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!


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!


When Courtney’s mom contacted me & said her daughter had lots of ideas for pictures but wasn’t around to talk about those ideas I suggested getting together for a session consultation.  So we meet at my studio on a Friday in July to talk about what I offered as far as sessions & products then we talked about what Courtney had in mind for photos & we planned out where & we when could do them.  Almost a month later we meet on a Wednesday evening at the Janesville Youth Sports Complex’s Softball field where we did some photos in the dug out, with her at the plate & then switched to a different diamond for her at second base to show off that gorgeous sunset.

senior girl, softball, dug out, second base, sunsetThen since she brought her prom dress I had her change & do some more photos at second base & in the dug out. senior girl, prom dress, 2018 graduate, softball, dug out, second base, sunsetThe next day she woke up right when she was supposed to be at my studio for photos & luckily for both of us I had some time before my next session.  So she got ready & made her way from Beloit up to my studio outside of Milton.  During the consultation I found out her favorite color is blue so I picked out a chair to use during her session. senior girl, yearbook photo, blue chair, brick wallThen she changed into her uniform again & we did some fun shots in the studio.  We also decided I needed to try out my fog machine I recently purchased & boy is it fun but it sure doesn’t take much to fill my studio up with fog! senior girl, softball, fogLater that evening after a poorly timed rain shower we meet back up at Turtle Creek near Shopiere, WI for some more photos & we had to include her truck!  Lastly we drove east a bit to her Aunt’s house & used the creek access to finish off her session. senior girl, outdoors, truck, bridge, flowers, water, chairGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!