AMBER LANGERUD

Alexandria Senior Photographer | Gracie

Seniors

March 29, 2022

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Photographer, wife, mom, horse lover and farm girl. My number one priority when photographing you is helping you look your best and feel comfortable in front of the camera. 
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It was such a joy working with Gracie on her senior session. Gracie and her family were visiting from Alexandria while visiting their lake cabin. Since they were all in town together they also did a family mini session at the beginning of the senior session.

Alexandria Senior Photographer | Portrait at the lake

Incorporating The Lake

I learned from Gracie’s questionnaire that portraits by the lake were important to her. To bring this vision to life, we visited two separate lake locations. And then of course finished the session with a Little Cormorant lakeside sunset. But let’s take you back to the beginning where we started at the farm.

Alexandria Senior Photographer | Family mini portrait

Family Mini Session Add On

We began Gracie’s session with a family mini session. We captured a number of different portrait variations, including this traditional ‘Christmas card’ portrait.

Alexandria Senior Photographer  | Girl Standing in Grass Field

Incorporating The Many Farm Locations

Then we started Gracie’s Alexandria High School senior session in the horse pasture. I love this location for the tall grass and rolling hills background.

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

Using Posing & Cropping For Variety

In each outfit and location, we capture a number of different poses and crops, including close-up headshots, full-body, and if possible a few pulled-back environmental portraits.

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

I love that we were also able to capture a few images of just Gracie and her mom.

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

In moving on to Gracie’s second outfit we moved on over to the hayfield for some more greenery.

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

Adding Movement

I love adding movement to senior portraits whenever possible. Twirling images are especially fun when long hair is involved!

Alexandria Senior Photographer

The way the evening sun glows through these trees is one of my favorite parts of the hayfield!

Alexandria Senior Photographer

The First Lake Location

For Gracie’s third outfit we stopped by our first lake location of the session.

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

An Unnexpected Location Stop

When walking we spotted this little patch of wildflowers among the grass. Of course, we had to stop and take a few pictures!

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

Gravel Road Sunset Glow

Before heading over to our last location of the evening, we took advantage of this gorgeous sunset glow along the gravel road.

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

I love a classic lakeside portrait on the dock!

Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer
Alexandria Senior Photographer

What better way to finish off our senior session than with a sunset silohette! I hope you have enjoyed Gracie’s Alexandria senior portraits. Be sure to check out the locations guide for more location inspiration on and around the Langerud Farm.


Hawley High School Senior Pictures

Learn more about the high school senior personality-filled process on the senior’s page!


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CAPTURING IMAGES that HELP YOU STAND OUT because YOU LOOK and FEEL GREAT.

Posed without being robotic. Natural without being awkward. Personality infused but not too informal. These are the goals of each session with Amber Langerud Photography.

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