Senior Pictures in North Dakota 2017

Senior Pictures in North Dakota 2017 photo

With what seems like an early spring in February, I think many of us are turning our sights on the changing of the seasons.   With that thought, I have had never had so many early inquiries for senior pictures!  And that is quite exciting.  I am looking forward to the new ideas, new fashions, and new seniors! With that in mind, its also fun to look back at 2016 senior sessions…though it is strange to say, “look back”, as they still have months of school left before graduation.  Tabi’s senior pictures session is perhaps the most smiley I have ever had.  I love that about her…always a smile, a giggle and a grin.  She is truly a happy person and compels the others around her to share in her happiness.  Surely, we need more people like this in our lives and in our world!

Hazen Senior Pictures
Senior Pictures in North Dakota 2017 photo

Hazen ND Senior Pictures

 

 

Senior Pictures in North Dakota 2017 photo

Hazen Senior Pictures

 

Dates for senior pictures are already beginning to fill!  Please call to secure your preferred summer date.

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Dickinson Senior Pictures

Dickinson Senior Pictures photo

This warm weather is fooling me and I feel like I should be heading out to do some outdoor sessions…is it almost time for the new 2017 seniors to start coming in?  I am so looking forward to the new batch of seniors!  But here’s a glimpse back at one of the lovely 2016 senior girls and her summer session.  Jasmine had a great wardrobe, fun hair accessories and great style so we ended up a really large variety of senior pictures for her to choose from.  Dickinson is only about an hour’s drive from Hazen, so for some different looks its worth the trip.  For a small town, Hazen really does have some great spots for senior pictures and we were able to take advantage of quite a few of them!

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A great variety of senior pictures looks

 

I  have already started booking seniors for 2017.  Call soon to reserve your preferred date!

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Full Senior Photos Session – Hazen, North Dakota

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I  love sharing glimpses of senior sessions on Facebook and here on the blog.  One or two of my most favorite images from each session as a sneak peek, or just because I happen to love a particular photo for whatever reason.  But I know some of you are wondering what a full session looks like.  Well, here you go.  This is the lovely Kayla’s full senior session – well almost…these are my most favorite from each set – there were even more for her to choose from!  The great thing about this particular session is that we did almost all the photos at Kayla’s home!  That makes them unique to her…her choice of locations and spots and her ideas.  I really love that!  Not only does it give her truly unique photos, but it stretches my imagination, creativity and even technical skill, keeping me fresh at my craft as well.Full Senior Photos Session   Hazen, North Dakota photo

Senior pictures in wildflowers

 

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Tree Row

Kayla’s mom planted a wildflower field that was Kayla’s first choice of locations to start of her senior pictures session.  Then we moved over to a pretty and sunny spot amongst the tree multi colored tree rows right next to their home.

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Senior Pictures with your car

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Senior Pictures Old Barn

A few quick changes and we moved on to a cute spot with the weathered wood of an old out building on their property.  The mustang has actually become a family tradition of sorts…both Kayla’s brothers took photos with this car as well!

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Senior Pictures Hazen North Dakota

Full Senior Photos Session   Hazen, North Dakota photo

Senior and Windmill

Kayla’s idea to get the old windmill behind her made me think for a bit for the best way to do this.   With the bright sky in the background and the windmill being so much taller, it took some creative and technical thinking to make it all work.  I’m so glad she asked, though….these might be some of my favorites from her session.   And then we moved onto our last spot at her home…the dirt road for some of those classic country looking photos.  All in all, it really didn’t take us long to get all these different looks right at her home!

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Country Road

From Kayla’s place we took off and visited a couple of spots that I know always make for great photos!  These are all within a short drive from the studio, so if you love the look just ask…and we’ll make sure to put it on our list of places to visit for your senior photos.

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Senior Pictures Red Bridge

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Sunny senior pictures

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Outdoor Volley Ball Photos

Then we headed back to the studio. These last two outdoor locations are right there!  My old alley is perfection and a few right out in the middle of Main Street!  I think folks around here are used to seeing me out there and just waive as they drive around us.  Its fun and makes for great senior session memories…and photos!

