Elk River Senior Photos

Announcing! Senior Cap & Gown Mini-Sessions! | Elk River, Minneapolis Senior Photographer

I am so excited to announce that I will be having Cap and Gown mini-sessions this year for the Class of 2017 graduates! These will only be offered two days, June 4-5, starting roughly around 3:00-4:00pm (depending how many takers I get). These will be taken at Otsego Park and there will be limited times available.

This is the perfect opportunity to have your senior’s photos done professionally in their cap and gown at such a low cost!

Let me know if you would be interested in this session as soon as possible, it will be on a first-come, first-served basis!

Thanks so much to all of you! I hope you all had a great senior year, and good luck with the rest of the year!

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{Preston} Downtown Anoka Musical Senior Session | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design | Senior Pictures in Minneapolis

Welcome back, everyone! Today I want you to meet Preston. He describes himself as chill, fun and an all-around nice guy.

Preston is a member of the Class of 2017 at Buffalo High School. He enjoys wrestling, drumming, and is in the concert and jazz band.

I enjoyed Preston's session, it was so much fun! I picked Downtown Anoka for his shoot. There is so much versatility with Downtown Anoka. It's really one of my favorite places to shoot seniors. It was so much fun because he brought his drum set to the shoot. He set it up right on the sidewalk and it was a blast. Drumming is his passion and I was so excited to capture him doing what he loves!  He was very photogenic and a natural in front of the camera.  Him and his mom were game to try anything. My ideal clients!  

Preston was looking for a relaxed and casual photo shoot. The outfits he chose were perfect for that look. In fact, I was calling him James Dean the whole time :)

When I asked him what was one piece of advice to give upcoming seniors to help with their photo shoot, he said, "Have fun!"  And we did!

After high school, Preston plans to work full time, drum and possibly join the Marine Corps. 

Good luck in all your adventures, Preston! I am sure you will do well with whatever life brings you!

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{Lisa and Jill} TWINS! Downtown Urban and Riverside Senior Photo Session | Graduation Pictures in Elk River

Lisa and Jill were my first set of twins to shoot for the Class of 2017. I had two sets of twins this year.  I've known these girls since early middle school, and again, it floors me how fast and beautiful they grew up!  I can't believe they are graduating in less than two months!  They both are members of the Class of 2017 at Elk River High School. They both are happy, hard-working girls who like to have fun and love adventure!

Lisa and Jill didn't have a preference of location so we decided on downtown Anoka, and another day we checked out downtown Elk River. Both days did not disappoint. They both picked classy outfits with their favorite colors that looked great with their eyes. They were also worried that they wouldn't take great pictures. They couldn't have been further from the truth! They did a great job and both days were super fun! 

I asked both of them if they had any advice to give future seniors before their shoot. Jill said, "Don't be too picky, you look great!" And Lisa said, 

Their overall senior photo experience? Jill: "Awesome! Sheila is very talented." Awww, thanks! Lisa said she had a ton of fun.  It WAS a ton of fun!

After graduation, Jill will be attending Winona State University where she plans to major in Business. Lisa plans to continue her education as well. I know both will do well in whatever they choose to do and have a blast doing so!

Congratulations, Lisa and Jill!

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{Emily} Country Boho Senior Session | St. Michael Albertville Senior Pictures

What a beautiful soul this young lady has on top of her beauty on the outside! I first met Emily back when my daughter and her were in Brownies together.  I can't believe they are graduating in two short months! Emily is a member of the Class of 2017 at Elk River High School.  This passionate, artistic introvert loves swimming, scuba diving, singing, art and playing her oboe and ukulele.

It was so much fun catching up with her and her mom!  And I cannot believe how much they look alike!  Emily didn't have a preference for location and was looking for a classy, hippy, bohemian kind of photo shoot.  I thought the perfect backdrop would be an old abandoned farm I discovered one day in Albertville, Minnesota.  We also headed over to Otsego Park for an evening shoot.  Emily chose simple outfits that she could see herself wearing on a day to day basis to really show off her personality. She was definitely a natural in front of the camera and very photogenic!

I asked Emily if she had any advice to give other seniors preparing for their shoot. She had this to say, "Go with a less-is-more look, be yourself and show off your personality. Also drink lots of water for clear skin, remember shoes for walking, and bring a jacket if it's cold!"  She is wise beyond her years, this one!  

Emily's overall senior photo experience? “Amazing, Sheila is the best!” Awww, thanks! Back atcha, Emily!

After graduation, Emily plans to attend Anoka Ramsey Community College. I know she will do well in whatever she does. She definitely has a bright future ahead of her!

Congratulations, Emily!

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{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!

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