Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Samantha, Shadow Ridge High School | AZ Senior Photographer

Ahhh...this session. This girl! Where do I begin? I met Sam back in May when she joined the ART Model Team. After getting to photograph her three times before her actual senior session, she was incredibly comfortable in front of the camera allowing me to be more creative BEHIND the camera. Sessions with her are just good for the soul!

My favorite part of her session was getting to hang out with her on the drive to and from the locations. We had a lot to talk about with all the interesting people we ran into and saw during her session. I mean, what would we have done without modeling advice from a "former" model who was "passing" through Phoenix? And why would anyone need to toss pizza dough while pumping gas? We had a lot to laugh about!

And her outfits. When she pulled out her gorgeous floor length, long sleeve dress from SHOWPO, I almost died. She looked incredible dancing around in it. I love every look she had. Of course, we had to end with a flower crown. I love love love how everything came together. Our planning paid off!

Sami, you are such a beautiful girl with an amazing future! Your confidence is something I wish I had at your age. It will take you far, my friend. Thank you for choosing ME to be part of your senior year. It's been a blast! xoxo,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bianca, Verrado High School Senior | High School Senior Photographer

Bianca and her (most amazing and sweet) momma contacted me at the beginning of the school year to see if we could do a Senior Ultimate session. With this kind of session, that means hair and makeup gets changed on location and we get to travel around a bit. I happened to have one more date left in September. It was meant to be!

As you can see, Bianca is gorgeous! But not only is she gorgeous on the outside, this girl has the most beautiful heart and is just so stinkin cute!

The day started at the ranch. We planned out every detail with all the looks she wanted to incorporate. I was so excited with how it all came together. Before we left for our second location, her adorable dog, Shaggy, got to make an appearance. He doesn't have much hearing left (if at all) so a lot of treats were involved in getting him to look at the camera! He had quite the entourage, too. We all probably looked hilarious trying to get his attention.

The incredible hair and makeup artist, Monique, finished Bianca's last look so we could race to the last location. It was so worth the drive! The sun had already dipped back behind the mountain so we had to work quickly. This is when we pulled out the flower crown which looked PERFECT on Bianca. Her dress, the crown, the water....ahhh I was in heaven! Our very last shot is one of my all time favorite photos. We were completely finished until I saw the sand on her feet and the perfect spot as we were heading to the car. We barely had any light making it that more powerful. She nailed it!

Bianca, thank you SO MUCH for trusting me with your senior photos. You were so much fun to work with and your session is one I'll cherish for a very long time. Congrats and good luck!!!!!!!!