Senior Portraits Created All Over Minneapolis

Senior Portraits Created All Over Minneapolis

This blog post is all about Morgan’s senior portraits created all over Minneapolis. Actually, we created Mounds View senior photos and Roseville senior pictures with Morgan too! We really were all over the place!

Pretty photo of Morgan on a bridge at Northwestern University in Roseville, MN. This is just one of many of her senior portraits created all over Minneapolis, MN.

Pretty photo of Morgan on a bridge at Northwestern University in Roseville, MN.

We started and eventually concluded, at our senior portrait studio in Mounds View, MN. Morgan had a few outfits with her, and both she and her mom, Rachel, met up with me there. As first-time clients at our studio, I could tell that they weren’t absolutely certain of what might I might be able to create with them. That feeling didn’t last very long! We all hit it off right away and it was a totally fun senior photo session the whole evening!

Morgan at one of the many pretty street murals on Lake Street in Minneapolis, MN. This is just one of many of her senior portraits created all over Minneapolis, MN.

Morgan at one of the many pretty street murals on Lake Street in Minneapolis, MN.

The three of us got together to plan Morgan’s senior portrait session a week or two earlier. The thing I knew for sure, was that Morgan wanted to have some of the wall murals in Minneapolis, MN in her senior pictures. I had her come up with some that she liked ahead of time, so we would know the locations.

On our way to downtown Minneapolis, I thought it would be a great idea to make a photo stop over at Northwestern University in Roseville. It’s such a pretty campus, and it would lend itself to some great images with the clothing Morgan brought along.

A pretty senior portrait of Morgan taken at Northwestern University in Roseville, MN. This is on of many of her senior portraits created all over Minneapolis, MN.

Morgan at Northwestern University in Roseville, MN.

We began at the beautiful exterior of Nazareth Chapel building. I quickly decided the Lightning McQueen was needed to ramp up the lighting on Morgan. While the natural light was ok, it was nothing like what can be achieved when I add a 48-inch softbox and a kicker light!

Mom became my “official” senior portrait lighting assistant for the afternoon, and she really got into it! As you watch Morgan’s senior photo highlight music video, you’ll see Rachel in action many times in the behind the scenes images!

Now For The Senior Portraits Created All Over Minneapolis Part

We departed Northwestern University for the murals on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Other than a major traffic jam trying to get there on 35W, and me losing Rachel and Morgan once, we found the first murals. I have to admit, they are very nice pieces of artwork.

We actually accomplished quite a bit in a short period of time. Because of the early sunsets nowadays, we had to hurry somewhat so we could get to our final spot before it got too dark.

Morgan, a high school senior, strikes a pose in front of the huge music street mural in downtown Minneapolis, MN. This is just one of many of her senior portraits created all over Minneapolis, MN.

Morgan strikes a pose in front of the huge music street mural in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

I know this mural probably has a name, but I just know it as being close to Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. It’s just a block away, and it’s basically a giant piece of sheet music. Painted on a wall! We all love the images that we created together there, in a parking lot in downtown Minneapolis of all places. All thanks to Morgan, who’s not afraid to have a little fun during her senior portraits, and Rachel, the lighting pro! I maybe had a little hand in it too. 🙂

Behind the scenes photo of Morgan, her mom helping out as a lighting assistant, and our very own Lightning McQueen as the main light. This is just one of many of her senior portraits created all over Minneapolis, MN.

Behind the scenes photo of Morgan, her mom, Rachel, helping out as my lighting assistant, and our very own Lightning McQueen as the main light.

I mentioned earlier that we eventually concluded at our home senior portrait studio in Mounds View. Well, that was actually one week later when Morgan and Rachel came to view the images we created. And to take just a few more! This time Morgan brought her saxophone with her and we did some images on the green screen. I’m not totally sure what I’ll create with this batch of senior portraits, but I’m thinking it will be pretty awesome when the time comes! Stay tuned for those down the road a bit.

Thanks for reading our post and have a great day! – M&J

“Senior Portraits Created All Over Minneapolis” – ©2017 Michael Anderson Photography.

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