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Senior Pictures in My alley

Full Senior Photos Session   Hazen, North Dakota photo

Senior Pictures Middle of Main

With all our outdoor locations done, we went into the studio do some formal headshots as well as some just fun colorful casual sets.  We also took a quick series of sports photos in jeans and jerseys that I combined together into a collage, that is always popular.

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Senior Pictures Head Shots

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Senior Sports Collage

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Contemporary Senior pictures

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Senior Pictures Old Door

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Senior Pictures classic series of photos

Well, there you have it!  But wait….we decided I would make a quick trip back to their place come fall, when the pumpkins were ready to be harvested!  One of the great things about being a local, is that we can do quick little things like this!  Again….please just ask!  There are so many places around that we will always find a way to make your senior pictures special, unique, “different”!

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Fall Senior Pictures with Pumpkins

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Fall Senior Pictures – Outdoor photos in North Dakota

Fall Senior Pictures   Outdoor photos in North Dakota photo

The time is fleeting that we can grab those beautiful fall colors before the wind blows the leaves away and the snow covers the ground.  And that time is now – like RIGHT NOW!  I do have a few spots left on my calendar for seniors this October.  Really, it is the most perfect time for senior pictures.  The colors are beautiful!  We can find places with the reds and golds and oranges and there are also spots left with the gorgeous greens of summer.  Its the best of both worlds.  If you are a hunter, this is the time!  If you love sweatshirts, scarves and boots it doesn’t get any better!  But you need to act fast – these times will be gone in a matter of weeks ( or days, if the wind starts blowing) and my calendar is limited.

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Fall Senior Pictures

 

Call before October 5, 2015 to book your Fall Senior Photo Session and save 25.00 on your session fee!  Just mention this post!

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Dickinson Newborn Photography

Dickinson Newborn Photography photo

I have had the extreme pleasure of photographing two sister’s weddings a few years ago.  Sweet lovely girls with adoring husbands and wonderful families!  What more can I say?  Now, they are sharing the truly amazing journey of parenthood together.  Their beautiful little daughters were born only a month apart and I can truly say that I couldn’t be more thrilled for these families!  Those little cousins are going to grow up together and develop the most special of bonds.  Some of my most treasured memories are those with my cousins!

I couldn’t have been more honored when these new mommies called to share their news and to book their newborn appointments.  Not only do I feel like “their family photographer”, I feel a connection with them by sharing in some of their most important family events.

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newborn family photo

Dickinson Newborn Photography photo

Newborn Family Photo

 

Newborn photography is a lot about patience.  It may be the main ingredient to a successful photo session.  Our studio has all the props, blankets, backgrounds, wraps, hats and headbands….and we have lots and lots of patience.  Those little ones need to time to settle down, be hugged and cuddled, fed and changed.  All that is part of the process!  Feel confident when you are here that everything is about your baby and we will take all the time you need to get some truly beautiful photos of your little one and your family.

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Newborn Baby Girl

Dickinson Newborn Photography photo

Newborn Baby Girl

Dickinson Newborn Photography photo

Black and White Newborn

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Newborn Baby Girl in Wedding Dress

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Newborn Baby on Saddle

I do have a large variety of props, wraps, backgrounds, etc. all for just for newborn baby photo sessions.  All pieces I know work perfectly for the newest little ones to create beautiful photos.  But I also love and encourage parents to bring in items that are special to them….pieces that reflect their families, special gifts or handmade blankies that will become treasured as baby grows up.   Those are what make your newborn photos unique and special.  In this case our new parents brought along their saddle and wedding dress!

(Saddle photo is a composite of photos, where mommy’s hands have been expertly edited in photo-shop to not show.  Safety for the baby is always then first priority)

You can schedule your newborn session anytime, but it is a good idea to plan a little in advance.  We will pick a date approximately 6 days from your due date.  We can then juggle it around depending on when your baby actually arrives.

When you book your session, you will receive a guide to help you plan for the best newborn photo session possible.  I have lots of tried and true tips that really will make a difference!

701-748-5656   justine@westriv.com

 

 

 

 

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