Senior Pictures Session by the Lake

Since I wrote this I have moved back to Europe. I’m now based in Founex, Switzerland, located between Geneva and Lausanne and especially love taking senior portraits. I serve all clients in the area of La Cote. Among other places this includes Founex, Commugny, Coppet, Celigny, Crans, Nyon, Prangins, Cheserex, Gingins, Trelex, Begnins. Gland, Rolle, Allaman, Aubonne, Chavannes-de-Bogis, Bogis-Bossey, Mies, Tannay, Grand Saconnex, VersoixChambesy, and over the France border into Divonne and the surrounding French towns.

This stunning session with the sweet Miss Sophie passed too quickly! She is an easy-going and confident girl, so the session for her senior pictures was destined to be 2 hours of fun. Sophie also has an action-filled schedule, spending most of her time either at school, work and volunteering, so we fixed a date for her shoot weeks in advance. That gave us plenty of time to plan the perfect session for her senior photos.

Girl leans on pillar for senior pictures in Wayzata

Coffee-loving senior girl take pictures at Wayzata Starbucks!

During her pre-shoot consultation we talked about her interests and hobbies and how she wanted her senior pictures to look. It’s always my goal to give each senior a unique photo shoot that portrays their personality accurately. Sophie loves drinking coffee, so we made sure to include a Starbucks in the outline of her shoot 🙂

Beautiful senior girl poses at Wayzata beach for photos

We also discussed location and outfits: there are many beautiful locations in and around the Plymouth MN area. Sophie, a Wayzata High School senior, chose downtown Wayzata, a great town that has the glistening Lake Minnetonka, and a picturesque park at the end of the beach.  In addition, there are the train tracks leading past the depot, the Wayzata Depot gardens and of course the pier right in the middle of the town.

Laughing senior girl has pictures taken on boardwalk at Wayzata marina

senior photos at Wayzata Depot

senior pictures of a beautiful girl Plymouth Wayzata

With her mom’s help Sophie got her outfits, hair and makeup looking pristine and gorgeous. During the photo session she was a complete natural at looking relaxed, happy and confident, which makes my job easier! I think you’ll agree that her senior pictures are a stunning reflection of a beautiful and self-assured young lady.

portrait of a senior girl Plymouth MN


We moved to the end of the beach in Wayzata and spent some time at the Depot. The light was golden and the wind was blowing…. we couldn’t have asked for better weather. On top of having an amazing choice of places to shoot in, the fall colors were stunning and complemented Sophie’s outfits beautifully.

Senior portraits at Wayzata Depot


Senior girl enjoys her photo session at Wayzata Depot

Back to the pier in the center of Wayzata – no surprise that I’ve seen many wedding photographers here shooting couples. We still had some time left so Sophie quickly put together another outfit. Just love her choice of boots!

Senior pictures at Wayzata Marina


Senior pictures at the edge of Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata

A stunning photo book full of senior pictures

Sophie and her mom chose their favorite photos from the shoot and wanted them made into a book. I created a gorgeous layflat book for them – see these pictures of Sophie with her wonderful mom and sister. There’s also a fun little video of Sophie opening it up… seeing the look of joy on my clients’ faces is ALWAYS the best part for me!

  • senior pictures made into a beautiful photo book
  • senior pictures made into a beautiful photo book
  • senior pictures made into a beautiful photo book
  • senior pictures from Amber Roberts Images Geneva and Lausanne

Here’s what Sophie had to say at the end of it all…

I had a fantastic time shooting my senior pictures with Amber Roberts. She made me feel extremely comfortable with the photo taking process and allowed me the opportunity to be creative and actively worked to incorporate my ideas into the shoot. She also worked hard to get to know my personality beforehand which led to an extremely personalized and unique shoot as well as final photos.


I feel so privileged to have been Sophie’s photographer for her senior pictures. All the best in your senior year at Wayzata High School Sophie – it’s a time full of preparation, anticipation and excitement. I can’t wait to see where your journey will take you. Wherever it may be, may it be filled with fun, friends, laughter and coffee!

If you are looking to document this time in your son/daughter’s life, please get in touch! Each senior session is personally tailored to your young adult and will be an experience that they will love. Contact me to start planning your graduate’s dream photo session and get beautiful portraits that are as unique and individual as they are.

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