Belle Plaine Senior Portrait Photographer | The proper technique for “wind in your hair” picture amazingness…

You’ve all seen it.  Fashion magazines with tall, lanky models looking like they are standing in the storm of the century but with PERFECTLY PLACED flowing hair (too much for any normal person) and an expression that could kill.  Hello awesome.  (aaaaand by awesome I mean total photo magic.) How is it done, you ask?  Keep on reading…


BUT before we get to that I of COURSE need to give this girl some cred.  Meet Megan Engeseth Photography Senior Model- Kylee Jo!  Kylee Jo is the FIRST feature of MANY on my most amazing models of the Class of 2015 that get to be part of something HUGE to celebrate their final year in highschool.


Kylee Jo is from Belle Plaine High School BUT is currently taking classes at Mankato State…because she’s so freak’n smart.

Let’s list off a few awesome things about her to embarrass her.  1. She’s a dancer. AND had hip surgery but always dances like no one is watching. 2.  She has a crested gecko named Bean.  I kinda want to have a playdate with Bean.  3. She has a self-proclamed dress obsession  and finally 4. She makes the best damn pizza ever (again, self proclaimed…but now I’m craving pizza).


Makeup//Andrea Staley

Accessories//Available with MEP senior sessions


Love the triangle necklace?  It’s part of my Senior Studio Style inventory so it’s available for your session too!!


Wind in your hair teaser!


Ok-I’ll give away a few secrets.  Some photographers use HUGE INDUSTRIAL sized fans that make your eyes water and your skin flap to create these beautiful blowing locks!

Me?  A little ingenuity, an assistant and photoshop really help!  My assistant uses a small round reflector to gust the wind lightly up at the senior to blow the hair up and out while I snap a bazillion images to get THE PERFECT expression.  And guess what?  I then use photoshop to swap faces and add in hair to make the perfect, model blowing effect!! Ta da!




Do you want to me an MEP Senior?  Book your Session for this summer now or call the studio at 612-756-9115 to set up your portrait consultation.



Check out Kylee Jo featured in the Megan Engeseth Photography Senior Experience video below!

Megan Engeseth Photography- Senior Portrait Experience from Megan Engeseth on Vimeo.







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  • May 7, 2014 - 10:50 pm

    Angela - I’ve known Kylee since she was 10 years old. She was a cute kid but she is a gorgeous young lady, inside and out. Fabulous pictures! But what would you expect when you have a fabulous subject!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    Cyndi Pass Pauly - Kylee is my #1 niece, Beautiful pictures Kylee. ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    Greg Pass - Beautiful baby girl!!! Love you:-):-)ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 6:42 pm

    Jennie Weiland - Ky, you are amazing!!! Simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    Greg Pass - Beautiful @ so proud!!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    Renee Notermann LeMieux - love the photos. Anxious to see what else the fabulous Megan comes up with for you:)ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 11:20 pm

    Karlee Becker - Beautiful 🙂ReplyCancel

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