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Minneapolis high school senior portrait – 4.30

I had the pleasure of shooting some senior portraits in and around downtown Minneapolis with a great young lady. It was a perfect, Minnesota day in the spring. This portrait session was great for a number of reasons:

  • beautiful young lady, very stylish, who was comfortable in front of the camera
  • she had an awesome wardrobe
  • she was looking for original, one of kind photos
  • Minneapolis is full of unique locations
  • the weather was perfect, with a slight breeze

But enough of me, rambling – again… on to some photos! All photos posted are SOOC.

The first location was a grungy railroad tressel. It was sweet! The contrast was awesome!

HS Senior portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

The sun made for the best lighting too…

HS Senior portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

We went down by 1st Avenue & Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis after an outfit change and took some really cool shots by a really cool wall and old alley. Check em out!

HS Senior portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

HS Senior portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

Before we left though, I had an idea. See if you like it…

HS Senior portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

Then back to the her condo for the last outfit change and up to the rooftop. Check out the view of Minneapolis! Again, another contrast – between her & her flowing dress and the sharp angles & brick buildings.

HS Senior portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

and to finish off the shoot, there was this wall that provided a nice matching color, along with contrast, texture and of course, the senior.

HS Senior portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

I definitely hope to do more senior portrait photography in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. I look forward to it!

Jolene & Paul engagement portrait photographer – Winona, MN

Last night, I had the pleasure of photographing engagement portraits of my June wedding clients, Jolene & Paul, here in Winona, MN. While the weather wasn’t as warm as it was supposed to be, it didn’t prevent us from getting some great portraits! These two are in LOVE and the smiles on their faces prove it.

**FYI – all of the following portraits are SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera), unless noted otherwise**

Here’s an enhanced black & white:

Engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

Being still pretty early in the Spring, there isn’t much for color in the trees. However, we found a nice evergreen and managed to get some nice color in the photo.

Engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

The next three photos are a perfect example of how these two were the whole time. Just looking at each other caused them both to smile so genuinely.

Engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

I mean, c’mon – look at these faces! You can see the happiness in their eyes…

Engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

Engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography

We finished up near the bottom of the hillside along in Winona. All the leaves from Fall were still on the ground. The trees were still bare, but it made for a nice, private area where this last engagement photo was taken.

I look forward to working with you both in June as your wedding photographer, Jolene & Paul. Take care!!

Engagement portrait | Shannon Porter Photography