I’ve heard some parents talk about how their daughters are all about having the senior portrait experience, but their sons aren’t interested. Fortunately, all of my male senior portrait clients have been quite cooperative and pleasant! I have definitely heard the line that “I’m doing this for my mom” a few times, and I’m cool […]

Spring and Fall are definitely the most popular times for outdoor senior portraits here in the northern Virginia, but don’t rule out a Winter session. One of the big benefits of a winter session is a totally different look than most of the outdoor sessions. While we all love fall foliage, no leaves…no problem! I […]

My previous blog post touched on location selection and some elements such as lighting, color harmony/wardrobe to achieve an aesthetically pleasing portrait. There are so many elements, so I will be tackling a few at a time. TEXTURE AND PATTERNS MAKE GREAT BACKGROUNDS AND FOREGROUNDS. Brick, cobblestone, tile, and wood to name a few. There […]

I knew I liked this family when I was first commissioned to photograph  their daughter’s High School senior portraits, and the senior rocked her session regardless of the fact that we were nearly carried away from clouds of bugs, and mom was a rockstar assistant who shared a love for snapchat!!!  Yes kids, moms rock […]

The photo ops in downtown Fredericksburg are unlimited.  I took a look at Katie’s bright yellow converse, drop up and down a few streets, and BAM…there was the perfect door!  I could photograph Katie all day long, but honestly, we got so many amazing shots on this hot, humid day in such a short period […]

This is the adorable, smart, funny High School Senior, Julia!   As with all of my clients, I touched base with Julia prior to her session to chat about wardrobe.  Julia did a great job with solids, textures, and color harmony.  The only reservation I had with Julia’s outfit choices was that it was a […]

It’s always a bonus when we get a high school senior guy for senior portraits. Normally it goes something like “I’m doing this for my mom”! By the end of the sessions, the guys always admit to me that they had fun! Nakia came into the studio for Lacrosse pictures for the North Stafford Lacrosse […]

You may have heard how quick senior year goes by, and here it is just a few months before graduation! Hopefully by now you have scratched off many of your to-do lists, and you are able to focus on the excitement of graduation and your new upcoming journey. Come March, I start getting the panic […]

I love when my High School Senior clients can let their guard down..just have fun and be themselves! It is a priority of mine to make my clients feel very comfortable and excited for their session. I can’t count how many times I have heard things like “I’m not photogenic” “I feel awkward getting my […]

To ensure a successful portrait session, it is important to me to communicate with my clients, so that I know exactly what they are hoping to get out of their session.  This applies to all types session types, including this High School Senior session!  Spring and Fall are very popular times for outdoor portraits, but there’s something about […]