Can you believe we are midway though July already? Crazy right! We are about half way into our summer vacation from school. I know I’ve got kids returning next month. Bitter sweet as we can’t continue the 2am bedtime. And who knew my morning girl could sleep past noon? But summer is short, and this steamy hot weather we are having is the kind I dream about in January.
I am so far behind on blogging sesssions it is embarassing! I am going to start with the most recent and move backward. New goal: stay current!
I love the 4th of July. I love the colors of red white and blue, I love the social gatherings, barbecues, and I also love that it is historic in celebrating our independence of Britain and birth of our beautiful USA!
I decided to start the summer off with a bang on a Fourth of July themed session. I totally lucked out on the weather and what a fun group representing the Classes of 2016 and 2017! These teens represent Champlin Park High School, St. Michael-Albertville (STMA) HS, Rogers HS, and Totino-Grace HS.
Sam’s red lipstick with her beautiful ivory skin are a gorgeous contrast in color. Wearing a brighter lip color on your portrait day is key to keeping your lips from getting lost.
Riley likes a relaxed style when he dresses. But you have to be careful as it can look sloppy if not done right. This look was created by The Buckle has great style and the staff there is very helpful piecing together an outfit for your senior portraits.
Katie accessorized with a classy pearl necklace. When styling for your senior portraits don’t forget accessories. A statement necklace gives a finishing touch and creates interest to your image.
Mackenzie has created texture with this lacey camino. Don’t forget to add texture to your images. Lace, fur, fringe and feathers are a few fun ways to spice things up.
Lexi has flawless ivory skin that is a photographers dream! As a teenager I would have envied her for it. Heck, at 40 (ish) I envy her for it. If you wake up with a crater on your nose the day of your session, don’t fret, each image is retouched and perfected. A few tips to help in the days leading up to your senior pictures: stay out of the sun; no sunburn or funny tan lines. Wear moisturizer and drink plenty of water; avoid caffeine. And don’t forget to moisturize your lips.
Don’t forget to bring a prop or 2. It helps to keep your senior photographs unique. A musical instrument, coveted car, favorite books, letter jacket, or sporting jersey are a few ideas. Mack brought this free and flowing scarf along with her. Yes, even an accessory can be a prop!
Who doesn’t love to share a soda with friends on a hot summer day? It was a fun way to end our session with an ice cold Coca-Cola which doubled as another PROP!