GRANT SANDERS | CLASS OF 2017 | KUEMPER-CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Grant!

I have to say a great perk of this job is seeing all these young people on the brink of entering true adulthood and seeing what makes them tick, what makes them smile, and what motivates them. Each senior that walks through these doors have different interests, experiences on how they got to this point, and passions that motivate them. 

Grant is a student that any mom would love to have. He was President of the local FFA Chapter his senior year, active in sports, and school work wasn't an exhaustive chore for him, but if there is one thing that gets Grant's eyes to light up and a smile on his face, it's his love for aviation. He loves it so much that he wants to make it a career. He's already obtained his pilots license and if you don't see him at home, he's probably 30,000 feet high somewhere, so look up! 

We might be as excited as Grant to see what the future has in store for him. Thank you for allowing us to meet you and we can't wait to see the great heights you climb! 

LUCAS LAMPE | Class of 2017 | kuemper-catholic high school senior | iowa senior photographer

Meet Lucas!

Lucas is a complete and experienced athlete. I've personally seen Lucas' growth, both as a player and a person, these past four years. When it came to the football field, if Lucas wasn't hitting the quarterback, he was driving his opponent in the back field to disrupt the play to one of his teammates. When it came to the wrestling mat, you could see Lucas' patience develop as he seized up opponents and picked apart the weakness in their game. When it came to track, you saw a bigger, faster, stronger Lucas every spring.

But there has always been more to Lucas than just sports. Lucas' drive is just as high in the classroom. Any grade below an A is not good enough and adds fuel to his fire. He is extremely disciplined in all phases of his life. I've seen Lucas grocery shopping with his younger siblings while his mom attended other siblings events. Lucas is one of the good guys. 

Lucas is an amazing role model not only to ALL of his younger siblings, but to any human being who wishes to excel in life. He will always lead by example in whatever he does. 

It was great to meet you Lucas! I wish you nothing but the best! 

KALINA SCHOENFELD | CLASS OF 2017 | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Kalina!

You may recognize Kalina as she sometimes helps out on photo shoots and packaging orders at the studio! Kalina is an active body, she was co-captain of the Carroll Paws dance team, starter for the Carroll volleyball team, and runs track. Kalina isn't afraid to get her hands dirty and get involved! She is always willing to help out and always does so with a smile! We have had a great time getting to know Kalina and hate to see her move away for college, but she will do great things while continuing her education. 

Kalina even scouted and found her own spot for the first part of her session! We had an absolute riot with her during her senior session!

MEGAN KLOCKE | CLASS OF 2017 | GLIDDEN-RALSTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Megan!

Megan has a wide variety of interests including, but not limited to, playing the violin, crushing volleyballs, raising and riding horses. She's pretty much guaranteed to master any talent she puts her mind to. We had a gorgeous day in the fall to photograph Megan's senior session! Roy (Megan's horse), brought his modeling A game. We just can't get enough of all the great photos they have together! 

Megan, we had so much fun on your session and we're excited to see what the future has in store for you! Thanks for making us a part of your senior year!

JACK SIMONS | CLASS OF 2017 | KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Jack!

Jack is a good dude. He was the anchor on the Kuemper football team's line and was constantly in the opposing teams backfield, despite playing through injury. Jack enjoys keeping his pickup clean and keeping his mom happy. He's a great role model for his younger siblings and underclassmen who follow him. I don't know if Jack has a mean bone in his body, unless it's on the football field. We wish Jack the best and know he will continue to lead by example, no matter what he's doing. 

 

MANDY MESECK| CLASS OF 2017 | CHARTER OAK-UTE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Mandy!

Mandy has worn about every jersey possible throughout her athletic career. Her favorite sport would be softball and she can't wait to run out on the field to play for her last season as a LadyCat. In Mandy's free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, hitting home runs, and listening to music.

We had a perfect October day for her session. I'm not sure who had more fun us, Mandy, or her mom and sister eating ice cream while we were working! She was a natural in front of the camera and you can tell by her stunning photos. It was great working with you Mandy! Best of luck with the rest of your senior year! 

MADDIE BAUER | CLASS OF 2017 | KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Maddie! 

Maddie is an all around fun girl to be around and always seems to be smiling. Pressures of being a high school senior in Iowa don't seem to get to Maddie. She stays active by participating in cheerleading and is a big supporter of all Kuemper sports. 

We had a great time on her senior session on a beautiful day in Iowa. Roman, Maddie's pet fish, even made an appearance for her photo shoot. We went from photos with Roman, to cheer photos, to some awesome pics with her dad's rad jeep. Maddie was awesome to be around for her senior session and we wish her the best in her future endeavors. 

SARA SWEENEY | CLASS OF 2017 | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Sara!

Sara has many gifts! She is a 4 time All-State vocalist (which is no easy feat). She claims she's had a great lifelong teacher named Doug, sounds like a nice guy. She also participates in volleyball, basketball, and golf! Sara likes to stay busy and sharpen her wide variety of skills. 

We had a great time with high school senior, Sara! It was a beautiful October day for her session and we recorded some amazing images! She was so easy to work with and we had a ton of fun during her session! Check out some of her favorites below!

CARROLL ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE CALENDAR | CARROLL IOWA | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Today's blog features some of our furry friends! This year, we collaborated with ARC (Animal Rescue of Carroll) to create a fundraising calendar to help our furry friends in need! This calendar is full of fun images showing each pet's personality. Each animal featured is a previous shelter animal of Carroll. Each animal has their own unique story!

