I got my first DSLR camera about eight years ago, and I was so eager to jump right into all things photography! I bought books, watched YouTube videos, and asking all my friends and family to model for me so I could get better. Little by little, I improved enough to the point where people started asking me to take their photos. That little hobby of mine has developed into a full-fledged business that I hope to take full-time after I graduate from college.
I’m not gonna lie— there were times in high school where I thought there was no way I’d ever be able to make it as a wedding & portrait photographer because of how introverted I am. I used to seriously struggle to get through a senior shoot without long, awkward pauses that made for an uncomfortable session experience for both me AND my client.
I don’t want to choose favorites buuuut, Emily’s session was possibly my favorite senior session to date! I loved her energy, her adorable outfits, and her willingness to endure the frigid cold during her photos! I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with such incredible clients like Emily!! Check out some of my favorite photos from her session!
From the moment I met Alyssa & Adam, they were both so warm, kind, and welcoming. They’ve been together for a super long time, and everyone at the wedding was so excited that they were finally getting married! Even though I just met them that day, I may or may not have been tearing up during the ceremony because I was so happy for them 🙂
One day I was scrolling through Instagram when one of Caroline Logan’s photos popped up in my feed. I’ve been following Caroline’s work for awhile now and admire her beautiful work and the way she runs her business so much. I decided to look on her website to see if she had any sort of business mentoring available, and in the process of doing that, I came across her workshop! As I skimmed through the information about it and saw there were still spots available, I immediately called my parents to make sure they were cool with it if I skipped a couple days of school to go. My parents, being the incredible people they are, were totally on board and encouraged me to sign up right away!
Brighton & I are SO excited because I just finished completely REBRANDING!!! I’ve been hard at work completely redoing my logo & website so it’s more aligned with my vision for my business going forward!
I don’t know about you, but picking out the perfect outfit to wear for a special occasion stresses the heck out of me! I’m totally fine picking out an outfit to wear to class, chapter meetings, or church, but choosing something to wear to a friend’s wedding or to formal is a whole other thing. And if you’re anything like me, picking out my outfits for my senior pictures was one of those stressful moments.
I wanted to tackle the whole cohesive Instagram feed because it’s something that has been SUCH a struggle for me and one that I just recently felt like I’ve sorta gotten a handle on (and I’ve by no means reached the level of cohesiveness I desire for my feed)! I used to think that editing everything using the same settings or preset was enough to make my feed look cohesive, but I just kept coming away disappointed. There’s actually a whole lot more that goes into it!
To be totally honest, I didn’t know college senior photos were even a thing until I started getting approached my sophomore year by girls in my sorority who wanted me to take their graduation photos! But after 2 years of being booked solid during senior photo season, I actually wonder why more people aren’t making them a priority!