Alleson’s senior album design is complete and headed off to be beautifully printed this week so now I get to share it all with you guys here. We explored a bit further down an alley downtown than I have wandered in the past and were rewarded with a few gorgeous brick walls and beautiful light!
Then for a little variety we headed out to a wild nature location that didn’t disappoint either… sunset, tall grasses and even some flowers. Alleson has been a really fun part of our model team this year. I just love photographing her with her absolutely stunning blue eyes and vibrant smile. I hope you love her images as much as I do. <3
And these are the last few of their favorite images (which we featured in individual prints outside their album design):
You can see ALL of Alleson’s images in her video on our Facebook Page HERE!
** Learn more about joining us for your senior year and becoming an influencer model HERE.
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.
I’ve been having so much fun this year with our senior model team. We have a fabulous group of girls and one of my absolute favorite parts of our model perks is their BFF session. We invite them to share a portion of their senior portrait experience with the friends that are important in their lives right now. We all know that adulthood is right around the corner for these guys and with that comes school and jobs that could be right next door or across the country/world and I always say one of the hardest parts of adulthood that no one talks about is no longer living a block from your best friend.
Of course, some of these relationships will last a lifetime (my bff has been in my life since first grade – the elementary pictures we have of eachother are the BEST) and others will fade or fray. But whether these people are destined to be in your lives for a year or a decade or a hundred years, they are an important part of this chapter now and we want to give them their time to shine with you!
And a little perk of joining our model program early (this is for you class of 2021 as we’ll open up for you just next month) is that we’ll feature your bffs your senior year AND your junior year if you’d like!
Believe it or not we are less than one month away from opening up our model interviews again for the class of 2020 and for the first time for 2021 seniors! You can already apply NOW at sjanephotography.com
I’m so excited to share another baby dedication day with you all. I’m absolutely loving working with First Christian Church families on these special events. It’s a fun challenge to create an image that showcases 10-15 families (and all those little ones) in a short window of time (you can imagine this image just cannot take even 20 minutes to take with babies who may need to eat or be changed or be tired). So I try to work quickly while still making sure each family can shine.
My favorite part has to be creating the individual family portraits for each family though. It’s such a special gift that the church offers to the families to commemorate the event with a free family portrait, aren’t all these guys like picture perfect?!?! I hope you’ll join me in sending them all a bit of love as they begin to raise these little angels.
This year I got a unique opportunity to photograph these beautiful families at the First Christian Church baby dedication celebration. This church does a wonderful brunch celebration with the families and we took our mobile studio to be sure that each family got an adorable portrait with everyone all dolled up (are they not the cutest).
Most of the time our mobile studio is used for more corporate events with headshots and the like so this was a really fun change of pace (and no offense to all my corporate clients but a smidge cutter too!).
A big thank you goes out to Stephanie at Green Tree Media on this shoot too. As this was just days before my due date we had a contingency plan for her to step in if baby girl decided to arrive early OR in dramatic fashion while we were at the event. Luckily, there was not an extra little one arriving to the party that day so she was there to be my extra hands and it’s always so fun to work with her.