Category: What To Wear
My fall schedule is crazy busy with Seniors! Senior Girls to be exact..yay!!! Love the fashion, love their energy and we always have a blast! These are definitely not the Senior sessions and portraits of times past. Fun, relaxed and most important, “Your Style, Your Session!” Offering both studio, and outside locations. Just a few sessions left for October and booking for November! firstname.lastname@example.org 603.638.3014
Fall 2011 HS Senior Girl “What To Wear” HAVE FUN!
Suggested styles may be found at Old Navy and Wet Seal
My PSA to end this post… Please be sure to seek out a professional photographer/studio for your Senior portrait experience. A Professional will know how to get the most from your Senior’s session. They will have the professional equipment and most important, the knowledge and training to use it. Professional Photographers will know how to deal with many lighting situations. They will know how to professionally edit & retouch when necessary. Many hours of training and investment have gone into professional software. They use only professional labs and they are calibrated to their labs color requirements. Do they have a website or blogsite? Look at their portfolio for consistency in their images. Blurry, soft images with obvious color and lighting issues are probably a good indicator a “photographer” needs more training and skills. They may use lingo, like “photo shoot” but a “pic” is not a replacement for a professional portrait.
I first discovered MillieLee Designs while doing one of my many “window shopping” afternoons on Etsy. I fell head over heals for her beautiful creations. The dresses were simple with a flare and the patterns classic and gorgeous. Something I look for when shopping for my girls. Did I mention Milli Lee’s dresses are also Organic? Organic, made in America and supporting a small business, love it!!! Etsy is the place I shop first when I am on the look-out for everyday clothes that also photograph well and I can hand down from girl to girl. I am not a “trendy” Mommy, sometimes this disapoints my girls, but I think they will grow an appreciation for all things classic and timeless. There seriously isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t get compliments on the girls’ appearences. Comfortable, yet beautiful is my standard. Yes, my girls are allowed to play in the mud, go barefoot and climb trees, just not in Etsy treasures. lol.
Here are just some of the gorgeous creations you will find in Milli’s shop…
One of my beautiful clients.. she was just a few weeks old when I first photographed her. My, how the time has flown!
All hair accessories are also products made from love found at Etsy. Support the small businesses and Moms who put so much love and their talent into each of these products. You really do get what you pay for and I choose to do my part in supporting small business women like myself.
I am loving all the beautiful colors available for Fall dressing this year. Purples, Burgundy and Grey seem to be every where. Almost anywhere you shop or in your very own closet, I am sure you will be able to find coordinating your family will be easier then you thought. It’s all about staying within the same color tones and complimenting hues. I will have a few more ideas coming your way next week! Don’t forget, I still have a few spots left for my Fall Family portrait special later in the week of October 3rd, and afternoons are the perfect time for gorgeous lighting of all the seasonal colors. email@example.com
Here is an example for dressing your family for your Fall Portraits.. styles available at; Old Navy, Gap, Gap Kids and PiperLime
Summer is in full swing and 2012 Seniors should be thinking about Senior Portraits. I know how fast this time can go by, now is the time to book those sessions! Even if it’s a late summer or fall session you prefer. I often get asked what one should wear, so I like to put together suggestion guides. These can help when deciding what to bring. My full Senior Portrait sessions are designed so that you can bring as many clothing options as you like and we can fit into your time. Right now for a limited time…Senior Portrait sessions are $50! This includes 60-90 minute session in studio and outside around my beautiful area. Also, with any portrait purchase of $299 or more, receive a gift of a 4×6 spiral bound brag book with all your gallery images. ($200 value). Book now, sessions are limited! 603.638.3014
Since I will be photographing Seniors, particularly Senior girls each week this month, I thought it was time for a new What To Wear Senior Girl Style. These styles are affordably available almost anywhere. It’s fun to mix up a little more dressy with a little casual. With my Senior sessions, clothing options are unlimited. You can choose 2 outfits or 5. It’s your session, your style. Have fun with it!
Fall is my favorite time to photograph. The wonderful colors give us an amazing backdrop for sessions. I also love the dark jewel toned clothing of the season. Coordinating your family can be a challenge and my guides will give you ideas on how to get everyone looking spectacular for your portraits. Portraits are an investment, one that never decreases in value, but rather become priceless. Overtime poor clothing choices can date a portrait. Make sure extra effort is given, be aware that logos should be avoided as well as the super trendy. Classic and timeless are always a better choice. The ideas in my guides can be used by high school seniors as well.
I can’t believe June isn’t even over yet, and my July is booked up. Seems like this summer is just flying by already! I have a mix of portrait sessions lined up in the next few weeks, from sweet newborns, a wonderful wedding to beautiful families. How lucky and fortunate I feel and oh, lets not forget priviledged too.
Seniors, now is the time to book your portraits sessions for August, September or October. My sessions are limited each month, so contact me now through the contact page above or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ! My Senior sessions can be designed for your particular needs, on location with no clothing limits and you can incooperate your love of sports, cars, music ect. They last about 2 hrs. Don’t need a 2hr session? Contact me and we can arrange a 30 min. or an hour session starting at $50. Also, make sure to look for one of my reps, Chelsea Collier, Shamus Morrissey or Derek Demers, they have credits towards any collections or portrait orders.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy independence day! I will be busy over the next few days finishing up on galleries so I can spend the weekend not worrying about unfinished work…lol. I am looking forward to a beauitful newborn girl I get to photograph on Monday, I came home last night to a beautiful tutu set for her to try out for me.
Okay, time for another What to Wear Wednesday for ideas on how to style your family for your portrait sessions. Summer is the perfect time to add amazing colors with beautiful neutrals. These will work great for sibling and engagement sessions too!
I wanted to thank my friends for helping me find great locations in and around Greensboro and Hardwick to hold my photo sessions. I appreciate the support in my journey, it means the world to me! I have also been flattered by numerous wedding inquiries I have been getting. This is an area I am educating myself on and hope to explore more in the future.
WHAT TO WEAR May addition;
In anticipation of upcoming family sessions I wanted to share a weekend addition of what to wear for the family. Summer is the perfect opportunity to incorporate bright, fun colors. The greenery surrounding us gives the perfect back drop to make your family pop in portraits. Sometimes we think everyone needs to be matching exactly. Not true. Mixing patterns but keeping in the same color palett will give your portrait a modern touch. Keeping it a little casual will make the whole family comfortable and it will show through your photographs. Remember, May is the last month to book with deposit and recieve $100 back in print credits. Inquire now about available dates and times. I am now booking into June and have a few dates left. My session times are limited each week so I can provide the best service possible and still have time for my own family.
Still looking for 1 or 2 more Senior reps/models, guy or girl from Hazen or other area school. You can find information on my Senior Rep Program here. Along with free session(s) you can earn print credits and other perks only my reps get. So along those lines, here is some Fashion Friday tips to help the girls get ready for a rockin’ session! Thanks to Kelsey Anderson Photography for putting together some amazing outfits for us.
The Month of May means the start of outside sessions. This is an opportunity to make your family stand apart in your portraits. Nature gives us a neutral palett to wear vibrant colors. These outfits can also work for sibling photos, seniors or a couples session. Book your summer session now and recieve a $100 print credit from your session fee.