Haley's Downtown Minneapolis Editorial Senior Portraits

Haley's downtown Minneapolis session was so amazing! Haley and her mom drove all the way from Albert Lea for her senior session how amazing is that? Haley loves the city and we got so many cool locations in her session. And her mom really wanted the natural setting so we went to Lake Calhoun to get some beach photos. Hair and makeup was done by my makeup artist Melissa, see her work. She has done the makeup for all of my seniors and I am so glad I found her on Instagram!

I have all of my seniors fill out my questionnaire so I can dig really deep and know more about who they are and what they love. This helps me capture them and turn their senior photos into more than just senior photos. I want and strive to really capture who my seniors are. And I think you will find that Haley is so bright and full of fun, she had me laughing our whole shoot.

  • What do you love most about yourself?

My ability to make people smile

  • Hopeful College? What do you like most about this college?

California State University: Long Beach. I like that its near the beach, in a new city, a new place to see the world

  • What are you thinking about majoring in? Why did you choose this?

Journalism and Asian studies: I love to write and I love the truth so Journalism was the best fit. Asian studies because I am learning Korean and I want to be able to use it one day

  • What is your Dream Job, and what makes you most excited about it?

Music columnist. I'm most excited about just writing about the ever changing market of music and interviewing the people who make it.

  • What are you passionate about?

Music, Languages. I feel that languages are the most beautiful thing, difficult to understand but they make me overjoyed. Music because whatever I listen to takes me to either my happiest moments or my loneliest or my most serene place. Its a doorway to my contemplative mind that I don't often go through without prompt.

  • Favorite teacher and why?

My Publications teacher. She accepts me for all my weirdness and strange antics. Supports me even though I feel like I should sink and lifts me up when I feel like I'm lacking.

  • What is your favorite high school memory so far?

It's cliche to say, but I have no favorites. I've loved nearly every memory I have created, even if they caused me pain at the time I'm thankful for all of them. But Tigers' Roar (our school talent show) I got to dance to the most beautiful song by a Korean Boy group called BTS and I have never felt such anxiety and happiness in one moment.

  • What are some of your favorite books?

The Golden Compass- Philip Pullman Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Siddhartha- Hermann Hesse Game of Thrones- George R. R. Martin

  • What's your usual school style?

Tennis shoes Leggings T- shirt or sweatshirt

  • What's your fave clothing piece that you own?

A long sleeve blue and gray and red Chicago Cubs shirt Or a long sleeve black scoop neck shirt

  • What is your FAVORITE fashion trend right now?


  • What is your FAVORITE color to wear, and why?

Light Blue, it makes me look bright and happy

  • What are your FAVORITE clothing stores to shop at?

Aerie Forever 21 Barnes and Noble

  • What is your favorite restaurant? What do you love to order there?

Olive Garden- Anything and everything pasta

  • Where is your favorite place to hang out with your friends on the weekend?

Anywhere where they are I'm happy to be

  • Why did you choose ME as your senior portrait photographer?

Because you seemed the most invested in giving your clients what they want and knowing who they are. Not to mention your photos are beautiful

  • Describe your perfect Saturday:

Waking up whenever I wanted and eating whatever I want. Owing no amount of my time to anyone but myself, for only one day and listening to whatever calming thing I can find

  • Tell us about yourself. What are your hobbies? What is one fun fact about you?

I am learning Korean, I speak very basic but much more than most. I love writing and dancing. Dance makes me happy as well as music because in evokes emotion. I love to bake when I'm able to because it relaxes me.

  • Do you do any school extra-curricular activities?

I am in National Honors Society Orchestra Choir Ahlahasa Tigers Roar Student Council and I have two jobs

  • What are you most excited to do when you graduate?

Go to college and see the world outside of the one I've known.

  • What is your favorite song right now?

Danger by BTS Praying by Kesha Humble by Kendrick Lamar

  • What is one word you feel defines you?


  • How do you want to be remembered in 20 years?

As the person who made you feel happy and joyful and appreciated.

  • What is one thing you wish you knew when you were a freshmen?

Its not going to get easier, life is going to be unfair and you're going to cry a lot and sometimes you'll feel all alone and cheated. But in that unhappiness you'll find the beauty in life and see the world as something that won't cater to you but will help you grow. You'll learn to love your enemies and cherish your friends and family more than ever. And one day, when you feel at your lowest you'll find a love for everything in the world. You'll find no reason not to be thankful.

  • Is there something you would like to include in your pictures? (Instrument, sports equip. car, pet, ballet attire, friend, ect.)

My BTS ARMY Bomb, its a light stick and I love BTS so......yeah I'm that kind of person.

Want to schedule a consult to talk about your senior photos? Contact me today and I would love to meet you! I am a senior portrait photographer serving the maple grove and Minneapolis areas. Having sessions that range from downtown Minneapolis, Osseo, St. Paul to Stillwater. I love what I do so much and am so grateful to all of my seniors.

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