Elk River Senior Softball

{Lexi} Softball Senior Session | Elk River, Minnesota | Elk River High School

Featured on the blog this week is Lexi!

Senior getting her senior photos taken in Minnesota.

Lexi plays softball for Elk River High School in Elk River and is a member of the Class of 2019. She also participates in Elk Buddies, which is a club at school that focuses on bridging the gap between special education students and those in general education classes! Lexi describes herself as outgoing, kind, and athletic.

We first started at the softball fields in Elk River. Lexi brought her bat and a softball to use as props in her photos. They are an essential part to her sport, so she wanted them to be featured!

Softball player getting senior photos taken in Elk River

We then headed to the Downtown Elk River area. Lexi wanted to stay in her hometown and have familiar backgrounds featured in her photos, because it is where she grew up! The weather was quite warm, but beautiful!

Senior girl getting her photos taken in Downtown Elk River Minnesota

We ended our night at The Houlton Conservation Area and Bailey Point Nature Preserve in Elk River. These parks always make for such gorgeous photos! The sunset was beautiful. It made for another gorgeous golden-hour session!

Teen girl having her senior photos taken at parks in Elk River Minnesota

We asked Lexi what advice she would offer to seniors preparing for their session. Her response?

"Bring a comb. Make sure you’re comfortable in your outfits. Make sure you have all your clothes set out and props. Also what locations and poses you want."

Girl getting her senior photos taken in Elk River Minnesota.

Lexi plans to attend college and possibly major in Social Work or Special Education.

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

{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!