Sydney’s Lake Superior Senior Portraits
On this year’s North Shore Portrait Weekend, we had a total of six senior portrait sessions. We’ve already shared the awesome images from Hannah and “Wisconsin”, Nicole, Maggie and Ben’s senior portrait sessions with you, and now it’s time share the highlights from Sydney’s Lake Superior senior portraits with you!
The Glensheen Mansion
Sydney & Ben were the “opening act” for our 22nd annual North Shore Portrait Weekend and they and their families got us off to a great start! We would be creating both of their family portraits at our final destination, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, later in the day.
Just a couple of days before Joannie & I left for the north shore, Sydney’s mom had asked me if we have ever taken any photographs at the Glensheen Mansion. Because the parking lot always looks full when we drive by, I had never really considered it before. So I decided to give them a call to see if they allowed that sort of thing on the property.
Not only do they allow it, but they were really nice about it too! I was given a year-long photography pass to boot! The only stipulations were that there was no photography allowed inside the mansion, and because there were two weddings there that afternoon, we had to be finished by 11:00 pm.So we shifted both Sydney and Ben’s senior sessions to an earlier time slot and we started both sessions right there at the beautiful, historic mansion.
As we always do when we have dueling portrait seasons, Sydney and Ben would alternate at each portrait stop along the North Shore. It really works out very well and allows us to create two portrait sessions without driving back and forth from Duluth to Split Rock two times in one day.
We left the Glensheen Mansion and drove a just few miles up Highway 61 to Lester River Park. It was there that we photographed down by the Lester River and also in the pretty woods, creating images that turned out very cool with the sunlight filtering through the trees. It was quite an adventure watching Joannie & I get down to the bank of the Lester River with our cameras and lighting gear, but we had lots of helping hands to get the job done.
Two Harbors & Iona Beach
Our next stop was in Two Harbors for some street images with some of the great old brick walls there, just a half a block from where the 3M Company started up back in 1902.
Then we took it back on the road for our next stop at Iona Beach, where we created some really pretty images taken along the cliffs and the pink, rocky shoreline there.
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Our final destination was at Split Rock Lighthouse for Sydney’s final senior portraits and for her family’s portrait as well.
Joannie & I want to give a big thank you to Sydney & her family, and also to Ben’s family, for making the trip up north with us this year. We had a fantastic afternoon with you guys and we really appreciated that you asked us to create your senior and family portraits for you. Thank you very much! – M&J