Matty | Wrightstown High School

This week marks the beginning of my senior photoshoots for the Class of 2019! BUT, before I start posting them to the blog, I am going to finish the Class of 2018. This beautiful girl is Matty who just graduated this week from Wrightstown High School. We bopped around De Pere to get a ton of variety for Matty's shoot. I love living in a relatively small town when you can find country feeling fields, urban settings and a beautiful college campus within minutes of each other! We also met up with Matty's twin sister and little brothers for a quick sibling portrait. When good looks were handed out, this family got more than their fair share, don't you think?!

I'm so excited because this coming week, I get to work with Matty and Kendall on a sisters photo session. I can't wait! 

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Senior Portraits | Katie

I loved working with Katie on her senior portraits. We incorporated Katie's love for music and her family during her session. Katie was the Notre Dame Academy band drum major, sings, plays the clarinet and directs a children's choir.  She is also the oldest of her siblings so it was a perfect time to capture some family photos before she heads off to Benedictine College next fall.

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Claire | Notre Dame Academy

Claire. This girl is so much fun and such a joy to be around. We had such a blast with Claire and her mom on this senior photoshoot.

First we started in a field with tall grasses and wild flowers. It was a beautiful setting and I loved the ease and naturalness of Claire in a pair of jeans and a simple white top. Because Claire is allergic to grass (!!) we had to make these quick!

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I love this pink top on Claire; it was so perfect against her skin tone.

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We finished with a series of photos with Claire at the piano. Claire plays beautifully and it just made sense to incorporate her love for music into her session. 

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I really can't decide which are my favorites, so I included them all! Thank you Claire!!

Green Bay Senior Photographer - Maddie

Early morning summer shoots are my absolute favorite! The light is gorgeous and there's a lovely quietness before another busy day begins. For Maddie's session, we started in a field just as the sun was coming over the treeline. The light was perfect and Maddie was stunning.

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I loved every single one of Maddie's outfits. This red dress was a last minute choice and I'm so glad she brought it. It fit her perfectly and was the perfect color red for her.

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Lastly, we headed to do some indoor photos with her prom dress. This is a trend I've seen in the past few years that I am loving. The girls are asking to be photographed in gowns and the boys are looking all GQ in their suits. Here's a tip if you're planning outfits for your own senior session; bring something classic like Maddie's white or red dress, something casual that fits your style like jeans and a cute top and finally, consider bringing something formal. This combination of looks will guarantee you a session with lots of variety and looks. 

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Thanks Maddie for an absolutely fantastic session!

 

 

Green Bay Senior Photographer - Michael

I love photographing seniors I've known since they were a kindergartner because you know when you're getting real smiles and capturing authentic looks. Poor Michael, between his mom, Mary and I, we had him laughing, blushing, rolling his eyes and shaking his head. But boy!, did he deliver on his senior photos. We started on the field at Notre Dame Academy and worked our way downtown. Good luck at Madison Michael!

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De Pere Senior Photographer - Connor and Quinn

What a fun photo shoot with Connor and Quinn! When I first started my photography business, I was under the impression it would be hard to photograph men. Not so! I find most senior boys to be laid back and relaxed when it comes time to take their senior pictures. I also tell them if they can lean on a wall and put their hands in their hands in their pockets, they have most of the posing skills they need for the session. Because these two are twins, we just rotated back and forth between outfit changes.

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After finishing with the senior photos, we headed to their home for some family photos. Thanks so much you guys for a great session!

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Green Bay Senior Photos - Kaycee

Sometimes Mother Nature just doesn't cooperate. On the day that was supposed to be Kaycee's session, I swear there were gale force winds. We met downtown where we planned to take photos of Kaycee and her sister Karlee. The girls' hair was blowing parallel to the ground! So on to plan b, we headed to a wooded spot that was protected from the wind and ta-dah! magic! However, soon the storm clouds rolled in and we decided to meet early the next morning. Thank goodness the next day was a beautiful, calm sunny day. We got tons of great photos. Kaycee was a dream to photograph. As you will see in these pictures, she also has one of the most gorgeous smiles ever!

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Kaycee brought along her friend Emily for support and they looked so cute together, I had to take their picture. So, I guess I warning you that if you come along to the session, you just may end up in the photos!

