A Month in Brazil + Argentina | Photography and Feature Film

A Month in Brazil + Argentina | Photography and Feature Film

Adventures in Brazil and Argentina....

I learned that boys at Club Kika try to kiss you without warning and that it's safe-ish to dance in the streets of Paraty at night without shoes on if you so desire.  I realized that America applauds those that are constantly working towards monetary success, whereas in Brazil, all that really matters is ones family. 

Choker Trend | 5 Lovely Chokers

Choker Trend | 5 Lovely Chokers

Looking up old paintings of ballerina's, you would find a plethora of paintings emphasizing the beautiful art of classical ballet.  Look a little bit closer, and you will notice a thin strip of ribbon around the ballerina's neck, a choker. Choker's are remembered as being a trend from the 90's, but they actually go back so much farther!  Interestingly, the 1870's were a prime time for choker's, worn by ballerina's and rich ladies.  

I pulled together a little collection of five of my favorite choker's right now that would look SO awesome to include in one of your senior portrait outfit looks!  The trend that never stops coming back around again!  The links at the bottom will lead you to where to buy! 

Chocker

Elise | A Hidden Falls Senior Session

I've been thinking a lot about being average, which is really just the lack of awareness when making decisions about what you are going to do with your day/month/year/life. It's easy to conform, but it's more fun to defy this intrinsic desire that we have. Usually, the people we admire the most are those that somehow defy the standards of average.  I am so thrilled that Elise wanted senior portraits that went beyond the average look of a senior portrait!  We explored Hidden Fall's, and she bravely modeled despite the frigid air, wearing her gorgeous choir dress while standing atop a pile of rocks overlooking the Mississippi.  

On a side note, listening to Oh Wonder while editing Elise's autumn senior session was such a great choice...

...Also, I am drooling over this swimsuit right now for my upcoming trip to Mexico (where I will be shooting a wedding!!), thoughts?

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St. paul Senior Session
Hidden Falls Senior Session
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St. Paul Senior Portraits
Red Hair Senior Session
Senior Portraits
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Hidden Falls
Smiling Senior
High School Senior Minneapolis

Izabel's Senior Portraits - MPLS Minnesota

I really love, sweet, genuine, people.  When I meet Izabel and her mom for coffee to chat about her senior session, I instantly knew that they are amazing people.  Izabel is one of those girls who has amazing style, is deep intellectually, has a great taste for music, and loves to explore.  The second her session was over, she was exploring with her best friend.  And the best part?  Her great personality made for some pretty awesome photos!  

Minneapolis Senior Session
Senior Vinyl Store Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Indoor Senior Session
Northeast Minneapolis Senior Session
Northeast Minneapolis Senior Session
Northeast Minneapolis Senior Session
Northeast Minneapolis Senior Session
Northeast Minneapolis Senior Session
Northeast Minneapolis Senior Session

Flashlight Vinyl + Senior with an amazing sense of style - MPLS

Uptown Minneapolis Senior Portrait Session

First off, take a look at Sydney's amazing style.  Her vintage romper is too die for (and yes, I went out and bought one for myself after her session).  Sydney is definitely the sweetest, and a natural hipster (she wanted to shoot some of her photos at a record store so we stopped by Flashlight Vinyl in Northeast)!  

Minneapolis Senior Portraits
Minneapolis Senior Portraits
Minneapolis Senior Portraits
Flashlight Record Store
Flashlight Vinyl Minneapolis
Flashlight Vinyl
Flashlight Vinyl
Vinyl Senior Portraits
Hipster Minneapolis
Lake Calhoun Senior Portraits
Sydney Johnson
Lake Calhoun Senior Portraits
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Ice cream cone photo
Ice cream cone picture

A Minneapolis Adventure Session // Class of 2017 Senior

Minneapolis Senior Photography 

Steps to a successful senior session:

1)  Meet with me for coffee a few weeks before your shoot

2) Tell me your passions and what you love to do (Tina's favorite thing to do is to explore)

3) Go all out and fancy my wild ideas for your shoots styling 

4) Opt for non-traditional

5) Be yourself! 

When I asked Tina what she likes to do, she responded with "I like to adventure."  This response was obviously my dream come true (I mean, look at my logo - it's a compass!), and I set out to create a dreamy session for her that shows her love for exploration!  Binoculars: Check.  Flower crown: Check.  Map: Check.  Gorgeous Sun: Check.  

Minneapolis Senior Session
Lake Calhoun Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Lake Calhoun Senior Session

Pipers Minneapolis Senior Session!

Minneapolis Senior Photography - Saint Anthony Main 

Piper's session was an absolute DREAM!  She wanted something a little different, so we made her a gorgeous, floor length - 45 yard tulle skirt!  Everyone was in awe as we shot around the Stone Arch Bridge!  

Minneapolis Senior Session
Senior Pics
Minneapolis Senior
Tulle Skirt Senior

Uptown Minneapolis Senior Boy Session: Adam

Minneapolis Senior Guy Photographer 

Structures make all the difference in senior portraits.  We decided to take Adam's portraits at Lake Calhoun, where there are many opportunities for unique portraits. The structures add interest and depth, creating a story that wants to be told and shared in albums and prints for years to come.  We went for something a little bit bold - a little bit more "him" than the traditional senior portrait.  I bumped up my ISO to achieve the grainy look and we created some magic. 

Uptown Minneapolis Senior Session
Lake Calhoun Portrait
Lake Calhoun Senior Session
Lake Calhoun
Lake Calhoun Senior Boy Portrait
Senior Boy Portrait

Uptown Minneapolis Senior Session | Adam

Adddammmm!  He's not really a senior but we pretend he's a brand spanking new senior every couple of months and shoot another session!  I'm lucky to have such a photogenic brother, really!  I love these shots.  They remind me of smart fire.  I don't really know what that is but I know he's the smartest guy I know and has a ball of fire for a personality so we will roll with it!

Minneapolis Senior Photographer
Minneapolis Senior Photographer
Minneapolis Senior Photographer
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NorthEast Minneapolis Senior Session | Emalie

Northeast Minneapolis High School Senior Session 

Emalie's Senior Portrait Session is drool-worthy!  We wanted to capture her unique personality and hip/bold/artistic side so we spent the first portion of her shoot shooting some natural portraits outside..however, it started storming so we headed into a painting studio that was still flooded with natural light despite the cloudy day for the rest of her shoot!  

Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
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Minneapolis Ballet Photographer
Minneapolis Senior Photographer
Minneapolis Senior Photography
Minneapolis Senior Photography
Minneapolis Senior Photography
Minneapolis Senior Photography
Minneapolis Senior Photography
Minneapolis Senior Photography
Minneapolis Senior Photography

Minneapolis Senior Session | Mikaila

St. Paul High School Senior Photographer 

Stepping back and composing a photo, rather than just shooting haphazardly is one of the many secrets of creating a beautiful senior session.  Hours spent beforehand picking out outfits, planning the mood, and styling set the scene for a shoot that will flow easily and will create photos that will be gorgeous in an heirloom album, to be passed along from generation to generation.  

Creating a custom style board before a seniors shoot is one of the ways we make the magic happen.  Inquire Today to get your custom style board and receive our Senior Guide for more information about your session! 

This was the goal of Mickaila's senior session, everything came together beautifully and the result...well, take a look for yourself.

Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis Senior Session
Minneapolis High School Senior
Minneapolis Senior session