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Luke – Concordia Academy 2019

Hello Luke!

Luke is our next Class of 2019 focus senior send off. This very personable and handsome young man attends Concordia Academy in Roseville with interests in drama, cross-country running, and band.

Luke and his parents joined me in and around Stillwater last year for his late-fall senior portraits, made possible due to a later yearbook deadline. Loved that! His great wardrobe choices and the fact that he really enjoys nature helped to add to the feel of his rugged, outdoorsy, fall portraits. 

It was very enjoyable getting to know Luke and his parents as we strolled a bit. Our families both enjoy hiking and camping and it is always nice to compare favorite locations and hear when others have enjoyed similar places. 

Best wishes to you, Luke!

All the best to you as you close in on these last few months of high school. I hope they have been full of great memories. I look forward to hearing what you’ll be up to next.

“May you have auspiciousness and causes of success. May you have the confidence to always do your best

– Jason Mraz

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Focus Senior Send Off

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Maddie – ERHS Class of 2019

Welcome, Maddie!

Up next for a Focus Senior Send Off is the lovely Maddie of East Ridge High School’s Class of 2019. 

Maddie and her family joined me for an exploration of the Little Log Pioneer Village in Hastings on a wonderfully diffused-light afternoon. We had a lot of fun in our three hours of roaming the grounds. There is so much to see there! And I loved that she had a very supportive entourage who were more than willing to wield a reflector from time to time! 

 Sit back and enjoy the tour
…and the pretty smiles!

From gardens to classic cars to rope swings and railroad depots…Little Log Pioneer Village sure has it all. And though we tried, we didn’t even come close to finding all the spots!

Family first!

It was easy to see that family is Priority Number One for Maddie which was wonderful to witness. We were even able to grab a quick shot with two of her three sibs while mom and dad looked on. 

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Only brother was missing. 🙂

Some bonus “Golden Hour” love…

Maddie’s was a special senior session in that we tacked on another shorter session several days later in order to capture her desire for some warm, glowy, sunlit fields. It was difficult narrowing down the images from Lake Elmo Park Reserve that evening. But, I think they did a nice job of choosing, don’t you?

Best wishes to you, Maddie!

…as you graduate soon and begin your next adventures.

“All you can imagine.…no matter what your path is. If you believe it then anything can happen.”

– Jason Mraz

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Focus Senior Send Off

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Faith – ERHS Class of 2019

Welcome lovely Faith!

Here we go with another Focus Senior Send Off. Please welcome Faith from East Ridge High School Class of 2019! Faith and her mom joined me on a perfect morning in St. Paul.

I’m so glad that Faith is an early riser, even though I am not! We had such pretty morning light in and around Como Park for her senior portraits day. The gardens, wildflowers, and architecture there was fun to combine with her varied interests like music, color guard, and even a quick nod to her employer which I thought was super sweet (no pun intended).

 

As with my last senior blog, this day was a priviledge because I was able to work with Faith’s older sister, Bri, in 2015. They both have gorgeous hair and beautiful smiles and a passion for music. 

 

Give you a couple of guesses who she has enjoyed
working for over the past several years. 🙂

 Thank you, Faith, for a very enjoyable morning! You and your mom have been a pleasure to work with and you are truly a well rounded beauty. Love that smile!

My wish for you…

“May you know the meaning of the word happiness. May you always lead from the beating in your chest. May you be treated like an esteemed guest. May you get to rest, may you catch your breath.”

– Jason Mraz

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Tanner – ERHS Class of 2019

An afternoon with Tanner…

Tanner from East Ridge High School is up next for a Class of 2019 focus senior send off. Tanner and his mom joined me in several different spots in Hudson on a warm, summer afternoon. 

Tanner humored me with several clothing changes and lots of varied posing. Always love it when the senior boys want their mom’s opinion. She even found us a spot I hadn’t noticed before…good eye! We also worked in some outdoor hockey shots to add to his collection for all of his years of playing. He’s got a killer smile and a killer game face.

I knew it would be a fun afternoon, having worked with Tanner’s mom a few years ago for his brother’s senior portraits. Pretty sure I say this every time, but it really is fun to work with siblings. Even when I don’t know a family well, I can STILL catch some similarities and differences which is fun for a photographer mom with two boys herself. (Don’t tell him I told you, Drew, but he really does think you’re alright)

A final Focus Send Off…

As usual, I’ll close with some sage advice from my favorite song for seniors…

“May you be as fascinating as a slap bracelet.
May you keep the chaos and the clutter off your desk. May you have unquestionable health and less stress. Having no possessions though immeasurable wealth.

– Jason Mraz

Best wishes, Tanner…

All the best to you as you close in on these last few months of District 833 education. I look forward to hearing what you’ll be up to next!

Thanks for checking out this

Focus Senior Send Off

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Emily – ERHS Class of 2019

Hey Emily…this was fun!

Our next Class of 2019 focus senior send off is someone who loves theater, flowers, and Taylor Swift. Please welcome the darling and personable Emily of East Ridge High School to the blog!

 

Emily and her mom joined me at the Little Log Pioneer Village in Hastings for a very fun session in Sylvia’s Gardens. Can you believe how much we accomplished in just 90 minutes?! That gorgeous smile. And I STILL say she reminds me of a young Gena Davis. Am I right??

Best wishes to you, Emily, as you close out these last few months of District 833 education. It was a treat to see you perform in the ERHS’s production of Les Miserables this past year.  Thank you for having me be a part of this fun milestone. I enjoyed getting to know you and your mom! ~ S

I’ll wrap up Emily’s senior send off with some girl power words for this self-proclaimed MN Swiftie. And when you make it big, I think the black and whites above would make  great cover art for your first album ?…

“But I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop grooving. It’s like I got this music in my mind saying it’s gonna be alright”

– Taylor Swift

The one and only…..You!

Emily – East Ridge High School – Class of 2019

Thanks for checking out this

Focus Senior Send Off

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