Your smiling right now aren’t you? Of course you are — – Morgan from International School is just SO adorable! I normally like to mix all of the different expressions and poses that we photograph during our senior photo shoots here on the blog but in looking through all of this super cute polka dot and fur ensemble…I kept coming back to this set of joy-filled shots and it made me happy to see her laugh. And who doesn’t love happy?…so enjoy. Oh, we also added another of my favorites to our Facebook page of Morgan modeling her super chic “chevron pattern” frock.
Oh gosh…where to start with this amazing family photo shoot with the Heck Family at Fox Hollow Farm? The beginning of course :-) I’m almost convinced that Mom Lisa and I are the same person…well she’s the blonde, tan, Barbie version of who I would be if…never mind tangent — She and I think alike and LOVE to plan a fabulous family portrait session. A few months prior to her upcoming outdoor Summer session we decided on a Modern Family Vintage Family Picnic theme and from there…it was a flurry of Pinterest inspiration boards, brainstorming and the oh-so-important bribes for good behavior to the family members (you think I’m talking just about the kids…but I can only imagine what it takes to get Dad Adam to wear a sweater and tie when it’s literally 99 degrees ;-) Lisa is a master when it comes to styling her kids birthday parties and family events and she realizes that the dazzle is in the details for her photo shoots as well — nothing was missed – retro chevron blanket, fresh cut flowers tied with ribbon, a wicker picnic basket filled with mason jars of fresh berries, Italian soda and hot baguette bread, (actually…all of the food was hot — did I mention it was blazing this day?) Okay…you get it — it was toasty ;-) On to the clothes! I won’t take a ton of time describing the unbelievably perfect wardrobe choices from Mom’s black and white stripe dress to baby boy’s sweet suspenders with gingham pink button down and fedora hat because well — just look up — you can see how fantastic they are dressed. Love the mixing of patterns and textures, color and style. Feeling inspired? Want more? Check out the Heck’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s studio session here or visit our Family Portraits Portfolio here!
Oh…and speaking of style — shout out to Sorella Salon once again for getting each of our ladies camera-ready. Mmmmwah! XOXO
We all want to be cute for senior pictures…um duh, right? But how? Kyra from Eastside Catholic is giving us the steps right here…simple as 1, 2, 3. First Step — as I’ve said before senior girls — start with fabulous camera ready hair and natural make-up. We’re trying to enhance what you’ve already been blessed with from the jump. In Kyra’s case…gorgeous blonde locks, blown out to perfection and soft, subtle barely there foundation with popping blue eyes (styling credit: the fab Wesley from Sorella Salon). Second Step, let’s talk clothing! Fit and form…make sure your outfit makes you feel beautiful and comfortable. The swing in Kyra’s electric blue dress was so cute for adding a little sass to her poses. Third Step: Just relax and have fun. Sure nerves are completely normal but shaking them off and embracing the silly & fun is just SO photogenic every time. Bringing Mom or BFF along as your stylist/partner in crime is always a great idea too!
Since “What to Wear” is always the question of the day for Senior Pictures I just knew we had to take a minute and highlight Jack, one of our Senior Boys from Mercer Island High School. I loved that Jack paired a classic blue blazer with an “always in-style” white button down and dark denim. This look is so clean and timeless. And speaking of “Time”…let’s take a quick moment and put all eyes on Jack’s perfect accessory…his watch. Clearly with all of our mobile phones…nobody really NEEDS to wear a watch…it’s literally that extra attention to detail that just make him look like the coolest guy on the Eastside. And if you are looking for more well dressed senior guys… be sure to check out our GQ Portfolio of Senior Boys.
Many times when I’m photographing a high school senior I feel like they look familiar but in the moment…I just can’t put my finger on it. In the case of Emily from Liberty High School…I might have thought that she was looking like her sister Camille whose senior pictures I photographed a few years back….but NO, that wasn’t it. You know who she looks like? Actress Paula Patton…for those that know — you are nodding your head now…for those that don’t — here’s a quick link to the actress so you can compare for yourselves!