"Life takes you to unexpected places.
Love brings you home." -Melissa McClone
Cali's Senior Session was a gift from start to finish. In the planning stage when we were emailing back and forth she mentioned wanting to photograph at her local neighborhood park. She lives in an artsy neighborhood by the water and I was constantly inspired- behind every corner was of color, creativity, and light! I love that when she looks back at these images years from now she will not only see beautiful artistic images but they'll also transport back to all the special memories she made on the streets and on the shore she grew up on.
"What gives a girl
Power and punch?
Is it charm, is it poise?
No, it's hairspray"
-Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Lexi's sweet spirit, intelligence, and beauty are the things that give her power and punch! Lexi is graduating this Spring and was honored to photograph her Senior Portraits recently. I had done her older brother, Jason's senior portraits a few years back and knowing how fun her family is, I was sure I was in for another great session! (I had he pleasure of seeing Lexi perform in her high school production of Hairspray in February and she belted out the fabulous scat at the end of "It's Hairspray," the song quoted above.)
"Life gives us brief moments with another...but sometimes in those
brief moment we get memories that last a life time..." -Unknown
Growing up at my dance studio I had the pleasure of knowing Tim. He was always so sweet and was a good friend to me. We've kept in touch over the years via Facebook and recently he reached out on behalf of his dear mama expressing interest in a family portrait session. All family sessions are special, but this one tugged at my heart; it was the first time they had the WHOLE family together including all siblings, spouses, and brand babies! I could feel the joy and excitement this family has as they celebrated they union and getting to seal the special event through photos.
"We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
Than the sun."
When I asked Alyssa's mom if she had any specific wants for this prom portrait session she said, "Just have fun and be creative!" And that is exactly what we did! It was a solid fun filled hour of posing, squad goals, skirt swooshing and living our best Vanity Fair dream shoot lives. I loved seeing both guys and gals show off their individual styles in suits and gowns. Having never attended prom myself, it was thrilling to share in their excitement. It's so special to think about how these will be photos that they will revisit years and years from now as they reminisce on their high school experience. Hope y'all had a wonderful Senior Prom, thanks for having me along!
"What Feels Like the End is Often the Beginning." -T.S. Eliot
Four years ago I had the pleasure of photographing portraits of beautiful Sophie. With graduation just around the corner it was time for session with this gorgeous girl! For Sophie's Senior Portraits we took to the always beautiful (and busy!) Hermann Park. No matter what she does whether its dancing, modeling, or just being your average teenager, Sophie has a way of always doing things with grace, poise, and a twinkle in her eye. I have loved watching her grow up and can't wait to see where life takes her!!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)