I think one of the coolest things about high school seniors today is that they are often not "just seniors" but are already working on their college degree. Am I wanting them to rush through their high school experience? No! But, as a college grad from a private school, I totally understand that college can get very expensive quick and getting as much time doing PSEO done helps keep the student loan debt that much more at bay. This is the case for Park High School senior, Erika, who is currently a PSEO student at Inver Hills Community College. She shared during her senior photos that by the time she graduates, she should have about a year and a half of college credits done -- way to go, Erika!
I’m always amazed how fast time goes by in one of our child’s lives and for every senior photography session, wedding day, and family portrait session, I look at other parents with their children and think to myself, “That’ll be me before we know it!” This was definitely the case in taking Cameron’s senior portraits in Elk River when Cameron and his mom get out of the car. It felt like just yesterday that we were taking Cameron’s older brother’s senior photos in the same downtown Elk River area and here we were already taking Cameron’s.
Wow, oh wow, oh wow. As I sit here and have a chance to look back at every wedding day, engagement session, family portraits, anniversary photos, mini sessions, maternity portraits, lifestyle sessions, newborn portraits, senior portraits, and more, all I can say is wow. 2018 was such a blessing. You blessed us! So many special announcements, new steps and chapters in life, and stopping to document life are seen below. You trusted us and invited us to walk alongside of you in these precious moments -- allowing us to live vicariously through you and celebrate the best parts of life with you. So below, you'll find some of our favorite photos as wedding and portrait photographers that highlight many more photos and moments not shown, each freezing memories to be looked back on for a lifetime.
Meet Case Branum, a Park High School senior. When his mom reached out for his senior portraits, she mentioned that he loves nature so we definitely went to Lake Rebecca Park and Old MIll Park in Hastings, MN for his senior photos. Case is a natural in front of the camera and we had a great time hanging out, even though it was rather chilly -- but not as quite as chilly as it had been the few days before his senior shoot.
Meet Noah Kirsch, a Park High School senior and active student within our church's youth group. Noah is awesome and we so appreciate all the help he is with our boys -- they both ask for him by name and excitedly squeal when they see him coming! He's one of the regular people Ethan prays for at bedtime even, so when Noah reached out to ask if we could take his senior photos, we definitely were going to find a spot for him! His senior portrait session was a bit chilly but you wouldn't notice by the smile on this guy's face and his can-do attitude. He even at one point, switched shirts outside the vehicle and I seriously shivered in my winter coat just thinking about the idea.
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