The class of 2020 is off to a great start! The next senior up on the blog is the gorgeous Madison! We had so much fun out at the beach for our sunrise shoot. She had a special request for her shoot (which I LOVE!! If you have something that you like or want to try on your shoot, tell me! This shoot is all about YOU, so I want you to get the senior photos that you really want.) Madison had been following me for a while, and she saw a beach photo that I had done a few years ago. It was on a morning that didn’t have a nice sunrise, so I went for a darker photo. Almost looked like it could have been taken at night, Totally different than my usual sunrise photos. No problem! With lighting, I can make it look darker and moodier. And then in the next shot, have it back to a sunny beach scene.
Here are some sneak peeks from her shoot (including the dark sunrise):
I’m not done with the class of 2019 yet! This may be the latest that I have ever photographed seniors, AND this one isn’t my last! I’m loving these last minute seniors! Next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Maya! I had such a great time meeting and photographing Maya out at the beach. She is such a sweetheart, and so much fun to photograph. Not to mention, we had a beautiful sunrise morning to work with. It isn’t fun waking up that early, BUT absolutely no one is ever sorry they did. And besides, you can always go home and take a nap ;).
Here are a few sneak peeks from our sunrise beach shoot:
Another beautiful sunrise beach shoot for three beautiful seniors! These three girls were also in my model program this year, and one of their bonus shoots that they wanted was the beach! We had multiple reschedules including one recently when we made it all the way out to the beach only to find it so dark and foggy, we had to turn around and pick another date. 99% of the time, I can be able to say if we can shoot the day before, just by checking the weather forecast. Saves us all from waking up super early and driving an hour to get to the beach! But on a few rare cases, we get out there and it just isn’t very nice to shoot. So, we just suck it up and pick a new date! Thankfully, this rescheduled date gave us a beautiful morning to shoot. Beautiful sunrise, nice temperatures (well, the water was pretty cold, but the air felt great). Despite the cold water, one of the girls did decide to get in the water at the end. Hey, whatever it takes for the photo, right?!
Here are a couple of sneak peeks for each of the girls:
A new program for seniors that I introduced this year, was called the “Model Experience”. This was to take the place of my reps. Now, I loved having reps, mostly because I got to work with them their entire senior year. They had the opportunity to earn bonus photo shoots. Well, the NEW program, was you pay one session fee for whichever level of “Model Experience” you wanted (based on how many bonus shoots you wanted). Everyone has a main shoot in the summer, and then the bonus shoots are during the fall/winter. They can have one bonus shoot or two bonus shoots. And what the bonus shoots are, is completely up to them! I ask what they want to do, and we go do it! Most of the bonus shoots will be with one or two other models, and that just adds to the fun. These two are sisters, so it just made sense for them to do the bonus shoots together!
This bonus shoot we did was out at the beach. Who doesn’t love a beach shoot?! Here are a couple of sneak peeks of two of my models:
‘Tis the season for family photos! Now, not all of my family clients want sneak peeks, because they want to save them to send out to family. And that is totally understandable and no problem! This family wanted to do family photos to have new and updated family photos, not just for a holiday card. I have photographed one of their daughters for her senior photos this year, and then mom decided it was time to do a whole family session. LOVE THAT!! She wanted to do it at the beach. I think the kids would have been happier if it was the beach in the afternoon, not at sunrise ;), but they were great sports and woke up super early. And we were so lucky with a gorgeous sunrise that morning! (That part I can’t control, so I am always super excited when it all works out like this). All said and done, I’m sure all 3 took naps that day, knowing that they made their parents happy with some beautiful new family photos!
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:
Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Kaila! I had such a great time with Kaila, her mom, and her friends who came along. Kaila is a super sweet girl, who was full of smiles and up for anything (including getting crashed by waves). She and her mom wanted a location with water, so what better place than the beach?! Beach equals really early morning, but it is always worth it. I’ve never had a “bad morning” at the beach. Sure it is early, but you can always take a nap when you get back home ;).
