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Mariah – Park High School Class of 2020

Hello Mariah!

Our next Class of 2020 Focus Senior Send Off is the lovely Miss Mariah of Park High School.

City Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Focus Photography by Susan | City Senior Portraits
Natural Light City Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Yellow City Senior Portraits |

Mariah was all about the city life for her senior portraits and so she and her mom joined me in and around St. Paul on a perfect summer evening last year. 

Polka Dot Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Fun Colorful Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Colorful Natural Light Portraits | Focus by Susan
Polka Dot Wall Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

We made our way from the Polka Dot wall – side note..how cool is that wall, right?! – to Union Depot and to Raspberry Island which gave us lots of interesting background choices to set off her great color choices and accessories. Loved those shoes – Chucks are my fav!! 

Sassy City Senior Portraits | Focus by Susan
Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
City Portraits Union Depot | Focus By Susan
Urban Girl Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

We had a lot of fun finding new-to-me nooks and crannies while strolling the St. Paul downtown. 

Urban City Alley portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Natural Light City Portraits | Focus by Susan
Urban Alley Portraits | Focus by Susan

I loved Mariah’s sassy, colorful session. And chatting with her and her mom made our evening even more enjoyable. Look for the apropos mural we found in the background with Mariah and her mama. 💕 All the best to you, Mariah. Dream big dreams!

Girl Senior Portraits | Focus by Susan
St Paul Senior Portraits | Focus by Susan
Fun Affordable Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Casual City Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Fun Affordable Senior Portraits Mom | Focus Photography by Susan

The one and only…..

Mariah – East Ridge High School – Class of 2020

Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

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Focus Senior Send Off

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Baylee – ERHS Class of 2020

Hello Baylee!

Our next Class of 2020 Focus Senior Send off is voice of Janet Van De Graaf and Eponine and, no doubt, many others, from her East Ridge High School Lofties days. Please welcome the beautiful and very talented Baylee of East Ridge High School to the blog!

Affordable Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Natural Light Girl Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

Usually I put a blog together chronologically of our time together, but I thought I’d shake it up with Baylee’s blog by starting with our last location and working backwards. When combining both urban and natural scenery, we almost always end with nature to take advantage of the softer, diffused sunlight.  

Focus Photography by Susan | Natural Light Portraits

By this time, we had been through five looks and she’s still rocking the glam, wouldn’t you say? Please enjoy a backward look at our time in Minneapolis and then St. Paul on a lovely summer evening in 2019. 

Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Outdoor Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Focus Photography by Susan | Girl Natural Light Portraits
Girl Fields Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Serious Glamour Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

Baylee did a wonderful job of planning her wardrobe and accessories. We easily and quickly changed up looks and made the most of our time at each location. 

Studious Girl Portraits |Focus Photography by Susan
Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Affordable Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Focus Photography by Susan | Affordable Woodbury MN Photographer

And now we’ll move backward again to our first location where we made great use of the varied looks possible in the Guthrie area of Minneapolis. Enjoy!

Focus Photography by Susan | Girl Senior Portraits
Urban Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Focus Photography by Susan | Urban Girl Senior Portraits
Reflection Portraits Senior | Focus Photography by Susan

And a final move backward to our inside time at the Guthrie. A great place to start when the sun is still high in the sky with nice window lighting and great lines and colors. I enjoyed my evening with Baylee and her mom and so look forward to finding out where she’ll spread her wings and what she’ll tackle next. All the best to you, Baylee!

Indoor Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Indoor Urban Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Dramatic Indoor Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Dramatic Indoor Window Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Black and white senior photography | Focus Photography by Susan
City Urban Street Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

The one and only…..

 

Baylee – East Ridge High School – Class of 2020

 

Affordable Girl Natural Light Senior | Focus Photography by Susan
Affordable Girl Natural Light Senior | Focus Photography by Susan

Thanks for checking out this

Focus Senior Send Off

Please browse my various galleries and visit my Facebook page at Focus Photography by Susan.  “Like” and “Follow” my page to keep up-to-date with sneak peeks and specials!

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Now Booking – Class of 2021 High School Seniors 🎓

Booking High School Seniors | Affordable Focus Photography by Susan

Class of 2021…it’s time to start thinking about Senior Portraits. And I can’t wait to meet you!

Booking is now open for end of May through October. Contact me through my website’s Contact Form for more information and how to book this fun and memorable milestone photography session.

Book soon! In order to maintain flexibility for 2021 seniors, I’m limiting the number of seniors this year in case reschedules get tricky. Once the deposit is paid, reschedule priority will be given in order of deposit receipt and the non-refundable session deposit IS fully refundable if a complete cancellation becomes required by a Stay at Home order of some kind.

For more great information, see “Preparing For Your Session“, what to expect “After The Session” and “High School Seniors” pages.

I look forward to meeting you!

~ Susan

Boy Natural Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
Boy Senior Portrait | Focus Photography by Susan
Susan Jamison | Woodbury MN Photographer
Woodbury MN Photographer | Susan Jamison
Focus Photography by Susan | Senior Portraits

Thank you for visiting.  Please browse my various galleries and visit my Facebook page at Focus Photography by Susan.  “Like” and “Follow” my page to keep up-to-date with sneak peeks and specials!

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651-578-7100

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Embracing a 2020 graduation…

If Spider Man had graduated in 2020…

I mean.
Why not just embrace it, am I right? 🤷🏻‍♀️

2020 Grad Card Idea | Focus Photography by Susan

Still feeling unsure how to handle your graduation announcements this year? Let’s work together to make your grad’s announcement one that is witty, classy, and above all…memorable.

Social Distance Grad Announcement Ideas | Focus By Susan

Add pre-printed return address and fun envelope designs for just $5/pack.

Example Grad Envelope | Focus by Susan

Talk about your time capsule kind of graduation year. 

Keep reading for more ideas to make your grad feel special during this very unique graduation season.

Idea 💡Use your free digital image as your Facebook/Instagram profile picture on graduation day. I love shoutouts, but these images are yours to do with as you like.

Idea 💡💡Order graduation Announcements rather than graduation party invitations. Party, or no, graduation announcements are keepsakes for family and friends. See below for information on how to order announcements with Focus.

     Idea 💡💡💡Email blitz your friends and family with a note, sharing all of the ways that your senior has impressed you on their route to graduating high school. Include your free digital image and an image of them as a Kindergartner.

    Idea 💡💡💡💡Share your senior’s Focus Senior Send Off link with family and friends via email, text, or social media. In case you weren’t aware, I try to blog each springtime for each of my prior year seniors, showing off some of my favorite images from their session. Admittedly, this is free marketing for me, but I think it is also a nice way to share some of your senior’s portraits.

    Ordering Greeting Cards
    with Focus…

    Children Photography | Focus Photography by Susan

    There are two ways to utilize your Focus by Susan images to create cards (of all kinds, really).

    • See card options that are available right from your gallery by clicking on the “Buy” button and then choosing “Cards”. You are able to choose from several designs and then design/order as you would if you were using any other online ordering site. I am able to guarantee color correctness because my gallery  uses my pro lab for printing. BONUS: you can even upload an image of your own so that you can do a Then and Now card like this!
    • For even MORE design options, you can choose to have me custom design their card. Contact me to browse the hundreds of designs I offer. Pricing for greeting cards is on my website on the After The Session page.

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    No matter how you decide to share
    your pride in your graduate’s accomplishments, may they be well and successful in what they choose to tackle next. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it! 

    2021 High School Seniors

    Class of 2021 High School Senior clients who book and complete their session for June, 2020 will receive a FREE Image Block ($40 value).

    Also new this year…ANY seniors who purchase the High School Seniors Digital Package will receive one FREE HS Senior Proof Book (a $100 value!)

     

    Find out more about High School Seniors Photography with Susan here.

      Thank you for visiting.  Please browse my various galleries and visit my Facebook page at Focus Photography by Susan.  “Like” and “Follow” my page to keep up-to-date with sneak peeks and specials!

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      651-578-7100

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      Sarah – ERHS Class of 2020

      An afternoon with Sarah…

      Our next Class of 2020 Focus Senior Send Off is the beautiful and sweet Sarah of East Ridge High School!

      Girl Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

      Sarah and her mom joined me for a really fun urban senior session in downtown St. Paul last summer. Sarah and her family are neighborhood friends and it was fun getting to do a second senior session for their family. I loved her confidence in front of the camera and that she knew just what she wanted. I think it showed in that beautiful smile!

      Focus Photography by Susan | City Senior Portraits
      Girl Senior Portraits |Focus Photography by Susan
      Urban Senior Portraits | Focus By Susan
      Urban senior portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
      Affordable Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

      Sarah told me at our Senior Information Meeting that she enjoys fashion. She chose really great colors and outfits for our locations as well as perfect accessories. I also loved that she changed up her hair style for awhile to change up the looks even more. 

      City Senior Portraits | Focus By Susan
      City Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

      I can’t wait to find out what you’ll be up to next after graduation, Sarah. Luckily, I’ll probably get to find out at the next neighborhood block party! 

      Golden Hour Portraits | Focus by Susan
      City Girl Senior Portraits | Focus by Susan
      Urban Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
      Focus Photography by Susan | Union Depot Senior Portraits
      Urban Girl Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
      Natural Light Portraits |

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      Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

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      Natural Light Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

      Oh yes. One more thing about Sarah. She LOVES her Honey bear! Sarah’s last images were actually our first of the day, but I like to sneak in a tiny shout out to mom and dad (and Honey, too!) at the end of my Senior Send Offs when possible. Thank you for spending a super fun afternoon with me!

      Senior Pet Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan
      Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

      The One And Only…

      Sarah ~ East Ridge High School ~ Class of 2020

      Natural Light Senior Portraits | Focus Photography by Susan

      Thanks for checking out this

      Focus Senior Send Off

      Please browse my various galleries and visit my Facebook page at Focus Photography by Susan.  “Like” and “Follow” my page to keep up-to-date with sneak peeks and specials!

      www.focusphotographymn.com

      Got a question? Love to hear from you.
      ~ ~ Contact Me ~ ~

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