Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Fargo Senior Photographer

It’s funny how connections work. You meet Person A who knows Person B and suddenly you are having coffee with Person C and photographing Person D’s wedding. Oh, and Person E, who went to high school with Person A, needs photography services for her marketing materials.

A more visually interesting example would be McKenna [pictured above and below] who just happens to be the BFF [that’s best friend forever] of Callie, who I photographed a couple months back. You can see Callie’s photographs and learn more about her portrait session here.

I’m pretty sure McKenna and I wouldn’t have met if I wouldn’t have already photographed Callie. McKenna was admittedly putting off having her senior pictures created. She liked Callie’s photographs and what Callie had to say about the experience. So, we connected and spent a lovely evening with spectacular light at a nature center near Buffalo River State Park. What made the session extra fun was having Callie [pictured with McKenna below] help out.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll take a referral over an advertisement in the yellow pages [or seemingly random Google search] any day. – Ann

P.S. Yes, McKenna is holding a snake in one of the photographs. She assured us that it was a common and very harmless Gardner snake.

Fargo Senior Photographer

Fargo Senior Photographer

Fargo Senior Photographer

Fargo Senior Photographer

Fargo Senior Photographer

Fargo Senior Photographer

Fargo Senior Photographer

Fargo Senior Photographer

 

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

I can count on one hand the number of portrait sessions I’ve photographed for high school students over the years. Honestly, I’ve never given much thought to graduate photography.

That was before I met and photographed Callie, who attends Fargo North High School. She was a treat to photograph. Many thanks to Callie’s mom for contacting me and working wonders with an assortment of reflectors. A slight breeze during our session made her job a bit tricky. We photographed at Rustic Oaks south of Moorhead, Minn. It’s a fabulous rural location for photographing just about everything [weddings! events!] and anyone.

Enjoy! – Ann

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

Fargo Children's Photographer

A recent Sunday morning portrait session appeared to have everything going for it: two cute kids, a good location and no time constraints.

Ahead of time, I’d asked the boys’ mother about her intentions and ideal outcomes.

“My #1 goal is to capture what the boys looked like at 6 and 2 years old and how they interact with each other,” mom Kirsten wrote to me on facebook. “They love each other so much and I want pictures that show that.”

Perfect. I’m naturally drawn to photographing people interacting and responding to each other. Pictures that show relationships are more interesting. Plus, knowing what the family hoped to achieve put me in a position to create images that complimented their goals.

Enter reality.

It was HOT and muggy and humid. The mosquitoes were so bad that dad Travis went to the store in search of bug spray. While little Reid was amenable and easily occupied, his older brother Davis was just plain grumpy. Did I mention it was unbearably hot?!

One lesson photojournalism has taught me is that photographers cannot always wait for the ideal situation, the perfect subject or better light. I have to be creative and figure out a way to make the best of any situation. Even if it means flipping a couple of kids upside down!

Fargo children's photographer

Fargo children's photographer

Fargo children's photographer

Fargo children's photographer

Fargo children's photographer

Fargo children's photographer

Cady Linnea

A special guest joined the Lemonade Book Club for our annual girls’ retreat at the lake. Miss Cady Linnea, 2 months, was particularly cooperative throughout the weekend and indulged me in a few mini portrait sessions. Little ones are such a joy to photograph.

FYI. Cady is named for Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who advocated for women’s rights and women’s suffrage movements in the United States. Stanton was a friend and colleague of Susan B. Anthony, who is more widely recognized.

Cady Linnea

Cady Linnea

Cady Linnea

Cady Linnea