Another successful model shoot in the books! The model team for the class of 2016 did not disappoint! Twenty girls from eight different Minnesota high schools…I couldn’t have asked for a better group than this! One thing I DID ask for, was better weather. Oh my goodness, spring time in Minnesota is stressful. When we set the date for the shoot, we are trying to pick a neutral time that works for everyone…busy high schoolers, hair & makeup artists, assistants, and mother nature. I very nearly cancelled the morning of, since the weather report said 100% chance of rain all day. It also mentioned ‘DANGEROUS’ storms during what would be our prime shooting time. Thankfully, my friends talked me off the ledge (hey kelly, it’s just a little water)! We dodged a handful of downpours throughout the day, and the wind was often obnoxious…but occasionally God would smile down and shoot sunshine beams at us, and all would be well! I have so many people to thank, I hope you’ll bear with me!
Shelley Paulson, for shooting an amazing video of our adventure! Amie Grove for being a fantastic second shooter and catching a few things that I didn’t! Sarah Sailer for being the best dang assistant & caterer a girl could ask for (she also made myself and my husband delicious mojito’s at the end of the day to toast our success)! The hair and makeup team: Emile Freitag | Sarah Flaspeter Lauren Bidne | Cindy Michaud Alicia Voda | Stacie Heasley. All of you are SO talented, you made 20 beautiful girls look and feel amazing! My husband Korey & my daughter Lucy (thanks for all the things, haha). Lauren Carsten, for hanging out and taking over our snapchat story for the day (@kelly_klatt). Thanks to Toni Johnson who borrowed us her SWEET 1978 vintage camper. Not only was it an awesome ‘set’, but it saved our skin from sudden downpours a few times! I think I’d like to keep her (the camper)…she looks pretty cozy in my backyard!
And to all my sweet models, I can’t wait to work with you again! Abby Stockham ~ Monticello | Ashley Bonk ~ Monticello | Becca Waletzko ~ Zimmerman | Clara Haugo ~ Maple Grove | Erin Saunders ~ Monticello | Evee Meidt ~ Becker | Hannah Miller ~ Annandale | Hannah Studee ~ Buffalo | Jaidyn Anthoney ~ Big Lake | Karlie Kitzman ~ Monticello | Lexie Hiltner ~ St. Cloud | Megan Graftaas ~ Becker | Megan Seymour ~ Zimmerman | Mia Janke ~ Buffalo | Molly McChesney ~ Zimmerman | Nicole Kutter ~ Maple Grove | Nikki Timmerman ~ Becker | Rachel Jelen ~ Monticello | Roni Knutson ~ Monticello | Samantha Gartner ~ Annandale
**A special thank you to American Eagle Outfitter for supplying the clothing/accessories for this shoot.
Let’s start with the ‘behind the scenes’ video from the day! Stay tuned at the end for a little blooper reel. It’s all just me. Being a big blooper.
I’m going to post a couple of my favorites here on the blog…I’m afraid if I shared EVERY photo, my blog would be so bogged down it wouldn’t load…so at the end of this post, I’ll link up the full magazine, so you can see the whole she-bang!
Apparently, games like croquet are obsolete…none of these kids had ever played!
I bet this vintage camper has some stories to tell…if the shag carpet and the wood paneling is any indication…
The shot above, and the shot below were taken within 3 minutes of each other…rain/sun/wind…repeat!
These girls were testing the lights for me when the sky was super dark…thanks for the jazz hands, ladies!
Without further Ado…here is the official magazine in all her glory!