Next up for the Class of 2019 is Colton! Colton attended Rogers high School and was a member of the Class of 2019. He describes himself as smart, nice, and funny! After getting to know him, I would have to agree! Colton was a member of the National Art Honor Society and is an amazing artist. Colton’s mom, Tracee, and I work together. I had done Colton’s sister’s (Cailyn) senior portraits the previous year.
Colton wanted a much simpler setting other than Downtown Minneapolis, so we went to Henry’s Woods Park in Rogers. We went during the Minnesota Education Association (MEA) weekend in mid-October, which is always the prime weekend for fall color. It did NOT disappoint! Cailyn had some of her photos taken here, and Tracee wanted some images at the red barn.
What is one piece of advice Colton has for other seniors getting their picture taken?
It isn’t that hard to take senior photos, so do it for the family memories.
Great advice! I agree! Many boys cringe at the thought of having portraits taken, but in the end, it is always about preserving your memories!
We starting the session at the red barn that is a short walk from the parking lot of the park. This is a very popular area for photographers in the fall. I was happy that there weren’t too many people at the park at that time. There were a few shots Tracee wanted to get for the vision she had of both kids’ canvas prints hanging on her wall.
We then walked the beautiful path covered with fall foliage down to the bridge over the stream. The fall color was spectacular. This is absolutely one of my favorite locations to shoot in the fall. Senior or family! I book so fast for the fall, I am almost always booked by the end of July for the season.
Some advice Colton has for senior portrait preparation?
Dress nice and be appropriate to others!
Colton’s overall senior photo experience?
I loved how we explored around the area to find the best places to shoot.
Colton will be attending Gustavus Adolphus College in the fall, where he will major in mathematics and astronomy.
Good Luck, Colton! I am sure you will do amazing!