Mary Richards Photography

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Senior Style ~ Ben

I  can't believe my son is graduating this year!  Meet Ben, a football player, honor student, European traveller, and all-around great kid!  He plans to go to Carroll University next fall to study exercise science, and hopes to continue on to Physical Therapy school.  Dream big, kid!  You can do whatever you set your mind to!



We had fun at the football practice field, and on the steps of a former high school in town.



On another day, we headed to a park with some great bridges.  These are some of my favorites from our time together.





A couple of shots downtown in a shirt and tie were a must, as well.  Isn't he so handsome!  I love his smile and those blue eyes.  💙

It has been a fun summer of senior sessions with so many of Ben's friends.  If you need a senior session next summer, please contact me!





Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Little Ones ~ Ella

Meet Ella, a little cutie I played with a few months ago for her 2 year old photos. It was another opportunity to take my backdrops and set them up in a client's home for this photo shoot.  I recently purchased some vinyl backdrops to use indoors, in a well lit room, and it feels like I have that studio look!  I have only had a few sessions to use them, and I've been very  happy with the outcome each time.  I have the blue brick, yellow chevron, and bright dots shown here, plus the white barn wood, shown here as a floor drop, but I've used it as a back drop, too, with a few other sessions.  It doesn't feel like we're in a kitchen, does it?  I hope to add to my collection here and there, and have opportunities to use them when the weather doesn't cooperate, or through the winter.

Ella has the prettiest eyes, and a spunky personality, and she kept me on my toes with trying to keep her attention :) . Good thing I have an early childhood degree (haha!)!  I enjoyed her very much, and I hope to see her for another session sometime!  Have a great summer, Ella!










We had time for some family shots, too.  Thanks, Sarah and Jon, for allowing me to work with your family.  I enjoyed your little girl very much! 



At this time, I am booked all summer with seniors.  Family, child, and baby sessions will resume in October!  Keep watching the blog for more fun session photos.




Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior Style ~ Josh

With senior season starting soon, I realized I never posted anything from my fun football session with Josh!  Josh contacted me because he had seen some other football photos I had done for a teammate.  He is on my son's football team, so I sort of knew who he was and had been seeing him at the games.  We met one Saturday morning after a game, and had a great time on the field and at an old local building.  He did great!












Josh's brother came along and seemed to have a great time, also.  I love this shot of the two of them, and I know their mom does, too!

After being at the games every week, I was sure to watch for the big plays Josh might make (he was wide reciever), hoping to put together a little poster for him.  I had fun making this poster, and was happy with how this turned out!


Josh had a special request to do a "double exposure" shot of him in his letter jacket, too.  That's what I love about senior sessions... they know what to ask for, and push me to try new things.


Thanks, Josh, for hanging out with me that fall day.  I hope your senior year has been amazing, and I wish you all the best after you graduate.  I am now booking for summer senior sessions for the Class of 2016! Please email me by clicking the flag at the top of the page, or message me on my Facebook page.  

We'll plan a fun and unique session for you!



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Family ~ Feggestad-Coomer

This winter I had the wonderful opportunity to work with this fun family.  I had a really great time catching up with them. Two of these kids are former students of mine ~
smile emoticon ~ not sayin' how long ago!




We spent time at the Lincoln-Tallman House, at the main house and the archive building.  Such handsome guys and gorgeous girls!










After the session, I worked closely with Darci to get the holiday cards she wanted just right!  I was able to design a handful of options for her.  Keep this in mind if you need stationery of any sort, for holidays, graduation announcements, or party invitations.  I'm happy to help you get the most out of your session and find products you love.

Thanks again, Darci, for the opportunity to work with your family.  It was a great experience!












Sunday, February 22, 2015

Senior Style ~ Brianna

It has been awhile since I've posted a session, so here's a fun one I want to share!  I did a fair amount of seniors last summer and fall (9), and some attended the school where I teach.  But THIS senior, well, she not only attended my school, but I taught for years with her amazing mom and we had playgroups together!  I've known Brianna since she was two, and here she is, all grown up and so gorgeous!  It was fun to hang out with her again and learn what she's been up to!  She is a super busy senior, involved in Show Choir, basketball, cheerleading, track, and lots more.  We had two sessions to try to reflect her many activities and her fun sense of style. 

Enjoy this bit of warmth on these cold winter days.  










This white dress and meadow of wildflowers was perfect for lighting of the setting sun.  I can't wait for spring and summer to use this setting again.  Don't you just love her cute boots and stylish look?








Our second session started in the bleachers with her cheer uniform and letter jacket.  I love the pop of red.  I told you she was busy - check out those jerseys below!





To end the evening, we went to the river.  The aqua color and the long flow of her dress made a perfect match for the willow trees.  It was so fun to get a little wet to get some amazing shots of this beautiful and special girl.  



I look forward to following more of your adventures, Brianna.  I know you'll go far.

Senior sessions for this spring and summer are coming up fast.  If you want to book an outdoor session (or two) with me, just let me know!  My email is at the top of the blog, or you can message me through the link to Facebook.