This summer our Level 3 Monda Goette Photography Senior Model Team took a mini road trip for a destination photo session. We went to a private ranch in Afton, Minnesota, followed by a limousine escort to the Hudson Pier, just across the border in Hudson, Wisconsin to capture some stylish fashion images along the pier dock.
Look at these gorgeous ladies! Their outfits were provided courtesy of a partnership with my friends Kristine and Kati at ApricotLane Boutique in Mendota Heights. (Highly recommend going to their boutique shop for your fall wardrobe! Follow them on Facebook, or Instagram at @apricotlanemsp, or at their brand new online shopping experience website at https://stlouispark.shopalb.com/! Tell them Monda the Photographer sent you!)
We started our day off with a visit to Miranda and Alyssa of Mirabella Studio in Woodbury for hair styling and a flawless airbrush make up application.
Lexi brought some treats for all to enjoy. Popsicles!
From the salon, we took a limo ride to a private ranch in Afton. The awesome Minnesota weather was hot and humid, as expected in mid-August! These ladies made the best of it and still managed to laugh and have a great time...and of course look fantabulous doing so!
At the ranch, there were a bunch of kitties running around, getting into some of our shots. There was also a frog who didn't quite make it off of the driveway, and had a small cameo appearance in our photo shoot. The girl's reactions are priceless in that image!
It was a blast with these ladies (we were missing Nathan!). Chloe, Jessica, Leah, Reggie, and Lexi all looked amazing. These images below were featured on Instagram and on my Facebook page when we first did the session.
As warm as it was outside, the sunlight made for some spectacular images with these girls. Check it out!
The second part of our adventure was to head east to Hudson, Wisconsin and capture even more of that fantastic sunlight as it was descending into sunset mode. Ooh-la-la! The outfits ApricotLane Boutique in Mendota Heights provided us for this session were so on-trend!
I love that I have a team of girls from all over the Twin Cities area schools, both public and private, who get along so well. One goal of my model team is to be able to bring people together to create extraordinary memories to their final year of high school that they would not get to do otherwise. My 2017 Senior Model Team this year is no exception! Just look at how great they are!
We wrapped up our evening with a quick session on the bluffs in Hudson overlooking the St. Croix River...in Class of 2017 fashion of course!
Thank you again to my wonderful friends at ApricotLane Boutique in Mendota Heights for providing us with fall fashion trend looks for the upcoming season! And to Miranda and Alyssa at Mirabella Studio for giving my girls the confidence in seeing how beautiful they really are inside and out with your superb styling and artistry. And to my awesome friends Michael and Shelley in Afton for your friendship and use of your property.
And last but not least, thank you to my Level 3 models for sharing your day with me! I'm not sure you realized what you were getting into when you signed on to my exclusive model team, but I hope you all had as much fun as I did!
If you are in high school and want to add an experience like this to your growing list of memories, contact me here, so we can get a head start on the Class of 2018 model team. Or if you are a senior and haven't yet had your senior portraits done, get in touch with me right away and we can get you on the calendar this fall yet so you too can get your own senior session experience like no other with Monda Goette Photography.
-Monda the Photographer