Here are some sneak peeks from our beach shoot:
Next senior up on the blog, is the gorgeous Gianna! I was lucky enough to spend two days with her. Normally the deluxe (2 location) sessions are done in the same day, one right after the other. However, I don’t do that when one of the locations is the beach. Reason being, we are there at sunrise, and by the end, we are wet, sandy, and windblown. Not exactly optimal for going to the next location ;). So, we do it on a separate morning! Gianna chose the beach and her school for sports photos. When we were at the beach, she had a great entourage to come with her. Sisters and mom! I had a great time with all of those sweet ladies. And they were so smart, they opted to stay at the beach the night before. So, it wasn’t as early to get up and get going for the sunrise. It was a beautiful sunrise that morning. The next shoot day at the school, the entourage wasn’t able to join us, but Dad and her coach did (THANK YOU!!). And Dad helped me with the fire (yes, for sports, I do real fire – totally and completely safe, no worries). I’ve enjoyed getting to know Gianna a little better and getting her some beautiful senior photos!
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoots:
The next senior up on the blog was a fun one! Dani had a deluxe session (2 locations) for her senior session. The first part of her session, she shared with her horses! I don’t get many seniors with their horses, but whenever I do, I just love the photos. Yes, the horses can be little stinkers at time, but it is totally worth it. And Dani had 3 different horses for us to play with that day. And then a 4th who desperately wanted to be in a photo too! We had a great time, and the horses were so well behaved! Then forward to the second part of her shoot – the beach! We were a little concerned about it raining for our shoot, but then we totally lucked out and had one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve had in a long time. Beautiful morning, beautiful girl, beautiful photos! Dani was up for anything, wether it be climbing or getting totally hit with the waves. (Which by the way, she was so awesome! She was able to keep her eyes open when the waves were coming right at her. Such a pro!). I really enjoyed my time meeting and photographing her!
If you are a 2018 senior, you are almost out of time to get senior photos that you love! Contact me to get your session date on the books!
Now onto sneak peeks! Here are a couple from each of Dani’s locations:
Next senior up on the blog is Johnny! The last time I photographed him, he was just a kid tagging along his big sister’s senior photo shoot. Now it was his turn! He chose the beach for his shoot. It is early morning to do those beach shoots, but always worth it! He is such a good kid, and we had a great time. By the end, he was literally hanging off the pier (and yes, I had to include that as a little bonus sneak peek, because it makes me laugh).
Time is coming close to being up for the class of 2018 to get in for their senior photos before the craziness of prom and graduation kicks into high gear! If you have been putting it off, time to get on the calendar!
Here are a few sneak peeks from Johnny’s shoot:
The next session up on the blog is a two-fer! I met this sweet set of twins years ago, when their mom booked a family session. I think they were in 5th grade at the time. I was so honored that they wanted to come back to me this many years later for their senior photos! Now getting to this day was challenging. We had a couple of different reschedules due to our lovely hurricane season. But then the waiting paid off. We had an absolutely beautiful morning to shoot at the beach. Yes, it is a pain to wake up so early to get ready and all the way out to the beach before sunrise, but then you get a gorgeous morning, and it all is worth it! As a nice bonus, the waves were really kicking. So Sloan got the crashing waves photos she wanted.
Now, as a notice to other seniors (class of 2018), if you are wanting senior photos done that are more YOU, and you aren’t on my calendar yet, NOW is the time! Most seniors have their senior photos done before the end of the calendar year. The reason is, the last half of the school year is crazy busy and it just flies by. Before you know it, you are planning prom and grad parties, and you still haven’t had your portraits done yet! I actually start NEXT year’s class in a couple of months. Now don’t worry, I can still get you in, but I do need to get you on the schedule soon! Email me, text me, call me, whatever. Let’s start talking about YOUR senior photos!
Now, back to the twins! Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot: