Emma | Rosemount High School Senior Pictures

What a joy it was to work with Emma and her family! Emma is a Class of 2018 Senior from Rosemount High School. She and her twin sister Lilly both did back-to-back Luxe sessions this summer. We captured some gorgeous light (my favorite!) and I am in love with the variety of shots: casual-cool in her leather bomber jacket, casual beauty in a field of tall grass, etc. Check-out Emma’s tips and advice for getting ready for senior pictures at the end of this post. Thanks so much, Emma! Best of luck to you!

XO- Nealy



Q: What high school do you attend?

A: Rosemount High School


Q: Do you have college plans? If so, what are they?

A: I am looking at schools in the Northeast, primarily in the Boston area, and I want to study biochemistry or pre med


Q: What extracurricular activities are you involved in?

A: I am a student manager for the Dakota Hawks adapted sports teams in the district, and I am also involved in percussion ensemble, NHS, student council, and teaching confirmation at my church


Q: How was your senior portrait experience?

A: It was amazing! I have never had a photo shoot before, but Nealy made it a comfortable and exciting experience


Q: What sort of style were you going for in your senior pictures? Was this accomplished?

A: I was going for a dressy casual look, something a bit more fancy than what I wear on a daily basis


Q: Why did you choose Photography by Nealy for your senior portraits?

A: I had some friends that had their pictures done by Nealy, and I loved how they turned out!


Q: What advice would you give someone about planning outfits for their senior pictures?

A: I found it easier to build outfits when I started by looking at the clothes in my closet and picking out some base pieces to wear from it. I then would build the outfit around the piece, buying some new pieces and using some from my closet.


Q: Do you have any shopping advice? Please share where you purchased the main pieces you wore in your pictures.

A: I had most of my pieces already, but I bought the rest from Free People and Anthropologie.


Q: What ended up being your favorite outfit, and why?

A: My favorite outfit was my white top and floral pants because I loved how the outfit moved with the wind during the shoot. Also, the floral pants were really fun to wear because I like pieces that are a bit outside the box!


Q: Any tips for how to prepare for senior pictures?

A: I used white strips two days beforehand and I used my favorite face mask three days before the photo shoot. To avoid stress, I would also recommend having all your outfits picked out at least a week before.


Q: Is there anything you would do differently, if you could do it all again?

A: I would not stress out as much beforehand! I was so worried about my hair, makeup, and outfits looking perfect that I did not enjoy the process as much as I could have.


Q: What was your favorite part of working with Nealy?

A: I loved how Nealy talked to me throughout the photoshoot because it made the atmosphere more comfortable for me!



My favorite celebrity is Tom Hanks. My favorite restaurant is Weng’s Kitchen  My favorite drink is Fanta and favorite food is Shrimp Fried Rice. I love to shop at free people. Senior year has been filled with new experiences. Someday I want to travel the world.


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