Mendota Heights senior photos | Lena | Lauren Baker Photography Blog

Mendota Heights senior photos | Lena

Mendota Heights senior photography

It’s not everyday that I get to photograph a real life model. Ok, maybe I’m over exaggerating a little but I swear, if Lena told me she was a model I legit would have believed her! Lena is a senior at Visitation School and her Mendota Heights senior photos are some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.

When we met for her outfit consultation, I knew that Lena’s senior photos would be incredible. Not just because of the outfits she picked out (which were bomb, by the way) but because of her cute personality! Seriously, her nervous giggle and nose scrunch are the cutest things ever. Combine those with the fact that she can pull off the “soft smile” and you have the makings of some pretty damn amazing senior photos!

Having your photos taken can be pretty intimidating but Lena held her own and knocked her session out of the park. Lena, my dear, thank you for choosing me to take your senior photos. I hope you have the best year ever!!

Lena’s Mendota Heights senior photos


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