved on down toward the river behind the high school on some beautiful trails. I had forgotten this area was behind the school! It was very buggy, but you wouldn't know it by her photos. I loved her beautiful spring dress!  

beautiful senior girl taking photos at a park in anoka, minnesota

After that, we moved to Downtown Anoka for just a couple more to catch the sunset, and it did not disappoint!

sunset senior pictures in downtown, anoka, minnesota

I also asked Gwen what her overall experience was with her senior session. Her response? 

"Great! It was super fun and the pictures look great even though I was freezing the whole time!"

What are Gwen's plans now that she has graduated high school? She will be attending the College of St. Olaf where she will major in Environmental Studies and Statistics.

Good luck in your endeavors, Gwen! Thank you for trusting me with your senior photos!

Minneapolis Senior Photographer | {Bailey} Fun Winter Junior Model Session with the Class of 2019 | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

I am on a roll today in catching up with my junior winter model blogs!  Next up is the beautiful Bailey!  

black and white photo of a pretty senior getting her photos taken in elk river, minnesota

Bailey is a member of the Class of 2019 and attends Elk River High School. Bailey describes herself as kind, confident and fun to be around!  She was such a fun addition to our session!  What does she like to do outside of school?  Bailey plays softball and volunteers with the Special Olympics. She also loves to read and paint. 

group of teenaged girls getting their senior photos taken in winter at a park in minneapolis

What is Bailey looking forward to most her senior year? "I'm looking forward to all my new classes I'm taking. Also, to spend the year with my friends and seeing where my future takes me."

winter senior girl photos at woodland trails park in elk river, minnesota

After graduation, Bailey plans to attend college and be successful!  After meeting her, I know that she will definitely achieve that goal! Thanks for participating in my junior model session, Bailey! 

winter senior portraits taken at woodland trails park in elk river

If you are interested in booking a session with us, Contact Us soon! My spring and summer are booking fast! 

senior group of girls for a fun winter photo session at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

Until next time!

Sheila

Senior Pictures in Princeton, MN | {Lacee} Fun Winter Junior Model Session with the Class of 2019 | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

Hey all! It has definitely been a busy spring with sessions, editing, and sickness (unfortunately)!  A rain day today means I can catch up and finish my blog series with my winter junior models from this past March, along with a couple of more senior sessions I've not blogged yet!

senior girl laughing and posing for winter senior pictures in elk river minnesota

Next up is Lacee!  I have a special place in my heart for this beautiful girl, as I've known her since she was about 6 years old!  I cannot believe she will be a senior next year!

princeton high school senior girl portraits in winter at a park in elk river minnesota

Lacee is a member of the Class of 2019 and attends Princeton High School. Sami describes herself as perky who loves to chat with people and make them happy!  I'm in agreement with that one! She's a very outgoing girl!  What does she like to do outside of school?  Lacee has always been very active, and at the moment she participates in track, dance, archery, student council, leo club, girl scouts and band! Whew!

teenage girls in a winter senior group photo session at a park in elk river minnesota

What is Lacee looking forward to most her senior year? "I'm looking forward to spending time and making memories with my friends and taking fun classes! I can't wait for all of my activities and adventures my senior year will bring me!"

pretty high school senior getting her portraits taken in princeton, minnesota

After graduation, Lacee plans to join the military. She is unsure whether she will fully enlist or do ROTC while attending college. WOW! Ambitious! Thanks for participating in my junior model session, Lacee!  I am sure you will be fabulous with whatever you choose!

senior group of girls for a fun winter photo session at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

If you are interested in booking a session with us, Contact Us soon! My dates are booking fast! 

Until next time!

Sheila

Senior Pictures in Elk River, MN | {Sami} Fun Winter Junior Model Session with the Class of 2019 | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

Have you registered for all of my giveaways yet on Instagram? Head on over to do so! @frommomentstomemories. Lots of gift cards and goodies to be had!  I mean, who doesn't want free stuff?!  Be sure to follow ALL of the instructions in order to be eligible! Only 3 days left!

fun senior girl getting her photo taken in winter at a park in Elk River

More of my fun winter model session, this time with Sami!

fun winter senior session girl with i love my melon hat on in snow at a park in elk river

Sami is a member of the Class of 2019 and attends Elk River High School. Sami describes herself as caring , funny and ditsy.  Ditsy? Sami, you are far from ditsy!  What does she like to do outside of school?  Sami is on the girls hockey team at ERHS and loves to hang out with her friends.

Group of teenaged girls getting their senior pictures taken in winter at a park

What is Sami looking forward to most her senior year? "What I'm looking forward to most my senior year is spending it with my best friends and enjoying every moment because it's gonna go by in a blink of an eye! Football games, hockey season and prom all for one last year!"

happy senior girl getting her portraits taken in winter at a park in elk river, minenesota

After graduation, Sami plants to attend college and major in psychology. I'm sure you will excel in whatever you do! Thanks for participating in my junior model session, Sami!

senior group of girls for a fun winter photo session at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

If you are interested in booking a session with us, Contact Us soon! My dates are booking up fast! The best time to do it is during Senior Days, as I am offering 10% off senior session packages from May 14-23rd*  Only three days left to get in on this! Your deposit and contract must be received during this time frame to receive the promotion.  Also during Senior Days, I am having giveaways on my Instagram page starting May 24th! Gift cards, t-shirts and other goodies! Head on over to my Instagram profile page to find out how you can win! @frommomentstomemories 

Until next time!

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* Senior session must be booked, deposit paid and contract signed by May 23, 2018.

** Must be a member of the Class of 2019 to register for the drawings.