Senior Portraits in Downtown Minneapolis

Senior Portraits in Downtown Minneapolis

Time to share some images from another great senior photo session! This time, I’ve got Noah’s senior portraits in downtown Minneapolis! Noah is a 2024 senior at Wayzata High School.

Senior portraits in downtown Minneapolis of a Wayzata High School senior boy near Nicollet Island.

Here’s a nice portrait of Noah created on the bridge to Nicollet Island.

There’s some great history here too. Joannie and I had the honor of photographing his parents’ wedding, Blake and Christine, back in October of 2000! I have also photographed Noah and his older brother, Gabriel, several times over the years as well. As a matter of fact, I also photographed Gabe’s senior portraits (a 2022 grad) just a couple of years ago!

A closeup senior portrait of a Wayzata High School senior take near St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis, MN.

Here’s a great closeup of Noah created in one of the many cool spots at St. Anthony Main.

Lightning McQueen

While it was a great day, weather-wise, it was very challenging from a lighting standpoint. Bright and mostly sunny, thankfully there were some clouds to soften the light at times. As usual, I took my trusty self-build lighting cart, Lightning McQueen, with me.

A nice senior photo of a boy near the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

Here’s another nice senior photo of Noah created right on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The great thing about it being sunny is that the fall leaves look amazing when backlighted. The difficult thing is to get good light on the subject (Noah) to balance it out between the two. Well, with Lightning McQueen, I can wheel my powerful strobe light setup, with a softbox, to most places that I want to photograph. It’s the difference between taking a simple snapshot and making a great portrait!

Senior Photos in Downtown Minneapolis

This is certainly not the first time that I’ve created senior pics in downtown Minneapolis. I’ve lost track of the number of times that I’ve done so.

One of a high school senior boy's portraits in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Minneapolis skyline serves as a great backdrop for this one!

I photographed Noah on the St. Anthony Main side of the Mississippi River. While there are many great locations on the other side of the Mississippi, I think that the St. Anthony Main side is better in the fall because there are way more trees. Also, you can get the skyline of Minneapolis in the background easily from that side of the river.

Fall color senior portraits in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

Some great fall colors!

Noah – The Class of 2024 at Wayzata High School

As I love to do when I post a story about one of my high school senior photo sessions, I’ve created a music video with some of my favorite images from Noah’s session. Please enjoy it at the link below. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read our post! – M&J

“Senior Portraits in Downtown Minneapolis” © 2023 Michael Anderson Photography.

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