Zoe | A Personalized Senior Portraits Experience

Meet Zoe! I first met Zoe and her family a couple years ago when I attended the ribbon cutting for their family business, Valley Pools & Spas of Hudson. At that time her older sister, Honor, was needing senior portraits and booked a session with me. They are such a great family and I had so much fun with them during Honor’s session, that when it was time to start putting together my Class of 2020 Street Team, I knew I wanted Zoe on my team!

girl poses for senior pictures in downtown stillwater minnesota

The thing I absolutely love about each and every one of my seniors is that they are all so unique and different. I love learning about what they are passionate about and what makes them tick, then designing their senior portraits experience around that. For instance, Zoe is part of her school’s powerlifting team so of course we wanted to incorporate that into her session. And what better place to photograph those images than her school’s weight room. I don’t often get to drag out my off camera flash units for a senior session, so we got to have some fun. A big shoutout to her dad for being my human light stand 🙂

teenage girl poses in weight room for powerlifting senior portraits

Another thing that Zoe is really passionate about is serving her country. As a high schooler, the summer between your junior and senior year is usually spent hanging out with friends. Zoe, instead, spent the summer away at Basic Training in preparation for her journey to the National Guard. Since this was such a big part of her life, she wanted photos in her uniform and they had the perfect location picked out for these images.

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

high school senior girl poses for graduation photos in her army national guard fatigues
senior pictures of teenage girl wearing army national guard uniform

What are you looking forward to the most during your senior year?
Going to state (hopefully) for powerlifting
NOTE: Not only did Zoe and her team make it to State – they went on to WIN the State Championship.

teenager girl laying in wildflower field in wisconsin during senior portraits session

My biggest accomplishment so far in high school is…
Making varsity on the girls tennis team my junior year season

high school senior portraits on the tennis courts

What are 3 things you can’t live without?
Books, music, and chocolate

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?
Watch Friends with my mom

high school senior portraits session on farm in wisconsin

Where do you love to shop?
American Eagle and Dick’s Sporting Goods

What’s your favorite music group or type of music?
50s and 60s music

high school girl poses for senior portraits in an abandoned building in wisconsin

What is your dream job?
Arts administrator at a big museum, like The Smithsonian

If you were given a million dollars tomorrow and had only one day to spend it, what would you do?
Buy a new car, a new wardrobe, a cat (with enough food and toys and necessities to take care of it), and then I’d donate the rest of it to Planned Parenthood, cancer research, and animal shelters.

Congratulations on your graduation, Zoe! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your senior year. Good luck next year and thank you so much for your service! 

teenage girl poses for senior portraits at aamodts apple farm in stillwater minnesota
outdoor fall senior portraits session at aamodts apple farm in stillwater minnesota
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