This past May we met up with Kylie for her senior portraits at one of my favorite locations up North, Christianson’s Nursery. This is the perfect location for those flower and plant lovers – especially in the colder months, as it’s always beautiful and full of color!
For Kylie’s senior portrait session we started just outside the Vinery at Christiansons Nursery. It has such a cool antique look with the white washed siding and big pane windows. The day was overcast and a bit windy – which lent itself to the perfect mood for this flow-y dress and Kylie’s long hair.
Next up, Kylie changed into an adorable floral maxi dress and we headed to the main greenhouse. I love the bird cages, and cooing doves. The light is always beautiful on the backside where the big white doors open.
Such a cute look with Vans! The door at the end of the greenhouse is great – because it opens and closes, and is an excellent place to pose and the doors make a great prop. Even though the greenhouse wasn’t at it’s full capacity of flowers the day we were here, the green alone was a nice touch in the background.
It was starting to warm up, so we headed back outside for Kylie’s next outfit. Behind all the outdoor trees is a beautiful red barn. This spot played perfectly with the olive green jumpsuit and cream colored Dr. Martens! This is definitely my favorite outfit from our photoshoot.
I loved how easy it was to throw Kylie’s hair up into a high-pony for this look. It gave her some sass that was perfectly suited to her personality and outfit!
Oh and let’s not forget about all the animals here! There are plenty of chickens (sometimes you will see them wandering around the property), a cat, and these cute goats and Alpaca! They are so adorable – and totally un-amused by Kylie’s antics. I swear they actually posed just like that for this photo!
For Kylie’s last outfit, we went into the greenhouse just off the side where all the big pots are – and adjacent to the indoor plant section. The sun had just started to come out and was peeking through the glass ceiling. It was the most beautiful (natural) hair light I could have asked for!
Photography, Michelle Moore
Location, Christianson’s Nursery (with permission)
Makeup & Hair, Ryann Brady
Class of 2019 model, Kylie Thornton
And who can resist a stop for ice cream at Snow Goose – and one bonus outfit? We certainly could not help ourselves! We hopped out of the car for a few quick photos in the parking lot and then treated ourselves to three heaping scoops of ice cream