It isn’t everyday that I get to photograph an award-winning equestrian! At first, Morgan was interested in paying tribute to her relationship with her horse, Buckley during her senior portrait session but after careful consideration thought it might be too complicated to actually visit the stable in Ixonia (cue photographer tears). Instead, she brought along her beautiful ribbon to wear for one of her portraits. So pretty!

Morgan is also a very talented flutist in the Wind Symphony at Oconomowoc High School. She received top scores at State this year for Solo & Ensemble. Impressive! I’ve had the pleasure of listening to her play at the concerts over this past year because our son is in band at the same high school. This girl has so much talent!


She has BIG dreams and I have full confidence she will achieve them (check out her dream job…wow!). An early graduation congratulations to you, Morgan! Enjoy the summer and your family trip to Spain (JEALOUS)!

Meet Morgan

For fun I like to…
ride horses, read, listen to music, go shopping, spend time with my friends, and travel.

My dream job is…
to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s one day or work on preventative medicine.

What I’m looking forward to the rest of the school year is…

prom, track season, and spending time with the people who mean the most to me.

My favorite memory in high school so far was…

meeting new people, prom, and track season.

What I’m looking forward to this after high school is…
going to Spain with my family and horse show season!

My favorite snack…


What will you miss most about the last four years?

The bonds I’ve formed with my teachers and being able to be around my friends every day

O'Brien family looking at camera in Okauchee, Wisconsin
Arrowhead high school senior smiling for camera during senior pictures
Arrowhead high school senior smiling for camera during senior pictures

My proudest moment was…
winning the sportsmanship award at my barn.

My favorite class/subject in high school is/was…
Math, Science and Spanish.

Who inspires you to be better?
My parents, they have shown me time and time again that hard work will pay off in the end.

My dream vacation…is anywhere in Europe or anywhere tropical, but I would love to go to Greece or southern Italy!

Favorite local place to eat…Angelina’s.

Favorite playlist includes…Harry Styles, Olivia Rodrigo, Morgan Wallen, Laufey, Ariana Grande, and Rex Orange County. 

Something you’d rate 10/10…either horses, or Switzerland.

The worst part of high school is...The pressure to figure out life after high school (college and future careers).

What is the best part of high school?
Forming bonds with teachers and classmates.

Oconomowoc Senior in high school on top of her boat house on Okauchee Lake with her two golden retriever dogs
Oconomowoc high school senior girl smiling at camera during her senior portrait session
Oconomowoc high school senior girl laughing during her senior portrait session

Also, a this or that section:

  • Morning person or Night owl? Morning person
  • Movies or TV /Netflix Series? TV/Netflix Series
  • Mountains or Oceans? Oceans
  • Passenger or Driver? Driver 
  • Salty or Sweet? Sweet
  • Cat or Dog? Cat
  • Alaska or Hawaii? Hawaii
  • Amusement park or Day at the beach? Day at the beach
  • Book or Movie? Book 
  • New clothes or New phone? New clothes
  • Reading or Writing? Reading
  • Health food or Junk food? Junk food
  • Burger or Tacos? Burgers
  • Ice cream or Frozen custard? Ice cream

Morgan, with your strong work-ethic and talent, you are bound for greatness! Thank you so much for sharing your plans, dreams and more. I hope you have the best summer ever with your friends, celebrating this special time in your life!

Comment  below to help make Morgan’s graduation from senior year even more special!

Julie Collins Photography is an Oconomowoc Senior Photographer located in beautiful Lake Country, WI who loves capturing true emotions and candid moments that help tell the story of the seniors she works with. If you’re looking for an Oconomowoc Senior Photographer, send a message to chat!

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