Emily, Sioux City East High School: Downtown Sioux City senior session

I don’t think I can properly put into words the amount of fun we had planning and shooting Miss Em’s senior session in Sioux City this summer. Emily has been a family friend of my family’s for years; I have literally seen this girl grow up! We spent a week every summer in the same northern Minnesota vacation spot, and when I moved to Sioux City for college, this family was the only one I knew!

Sioux City High School Cheerleader Senior Session | Maddie Peschong Photography

Then, after years of chatting with Emily’s mom over the camp fire about our shared love of books and public relations, she got me my first job out of college and was my boss! I’m not kidding when I say it was a dream job, or that Liz was the best boss ever. Seriously!

Cheerleader senior session | Maddie Peschong Photography

We’ve all stayed in touch through the years, and I was lucky enough to work with Emily’s cousins over the past couple years on their senior photos, too. Is it clear yet that I love this family? Because I love this family.

Senior photos downtown Sioux City | Maddie Peschong Photography

No one has a better personality than Emily. She is beyond easy to talk to, and so bubbly and hilarious. Liz requested photos of Emily’s awesome laugh, and I can’t say that was hard to get! We basically laughed the whole time!

Senior photos downtown Sioux City | Maddie Peschong Photography

It was also so fun to shoot in Sioux City after summer of seniors in Sioux Falls. We started out at East High School, where Emily is a show choir queen and cheerleader. I love these images and they were all her idea!

Senior girl pictures by brick wall | Maddie Peschong Photography

This is one of my fave shots of Emily overlooking campus. So cool!

Senior girl pictures downtown Sioux City | Maddie Peschong Photography

Emily’s family lives on the old golf course, so their backyard is basically the woods and it’s SO COOL. We probably could have shot back there all day. It was so pretty!

Senior girl photos in tall grassy field | Maddie Peschong Photography| Maddie Peschong Photography

Some of my favorite senior shots this year are of them simply walking toward me. I love the organic movement and expressions! Emily’s dress here was so perfect.

Summer senior photo pose ideas | Maddie Peschong Photography

Girl in floral dress for senior photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

SO PRETTY.

Senior photo close up pose ideas | Maddie Peschong Photography

We had to get their Golden Retriever, Harlee, in a couple photos as well, although she was way more interested in playing! With a Golden at my house, too, I totally know how that goes!

Senior girl photos with dog in summer | Maddie Peschong Photography

That green cargo utility vest. I DIE.

Senior girl in cargo vest | Maddie Peschong Photography

Senior girl on chair in field | Maddie Peschong Photography

I love the sign Liz had for Emily to pose with!

Senior girl on chair in field | Maddie Peschong Photography

We also spent some time downtown, which made for even more great backdrops.

Senior girl photos downtown Sioux City | Maddie Peschong Photography

Downtown senior girl photo ideas | Maddie Peschong Photography

This was such a cool spot! I’ve got a thing for ivy on brick.

Senior girl by downtown brick wall | Maddie Peschong Photography

Liz and Emily went scouting before our session and found such neat spots! This was an old garage, and I loved the bright yellow door. I don’t usually shoot in full sun, but we had a ton of fun with her sunglasses and hat and I’m so glad we took the risk!

Senior photos by downtown garage door | Maddie Peschong Photography

I can’t help but want to sing Uptown Girl when I see these!

Senior photos by downtown garage door | Maddie Peschong Photography

Senior girl in floppy hat | Maddie Peschong Photography

Senior girl by downtown garage door | Maddie Peschong Photography

Senior girl on tire seat in Sioux City | Maddie Peschong Photography

Senior girl in black hat in Sioux City | Maddie Peschong Photography

Senior girl with bright jewelry in Sioux City | Maddie Peschong Photography

The last spot was a parking garage! We started on top for some full sun, great views, and killer poses.

Senior girl photos in little black dress | Maddie Peschong Photography

Downtown senior girl photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

And finished up inside. I don’t think Emily took a bad photo the entire shoot (and it was a long one!). She’s so fun and photogenic.

Downtown Sioux City Senior Photos | Maddie Peschong Photography

Emily and Liz, thank you so much for letting me be part of your senior year! I LOVED working with both of you! Emily, I hope you have an awesome rest of your senior year!

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