South Dakota Senior Portrait Photographer | Ashley :: Class of 2017 Avon Senior

Sitting down with Ashley to plan her session, I knew almost immediately that we were going to get along so well. She reminds me so much of a close friend of mine that I just wanted to keep her, honestly. Our initial date was for a few days earlier and it was probably one of the hottest early June dates we had had in a very long time. We went for the reschedule and our day was so much better. We decided to venture over to Ashley's farm in Avon and then shoot in the gym at the school. We had a blast shooting with you, Ashley! Enjoy a few of our favorites!

South Dakota Senior Pictures | Country Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography | Barn Senior Images by Katie Swatek Photography

We started the evening in Ashley's barn had the best time just travelling all over her farm finding cool spots that just reflected her! I love being able to photograph people on their own turf. It's one of the coolest things to be able to document a major milestone where they grew up.

Senior Pictures in South Dakota | Grain Bin Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography | Country Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography
South Dakota Senior Picture Photographer | Country Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography

These cool stairs are just another neat little spot that Ashley has on their farmstead. And yes, I know those are totally weeds but I'm a sucker for any flower, weed or not.

SD Senior Pictures | Country Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography | Cowboy Boot Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography
South Dakota Senior Picture Photographer | Country Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography | Creek Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography

This will probably forever be one of my favorite memories. Ashley has a creek that runs through one of their pastures. After nearly falling to my death to a few of these shots, it was really a refreshing way to end the outdoor portion of her session. 

South Dakota Senior Photographer | Sports Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography | Gym Senior Pictures by Katie Swatek Photography

And then we captured all of these gems over in the Avon High School gym. I had the pleasure of watching Ashley play basketball a few times this year and she's just as wonderful of a person on the court as she is off. Thanks for choosing KSP, Ashley! Wishing you the best in your very bright future!