This gorgeous girl is one of my recent senior clients, and she has the most beautiful hair! Anne Claire had the sweetest personality and kindest heart. I loved meeting her and getting to do this outdoor, on-location shoot to celebrate her monumental senior year. I wanted to talk a little bit about healthy hair today, too! There are a few things you can be doing to get your hair prepped for senior photos, and you can start doing them weeks or even months in advance with just a little bit of planning:
Use salon quality products: Shampoo from walmart or the dollar store might be affordable but can cause lasting damage over time to hair! Ask your stylist what products will help get your mane in tip-top shape before your senior shoot.
Try to minimize heat damage. When you can, let hair air-dry, and use braids or heat free styling to keep moisture in. Add styling oil from Bumble and Bumble to keep hair free of frizz after air drying.
Eat healthy and add supplements: Biotin, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and healthy food can help your hair grow faster and stronger. Adding plenty of drinking water to your daily regimen will also keep your body, skin, and hair beautiful for senior photos.
Get trims and regular appointments for your hair: Keeping ends trimmed and clean prevents future damage to your hair.
Hope these hair tips helped as you begin planning your senior session! I’d love to offer tips when you schedule your shoot, you can contact me HERE!
With warmer temps comes sandal weather! We know you are probably as excited as we are about stocking up on spring items, and every great outfit starts with shoes! We have four cute pairs below, all under $100 (most under $50!), so they are adorable and cute.
Steve Madden White Sandal This one, shown above in brown, is super versatile and goes with everything! It’s comfy, simple and will become your go-to shoe.
Dolce Vita Black Sandal A bit edgier than the shoe above, we love the gold accents and think you could wear this sandal with dresses, skirts, and even shorts. Add in a cute blouse for a bit more polish.
Arturo Chiang Blue Sandal The suede shoe is very on-trend, and the color is so unique. These are also under $50, and sooo cute! We think they’d look great with skinny jeans, and a white tee to make them the focal point of the outfit. Add a fringe bag for an outfit that will take you to brunch and beyond!
Saltwater Sandal in Multiple Colors These are perfect for the girl who wants a simple, retro inspired sandal. We love the red, but it comes in multiple colors. Although these come only in ‘kid’ sizes, they correspond to women’s sizes up to women’s size 8.
Madison was a total delight to photograph AND get to know! She is a beautiful senior from Evans High School, and she loves to dance. In fact, she’s accomplished in contemporary, jazz, and ballet, and I was impressed with her poise and maturity, as well as her dedication to the sport. Madison is also extremely dedicated to her studies, and particularly is gifted in both math and science. At Evans, she is involved in the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, the Beta Club, and the Math Honors Society (an impressive list of accolades!). When she’s not busy with those activities, she loves being a tutor, helping out with the Augusta Ironman Competition, and working as a volunteer at the Boys and Girls club.
Madison looks up to Misty Copeland as one of her biggest role models and says, “Misty has such courage in the dance world; a world dominated by Caucasians, and she breaks the mold for body type and skin color! She is a phenomenal dancer”. This gorgeous grad also credits her mom for inspiring her own confidence and bravery. Her personal style is very pretty and a little bit athletic, and she loves to shop at Free People, Anthropologie and Target. “I’m classic and preppy with hints of urban glamour”, she adds. After her much-anticipated graduation, she hopes to enroll at Augusta University, and becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Congratulations, Madison, on all your many achievements, and the wonderful young woman you are becoming!
Megan was a beautiful girl, both inside and out! I loved getting to do her senior session recently. Megan is part of the Class of 2017 at Greenbriar High School, and is an incredibly talented athlete. She participates in volleyball and athletic training at her school, and also is in the FCA. In her spare time, she teaches a girls class at her church, and volunteers at the Red Cross. Megan says her friends would probably describe her as free-spirited, outgoing, and loving. She suffered to loss of a friend in her high school years, and says the experience taught her, “that life is too short, and drama is just not worth the time. God has helped me in my spiritual and mental awakening, and I’ve learned we should really just love each other and forgive them. It takes too much energy to hold onto grudges.”
For her senior session, she wanted a really authentic experience, and hoped for a variety of locations. I love the way we found a few downtown, urban spots and then a few more outdoors that really complemented her stylish wardrobe. If you’re looking for a senior photographer who can give you a variety of locations and images, please contact us! We love giving each of our clients a truly customized experience. Thanks, Megan, for allowing us the privilege of capturing your senior year!
Winter might be nearing it’s end, but a great beanie can carry you through multiple seasons! You can wear a wool one for cooler temperatures, and then rock a knit one for warmer days. They are the perfect way to add edge to a basic outfit, or to make a dressy outfit more casual. We also are loving the trend towards cool neutrals, like blush pink and white. These colors look perfect with light wash jeans and grey, and can transition you into Spring without a major wardrobe overhaul.
Even burgundy and black can be worn year-round, when they are paired with denim or other simple textures. If you’re wanting something that’s more of a statement pieces, try a beanie with a print (like the eye graphic one below), or an allover print style in a thinner weight fabric. Remember to wear plenty of contrasting colors if you choose to wear a darker shade in summer or spring, as it will keep you from looking too ‘bundled-up’. You can even wear them for a senior session, especially with polished hair and makeup!
Find even more beanies at an affordable price HERE.