STMA Class of 2019

{Ellie} Senior Portrait Session | STMA High School | Little Log House Pioneer Village | Hastings, Minnesota

Hello! I am super excited to bring you Ellie on the blog today!

Ellie is a senior at St. Michael Albertville (STMA) High School and a member of the Class of 2019. She has managed the boys hockey team for three years. Ellie describes her self as friendly, smart and stubborn. I have to laugh because I know her mom, Lynne, and she is the same!

After a cancellation due to weather, we met Ellie and her mom at their home, where my daughter Baylee did her makeup. Ellie loved the look so much! Baylee does a fantastic job with makeup and is something we offer all the senior girls for an additional fee. If you need your makeup done, Baylee is your gal!

Ellie was going for a “mix of everything” for her senior portraits and that is exactly what she got! She chose an amazing wardrobe for the location and accessorized accordingly!

Ellie chose her location because “it had everything”. And it did! Saying the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minnesota was amazing was an understatement. This was a new location for us and we were so excited to shoot there! For more information on this location, you can visit the website link above.

a STMA high school senior getting her senior pictures taken at Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minnesota.

This location had a little bit of everything! Old buildings, vehicles, a flower garden, an old train and tracks, etc. I can’t even begin to tell you how much was here. It was fantastic. I was so excited to find a new location that I had never been to. I do offer sessions here, but keep in mind they charge $25 for use, and it is an hour away from the NW suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

a STMA high school senior girl in a blue dress with yellow shoes getting her senior portraits taken at the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minnesota.

I asked Ellie how she would advise someone else on how to prepare for their senior photo session. She responded:

“Plan far in advance!”

I couldn’t agree more! From Moments to Memories helps with this as well. I have several blog posts on how to prepare for your senior session, from outfit ideas to accessorizing. I also have a Senior Client Guide I will provide when you book with us. You can follow us on Pinterest for lots of tips on preparation as well!

STMA Class of 2019 senior girl getting her senior portraits taken in front of an old building at Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minnesota.

We are in love with locations with old wooden buildings and barns. There were so many different ideas! I know we missed several spots because of the size of the place! We had so much fun exploring the property, and could’ve spent all night at this location!

A St. Michael Albertville senior girl having her senior pictures taken on a train and fire truck at the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minnesota.

What’s one piece of advice Ellie has for other seniors during their senior session?

“Don't wait until the night before to pick out your outfits.”

The golden hour lighting was spectacular and made for some gorgeous backdrops. Of course Ellie is beautiful herself and really made our job easy!

An STMA high school graduate having her senior photos taken in and around cars, trucks and a phone booth at Little Log House Pioneer Village, Hastings, Minnesota.

Ellie’s overall senior photo experience?

“It was amazing! I had such a fun time!”

So did we, Ellie! She and her mom are such down to earth people. Baylee and I were talking for days on how much fun we had at her senior session. If you want to check out some fun behind the scenes of this session, you can check out From Moments to Memories Instagram highlights! Make sure you follow us on Instagram: @frommomentstomemories

STMA senior pictures for senior girl being taken at Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minnesota.

Ellie will be attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth this fall, where she plans to major in Chemistry.

We wish nothing but the best for Ellie in all of her future endeavors!