I’m celebrating the time to finally share highlights from my Class of 2018 senior sessions – Last year was one of the busiest and most productive years of my life, and I had the chance to work with so many incredible students. I’ve worked with Matt’s family since his older sister was one of my Class of 2015 models, and this year a model rep, we had a chance to work together a few times, including on our Dutch Bros. shoot. When it was time for his session, he just knew he wanted an urban, colorful experience. I’d say we hit every mark – and that hair of his made the whole thing really pop. Matt, I’m SO glad you’ve been part of my crew this year … I adore you and your whole family!
For this #SeniorSunday, I HAD to feature one of my most student-driven sessions, inspired entirely by St. Mary’s Class of 2017 senior, Maggie and her love for vintage styling, classic movies, and lust for life. She and I collaborated for quite some time prior to her session, talking about locations, looks and moods, and she built a fantastic Pinterest vision board to help the whole concept come together.
We had the most spectacular time working throughout Portland and once, stopping traffic (and perhaps having the authorities a bit on alert) when we used a smoke grenade downtown for some of her photos. Maggie and I share a love of black and white movies and movie posters, so we leveraged a hotel BATHROOM – of all places – in order to get the mirror shots. We then moved outside and despite it being broad daylight, put some flashes to work to create a night-time, shadowy look. And then we just walked and let the city inspire us both!
I LOVE collaborating with my seniors and helping them craft a truly customized, one-of-a-kind shoot complete with special effects, if they want. If you’re still in the market for senior photos, contact me SOON! I have a few September dates left, and then we’re booking either mini sessions or into October …
Enjoy checking out the movie magic that was Maggie’s shoot!
As the countdown towards graduation begins, I can’t help but reflect on so many of the fantastic sessions I shot for the Class of 2017 – so many of which I’ve not had the chance to show off!
I adored so much about Kirsten’s session! First of all, she’s such a talented and amazing young woman who is now headed to California College of the Arts to earn her BFA in Animation … Second, she wanted to shoot downtown, including at a coffee shop – which just makes me ridiculously happy. And third- I abso-freaking-loutley loved her hair. Could she BE more fierce?
I am so excited for all the incredible sessions already scheduled for the Class of 2018, but I am so grateful to the amazing students who invited me to be a part of their senior experience this past year. Don’t let the senioritis get to you too much, gang! Graduation will be here soon! XOXO
While so many of my senior sessions are thoroughly planned and involve multiple locations, not all sessions have to be so complicated! Often times, guys especially just want to get in and get some great shots to make mom happy. Mitch was actually someone who DID have a vision for his session, but shifting weather issues and schedules required us to reschedule multiple times. In the end, he opted to have me meet him at one of his favorite corners in Portland – a place that held special meaning to him. It only took us about 20 minutes – and one city block – to still get a wonderful range of shots for him and his family to enjoy for years.
I definitely DO offer mini sessions that don’t require a lot of advanced planning. Just a chance for us to work together for a little bit, laugh together a lot, and capture some awesome pics in the meantime. Since so many of my custom, multiple-location sessions already have booked up through the end of September, remember a mini session is always an option!
For those of you who want the full experience, please make sure to contact me ASAP, as dates are disappearing fast!
I’m inspired by Jane Austen books and movies more than words can say. I have always loved reading her romantic tales, and have dreamed for years to create a session that channels her mood and sensibility. When I found out that Class of 2017 senior Emma was herself a Jane Austen fan, I could barely wait for her shoot.
Emma was such an absolutely magnificent model, who delivered on her theme with grace and stunning beauty. I could go on and on about this wonderful young woman (and her amazing family) but in all honesty, there are just too many gorgeous photos to share. So let’s get to them …
I’d love to know if there’s a Class of 2018 senior who dreams of bringing their favorite literature to life in their session! Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
XOXO EMMA – Thank you for being such an inspiration!