portraits of Samantha : 2015 senior || clear lake, ia senior photographer

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I am thrilled to share this beautiful senior session I did back over Labor Day weekend when I was up in Northern Iowa!!
I have known Samantha and her family for 10+ years, and actually her older sister Pamela and I 
were in the same classes at church when we lived up there.
Crazy to think that was over a decade ago now!

Sam is super gorgeous (as you can see!) with a sweet and joyful spirit that just radiates in her pictures.
Really enjoyed photographing her, and can we talk about serious hair envy?!! :)
When I pulled up to their house to do these, I was instantly surprised
and thrilled to see her sister Pamela walk out to greet me --
she had just gotten married and I haven't talked to her in years.
So fun to have her and their Mom along as we took pictures..you guys know I love shooting in new places 
and Samantha had some awesome spots picked out!
Enjoy my favorites!!

p.s. the morning I drove up to do these, my 35 mm 1.4 lens came in the mail,
literally half an hour before I left.
Talk about epic timing!! So awesome getting to use it right away at a session. :)

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how awesome is this fallen tree?!
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Samantha with her mom and Pamela!! love them.
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seriously, her hair.
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at this point I had taken my shoes off too and was in the water shooting..man, that felt amazing!!
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congratulations on your senior year, Samantha!!

If you are in the Mason City/Clear Lake, IA area and would be interested in me
photographing you the next time I am up there, shoot me an e-mail :
hannah@hannaheliseblog.com and I would love to talk more! :)

H. Elise
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  1. these photos are insanely good Hannah!! :))

  2. Hannah,

    Have you heard of Iowa Regular Baptist Camp? It is on Clear Lake. And Samantha looks just like someone I saw there.

    Just Curious.
    Love the photos!
    Miriam L.

    1. Hi Miriam,

      Most of these were actually shot at IRBC!! Samantha's dad is the camp director, and so you probably did see her there at camp! :)

  3. I think I recognize Pamela when she attended Bright Lights in Mason City. She looks familiar though. :) Great shots, btw!

  4. That makes sense... Cool! Have you ever gone to IRBC for camp, Hannah????
    Miriam L.

  5. These are so great, Hannah, and, yes, her hair is gorgeous! Awesome work, as always. :)


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