Adrianna, from Pine Island High School, met me in my home studio in Stewartville for her Senior VIP Portrait Session. VIP sessions are great for anyone that wants a variety of images and would like to take all of their photos in one day.
Adrianna is a perfect mix of girly girl and tom boy as she loves both cheerleading and hunting with her dad and brothers. We wanted to make sure that we were able to capture everything that made her high school experience unique and maximize our time by selecting a variety of locations without driving all over. We were able to get all of these images and 8 different outfits within a five minute drive and just a few hours time!
We started with studio images for mom. These are perfect for someone looking for a more traditional headshot. With that said, we can definitely accomplish some cool things in studio and play around with smoke, ring lights and gels if traditional is not your jam 🙂
Next, off to my favorite outdoor blue wall. I love the pop of color and it’s a nice option for a different look when shooting outdoors. Photographers are always able to find obscure locations and make transform them into something you wouldn’t expect.
Our final spot was off to the river with a short hike to my favorite hidden spot to get seniors down in the water. It doesn’t matter the season, the backdrop and lighting is always great! My senior clients are usually pretty go-with-the-flow and Adrianna was no exception. She had no problem rolling up her jeans and getting right in the water 🙂 The rest of the images were taken in a very recognizable location in town, but you would never know by looking at them, which puts Adrianna as the center of attention.
Finally, we wrapped up our session at sunset with her hunting bow. Since hunting is an important part of her family, we wanted to commemorate that with some images that even dad would love! Her mom quickly decided that the hunting image with Adrianna looking through the sight of her bow is something that she definitely wants to replicate for her two younger children so they can add those portraits to the wall in their home with their other hunting trophies. Something cool that is unique to their family and that all siblings have in common! I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous fall sky and capture a cool hunting silhouette for Adrianna as incorporating silhouettes is a personal favorite of mine. I cannot wait to see this family again for future senior sessions!
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.