Elk River Senior Photographer | {Angel} Fun Winter Junior Model Session with the Class of 2019 | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

Have you registered for all of my giveaways yet on Instagram? Head on over to do so! Lots of gift cards and goodies to be had!  I mean, who doesn't want free stuff?!  

Here is another one of my winter models, Angel!

teenaged girl with hat and jacket on in winter with snow for senior pictures at woodland trails park in elk river, minnesota

Angel is a member of the Class of 2019 and attends Elk River High School. Angel describes herself as a funny, smiley and caring.  Angel is a member of the French Club and the Track and Field Team at ERHS.

high school senior girl taking winter portraits at woodland trails park in elk river

What is Angel looking forward to most her senior year? "What I am looking forward the most to senior year is making memories that I will remember for the rest of my life with my friends. They never fail to make me laugh and have a good time."

Cute teenage girl getting her senior pictures taken in Elk River, Minnesota

After graduation, Angel plans to attend college. She's been looking into NDSU and wants to become a social worker. She would also like to be on their track and field team. 

teenagers hanging out at a park in elk river, minnesota for a winter senior photo shoot

I was so excited that Angel was able to attend this fun winter junior model session!  From what I could see they had a blast!

senior group of girls for a fun winter photo session at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

If you are interested in booking a session with us, Contact Us soon! My dates are booking up fast! The best time to do it is during Senior Days in the next 10 days, as I am offering 10% off senior session packages from May 14-23rd*  Your deposit and contract must be received during this time frame to receive the promotion.  Also during Senior Days, I am having giveaways on my Instagram page starting May 24th! Gift cards, t-shirts and other goodies! Register to win here -  Senior Days Giveaways**

Until next time!

 

* Senior session must be booked, deposit paid and contract signed by May 23, 2018.

** Must be a member of the Class of 2019 to register for the drawings.

Elk River Senior Pictures | {Mia} Fun Winter Junior Model Session with the Class of 2019 | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

Have you registered for all of my giveaways yet on Instagram? Head on over to do so! Lots of gift cards and goodies to be had!  Here is another one of my winter models, Mia!

High school girl in a heavy hooded jacket and mittens taken a senior picture in elk river, minnesota.

Mia is a member of the Class of 2019 and attends Brainerd High School. Mia describes herself as a free spirit, outgoing and having a great sense of humor.  Her extracurricular activities include Soccer, Lacrosse and Yearbook. Overachiever!  HAHA. Just kidding, Mia! You're amazing! 

beautiful high school senior photos being taken in Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

What is Mia looking forward to most her senior year? "What I'm most excited for is finally being able to take my first step into what the real world is like without my parents always helping me. Another thing is being able to experience what it's like to start being more independent. Also, I'm excited to see what life has to become and the things I will want to do with my life with going to college soon!"

teenage girl throwing snow up during senior photo session at a park in elk river, Minnesota 

Mia plans to attend college and pursue a career as an airline pilot!  #amazinggoals!  She was such a fun, outgoing girl and fit right in!

Winter group of girls having senior photos taken in Elk River, Minnesota

I was so happy Mia was able to drive down from Brainerd, Minnesota to attend this fun winter junior model session!

senior group of girls for a fun winter photo session at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

If you are interested in booking a session with us, Contact Us soon! My dates are booking up fast! The best time to do it is during Senior Days in the next 10 days, as I am offering 10% off senior session packages from May 14-23rd*  Your deposit and contract must be received during this time frame to receive the promotion.  Also during Senior Days, I am having giveaways on my Instagram page every couple of days! Gift cards, t-shirts and other goodies! Register to win here -  Senior Days Giveaways**

Until next time!

 

* Senior session must be booked, deposit paid and contract signed by May 23, 2018.

