one. loving the best version of yourself.
Have you heard of Glamour shots? Ask your parents. When you look back on your senior year of high school, do you want to see an overly made up, fake version of yourself? I’m going to say no … no, you don’t. Your senior year of high school is such a pivotal and fun time. You are on the cusp of adulthood and new adventures. I want you to remember YOU. By taking honest and beautiful senior portraits you will feel confident and empowered. I have to fess up … I do not like the word portrait, but I do really like one of its definitions - engraving of a person. We’re creating a lasting mark for you to share with your family and friends. These images will offer a window to view exactly the way you were, in the twelfth grade. That’s a gift!
two. location, location, location.
It’s all about location, vibe and style. The Woodlands is where I take many of my senior sessions, but I love to travel throughout the city of Houston. We will not be tied down to a single location for your photos. My senior photography sessions are designed to include your interests, should you have hobbies that are an important part of your life. Been riding horses since you were four? Let’s do part of your session at the stables! This does not mean that every picture will be equestrian in theme, but we definitely want to include exactly what you are passionate about. Maybe you are a dancer? Bring those pointe shoes and tutu! Love music? Together, we will creatively collaborate and find a way to incorporate the melody that is such a big part of your life. Your interests make you interesting. We can use these activities to celebrate the natural and beautiful version of YOUrself!
three. style is individual.
Your style is a way to express who you are without saying a single word. There are endless ways to showcase your personality through clothing, accessories and color. Also, by how you wear your hair or the makeup you choose or do not choose to apply. All of it tells your story! Not sure how? I will help you. Through the years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know so many seniors through the styles they choose to showcase during their shoots. When we talk, we’ll make a style plan - allowing you the freedom to make outfit and accessory selections that represent your vibe. I know what works and what doesn’t work in great, images. You’d be amazed at how the perfect hat can MAKE a photo. Your confidence and creativity inspires me to capture gorgeous images - let’s do this!
four. capturing your youth.
Youth is a wonderful thing. Sadly, this might be the last time your parents organize and fund professional, individual photos of you. You’re cruising towards the adult world my friend. By investing in senior pictures, you and your family are documenting your youthfulness. That precious moment before you’re officially an adult. Your family has been taking photos of you to take record of your growth for many years. Look at this session as a celebration of your childhood and a ‘look how far I’ve come’ moment!
five. a family affair.
They say, ‘Time spent with family (and friends) is well spent’ - I wholeheartedly believe this. Why not use your senior picture session as a time to spend with those you love. Have you thought about incorporating your friends, siblings, or cousins into your pictures? These are some of my favorite shoots! Some of you are leaving home and time together is simply precious. Use this day as an opportunity to create fun memories - not just the photos, but the moments. The getting ready together, traveling to and from together, maybe sharing a meal together before or after the session - make a day of it!