North Shore Senior Portraits of Maggie

North Shore Senior Portraits of Maggie

We had six high school seniors have their senior portraits created on our 22nd annual North Shore Weekend this year.  We’re showcasing the North Shore senior portraits of Maggie first.

North shore senior portraits of Maggie by a rocky cliff near Lake Superior.

Maggie by the rocky Lake Superior shoreline.

Maggie along her mom Marsha, made a day trip out of it. And what a great road trip it was too! We met up with Maggie and mom at the Dairy Queen in Two Harbors, MN. It was a short drive to the Two Harbors ore dock area on the Lake Superior shores at a field full of yellow wildflowers. It was a mostly sunny, warm and very humid day on the north shore (very un-north shore like weather). In fact, it was hot and humid both of the days we were shooting up there.

Last year, I believe I wore jeans and a jacket both days up north, this year it was shorts and a tee shirt, and it was still too warm. That’s our weird Minnesota weather for ya!

We did our best all weekend to keep our clients out of the sun and with Maggie it was no exception. Since there are nice places everywhere along Lake Superior, we did’t have to go for some shade and very pretty backgrounds.

North shore senior portraits of Maggie taken in Superior National Forest near Lake Superior.

Maggie in the pretty forest.

We made our way up the shoreline with a stop at Iona’s Beach. Also know as “Pink Beach”, Iona’s beach is our go to spot the past couple of years due to the pretty forest there and rocky cliff that gives us shelter from both the sun and wind. Thankfully, the winds were very light on both Saturday and Sunday this year. The sun however was a problem both days.

While still better than wind or rain, a sunny day brings on a whole new set of challenging conditions to make photographs in. Simply put, direct sun makes for awful portrait lighting. Thankfully, we brought a car full of studio lighting to combat the sun, and it really paid off for every portrait session this year.

After leaving Iona’s Beach, we headed to our final stop at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park for our traditional images with the famous lighthouse in the distance.

North shore senior portraits of Maggie created at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Maggie at Split Rock.

A big thank you to Maggie & Marsha for joining us “up north” this year! We really enjoyed getting to know you both, and we thank you for asking as to capture this major event in your family’s history!

As I plan on doing for each of our North Shore seniors, I’ve created a fun highlight video that showcases the North Shore senior portraits of Maggie. Joanie & I hope you enjoy it! – M&J


“North Shore Senior Portraits of Maggie” – © 2017 Michael Anderson Photography.

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