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De Pere Senior Photographer - Anna

I first met Anna when I took photos of her for Vibe Dance. I have always loved working with her and was thrilled when she asked me to take her senior pictures. We started this beautiful, sunny summer day in a field with her and her siblings and then proceeded downtown for a more urban background. The thing I love about Green Bay is that you can combine a natural and urban session easily because the locations are just minutes apart!

Here's some favorites from her session:

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Good luck at Madison next year Anna!  Hair and make-up by Dana Michele.

De Pere Highschool Senior Photographer - Sara

I can't believe I almost canceled this shoot because of possible rain. Obviously, I'm not a weather forecaster but sometimes I feel like one. I look at 3 different weather apps and make a guess. I'm so glad we went ahead with this photo shoot.  Just look at the beautiful light that was around the morning of Sara's senior session!

Sara's beautiful sisters joined her at the beginning of the shoot for a sibling shoot. It was so pretty! After we captured some gorgeous pictures of Sara in the field (I love how fresh a white dress looks in a field of tall grass!), we bounced around De Pere for the remainder. It was a beautiful day spent with a beautiful girl! Thanks Sara!

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Green Bay Senior Photographer - Kate and Lucas

I was thrilled to photograph these two seniors! Not only because they are great people to hang out with in their own right but also because their parents are very good friends from Denver and it gave us a chance to catch up. We did Lucas's session at St. Norbert one day and Kate's at the Green Bay Botanical Garden on another. After Kate's session was done we met the entire crew for family photos.

Thank you Hoffman clan! It's always a great time when we get together!

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Green Bay Senior Photos - Ryan

Ryan was so easy to photograph! He is laid back and has an easy smile. We started at St. Norbert College. I love doing sessions there because it provides beautiful college buildings as backdrops as well as the gorgeous Fox River. 

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After a short rain shower mid-session, we headed over to the Mel Nicks Sports Complex just a few miles away. Ryan is an awesome baseball pitcher.

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Ryan's sister, Erin, was one of my very first seniors back in 2012. A couple of years later I photographed his older brother Sean and now, finally Ryan. I loved working with everyone of them but I hate how fast the time has flown!

Green Bay Senior Photos - Lauren

Lauren actually had 3 sessions during her senior photo shoot; we started with a mini session with her two sisters, then we started her senior session which got cut short due to a storm that came rolling in but were able to finish the next day which blessed us with beautiful weather and light. Here's the favorite sister

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I love this one. A mini family session is included with all my senior sessions. It's the perfect time to update family photos and get your Christmas card photo taken care too!

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Next, we continued on with Lauren's session at various spots in downtown Green Bay.

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But I think the most fun we had was when the family cat arrived for his photos. I love when the cat perfectly coordinates with the outfit and background!

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Green Bay Senior Photographer - Molly

As I write this, my summer/fall schedule for 2019 seniors is almost full but before I start looking ahead too much, I want to feature some of the amazing seniors from 2018 (yes, I stink at social media but hope to showcase all my seniors by the end of this school year)! 

I loved Molly's session. She wanted a combination of indoor and outdoor locations for her senior pictures. We started with the beautiful dress below inside. I love the white on white tones and the elegant but comfortable way Molly pulled this dress off.  

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Next we headed downtown and bounced around approximately a four block area to mix up the locations and to coordinate with the outfits. This is one of the reasons I have my seniors send me photos of their outfits before their sessions.

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I was excited to spot this patch of bougainvillea on one of the city streets!

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This last group of photos is my favorite. Molly had brought along Maddie, one of her best friends. At the end of the shoot we started asking Molly to do quick fire poses almost like a Simon Says game. What resulted were lots of photos with genuine laughs and smiles. It also didn't hurt that Molly is totally gorgeous!

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Hair and make-up by Dana Michelle.

Green Bay Senior Pictures - Grant

I had such a fun shoot with both Grant and his mom that started at Pulaski High School's Saputo Stadium. The stadium was a great backdrop for Grant's football photos as well as his marching band portraits. Grant is the band major for the Red Raiders.

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I was fortunate to have also photographed Grant's older sister for her senior photos at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. We decided to finish Grant's session there as well. The Botanical Gardens are a great setting for both senior girls and boys. Here are some of their favorites

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