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{Jalon} Football-Sports Senior Photo Session | Minneapolis Senior Portraits

Welcome back to my blog! I made a pact with myself to try and blog at least once or twice a week and I'm going to start holding myself accountable! I'd like to countdown to graduation with as many seniors from Class of 2017 as I can.

Today I want you to meet Jalon.  Jalon is a hard-working, exceptional athlete, and an awesome leader to his fellow senior classmates. 


Jalon is a member of the Class of 2017 at Elk River High School. He was a Captain of the Elk River football Team 125 that won the Section 5A Minnesota State High School Championship. It was such an amazing experience!  He is also a member of the National Honor Society. He enjoys sports, weight lifting and spending time with his girl, Haley.

Personally, I had so much fun with his sessions. We started with a summer session in Downton Elk River at the Historic Handke Pit, and Bailey Point Park Reserve. We also had a fall session on the football field he loves to play on, and at Henry’s Woods Park in Rogers. He was definitely a natural in front of the camera and very photogenic. Such a great sense of humor, too!

I asked Jalon whether he had any advice to offer others who were getting ready to take senior pictures. This is what he had to share: 

"Be coachable." 

Jalon’s overall senior photo experience? “Very good. The photographer is just the best.” Aww!  Thanks, Jalon!

After high school, Jalon will be attending the University of St. Thomas where he will play football. He plans to major in Exercise Science and study medicine with the hope of one day becoming a sports physician.

Best of luck to you, Jalon! I know you'll do wonderful things with your life!

{Kennedi} Hockey-Sports Senior Photo Session | Senior Pictures in Edina, MN


I had the pleasure of taking Kennedi's older sister's senior photos a couple of years ago. So when her mom called this year for Kennedi, I jumped at the chance. This was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph a female hockey player!  I hung out with Kennedi, her mom and her sister in and around Elk River and Otsego.

My job is so easy with such a gorgeous subject!  Congratulations, Kennedi!  Thank you so much for letting me take your senior photos!