 We donated all of our times and images to this great cause and we ask that you help in any way you can. Swing by or contact ARC to get your calendar for $10 and help us raise money for a great paws, I mean cause!

MADDIE STENBO | CLASS OF 2017 | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Maddie! 

We hope this post comes to you as a reminder that there was a time we could go sleeveless outside like Maddie. Maddie enjoys competitive weight lifting, going to concerts with friends, and a whole lot in between. She enjoys keeping herself busy and constantly working towards her goals, whether they be in weight room or the classroom. Motivation is not an issue for her and she's bound to excel at anything she puts her mind to. It was a pleasure working with you Maddie!

AUSTIN SCHIRCK | CLASS OF 2017 | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Austin!

Chances are if you get the privilege to meet Austin, you will be looking up. Austin is 6'5" and one heck of an athlete. Football is his biggest passion, but he's a pretty solid basketball player. Austin was a great team leader on both sides of the ball. As of now, Austin plans on attending the University of Northern Iowa and playing football while completing his studies. He was great to work with and we have no doubt that his future is a bright one. 

MADELEINE SCHWARTE | CLASS OF 2017 | Kuemper HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Madeleine!

Madeleine is a sweet heart that always seems to be having fun. This was our first senior session in October and we had some beautiful weather. She enjoys playing volleyball and tennis and attending other Kuemper sporting events. Madeleine's two biggest loves are dogs and family. She's a great role model for her younger siblings and she's a truly courteous person.  We had so much fun with you on your photo shoot and look forward to watching you continue to grow and make the world a better place. 

DREW EDWARDS | CLASS OF 2017 | UNION HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Drew! This guy is a jack of all sport trades and is as daring as they come. Drew uses his wide skills of athleticism for any advantage he can get. But Drew has no fear. This was evident when he was doing back flips in a concrete alleyway at the tail end of his session.  But outside of his "no limit" mentality, Drew is a really funny guy who loves to have fun any chance he can. He has great enthusiasm and sees life how it should be...fun. Keep it up Drew. 

MADISON RIAL | CLASS OF 2017 | KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Madison! Madison is multi-talented and full of life! She's not the tallest person you'll meet in your lifetime, but may have the biggest personality. Madison beams with kindness and will always lend a helping hand. She is a great role model for her younger siblings. She's an extremely talented student and actress and has participated in the Kuemper "Cinderella" play and Serendipity Acting Studio's Musical "Elf" her senior year!  There is no doubt that Madison has helped make the world a better place and will continue to do so. 

TREY SHOESMITH | CLASS OF 2017 | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Trey! Trey really wanted to show off his different interests in his session. We went from traditional, to funny Christmas photo, to an athletic shot (he participates in basketball and track), to Superman (highlighting his interests in acting), to a personal shot for his family that dates back to a car accident Trey and his family were in, to a family shot of the whole gang! Now, that is probably the longest sentence I've ever typed, but how else do you summarize this awesome senior photo shoot? Trey was a blast to work with and we really dug out his unique personality. 

PEYTON RAYMOND | CLASS OF 2017 SENIOR | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Peyton! 

I'm excited to post these of Peyton! A great morning shoot that was full of laughs (long story about the goal post photo) and luckily we were able to avoid the harsh summer temperatures. Peyton is an easy going guy with a love for sports and is always hustling. It's crazy to think the Raymond's will have an empty nest after this year!  It was great working with you guys and I'm excited what the future has in store for you, Peyton!

 

GAGE GUNNERSON | CLASS OF 2017 SENIOR | KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Gage! Gage enjoys any physical activity from football to disc golf. Gage is a competitor, but you can often see him smiling and enjoying himself with his teammates and friends. Gage was the starting quarterback of the Kuemper Knights and helped lead the team to an impressive 9-2 record. He showed great poise helping his team with two 4th quarter comeback wins at homecoming and the first game of post-season play.  Gage has a mentality that he and his teammates are never out of it, even in the waning minutes of play. That mind set will be huge for him as he transitions into college and the workforce after that. Gage and his mom Cindy were a pleasure to work with! The future is bright!

VON KRAUS | CLASS OF 2017 SENIOR | KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Von! He is a natural athlete that can adapt and adjust to any sport and an all around nice guy. Von is the type that always asks if you need anything and always offers a helping hand. Being one of 7 kids, Von works well with others and his closest friends consider him a brother (so maybe he's one of 12). Von can be seen smiling both on and off the field and regularly attends Kuemper events he isn't involved in. We had a great time working with Von on one of the hottest days of the summer, but just like you would expect, he never complained and put in his full effort. 

SYDNEY RENNING | CLASS OF 2017 SENIOR | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Today's blog is about the one and only Sydney Renning!  Sydney has a contagious smile and is always willing to help and listen. We had a blast with the Rennings on her senior shoot and neither complained about a brother sister photo.  One of Sydney's coaches, Marc, says she is his favorite player to coach, but he could be a bit biased. We know the combination of Sydney's work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to learn will take her as far as she needs to go in life. The future is bright. 

ZACH PROMES | CLASS OF 2017 SENIOR | CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL | IOWA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Zach Promes. Zach is a quiet, but determined soul. His passions lie with building relationships on and off the field. He helped lead the Carroll High Football team to an 11-1 record and a deep playoff run. He definitely lead by example and his underclassmen learned that determination creates results. Zach played both sides of the ball and didn't complain, in fact he excelled. It doesn't matter if it's on the court, field, or classroom Zach produces results. It's been great to get to know Zach (and his rad brother Tyler.... and you too Missy) and I know his future will be a bright one.