carisa | minnesota high school senior photographer

If you follow my business page on Facebook (or my Tweets) you will recognize Carisa from several other images I’ve already posted.  [Click HERE to view my faaaaaaaavorite one enlarged.]  Carisa’s mom and I go way back, I even shared the story of how we first met on my old blog because it was clear God had His hand in our friendship. I remember Carisa as a young girl attending elementary school with my kids… not the lovely young woman who stood before me this day:

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She was a total natural in front of the camera. So very relaxed and carefree.

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Most of our session took place at a ranch where she spends a great deal of time with her horse, Caliya.

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It was my second time working around horses and I enjoyed it so much!  Simply watching Carisa interact with Caliya ended up producing some of my favorite images of the day.

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It was the perfect sunny morning with a hint of wind.  Love the mix of it and the long hair…

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The location was totally up my alley with old buildings, rusty equipment, and texture EVERYWHERE.

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And did you notice her bracelet?

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Details like that make me smile.  🙂  Details like this do, too:

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The curve of her face and shoulders, those lashes – simply beautiful.  I spotted the shot above while trying to capture this one on the railroad tracks:

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And here’s one last shot (I gotta stop somewhere, right??):

Inver Grove Heights Senior Photo Session by Tina Vega Photography

Thank you, thank you, thank you Carissa [and Sharon] for a wonderful time. Enjoy your senior year!!!

Sharon Brown - July 13, 2012 - 9:22 am

I have never seen such beautiful work Tina!! I really know that God has blessed me with your friendship!! You do not realize how much your Christian example has been an ongoing inspiration to me and to the people I share your wisdom with!! You are a gift!! (To all who have the pleasure and honor of calling you friend!!) I am in awe of these photos. I can’t wait until Carisa sees them!! You have captured her in such a beautiful way. I am so excited!!! I will go to the area to see the one blown up now!! 🙂

Lori - July 13, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Tina, these photos are gorgeous!

Tina - July 13, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Thanks Lori!

Tina - July 13, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Such sweet, sweet words Sharon. I am SO GLAD you like what you’ve seen so far!!!

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