Guys, I’m feeling all the things sharing Lindy on the blog today!!!! Excited, happy, nostalgic, honored, and a little sad. Why? Because the absolutely lovely Ms. Lindy has been with us for … well basically forever haha.
Lindy’s brother Alex brought their family into the SJP world as a class of 2018 senior (be sure to check out his session, he killed it too!). And Lindy joined us on the model team her Sophomore year and it’s been amazing to hang out with her and create images over the past two years. Getting to meet and create for her friends, have some fun in the rain & snow, and finally finish out this last year of high school with her to create her senior portraits.
Below is a peek into all the fun we’ve had with Lindy. I’m thrilled to have been a part of her senior experience and know she’s off to do amazing things in this world.
Hey guys (like literally GUYS)… senior portraits are not just for the ladies! Sure, maybe you haven’t been thinking about your senior pictures for years (or maybe you have – we love that!).. maybe you think it will be uncomfortable or weird. I get it, for real… I have been a photographer for 15 years and with my husband for all 15. Luckily for him the annual photo sessions didn’t really start until after we got married and had kids but NOW I make this poor man have his photo taken EVERY SINGLE YEAR (I mean, he married a photographer, he should have known).
So what does that mean for you senior guys?!?! It means that not only behind the camera but also in front of it I’ve learned how to make you 100% comfortable… I’ll make sure you know what to do in front of the camera and then we’ll laugh and joke and hang out and make it way less stressful and boring than you may think it could be.
We do have to start with a plan, this is YOUR session and we need to design it to fit you and show off who you are. Love your truck? Bring it! Love your dog? You better bring him/her! Love your gun, bow, 4 wheeler, boat, sports, games, guitar, drums (you name it)…. BRING IT!
I’m excited today to share a throwback to this beautiful class of 2017 Mt. Zion high school senior, McKaela! Her studio/Allerton combo was one of my favorites. I simply love creating sports images in studio (as I talked about in Jarius’ post recently). Not only do I love the way your uniform colors will pop on our rich black background but I often pair this with our mirrored floor to create a unique reflection look like the one below. McKaela did that pose so well (you have to really become ONE with that floor to get close enough for a good reflection!).
Her album design became one of my absolute favorites too. While I don’t use a TON of text in our designs sometimes just a bit can really elevate a design and I had fun with a new style of text in hers to give more of a ticker tape feel that was super fun.
As we round out the last 90 degree days (it is September right?!?!) here’s a peek back at the spring colors/flowers that will be here before we know it. If spring is your favorite time of year and you’re itching for a session in the tulips be sure to call us soon and we can get your spring session saved just for you!
While we work a variety of locations and outfits into each session no matter the season, some of our seniors opt to schedule sessions on a couple different dates either to showcase a couple different hair styles (straight/curly) or to get looks we cannot do all in one day (spring flowers and fall colors). Tristen’s first session was this past fall (though with our late leave changes we were still all green!) and this final session was this spring and we did get some beautiful blooms.
We’re still booking fall sessions for this year and tacking on your own spring finale is always an option!
I cannot tell you how much I LOVED Jacey’s session! Of course Katie did a perfect job on her hair and makeup and we kicked things off downtown for a little urban grunge look which I loved with her volleyball net and her classy urban styles. Her and her momma were so much fun to hang out with and the session flew by, PLUS at her second location I got to meet her two super sweet and polar opposite pups!!
One little thing I LOVE about being a photographer who favors additional lighting on our sessions is that it gives us a chance to create a variety of looks in one location. The next two sets of images were taken basically in the same place on the same white brick wall but with some flash we were able to completely mix up the look to make things a bit darker and edgier for her volleyball uniform and make things a little more light and airy and natural to fit her next look. All without needing to spend 20 minutes to walk to a different location! We even used the same rolled fence in the below left and above left image with completely different lighting to achieve a good variety in her volleyball team photos. One of my favorite things to do on session is shoot as many unique looks as we can in just a few hours. Most of my seniors choose our 2 or 4 hour sessions and we get a TON of variety in that time to show off all their eclectic personalities.
Plus we worked in images with her super fun car (I sure wish my first car had been half this cool but I definitely loved it just as much!).
We are now booking summer and fall senior sessions and our calendar is filling faster than ever. Sessions can be reserved HERE and you can call/email/message us anytime to setup your consultation to learn more about what we can create for YOUR senior session!