Kendall loves to run and she comes from a family of runners. Her father first saw my work when I created a unique running image of Travis seen HERE. While I don’t run myself, my son is a high school and collegiate runner so you tend to move in the same circles and it seems our families have a lot in common 🙂
Our pre-session consult turned into a 2+ hour gabfest about all things running and I had the great opportunity to not only help Kendall select the perfect outfits for her session, but to get to know her and her Mom better. Kendall is a proud member of the Mayo High School cross country and track teams. While Kendall is super modest about her ability to run with the best, her mom shared that she didn’t quite pick up the running bug until a little later.
Kendall and her mom found the perfect local makeup artist for her session. She was super reasonable and gave her a very natural, polished look for her portraits. If you are looking to add hair and makeup to your session, I would be happy to pass along her contact information!
We started with this little hideaway park in Rochester with Kendall’s go-to everyday look. Leggings and chucks 🙂 Then we ventured downtown Rochester for her next outfit with this adorable lace peplum top on Historic Third. Kendall drew lots of attention from the people walking the streets! Next stop was this gorgeous garden which gave us a variety of backdrops from tall grasses, to beautiful flowers and even unique fencing.
This was also the perfect spot to photograph one of Kendall’s biggest requests…the glitter blow! We had so much fun and documented the action on video and via camera in between so many laughs! Don’t worry, we laid a sheet down to catch all the glitter and keep this area pristine <3 Our last location of the evening was a hill at the southeast side of town which gave us a nice slice of the beautiful sunset in the sky between the trees.
When you run as much as Kendall does, you collect many awards, ribbons and medals along the way. She has so many, she was barely able to keep her arms up! It was quite the work out for her!
We found another evening to meet at the Mayo High School track to showcase her next running sport, track. Mayo got a new field and this Spartan green track so we had to wait to until it was completed to get on it, but it was well worth the wait. Kendall was a trooper even though the football team was there practicing during the start of our session! LOL! A few of the guys and coaches wanted to jump in on our pictures.
If you have ever seen Kendall run, you know she has a signature look….dutch braids. Of course, we had to get some images of her looking fierce with her braids! The competition definitely better watch out. Kendall looks as sweet as can be, but when she laces up those spikes, she’s a major force to be reckoned with!
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.