I don't often photograph seniors, but when someone approaches me looking for the less traditional senior portraits, I get excited. When I was asked to work with someone who plays the cello and didn't want her portraits to look just like everyone else, I knew we'd get along well. We played some tunes and we walked around downtown and hiked along Minnehaha Falls. It was a long morning, but totally worth it!
What I Loved about this Session
I loved that everything we did was in Minneapolis! I hadn't visited the graffiti area since I took my own maternity photos with a tripod some six years ago. I'm glad this senior was up for the hike. But my favorite part about the session was taking the candid shots next to the musical notes wall. I loved playing around with the angles.
These senior photos were taken when Minneapolis had the worst air quality on record. There was a significant amount of haze, and the light didn't stay the same for longer than 10 seconds at a time. In the city, we worked in the shade in lower light. Down at Minnehaha Falls we were bouncing around between shade, side lighting, direct lighting, and all of the above.
We also hiked quite a ways to get to a less traveled area where there was a cool cave-like structure and a graffiti wall. Everyone was sweaty at the end!
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