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So you will most likely recognize this STUNNING woman! I have done a few artistic sessions with her and she always rocks it. Joslyn is a theatre major – and what theatre major doesn’t need head shots?

You may also recognize here from here too: High InStyle
Last year we did a for-fun shoot and it is published over at High InStyle – a blog that aims to inspire young adults by showcasing other young adults. And Joslyn is just that! Inspiring!

So, we’ll start with one of my favorites:

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The colors! So perfect! The shirt with her eyes, the brick with her hair, jeez. Awesome!

Here are a few more from of short session. I could tell I was caffeinated too, I took A LOT of photos in a short period of time. This may have been the day that I was in 4 coffee shops in one day.

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And here is just a little example of how much difference a crop can make! Especially for head shots!

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And one last one here!

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Leave Joslyn some love. And you can bet you’ll see more of her! I desperately want to do some styled shoots before wedding season picks up!

Thanks! :)

-AV

On Deck: I have some blog posts cooking! :)
Listening to: The Next to Normal Soundtrack. SO GOOD.

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I just really wanted to start this post off with an image – because, I mean, LOOK AT THEM! Katie & Eric are a wonderful couple that I have had the pleasure of knowing for a few years. Katie also went to CSS and we did an initial engagement session when they were first engaged. I cannot wait to capture their big day in September! Really. Cross your fingers that September 5th will be sunny-we want some backlighting during the ceremony! :)

(Also, note how happy they are even though it was chilly – you can actually see their breath!)

Speaking of backlighting…

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Boom! haha! I just love black & white with the romantic, contrasty, lighting.

We had time to grab a few images down in Canal as well. Also time to marvel at all the cars driving through the classic Springtime messy alleys in Canal. Happy Spring, right?
I was so excited to find this little spot in Canal too.

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Those are the trees outside of Amazing Grace, is the bokeh great! I love the depth of this one!

So, here are a few more from our session. Take a look!

Thanks!

-Anne

On Deck: That post on my love of backlighting might actually have to happen – but in the meantime there are some family sessions and more head shots on their way to you!
Listening to: Musicals again! I saw Next to Normal last night (Renegade, I love you) and it was AMAZING! Buy tickets for next weekend now if you want to get in!

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So it’s been quiet over here in the last week! I have been working at Caribou a bit extra and working on some great images as well as booking some REALLY exciting weddings for next fall! Let’s just say my October is shaping up to be pretty awesome!

Now, meet Sarah! I had a bit over a week with no sessions and this was a great way to get creative and back to shooting! We hit it off right away (can you say Kindred Spirits?!) over coffee at Duluth Coffee Company and then headed up to CSS to take some photos. She is a Master’s student at UMD studying music (Opera!) and these are shots for a poster advertising her recital.

They are definitely a bit different than a lot of the sessions I shoot and I love them! We also just took some fun ones after as we had time and I just kept getting inspired. :)
So for the recital, we went for the dark/mysterious/shadowy feel like this:

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I also just LOVE a the grainy/contrasty B&W like this one:

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So after we got some options for the poster, we went outside and did a few for-fun shots. Sarah is a natural beauty and such a natural in front of the camera! This one was one a snapped while we were talking about something ridiculous I’m sure. There is something so awesome about working with a client that you click with. When natural conversation just happens and you spend an hour together and immediate feel like friends. I love my job.

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Check out the rest a few more of her session here:

Leave Sarah some love!

-AV

On Deck: A few more sessions (engagement, kids, and some head shots!)

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