** Must be a member of the Class of 2019 to register for the drawings.

Twin Cities Senior Photographer | {Lindsey} Fun Winter Junior Model Session with the Class of 2019 | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

I'm super excited to announce my Senior Days giveaways and promotion for the Class of 2019! Check out my Instagram page @frommomentstomemories for more details!

girl taking senior photos in sweater and hat in the winter at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

Introducing Lindsey!  Lindsey is a member of the Class of 2019 and attends Elk River High School. Lindsey describes herself as as a outgoing, nice and caring. After meeting her, I would have to agree!  Lindsey's extracurricular activities include Younglife, listening to music, hanging out with friends, dance, soccer and volleyball.

Elk River senior girl taking winter photos at a park in Elk River, Minnesota

What is Lindsey looking forward to most her senior year? "I am most looking forward to new experiences and going to senior prom. I am also looking forward to being done with high school and being able to look back at all the memories I had."

Teenage girls taking senior photos in a group in the winter at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota.

After high school, Lindsey plans to go to college and pursue a career in elementary education.

senior group of girls for a fun winter photo session at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River, Minnesota

Lindsey has already booked her senior photo session with From Moments to Memories in the fall. We are so excited for her session!

If you are interested in booking a session with us, Contact Us soon! My dates are booking up fast! The best time to do it is during Senior Days in the next 10 days, as I am offering 10% off senior session packages from May 14-23rd*  Your deposit and contract must be received during this time frame to receive the promotion.  Also during Senior Days, I am having giveaways on my Instagram page every couple of days! Gift cards, t-shirts and other goodies! Register to win here -  Senior Days Giveaways**

Until next time!

 

* Senior session must be booked, deposit paid and contract signed by May 23, 2018.

** Must be a member of the Class of 2019 to register for the drawings.

{Cailyn} Super Fun Senior Cheerleader Session | Rogers Senior Pictures | Henry's Woods | From Moments to Memories Photography & Design

Hey all, another blog post for my Class of 2018 seniors!  We are just a few short weeks away from graduation for all of the wonderful seniors that I have had the pleasure of photographing for the Class of 2018!  I'm hoping I can get all caught up blogging them before then!  We are so excited for them to head out into the world!

I had so much fun with all of my seniors this past season, and Cailyn was no exception. Cailyn is a senior at Rogers High School.  She has been a cheerleader for four years at Rogers and describes herself as positive, intelligent and strong. I would have to agree after getting to know her. What an amazing young woman! 

senior cheerleader girl in bleachers at rogers high school

After having to cancel twice due to weather and personal reasons beyond control, we finally were able to do Cailyn's session over MEA weekend last fall. It turned out great, as the weather was beautiful and the fall colors were popping!  Baylee did Cailyn's makeup for her, but she needed no help, as she is absolutely a stunning girl!  Cailyn chose three locations for her senior photos. Rogers High School, Henry's Woods Park, and the Stone Arch Bridge/St. Anthony area of Downtown Minneapolis. She was going for a look where it really showed who she is as a person. Light, Happy and Fun. I think her photos do just that!

Cailyn chose Rogers High School as our first location, because she cheered for four years and wanted to definitely do senior cheerleading pictures. It was a beautiful day, yet windy, but we were able to work with it! She brought her cheer poms as a prop because she really wanted to show off how much she loves and cares about the sport she was in. She cheered her whole high school career and loved being a cheerleader.

senior girl cheerleading pictures on the football field

Cailyn picked her next location as Henry's Woods Park in Rogers, Minnesota. I don't remember a more beautiful day at Henry's Woods. The fall colors were fantastic, one of the reason's Cailyn chose this location!

senior girl in front of barn at henry's woods park in rogers, minnesota
senior girl in fall color at henry's woods park in rogers, minnesota

We then headed to the Stone Arch Bridge area of Downtown Minneapolis. Cailyn picked this area because she loved the urban feel and look.  St. Anthony is always one of my favorite locations. We took some photos at Mill Ruins Park next to the bridge first. This is always a popular location with local seniors.

senior girl at Mill Ruins Park in Downtown Minneapolis

We then headed up on the bridge for "Golden Hour". These are some of my favorite senior photos I've taken on the Stone Arch Bridge. We were having so much fun we literally ran out of time as it got dark so fast!

