Urban Senior Portraits in Rochester MN

Urban senior photo sessions are one of the most popular requests we get as senior photographers.  We are lucky that Rochester has so many great urban spots to use as backdrops 🙂   Downtown Rochester was the request for Mayo High School Senior, Sam.

I am always thrilled when families come back to me for a second time or more for senior photos.  I had the pleasure of photographing Sam’s older brother Phillip last year.  You can check out some of his urban session HERE.  I always mix it up when shooting multiple family members so their sessions aren’t a carbon copy.  With that in mind, we took advantage of some of the areas north of the Peace Plaza for our session.

In addition to our urban alley scenes, Sam wanted to get some unique swimming photos as he competes for Mayo High School.  We had plans to do some images at a pool as well, but he was totally on board for Swimming Urban Sportraits as part of his session.  I love the edgy feel of these and Sam definitely looks like someone you would not want to battle against in the pool!

Sam had four different looks planned for his photos.  With all the great urban scenes, we were able to find the perfect spots to coordinate with each outfit.  And of course, who doesn’t love sliding down a railing 🙂  We had fun on our session and even drew spectators at each spot.

I love the industrial feel of our final location for Sam’s senior photos.  This building has gorgeous lines and the reflections in the windows gave a super cool aesthetic to our urban images.  You can tell how athletic Sam is and he was totally up for climbing poles, running and jumping around.  I mean why have stagnant senior photos when you can have fun playing around!!  We even nailed some awesome urban silhouettes at the end of his senior pics 🙂  If Sam didn’t go home tired, I would be surprised!  Thanks for another great evening in front of my lens Sam!
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Nicole Mathison Photography specializes in custom portraiture of newborns and high school seniors in Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Rochester, Byron, Spring Valley, Kasson, Chatfield, Hayfield, Plainview, St. Charles and Pine Island.