Isabella | Class of 2016 | Aquinas High School Senior

Jun
23rd

Isabella was really looking forward to her senior experience and session; adding that she hadn’t had many professional portraits taken other than school photos. I was eager to get her senior year celebrated and documented because she was such a lovely young lady, and so accomplished. She hopes to attend Georgia Southern University after graduation, and says her friends would describe her as friendly, laid-back, and honest. I loved her easygoing personality, and also her personal style, which she calls “casual and flowy”. Isabella says she loves to shop at places like American Eagle, Express, and The Ivy Boutique. The Ivy Boutique is a really cute boutique local to Georgia, and packed with adorable accessories, swing dresses, floral maxis, and fun graphic tees. This pretty gal brought so many feminine, stylish pieces to her shoot, it was hard to narrow down her outfits, but she did a great job. The periwinkle top with open shoulders was so beautiful and flattering (find a similar top here).

She envisioned adding in flowers and sundresses to her session, so we managed to do both. I loved the tiny pink blossoms we found, and the bold contrast of each outfit worked perfectly. Wondering what to wear for your senior session? Follow along with us on our Facebook page, where we celebrate “Make Me Up Mondays” and “What to Wear Wednesdays” and offer you the best style tips!

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What to Wear Wednesday | Summer Dresses

Jun
15th
The temperatures are climbing, girls! That means it’s sundress weather, and we couldn’t be happier! We love the idea of strappy sundresses, flirty prints, and crisp cotton. Chambray is one of our favorites for summer, and a simple cotton sundress in chambray pairs perfectly with huarache sandals and a cross-body purse. We love this easy, breezy dress from Old Navy, and the price tag makes us smile, too! Quirky prints are everywhere this season, and there is no better place to score a printed beauty than Modcloth. We like this one with all the cute yellow lemons, and it would be perfect for every backyard barbecue you have scheduled this summer! Classic stripes and polka dots are always a good choice for an airy dress you can wear anywhere this season. We love this one with it’s unique diagonal stripe design, and you could throw a cardigan or jacket over it for cooler temperatures.
We love keeping you up on the hottest trends and styles for the changing seasons, but what good is a new wardrobe without photos to capture it?? Now is the time to schedule your senior session, or a portrait session. Contact us today to book!

 

Sundresses by pixleyhunter on polyvore.com

 

Make Me Up Mondays | DIY Nail Art

Jun
6th

We all need a little pick-me-up on Mondays, am I right? I’ve got an adorable tutorial for you today on the blog! We are talking DIY nail art, and yes, even the most experienced artist can do this! First, you’ll need some supplies, which are easy to find around the house, no fancy tools needed for these five designs. The baby penguin would be perfect for some summer fun!

Basic supplies needed for all five nail art designs:
-Nail Polish
-Clear Basecoat and/or topcoat
-Pencils
-Sewing pins
-Pencils
-Bobby Pin
-Straw
-Binder dots

Then, follow the tutorial below for your choice of nail art: baby penguin, minion, watermelon, clouds, and a sea-life scene. We also love the idea of nail stickers for a quick mani if you’re headed out the door! We especially love the ones from Essie, available at Target, and these fun “tattoos”. Nail art would also be a fun project for a girl’s night…gather up some friends and try these out!

Featured Session | Elizabeth Chandler | Augusta Preparatory Day School

Jun
1st

“From my point of view, which is that of a storyteller,
I see your life as something artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make it art”
-Tori Morrison

I feel SO fortunate to have been a photographer documenting the Class of 2016…as they get ready to graduate, I feel like I got to be just a tiny part of their journey! Photography is my passion because I get to capture moments…moments that represent milestones and achievements that will be looked back on for years to come. Elizabeth is one of the amazing seniors from the Class of 2016, graduating from Augusta Preparatory Day School.  This pretty, smart girl is very involved at her school, especially in theatre. This past year, she was the vice president of the thespian troupe, as well as a member of the ceramics club and the school chorus. Besides school activities, she is also active in her community; she is involved her local chapter of Young Life, on the committee for the Red Cross, and in her church and youth group. I am not sure when she has free time, but she manages to squeeze in white water kayaking, and singing in three choral groups! She says her friends would probably describe her as “energetic, outgoing, and welcoming”, and adds, “I am inspired my music that I listen to. Musicians that truly inspire me would most likely be John Mayer, for his ability to play such a diverse number of genres. Two of my favorite actresses are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler- for their beliefs about feminism (and their fantastic writing). My favorite author is Ayn Rand. Her book “Atlas Shrugged” is my favorite book and is what spurred me to aspire to work in politics.” After graduation, she has her sights set on college, and possibly becoming a politician in the future. Her personal style was pretty and bohemian, which reflects her love of shopping at places like Anthropologie and Free People, so we kept that feel throughout her session.

Congratulations, Elizabeth, on your achievements, and your graduation!

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Make Me Up Mondays | It’s About the Lips!

May
23rd
Today on Make Me Up Monday, it’s all about the lips! That’s right, we are giving you the low-down on all the latest trends in lip color, stains and glosses today and where to buy them! Remember, that your lip color can make your whole look appear more finished and complete, even if it’s just a swipe of colored gloss.
First up, we have the traditional lipticks! It’s hard to beat MAC for their beautiful, long lasting shades. We are loving the Ellie Goulding collab that they released, especially this pretty color. We also love this pretty, bright, and summery pink. Next up is the lip stain! The lip stain came on the scene awhile back, and it’s perfect for the girl who needs long lasting color without the sticky feel of regular lipstick. The color is pretty highly saturated, so a little goes a long way. We like the Vivid stain for an affordable option from Maybelline. Lastly, we love the Urban Decay Naked nourishing gloss for everyday use. It goes on smoothly, doesn’t get sticky, and actually hydrates and helps your lips. It’s a mid-priced one at $20 per gloss, but it qualifies for free shipping from Nordstrom.com. No matter what you choose, remember to exfoliate occasionally, and hydrate your lips every day to keep them soft and smooth!
Stay tuned to the blog for more Make Me Up Mondays, where we keep you up to date on the latest trends!