There is something beautiful and elegant about perfect studio portraits. I love a great on-location shoot, and love scouting out creative and beautifully lit spots for sessions, but I also love a simple and modern studio photo. These two lovely ladies are the best examples of some of my recent studio work. The addition of a stunning formal gown makes them truly amazing, and a studio portrait is a creative way to capture the perfect dress.
When looking for a studio photographer, I hope you’ll choose me (ha!), but be looking for these things:
-Natural skin tones: Skin tones should appear close to natural tones, and the facial tones should match the arms and neck. Watch for natural hair and eye colors also, and look for clean, non blurred lines. -Watch for awkward shadows/lighting: A great studio photographer will know how to correctly light your portrait so there are no shadow lines crossing your face or distracting from the overall look. -A perfect, non distracting background: There should be no white edges or extra areas showing from a too-small background, or crumpling on the ground for a fabric background that is too big and sloppy. A background should be simple, clean, and showing off the true star…you!
To book your studio session (also a great option for headshots or modeling), please contact me for pricing and packages.
“A sister is someone who knows you, and loves you anyways.
She is always there to listen, lend a hand, and have your back. There is no bond like sisterhood,
and no one can truly understand what the two of you share.
A sister is a forever friend.” -Unknown
Sisters are always such a sweet thing to document, and these two were no different. If you’ve never thought about a sibling photoshoot, it is something to consider in the future. Sibling photos have a different feel than family sessions, and they can be a meaningful for years to come, even if you aren’t close with your siblings, or you live far away from each other. Your siblings are often your first friends, after all! It’s a great idea before a milestone like a wedding, or heading off to college, too…it is a way to capture moments before a big life change. These two girls were so beautiful, classy, and stylish, and their bond was so meaningful. I loved their sweet attitudes and how easy they were to work with.
I’d love to talk more with you about your senior session, especially if you’re a junior or senior headed to an out of town university. We can add on a sibling portion to your senior session, or schedule one separately for a fee. I know parents and seniors alike will treasure these photos, particularly when the miles separate sisters/brothers and friends. If you’re ready to schedule yours, contact me today!
The lace-up flat was super popular last year, and it has made a comeback this season, too! It is an especially versatile shoe, and looks amazing with everything from skirts to skinnies. We recommend buying two pairs: one in a neutral like black or taupe, and one in a fun color or unique texture (like snakeskin or crimson). When choosing your lace-up flats, be sure to consider what kind of laces you want. You can opt for traditional laces, where you have to wrap/tie them every time you wear them, or a style where only a short portion is laced-up. Lastly, a flat like the Rialto ballerina flat (below) zips up the back and has a faux lace-up detail that you can knot tied so you don’t have to worry about it. Things to think about are: how often you’ll wear your shoes, where you are wearing them, and how often you’ll want to adjust/re-tie them while you wear. All of the styles shown below are under $100, which means you can invest in more than one! These are one of the staples that we love with military inspired jackets, boho dresses, and basic distressed skinnies and tees. You can truly wear them with just about everything! Happy Shopping!
What’s the senior experience all about? I’m so, so thrilled to be sharing my new promo video with you today, showing just what’s in store when you book your senior shoot with me. From hair and makeup to the final shot (and beyond), I’m with you every step of the way, making sure you feel comfortable, fabulous, and beautiful! Class of 2017, I cannot wait to meet you and document this amazing time in your lives.
For all the details on three different session experiences, please click here (our Couture option is the most popular, and comes with two whole hours of shoot time!)
For information on your investment and the available price lists, please click here.
Credits: Models: McConnell Harrison and Ashlyn Shields// Makeup Artist: Meredith Tompkins at Bella Fascia, LLC.//Video: Anne Moshier McCabe at The Reflections Studio
In today’s day and age, the word ‘beauty’ sure has some various connotations. It’s become synonymous with airbrushed, perfect figures and supermodels walking the runway, but I love showing another side of true beauty with my senior reps! They are sporting shirts that say #beautiful because my senior rep program focuses not just on outer beauty, but also on inner beauty and young women with strong character. We did this fun shoot to showcase their cute shirts, and also to introduce them to my blogosphere! Without further ado, I am so happy to introduce you to my 2017 senior rep team…aren’t they lovely?
My senior reps are such an integral part of my photography, because they are the ones showing off their senior photos! When you’re proud of something, you’re excited to share it, just like a good deal at your favorite store, or your new favorite restaurant. So, I try to give my senior reps a session they feel proud of and confident in, and then they share it with their friends. It’s the perfect way to spread the word, and also for my senior reps to celebrate all their achievements.