Gabby | Late Summer Graduation Pictures

This is Gabby! She chose to do her graduation pictures in the middle of August, right before school started back up for the year. The day of her session was perfect! It was a mostly sunny morning which gave us some great lighting, but also had a little bit of a cloudy haze that helped soften some of the harshness. Contrary to popular belief, bright sunny days aren’t always the best for photos because we have to find locations where the sun isn’t right in your face and oftentimes we wind up looking for the shadows. So the slight haze on Gabby’s session day was perfect! And we shot in the morning so we could finish before the heat of the day set in.

teen girl poses for graduation pictures by colorful flowers in downtown stillwater minnesota

Gabby wanted a mix of locations for her graduation pictures. We started out by shooting right around the studio, finding some great spots with bright colorful flowers, an alley with some brick and greenery, and also photographed outside of the bank near the studio that has great columns. I love how much variety we got within 2 blocks of the studio!

teenage girl leaning against a building with columns in downtown stillwater minnesota for senior photos

We finished up Gabby’s session down by the St. Croix River. Her blue dress went great with the tall grassy area and then we went down to the beach for her last outfit. One of the best parts of shooting down by the river – you never know what you’ll get until you get down there! When the water level is higher this area can be completely flooded but the day of Gabby’s session the water was lower, so there was a lot of beach area and some great big driftwood logs to sit on. Mom even got in a few photos which I think makes these graduation pictures that much more special. A day these two will definitely remember!

Scroll down to see more of my favorite images from Gabby’s session and to learn more about her.

high school senior girl poses for pictures on the beach near st croix river in stillwater minnesota
high school senior and mom pose for a photo along st croix river near stillwater minnesota

What are you looking forward to the most during your senior year?
Making the most of the time I have with my friends.

Are you involved in any extracurricular activities? If so, which ones?
School cheer and competitive dance

teenage girl sits on a curb outside white building for senior pictures in downtown stillwater

What are 3 things you can’t live without?
Hair ties, food, and dancing

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?
Hang with friends

teen girl poses for senior photos on the beach along the st croix river near stillwater minnesota

What’s your favorite music group or type of music?

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
Forrest Gump

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My biggest accomplishment so far in high school is…
Lettering in cheer

Gabby – thank you so much for letting me be a part of your senior year! Congratulations on your graduation and good luck with all your future endeavors! Can’t wait to see what you achieve!

teenage girl in a blue and white striped dress poses for graduation pictures in a field of tall grasses
teenage girl stands in st croix river for graduation pictures near stillwater minnesota
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