Senior girl standing on Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis for photos

Cailyn's advice for those preparing for their senior photo session? "Pick out outfits that you would like to wear and be comfortable in. Search for other locations where you would like to take your pictures at. Have some sort of vision that you would like to see happen and show off your interests. But most importantly is to have fun." Great advice, Cailyn!

More advice?  "Show your brightest smile to the camera, but really just be yourself and have fun!" And she did!

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

"Overall it was such a blast!  Sheila and Baylee were amazing and so helpful through the process. I had so much fun as being myself during the shoot. Loved the locations that I went to capture what I was looking for."

We did too, Cailyn! 

What are Cailyn's plans after high school? Since our shoot last fall, Cailyn has received an amazing scholarship to Gustavus Adolphus.  She also just won another scholarship from Rogers High School.  Cailyn plans to major in Archeology and begin her journey into the real world with determination, enthusiasm, and curiosity. She wants to be an Archeologist and travel all over the world.

Good luck in all you do, Cailyn! I know you will succeed in reaching your goals!

{Eleanora} Wonderful Newborn Lifestyle Photo Session | Rogers, Minnesota Family Photographer

family pictures at woodland trails park in the snow

Hi again, everyone!

I have a couple of sessions I'm going to post in one blog today.  Both of these sessions were done with the same amazing family!

When Breanne contacted me to discuss a maternity/family session, I was excited.  Breanne was a little hesitant, as her last experience with a professional did not go well.  I wanted to talk to Breanne about what she didn't like with her last photographer to make sure we didn't have the same issues.  After several emails back and forth, we booked a session.

Breanne liked the family photos she had seen in my portfolio at the Henry's Woods location in Rogers. This is a very popular location with families and photographers, due to the red barn and bridge in the woods over a stream.  The park has two distinct features that give a feeling of where Breanne and her husband Mark both came from.  The dense woods are reminiscent of Mark's upbringing in the North Woods and the red barn is reminiscent of Breanne's in Illinois's farm country.  At that time, Breanne's family consisted of her and Mark, and their cute almost-one-year-old son, Connor.  Breanne was due in late August with a baby girl.

We took some great photos of the family first, and while my daughter Baylee kept Connor busy, I took some couple photos, and ended with some maternity photos for her. 

family lifestyle photography at Henry's Woods in Rogers, Minnesota

When I asked Breanne about the favorite parts of her session, she replied,

"Sheila and her lovely assistant, Baylee, were easy going and friendly, making them a joy to work with.  I loved that Sheila showed us some of the shots she had taken as we went and gave great direction during posing. And Baylee was amazing with Connor!"
couple on bridge at Henry's Woods Park in rogers, minnesota

A while after their family session, I heard from Breanne regarding newborn photos for their upcoming new little one, Eleanora.  I had only done one other newborn lifestyle session, and had been thinking about adding it to my offerings, so I agreed.

newborn photographer in the twin cities

Eleanora was a few days old when Breanne and Mark welcomed us into their home for a newborn lifestyle session. She was so adorable, and the entire family was amazing. I don't think I did half bad for my second newborn lifestyle session. 

family lifestyle photography in st. michael, minnesota
minneapolis newborn lifestyle photographer siblings

After the session, Breanne had this to say, 

"We worked with Sheila for a lifestyle newborn shoot. She was enthusiastic and had so many great ideas for images. Sheila was so patient when working with our newborn and toddler.  She got amazing shots of the two of them together as well as great images of our whole family. Not only is Sheila a very talented photographer, but we also appreciated her professionalism, bright attitude, and creativity. She is definitely worth hiring and we look forward to working with her in the future!"

Thank you, Breanne, and I definitely look forward to photographing your beautiful family again!