Tyler was such a great senior to photograph. He and his mom were so laid back about the entire session and it was incredibly easy to get him to smile. We cracked a ton of FRIENDS jokes, talked about archery, and traipsed around Minooka Park. I love this location for senior portraits and will definitely be back for more. The big red barn, the winding paths, and all the mature trees make it a wonderful spot for posing. Tyler went with the Bronze Package, which is a simple one-outfit and one-location option that is fairly popular with the senior guys. Don't be fooled though- you get a TON of variety even within that 30 minute session. See for yourself!
It always feels so good getting back to my old stomping grounds in Minneapolis for a senior portrait session. The Guthrie Theatre is a fantastic public space for doing indoor senior photography. Working with Sydney was like hanging out with a dear friend. She is a fellow theatre kid and loves all things Wendy Wasserstein, just like me! This location suited her perfectly. I love all the clean lines and vivid contrast The Guthrie Theatre affords photographers. Every time I can work out doing a session here I am overjoyed!
I can't believe it has taken me this long to get Tori's session up on the blog, but better late than never! I adored working with Tori and am floored with the gorgeous senior portraits we got. We had the PERFECT day in August last summer. The sun was out and it wasn't too humid once we got back to my property in Franklin, WI. Tori went with the Silver Session, where she was able to do two locations and two outfits. It's the perfect package if you want to save a bit, but also have access to variety for your senior portraits.
Photographing in the Historic Third Ward for Brandon's senior portrait session was just perfect. Brandon and his mom were so fun to talk to, which always makes the session go by super fast! They opted for my short and sweet Bronze Package, in which you get to wear one outfit and have a 30 minute photography session. The Bronze Package is awesome for senior guys because often they don't want too much fuss. The thirty minutes goes by in a flash and I always end up getting some wonderful shots. This session is no exception!
"Kelsey did an amazing job for my son's senior pictures. I would use her again for my family photos. She captured the greatest shots and she had the greatest locations. She was very pleasant to work with." -Terry
Livie and her family live on a private lake in Muskego, WI, so when her mom asked if we could do the session at her place I didn't hesitate to say yes. We met up prior to the session to scope out all the spots that would work for the time of day and had tons to work with. This is a mandatory step if you'd like me to try a spot of your choosing for your senior portrait session. It ensures I know where the light will be at the time of our session so that I can get the most beautiful shots possible. We used Livie's backyard, we nabbed tons of shots along the private lake, and we even stopped at a nearby park for some architectural backdrops. I love this session, check out the portraits below!
"Senior pictures were beautiful, Kelsey was warm and very organized, my daughter was comfortable, received them quickly, I highly recommend. Plan on booking her in the future for my other kids and family pictures." -Jenni W.
Jimmy and his family were a total blast to work with (they even came back for family portraits!). We decided to go with Frame Park in Waukesha for Jimmy's senior portrait session. Jimmy was fairly straight-faced throughout his senior portrait session, which is totally normal for boys. I don't like to force people to smile so I always roll with it. When I told him his kitty could be in one of his pictures though, he was smiling ear to ear for the camera! I totally get it because I am obsessed with my cats. Working with Jimmy was so fun and I love the senior pictures we got.
This session was one for the books! Marissa chose to go with my property first here in Franklin and then Bass Bay Brewhouse along Lake Muskego for her second location. Little did we know a storm was barreling down on us out of nowhere!! Brandy, Marissa's mom, was such a good sport and held an umbrella over me while we photographed along the lake so I could get the perfect shot. I loved working with Marissa because she is a theatre kid and so am I. Her beautiful personality shines through in these senior portraits and I couldn't be happier. Scroll through to see for yourself!
Jamee was such a sweet senior to photograph. We had to race the impending summer storms on this session and her and her mom were so flexible! We started on my five-acre property here in Franklin for her first two outfits (which were adorable), then we finished up the session at Lion Legends Park with her final outfit. It JUST started to sprinkle as I took my final shots. Phew! I love this senior portrait session and I hope you do too!
I could write a book about how much I adored working with Chris on his senior portrait session. Getting to meet his mom and dad was a huge plus as well. The whole family was cracking jokes nonstop and, no shame, my snort laugh came out. It's so nice when both parents can make it to a session because I feel like I get to see more of the graduating senior in their "natural habitat." Chris' love of volleyball totally shines through in these photos, see for yourself below!
"If you are looking for a photographer, Kelsey Jorissen is the one you want! She is so friendly and outgoing, she instantly put my son at ease. His senior picture photo session was so much fun, we were all sad when it ended. The photos are beautiful and exactly what we wanted. And we love the fact that WE own the pictures. Will definitely hire her again!!!" -Michelle K.
Connor and his mom were such troopers because we had to reschedule this senior portrait session literally four times due to the weather. When the day finally arrived we were supposed to have clear skies all afternoon. Of course fifteen minutes into the session we are getting poured on without any warning. There was ONE little storm cloud over Franklin, we were all incredulous! Connor was awesome to work with and I'm so happy these photos turned out wonderfully. See for yourself below!
Hi! I'm Kelsey - cat lover, coffee drinker, and green thumb. I've been photographing people for over a decade and can't wait for you to take a peek around!