Today, I get to share Aly with you! She’s a Warrensburg-Latham High School senior and one of our class of 2020 senior models! And what’s I’d call a second-gen SJP senior as I first photographed her older sister’s senior portraits a few years ago. I was so excited to work with this family again as they are always a blast and Aly did an amazing job at every single session.
Plus, since we loved a ton and they selected an album to feature ALL their favorites I get to share them all with you here too (YAY)…
One thing I’m loving about the new studio space is the options it gives us for a variety of looks even before we break out any backdrops… natural window light, barn doors, the feature staircase! So many options that are 100% unique for our SJP seniors.
And last but not least, how about a throwback to the first few sessions with Aly at her debut headshot session and freezing cold Indianapolis sessions. I’m so not kidding when I talk about how much these ‘kids’ change over their last few years of high school and that’s why I love that we kick off working with so many senior models & influencers at the end of their sophomore years. Class of 2021/22 can apply to join us NOW!
Chelsea and Trey have been nothing short of amazing to work with. Not only is Chelsea just the sweetest human being but her now husband Trey is hysterical and always kept me on my toes with his sarcasm. Plus….. a little tiny detail of their wedding who stole the show was their little yorkie Squirt. I mean what’s not to love about a wedding day with a dog ring bearer in a tux?!!?!
Even a bit of a rainy windy day could not spoil the fun and joy of their day and I am so so so excited and pleased to share with you all a look inside their wedding album which is now being hand-crafted in Italy to be on it’s way to us very soon.
Note to 2019 brides… our 2019 wedding schedule will be very limited so that I can ensure plenty of time to give my very best to each couple and we have some exciting new collection options with wedding coverage starting at just $1400 and fully customizable collections ranging from $1900-5000. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and reserve your wedding date.
Happy New Year ya’ll! It’s the first SJP blog post of 2020… new year, new decade! Does it feel like a fresh start for you? Does it feel like just another day? I’m a big fan of the ‘blank page’ feeling of the new year. And after busy busy busy season here with fall-Christmas sessions with all you beautiful people I enjoy the solo time in the office to catch my breath and work on the back end of things as well.
I’m excited today to kick things off sharing one of our beautiful class of 2020 models, Alleson’s, family with you! They joined us for our ‘fall’ Limited Edition session this year (you know in the fall that never came, thanks 2019… hence all the beautiful greenery). I will seriously never forget this season when October started at 94* and looked/felt nothing like fall and then we got our first snow before Thanksgiving! #crazy
We’ve had so many of you request early booking this year that I’ve just set our 2020 Limited Edition dates and booking is open now HERE. Our LE sessions are 15 or 30 minutes starting at just $45 and are available 4x a year:
Saturday, February 15th – Morning/Mid-Day In-Studio
Sunday, May 17th – Afternoon On-Location
Saturday, September 12th – Morning/Mid-Day On-Location
Saturday, October 17th – FALL Prime Date (Only 6 Sessions Available)
And coming soon we’ll have a bonus Christmas weekend with both Santa Experience sessions (we have a very special experience planned with Santa this year that’s far more than just a photo session!) as well as themed indoor and outdoor Christmas sets.
Marie & Ernie are getting married next month and I’m so excited to be a part of their big day. We had their engagement session earlier this summer and we had a perfect day for it out at Allerton. I’m so excited to show off some of their favorite images and my absolute favorite engagement session product, our guestbook. This is the perfect way to combine your favorite engagement images with the keepsake of all the signatures and well wishes of the guests at your wedding day.
Guestbooks have been around forever, that’s not new. But I remember finding my parents’ in a box in our basement once and opening it to the first page to find out what it was. My mom told me it was their guestbook (in a box in the basement) and I didn’t look past the first page. Why? Because it was just signatures. But, imagine this book (hopefully not in a box in a basement, but even then) 30 years from now discovered by a friend or kiddo of these two filled with images of them looking so young and in-love and full signatures from all their loved ones… I bet those kiddos make it past just the first page!
Today I get to meet with these two beautiful people to finalize plans for their wedding day coming up in less than a month! They are just beyond sweet and I am so honored to be a part of their amazing day. I laughed so much on this session, Trey is quite the comedian and kept me on my toes. They are just adorable together and to pour some sugar on top we added in their itty bitty pup who may be small but his personality makes up for it (it might have stollen the show for a few).
One thing I always encourage clients to think about is including places and things that are important to them on their session and Chelsea and Trey did that in the most amazing ways. Of course we included their fur baby but also our second location was their family farm complete with farmhouse that will not be with us much longer. It gives me chills to think about them having these images for life, long after the farmhouse is gone they’ll be able to show it to future generations and let the legacy live on.
There’s nothing quite like a country front porch.
I’m taking a VERY limited number of weddings for 2019 so if you’re planning to tie the knot next year I’d love to talk with you soon. Let’s create something memorable like this for YOU!