What a fun country-themed senior session this was in Elk River!
Hailey is a senior at Spectrum High School, and is a member of the Class of 2019. I should say “was”, as Spectrum has already had their commencement ceremony! Hailey was on the Track and Field team for four years, and the Cross Country team for one. She describes herself as ambitious, strong-willed and dependable!
Hailey wanted a natural look, and is not a big city girl, so she chose to go to a local farm/park and park reserve. We started at the Houlton Conservation Area in Elk River. This location is set on several acres on the Elk River and has a great old barn/out building on the property. It’s a great country location that many seniors choose. Hailey was also going for a very casual look and wanted to “just be myself.” She chose a look for her makeup and hair similar to what she does every day just for that purpose!
What’s one piece of advice Hailey has for other seniors getting their pictures taken?
Don’t get stressed out about little things, they won’t matter as much as you think!
Hailey also advises to have everything planned out early in preparation for the session. Don’t wait until the last minute! I agree, Hailey!
We then headed over to Bailey Point Nature Preserve just down the street. This park is my all time favorite park to shoot at. It is set right on the acreage where the Elk River runs into the Mississippi River. Lots of great options for back drops here.
Hailey brought her track/XC spikes, team jersey and her letter jacket. She wanted to have her sports included in her pictures.
Her biggest fear about the session was that she would be awkward.
I’m definitely not a natural when it comes to this sort of thing. It was better than I thought it was going to be.
The sun was setting about that time, and the wildflowers were in bloom. We were able to capture some beautiful golden hour photos!
Hailey’s overall senior photo experience?
Fun, it went by fast. I’m not someone that loves having pictures taken, but this wasn’t bad at all!
Hailey will be attending the College of St. Benedict in the fall. She is still exploring potential options for majors! I am sure whatever you choose, Hailey, you will excel!
Congratulations on your high school graduation!