When Ben’s mom contacted me about photographing his senior portraits she wasn’t sure how much he would really want to do as far as outfits & locations.  I always like to ask if they are in any sports or have any hobbies or interests because sometimes they can end up leading me to fun & different locations.  Originally we planned to do something along a nature trail & creek but Ben called me a few hours before his session & had a location idea of the lower part of a train trestle & I was intrigued.  So we meet along part of the bike trail in Janesville & Ben led me to this location.

senior guy, train trestle, graffiti, parking garage ,motorcycle, downtown Janesville, WII was a little afraid of falling but he had no fear & had explored this area a few times with friends.  And behind us was this cool area with graffiti on the brick walls.  Afterwards we went to the parking garage in downtown Janesville for a few shots with his motorcycle & of downtown.  The next morning we met back at my studio for the yearbook photo & a few more casual photos in my studio. Senior guy, casual, red chair, brick wall, hawaiian shirtGraduating in 2018 or 2019 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

I was lucky enough to meet Ryan this summer after photographing his brother last summer & just like his brother they opted for a mini session.  My mini sessions are popular with the guys because they are shorter then a typical session at 45 minutes & great because not everyone is in a sport or really has a vision for what they want for their session.  Mini session are done in & around my studio so there is a bit of variety & quick & painless for my clients.

Senior guy, brick wall, red chair, jeep, outdoorsGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

James came to see me in August for his senior portrait session.  Like most guys he wasn’t thrilled about having his photos taken but I had scheduled him for a mini session so before he knew it his session was over.  Here are a few of his mom’s favorite photos from his session.

senior guy, yellow chair, in studio & outsideGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

I meet Gabby & her mom at my studio for a session consultation because like a lot of seniors she had some specific ideas for her senior photos.  I find it much easier to meet & see the ideas & talk about what is & isn’t doable.  Luckily for Gabby everything was very much doable & then some.  So we scheduled her session in 2 parts, we meet in the evening for photos at a near by prairie for photos with some of her musical instruments because this girl can play 7 different ones but she only brought 3! high school senior girl, guitar, field high school senior girl, violen, field high school senior girl, drum set, fieldThe next day we meet at my studio for her yearbook photo then traveled to The Gathering Place & got some photos of her with a piano, she even played for a few of the people attending an event there. high school senior girl, pianoLucky for us the day we were supposed to take these we were locked out of the stadium because when we rescheduled the sky was amazing & really added to the drama! high school senior girl, marching band, uniform, stadium, drums, quintGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

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Avery was a dream to work with, quite, polite & was up for most anything.  We meet on a Wednesday night at an old warehouse that is no longer in use which turned out to be a great spot to show off some of his guitars & Mom had one request for a photo that would also show off his football jersey too.  We made dad run to get a football because afterward we were supposed to take photos at the football stadium which was just a short drive away.  As we got close I thought it was odd that there were lots of cars near the stadium & as we got closer I realized it was being used for a charity run put on by my husbands cousin.  So we all got a good laugh & rescheduled that shoot for the following week.

Senior guy, casual, brick wall, old warehouse, guitar, footballBut the next morning we meet at my studio for some inside photos, like the yearbook & a few more casual outfits & more guitar.

Senior guy, yearbook, casual, guitarAfter a week of waiting we were able to get into the football stadium one evening & got some great images.  I hadn’t been on that field in over 15 years for marching band & I can say I don’t miss the early morning marching practices or the half time performances but it was great fun creating some stunning images for Avery.

Senior guy, football, stadium, letterman jacketGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!