Prom season is always a very exciting time, but we increased the anticipation with an amazing contest recently! Before prom season, we did a collaboration with some of the area’s most amazing brands to give one lucky couple their dream come true! The giveaway was for the ULTIMATE PROM PACKAGE, which included items that valued over $600! It included a gift certificate to Brittany Boutique, which has some of the best prom dresses and selection in our area (at great prices), a certificate to Studio 285 for hair and professional makeup, a tuxedo rental from Simon’s Formal Wear, and a couples photoshoot with ME! We announced the winner in March, and this lucky pair were the winners! Don’t they look dapper?? I love the mermaid style red dress that this beautiful girl chose, and how elegant and classic it is while still being a showstopper…the dramatic ruffles are so fun.
These two were so lovely to work with, and were all smiles for our shoot together. Special thanks to Brittany Boutique for their assistance with the giveaway, and for allowing me to partner with them. If you are local, be sure to check out this luxury boutique for your next formal event…they are well-stocked with lots of sizes, styles, and price points, no matter what your needs are!
Here we are again, another year later: Graduation! What a privilege it was to photograph so many wonderful individuals. I remember my own graduation day (you know, just a few years ago…wink, wink), and how momentous of an occasion it was. After twelve years of hard work, discipline, and all the drama that comes from high school, I was definitely ready to graduate! I sympathize and am so excited for all these graduates in 2017. They are moving from one milestone to the next, and are some of the most hardworking people I’ve met. Some are going to university to study biology, some for philosophy, others for marketing, and still others for psychology. Some are working through college, and others have received scholarships to attend college. Among all the diversity and walks of life, one thing is clear: all people are passionate people.
Harriet Tubman wrote of passion: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” She hit it right on the nail. The graduating class of 2017 are the next world-changers! Everyone I worked with on their senior photos displayed a zeal for their future. They are dreamers, working through diligence and passion to bring their dreams out of the stars and into reality. I love to hear about all the different passions my clients have, and try to work that into their senior photos. It’s a fantastic challenge and dream-come-true for myself to work to highlight and promote these world-changers as they step out of one challenge into the next. If they are anything like how they were when I met them, they’re definitely up to the challenge!
It would be my honor to capture this momentous occasion in your life! I put my passion to work, to capture your individuality in a set of photos, so that you and your family can look back on your achievement anytime you want. To remember all the work you put in, all the friends you’ve made, and all the happy times you still think of and cherish years later. This is my passion, to commemorate your work and to showcase your beauty, inside and out! 2018 is right around the corner, and I’m already booking for it. Contact me today to reserve your shoot!
Meet Nina…she’s fierce, beautiful, and strong, and I had such an amazing time as her senior photographer! She attends Mead Hall Episcopal School, and wanted a high-fashion, editorial style session that really showed off her personality. She says she draws a lot of her inspiration from CW hit show Gossip Girl, and channels that into her wardrobe. Of course, I really wanted to find a location that would bring her dream to life, so we wandered downtown to find some urban settings. Nina says her friends would probably describe her as “funny, organized, and optimistic”, and that she is currently still deciding where she will attend college.
One of Nina’s favorite items she owns is her Christian Louboutin shoes, and of course, we incorporated those red-accented beauties! “My personal style ranges from bohemian to dressing up very quickly…I like to dress to impress! I wear athleisure clothes, but if I’m going out, I love to be dressed nicely”, she adds, “I love the GUESS clothing campaigns, and want a session that looks similar.” She heard about my photography from her friend, and then researched my Instagram page to see my work, saying, “You have amazing work, with also a big following and great reviews!”
Thank you, Nina, for choosing me to celebrate your senior year!
It’s that time of year again! No, not just the warm weather, or trips to the beach (although they sound wonderful..). It’s time for your senior photos, ladies! You’ll need a break from all the hustle and bustle of planning out your graduation day, and that’s where I come in. I’m here to give you the best photoshoot experience, from start to finish!
In most sessions, my team and I take care of all the makeup and hair, so you don’t have to worry about the elements messing up your look on your way to the shoot. There are three session styles for you to choose from: BFF, Drama, and Couture. BFF is perfect for best friends to share, Drama offers makeup done by a professional makeup artist, and Couture – our most popular session option – includes professional makeup and hair styling! Each session is a two-hour shoot, and I will scout out beautiful locations based on your input and desires.
I’ve been doing this for a while, and I know just how to approach each shoot to create a unique, gorgeous set that perfectly matches your look and style! From location, to lighting, all the way to the final touches, I am ready and available to commemorate all of your hard work getting to this milestone! When you invest in expert photography, you’re investing in memories. Capture your achievements with the clarity that comes from experience, and the quality that I work tirelessly for.
Shhh… can you hear it? The faint tune of one of the most recognizable songs: Pomp and Circumstance. Immediately when we hear it, we think of everything that goes with graduations. Whether it’s from high school, college or kindergarten, the apparel remains the same. Long, solid-colored robes and iconic caps, and of course the significant tassel, signifying the end of one thing, and the beginning of the next all in one motion. It’s one of the most important days of your life, you want to look good for it!So much of good fashion is about color coordination. On graduation day, there is a unified color worn by each member of the class – which means you only have to worry about what you wear underneath the robe! That’s where unity meets your individuality.
Graduating is a formal event, so what you wear will show that. Even within a formal setting you can express who you are, and especially so when you contrast your graduation gown with a colorful, unique dress hiding underneath, just waiting to be shown off. You have the freedom to go with a gorgeous, carefree floral print, a more reserved, traditional cut or something more modern, boldly modeling a new style or fresh pattern. It all comes down to who you are, and that’s the core of fashion – self-expression.
And you just reached a huge milestone in your life! Show off your achievement with a dress that is completely you. Here’s a few ideas to get you started on finding the perfect dress for your graduation day: