Posts Tagged 'Seniors'
Meet Kelsea. Kelsea came to us in an unusual way, her aunt went to high school with Stef and saw our work on facebook. Crazy small world.
Now on to Kelsea. Bravo on her outfits! I really had a tough time not spending too much time with that purple hat…gorgeous!! And then of course the cowboy hat…
We spent the afternoon running through every possible emotion to get these incredible images. Confident, whimsical, curious, vulnerable, beautiful…she got them all. Grandma was along for the session and was just as excited about it as Kelsea. Thank you both for this great time.
Amanda came to us from lovely South Lake Tahoe. A fan of our work for quite a while, she knew she wanted to make the trip for her senior portraits. We are so glad she did. Some of her outfits had and urban vibe so we started downtown, had an “interesting” encounter with a local , then moved out to the grassy fields. Light was great, and so was Amanda. Perfect selection of outfits, style and attitude. Thanks for coming down the hill Amanda, I had a great time. Some faves
Round two of our castle senior sessions this time starring Kyla, a ballerina. I will admit, it did take some coaxing to talk Kyla’s mom into a senior portrait session in a dilapidated castle but when she arrived, she knew we were all in for something special.
It took no coaxing at all however for Kyla to dance and float about room to room (yes including the haunted one) and give a stunning performance in front of the lens. The light and texture of this place is always incredible and it contrasted fantastically with Kyla’s wardrobe. We photographed until dark (even a bit later than that) and still didn’t even scratch the surface of this enormous building.
Thank you Kyla for your gracefulness and your fearless attitude, it was another magical day for me.
Meet Caitlin, class of 2011. Caitlin was introduced to us from her mom Lynne, who was introduced to us at our first Ladies Night Out event. I knew this session was going to be fun just from the time I spent with them at the consultation. I think Lynne was just as excited as Caitlin! As you can see, Caitlin had all sorts of great fashion ideas and we ran with them. Started off in the studio then went outside exploring, another fantastic time. Thanks Caitlin and Lynne for the experience.
Meet Jessie – class of 2011. Jessie had a few different looks in mind for her session so we mixed things up a little. We started around town and for the most part, I looked for interesting places while Jessie got into the role. Then it was off to the grassy fields for a softer look. She brought her older sister Tara along who acted as wardrobe assistant, hair advisor, and yes, a mobile clothing rack. Tara was also supposed to be an expression coach but as you can see, Jessie did quite well on her own. I thought she did a fabulous job pairing her clothing with the environment and expressions to match. The session ended with us literally chasing light before it disappeared, and we caught some magical moments. Here are some faves.
Meet Katie – class of 2011. Katie brought all kinds of things I like to see on a senior session. Hats, scarves, cool accessories and FABULOUS makeup. She wore them all well and did a great job in front of the camera. We started downtown and ended the adventure out in the open fields for a different look. Thanks Katie for walking through the piles of sticker bushes to get the shot..it was worth it! Here are some of my faves from the day.
Meet Ciara – class of 2011. A future beauty school student, Ciara really knew how to tailor her look. She brought the perfect clothing for a mix of some studio drama, and then it was outside to chase some light. I particularly liked her dreamy look in this set. Great job Ciara. And thanks Julia B for the recommendation!
Meet Kaitlyn, class of 2010. Yep, 2010. When she and her mom found out we were traveling to San Diego for beach sessions, they decided that was worth the wait for Kaitlyn’s senior portraits.
I knew we would be photographing out in the sand & surf, but Kaitlyn had such great outfits and accessories, I just had to make some images inside the Hotel Del. Since there was no way to be inconspicuous with lights and reflectors, my plan was to shoot as much as we could until we got asked to leave. We started in the Crown room and just went for it. Much to my surprise, no one paid attention to us…even with the not so stealthy lighting rig I had strapped to Stef’s back. So we all just acted like we were supposed to be there and photographed everywhere.
Kaitlyn did a wonderful job and as you can see, had some gorgeous adornments for her hair. Just a fantastic session. Thank you Kaitlyn and Steph(mom) for this adventure!
p.s. did I mention that I love, love, love, all your accessories? Have fun at APU!
Meet Jaimie, class of 2010. Yes…class of 2010. We were quite surprised this year how many last minute 2010 seniors there were. Jaimie was referred to us by her cousin Kayla, who is now undoubtedly packing for University of Oklahoma. Thanks Kayla!
Once again, Jaimie knew the look she was after and planned her outfits perfectly. It also helped that the sun completely cooperated and was glowing in exactly the right places. And how about them boots! Jaimie acted quite shy at first, but in no time at all was easy to coax out some of these incredible looks. She also brought some friends along to make sure she was being herself. Thanks Jaimie!
Meet Kate! We met Kate through Erika who also made an appearance during the session and acted as Kate’s personal stylist and expression coach. We decided to do her session in her own backyard, which was a great location with fantastic views. There was lots of running, jumping and of course acting. Erika was particularly good at bringing Kate’s personality out…and also a great singer. We all lost track of time (of course) and before we knew it, it was getting dark and we were all hungry. Thank you Penny (Kate’s mom) for the delicious sandwiches and your hospitality. Another great time.