Minnesota Photographer | Senior session | Taylor

Yes, I photograph guys too! I had the honor of photographing Tyler’s sister too, I love when I get to work with siblings, I really enjoy getting to know the Minnesota families. It was really important to Tyler that we photographed his two loves, his car, and the family dog.

We took Tyler’s car to my favorite urban location in St. Cloud and it made the perfect backdrop. He was the first guy I have had bring his car, and it was so fun! I love when seniors want to incorporate their hobbies and passions into their sessions. I have photographed Minnesota dancers in dance studios, swimmers underwater, soccer players in soccer fields, basket ball players on the court, many a senior with their pets. I adore when they bring pets with, while I know some photographers wince at the idea, I think its fantastic and adds a lot to a clients gallery.

After we did some urban shots we headed to my favorite farm and did some more casual shots and introduced the dog. I know most guy teens dread getting there picture taken…they still do as adults! That is why I do offer a basic session, that is only an hour in length for the guys. It allows for two outfit changes and is sweet and simple. It takes place in one location, and I have many ideas for awesome locations, but I am also open to your suggestions. Basic sessions are only offered on the weeknights.

Class of 2019 I am now booking for 2018. I have limited availability so don’t wait until the last minute to book a Minnesota senior photographer. Why settle for ordinary senior pictures when you can have extraordinary ones.

I look forward to getting to know the people in my community and serving them for many years to come! I have loved our first year in Zimmerman, Minnesota. Our neighborhood and the schools have been amazing so far.

to book your session email me at – bethjphotography@gmail.com

Senior Photographer Minnesota | Melissa | Anoka, MN

This session was a blast because not only did I get to be the senior photographer of this gorgeous girl, I also got to shoot somewhere new to me, downtown Anoka, MN.  When I did Melissa’s consult she was cute and she totally knew what she wanted. She did not want wild flower fields, or anything earthy like that. She knew that she wanted an urban look, since she is a student in Otsego we settled on Anoka. Anoka is the self titled Halloween capitol of the world, they just installed this really neat jack-o-lantern roundabout there. Find more info on Anoka here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anoka,_Minnesota

We started the session down by the water/marina in Anoka, and we got sprinkled on ever so lightly. We were slightly concerned with how Melissa’s hair and makeup would look, but the rain let up before it got too bad. We had a beautiful sky this day, which you can see in the river pictures. After the water, she did an outfit change and we headed to the downtown area and utilized the cool old building, stairs, and murals. We found some really great pops of color, and Melissa was always down to try my ideas which I loved. After downtown we headed to this area that is an abandoned auditorium. This was really cool and probably my favorite stop of the day, the stairs are all crumbling, and it is overgrown with beautiful trees. It helped that we had a stellar sky that night too.

Class of 2019- I am now booking for this year. I only do a limited number of senior sessions so don’t wait to book yours! Ask about my spring special!

Minnesota Photographer | Senior Session McKenzie

This girl has the prettiest blue eyes, ever! I adored my session with her in central Minnesota, I just love being a senior photographer.

We did McKenzie’s session down by the Mississippi river and in Sauk Rapids. I love the symmetry of the bridge there and the beautiful rocks and water. From there we headed to Collegeville and or St. Joesph to Saint Johns college campus. The building and grounds there are so picturesque. I love that I can have buildings, woods, water, and prairies all in one spot.

Class of 2019 if you are looking to book your senior portraits, I am now booking. If you book your session before 6/1/2018 you will receive $50 in print credit! That is quite the deal! Your session can take place anytime in 2018, you just have to book and pay your retainer to get the deal.

Email me at- bethjphotography@gmail.com to book your session.

Senior Session | Sports Themed| Photographer Elk River Minnesota

As a photographer I love when I get a chance to highlight seniors hobbies, sports, and activities. Keuorkow played basketball for Sauk Rapids High School and when you see how tall and lanky he is, he totally looks the part. He also has the greatest smile!

I also had the chance to photograph him with his group of basketball friends at their favorite local court. I loved that the moms hired me to do this. I truly wish I had more images from this time in my life with my friends.

For his session we went to St. Johns Campus to take advantage of all the lovely architecture and scenery there. If you have never been out to this campus, it is worth the visit. Especially in the fall, they have a lot of beautiful hiking trails and winding roads. St. John is located in Collegeville, Minnesota which is about and hour from Elk River and just about 20 minutes from St. Cloud. I would love for my boys to school there someday! Did you know that as a photographer I travel to all these places for sessions? I will drive anywhere within a thirty minute drive free of charge, but beyond that it is billed at $10 an hour to help cover travel expenses.

I am so excited for the class of 2019!

Martin Fam | Photographer Campground Session | Elk River, Minnesota

I adored this family session I did with the Martin fam awhile back. Alissa and her family were camping at El Rancho Manana in Richmond, MN and she invited me out there to photograph her family. I could not pass up the opportunity! If you are looking for a photographer near me (you) , look no further I travel state wide and am open to other travels as well!

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El Rancho is a beautiful place with horseback riding, camping, and a lovely lake…it was the perfect backdrop. Ironically enough, I worked there briefly (like 2 weeks) as a teen, I figured out pretty quickly that the ranchers life is no joke! It was fun however to revisit this place. I would love to go back sometime and bring our camper and the whole family. They do a lot of scheduled activities for the kids too, especially on the weekends. I know our kids would be thrilled to stay here.

The light, the sunset, my models all were perfect that day. I so love what I do and capturing families like this makes my heart so happy. It helped that Alissa’s family is all so darn gorgeous! I loved the connections and love that I was able to capture between Alissa and her kids. She is an amazing mother that loves and protects her children fiercely. I don’t now if I could pick a favorite picture from this session if I tried. I love the one with the family and the dogs, and miss Layla with her hand resting so cutely on her face. I also adore the series of mom and son kissing, and of course the family pic with the horses in the background. Revisiting this is really making me want to return!

I know many people probably don’t think to hire a photographer when they travel, but this is such a brilliant idea! How often to you get a chance to have a professional photographer document the moments that matter the most. I know when I look back in my childhood our family vacations stand out in my memory. I would have loved to have some photos from those that weren’t just snapshots. If there is anyone out there would like to have something like this documented, let me know!!! It would be like the perfect mix for me, I love photographing travel and families. You could even think beyond travel, what about the county fair, a day at the beach, or even just a day at home. While posed portraits hold a special spot in my heart, this is just as important.

If you are looking to get family portraits done this year, don’t wait until Christmas card time to start thinking about booking! My calendar fills fast especially in the summer and fall. I am so excited for 2018 and all the new opportunities and clients!


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