Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits at Michael Anderson Photography

Whether you’re looking for creative senior portraits in a studio or outdoor setting, we have you covered. At Michael Anderson Photography, we’ve got a fully equipped indoor studio and our very own outdoor Portrait Park right here at our home-based studio as well.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum senior portraits of a pretty girl and her cello.

Me and my cello.


Senior Pics On Location

We also take many of our high school senior pictures on location too! Some of the Twin Cities senior photo locations we’ve worked at are the downtowns of Anoka, Stillwater, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. The Saint Anthony Main area in Minneapolis is a favorite senior photography spot.

Sunset senior portraits in Long Lake Park in New Brighton, MN.

Piper, looking good, sporting her Concordia University sweatshirt!

Senior Photos on Lake Superior

We’re also very well known for our annual “North Shore Portrait Weekend” on Lake Superior every year. In some years, we’ve had as many as six high school seniors join us for sessions “up north”!

Senior photos on Lake Superior in Duluth, MN by the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Nate, with the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge in the background.

Lake Superior senior photographs created at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Lindsey, in the rain, at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Lake Superior senior portraits of two best friends at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Hannah & her best friend Brianna at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Green Screen Senior Portrait Composites

A series of Irondale basketball senior photos of a boy dunking a basketball.

The Dunk!

In the last several years, we’ve been creating green screen senior composites. These special senior portraits are great for hockey players (both boys and girls), soccer, golf, baseball, and dancers too!

One of Fisher's Hill Murray High School senior portraits done as a soccer green screen composite.

Green screen composite on a pile of soccer balls.

High school senior photo green screen composite of a Champlin Park girls hockey player wearing #25.

Senior photo composite of Champlin Park’s #25.

Stunning light painted senior portrait composite created at Elm Creek Chalet at sunset and in-studio on green screen.

A little green screen magic combined with light painting!

Good Lighting For Great Senior Portraits

If there’s one thing that bugs us, it’s poorly lit photos of any kind, not just senior portraits. With that in mind, we’ve built our very own lighting kit on wheels. We call it Lightning McQueen!

We’ve used Lightning McQueen for Twin Cities senior portraits from Minneapolis to Stillwater. This portable lighting vehicle delivers exceptional lighting for our seniors.

Michael Anderson Photography's custom build lighting cart in action on a senior portrait.

Lightning McQueen in action in Stillwater, MN.

Our Seniors Are Special

One of the things that I like most about using Lightning McQueen is the attention that our seniors get when we’re walking around town with it. It’s like having a mini film crew and it makes them feel special.

On more than one occasion, either my senior or their parent has noticed that the other photographers around us aren’t using any lighting at all. When they see their images afterward, they understand why I use so much lighting on location. Eyes, hair, and the whole image get better and are better controlled.

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.

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.

Light Painted Senior Portraits

If all that isn’t enough, we’re also creating one-of-a-kind senior photos that are light painted! These are really, really cool! Dozens of exposures are combined to create an image that you won’t believe. Vehicles are the normal subject matter, but just about anything with lots of detail works great.

A cool high school senior portrait light painting of a 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85.

Josh, and the 66 Oldsmobile.

A cool light painted photo of a high school senior and a 2016 Mercedes Benz C300 in a park in Coon Rapids, MN.

Our senior, and the Mercedes Benz. Congratulations on your senior year, Nate!

Yes, we’ve even created a light painted senior photo with a Zamboni!

Light painted senior photo with the Zamboni at Lichtscheidl Arena in Forest Lake, MN.

“Let’s Play Hockey!”

A cool light painted senior photo of a boy and his drum set, holding lighted drum sticks, on the football field at Totino Grace High School in Fridley, MN.

A really cool light painting of Nate with his light-up drumsticks!

The short video that you see below will introduce you to the process of creating a light painted senior photo.

So, if you’re looking for fun and creative senior photos, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Anderson’s!

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