I met Jacob and his mom over ice-cream at Flapdoodles and quickly learned how accomplished this quiet, young man is! Jacob is an Eagle Scout. I have tremendous respect for the amount of work and dedication that it takes to reach the pinnacle of Scouting. Of course, his love for service and his country paired well with a Senior session starting at the Veteran’s Memorial in Rochester, MN. We wanted to document and showcase his impressive achievements and uniform that he has worn so proudly since a young boy.
After an outfit change, we stuck around the park to capture some more casual images of Jacob. It was easy to get him to smile since his girlfriend stopped by to join in on the fun during his Senior pics 🙂
Next, we stopped by the Gonda Building for head shots. This is always a great option for someone interested in outdoor photos, but wants the option of dressier Senior images. I even got Jacob to showcase his musical talents with some gorgeous tones from his clarinet. He felt a little silly at first, but definitely received major kudos for his ability to play so well! It was definitely a cool moment for sure.
During the past year, I have been looking for ways to bring in reflections into my Senior portrait sessions, because two is always better than one. I love this serious urban look in black and white of Jacob. After a few more downtown locations, we hit the road to photograph the thing that gets him most excited to talk about….his car! Jacob works at Rochester Ford and has a major love for all things automotive. He confessed that he got into an accident with his previous ride, but was super amped for this blue Subaru with gold rims. Definitely an eye catching car if I ever saw one!
Finally, Jacob’s dad met us in our final location with their gorgeous family dog. I love photographing pets with my seniors and this was no exception. Goldens are the sweetest dogs <3
No senior session is complete without finding a way for me to squeeze in some sort of silhouette. I was happy to be able to capture this great image of Jacob with his clarinet. The perfect way to cap off his senior photos! Best of luck to Jacob as he heads off to college to study engineering!
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.