Choosing the Right Accessories for Your Senior Portraits | Twin Cities Senior Photographer

senior girl with hat and scarf accessories for winter senior photography

Getting ready to book your senior photo session?  This is Part 3 (you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 at the respective links) in a series of blogs from by daughter, Baylee, to help you prepare for your upcoming senior pictures. Baylee is my go-to person for anything regarding style, makeup and accessories. In fact, when you book with us, you may be chatting with her leading up to your session. She is a huge assistant to me during your session, as well as posting your behind the scenes on From Moments to Memories' Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook stories.

senior girl pictures with hat, scarf and necklace for accessories 

You’ve got your outfit planned, you know exactly what you’re doing with your hair, and have already spoken to the makeup artist about that wicked cat eye. Now it’s time to consider your accessories, which can make or break your outfit. Here are six things to keep in mind.  

senior girl picture in summer field on Houlton Conservation Area in elk river
  1. Don’t let the accessories wear you. Too big or too zany can overwhelm your face and body, taking away from the overall image. This is about you. 
  2. Choose accessories that mean something to you. Maybe you want to wear a ring your mother gave you, or those earrings that always earn you compliments. 
  3. Try not to choose anything that’s heavily ornamented. In a few years, ultra trendy items can look really, really dated. Funky and fun are A-OK, of course, but be thoughtful in your decisions. 
  4. Make sure your accessories all work well with your outfit. For example, a thin belt may flatter your figure more than a thick belt. And those dangly earrings may look best with your hair up while the studs look good with your hair down. 
  5. Get a second, and third opinion. Wear everything you plan to put on for your session day and ask for someone else’s advice. Take some pictures, even, and ask your friends and family if they have any suggestions. Send them on over to us so we can take a look. One of the things I love doing is picking outfits for each location!  We are here to help!
  6. Statement pieces are cute, but can be overwhelming. If you are going to wear a statement necklace, scarf, or big earrings, make sure your other accessories are smaller, yet coordinate. 
senior girl wearing fashion accessories for high school grad pictures

After reading all of my preparation blog posts, you should be well on your way to feeling confident in knowing you will look amazing for your senior portraits!  Now all you have to do is book your senior session!  Give us a call, we'll hook you up!

senior girl pictures with accessories, scarf, hat, necklace earrings minneapolis

Until next time!


{Hannah} Fun Senior Dance Session | Minneapolis Senior Pictures | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

Hey all, another blog post for my Class of 2018 seniors!  We are getting down to the wire here, with only a couple of short months left before graduation!  I'm so excited for the entire Class of 2018!

I had so much fun with all of my seniors this past season, and Hannah was no exception. Hannah is a senior at Elk River High School.  She is a member of the Elk River Dance Team and describes herself as outgoing, open-minded and honest. I have to add funny to that list.  Hannah went to school and danced with my daughter, Baylee, so we had some amazing fun that night!  She also brought her cousin and her mom to her session. Memorable!

We did Hannah's session in my favorite season, Fall. The leaves were just starting to change and it was such a beautiful day!  Hannah chose Downtown Anoka for her location.  This is a very popular location for seniors, because of the diversity it has (I do too!).  It has so many different "locations within a location", and Hannah loved it because she could have both city and country photos!  It is easy for a photographer to get many different poses/shots so each senior can have their own unique experience!

Baylee did some behind the scenes video and pictures for our Snapchat and Instagram stories. Earlier in the summer, I bought a changing tent to take on location with us to make it easier to change for them. Beats changing in the car with extreme temps!  Here are a few behind the scenes pictures from my iPhone.

girl getting senior pictures taken in downtown anoka, minnesota

We started out in the park area along the Rum River for some beautiful pictures on the river.  Hannah brought her pom poms to get some dance team/pom pictures. The outfits Hannah chose fit perfectly with each section of Anoka. Hannah says she was going for a look that describes her and who she is.  I would say she definitely made it work!

minneapolis senior pictures dance cheer girl with pom poms on the rum river in anoka

Hannah did her own makeup, which looked fabulous! As a side note, if you are unsure of makeup application, we do offer that as a new add-on this year!

We then headed through historic downtown Anoka for some more great pictures, this time a more urban setting. There are so many different shops and cafes, with nooks and crannies that make great backdrops.

girl getting senior pictures taken in an urban setting in downtown anoka, minnesota
minneapolis senior photographer taking pictures of girl senior in downtown anoka, minnesota

We headed a couple of blocks down for some country pictures at the feed mill, which is right down the block. This was my favorite outfit of hers!

senior girl picture at feed mill in country

Our final stop was the river again for sunset and BFF photos with her cousin. Love me some Golden Hour!  

fall senior girl pictures on the rum river in anoka, minnesota

Hannah's advice for other seniors getting their picture taken?  "Schedule your day out so you are not running behind and worrying about being late. Make sure you know what outfit you want first and how you are doing your hair and makeup ahead of time." 

I also asked Hannah what her overall experience was with her senior session. Her response? 

"I loved it! I had so much fun taking these photos!"

We did too, Hannah! After high school Hannah plans to attend college and live her life to the fullest!

Good luck in all you do, Hannah! You really are a super fun girl, and I wish you the best!

{Beryl} Amazing Downtown Senior Session | Twin Cities Senior Pictures | Minneapolis Senior Photographer

{Beryl} Amazing Downtown Senior Session | Twin Cities Senior Pictures | Minneapolis Senior Photographer

I love catching up on blogging later in the season, going back to fun sessions! Beryl's downtown Minneapolis summer session is no exception! Such a fun evening and a beautiful senior!

{Shayne} Beautiful Senior Photo Session | Minneapolis Senior Pictures | Portrait Photographer in Minneapolis

{Shayne} Beautiful Senior Photo Session | Minneapolis Senior Pictures | Portrait Photographer in Minneapolis

It's a blogging kind of snow day! I'm sure Shayne is gearing up for graduation! Only a few short months away now! Congratulations, Shayne!

11 Beauty & Fashion Tips for Your Senior Portrait Session | Senior Photography in Minneapolis | Twin Cities Graduation Portraits

11 Beauty & Fashion Tips for Your Senior Portrait Session | Senior Photography in Minneapolis | Twin Cities Graduation Portraits

This is Part 2 of a fun series of blog posts by my daughter, Baylee, geared toward helping you prepare for your senior photo session!