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!

When Tanner’s mom called & mentioned the baseball photos I did for his older brother Gavin I got a little excited.  They wanted me to try some more dramatic things for Gavin’s session so we had to do that and more this time around.  But first we got to do some casual photos in the studio with Tanner.

senior guy, casual, red chair, yellow chair, brick wallThen we switched gears for baseball both in the studio & on location at Milton’s baseball diamond.  Much like his brother Tanner didn’t want to have his photo taken longer than need be but his mom & I are glad we got to the diamond at sunset because we couldn’t have asked for a better sky!  Tanner really knocked these photos out of the park so to speak. senior guy, baseball, baseball diamond, batter, 1st basemanGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

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Andrew’s mom contacted me earlier this summer about scheduling her youngest son’s senior photos after photographing her eldest a few years ago.  We had to schedule it before the fair as he would be busy all week showing animals & helping out.  Then with storm’s possible on the day of his outdoor portion we decided to do them the night before his studio portion.  I meet them at their home & we did some photos in their backyard & just down the road at a barn with cows. Senior guy, farm, country, barn, corn field, wood pileThe next morning we meet at my studio for the yearbook headshot & a few more casual photos with some of my backgrounds & chairs.  When I first meet him he jokingly referred to himself as “The Masterpiece” & we had fun making him live up to that nickname! Senior guy, headshot, brick wall, warehouse, yellow chair, old deskGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

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I love when seniors call with an idea because otherwise I feel I do the same thing every time.  When Calli called she knew she wanted to do an hour on location & she wanted to incorporate balloons!  My first thought was the parking garage in downtown Janesville with the view of the city that would be fun & after looking at my schedule I found the week of the Rock County Fair was open & balloons screamed fair & rides to me too!  So we booked the inside portion for earlier in the day & the outside portion for the following day but with rain in the forecast we changed it to that evening.  We had fun in the studio with some new lighting equipment & even paid tribute to her Grandfather & their love for the Steeler’s.

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I meet Calli & her Grandmother that evening at the parking garage downtown Janesville & we did some fun photos both in the garage & on top.  We even had to do a few images to pay homage to her long career as a cheerleader & her letterman’s jacket.  I’m still impressed with how high she can jump being so petite! Senior girl, balloons, parking garage, cheerleading, skyline, brick wallWhen we finished downtown we stopped at the Rock County Fair to do a few more photos with her balloons on the carousel & along the fairway.  We even had to get some cotton candy while we were there too! Senior girl, balloons, county fair, carousel, cotton candy, carnivalGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

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When Jacob’s mom first contacted me she mentioned that he liked to hunt & fish & I got a little excited because this was something I had not photographed before but have seen other photographers do awesome things with it.  I asked if he had a favorite place to do these at because most people go to the same spots & found out their family has a cabin on the nearby lake.  We started his session at their cabin with his fishing pole & a few casual images.

Then we loaded up his truck with hunting gear & drove to a local spot for some duck hunting photos.  While this isn’t the spot he normally hunts it worked great for photos.  I even had him move his truck for a photo with it too, I mean with that sky I couldn’t resist. The next day we had Jacob come into the studio for his yearbook photo & another casual outfit.  I always like to ask the guys after the session if they enjoyed it & surprisingly they all say yes.  Seeing as most parents are worried when booking their son’s session because they don’t like the idea of having their photo taken but I always like to showcase their interests to make the session about them.

Senior Guy, brick wall, old desk chair, senior portraitGraduating in 2018 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

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