free spirit n: 1. a person with a highly unique or individual attitude, lifestyle, or imagination; nonconformist 2. a person who lives according to his or her own wishes and beliefs, unconstrained by society’s conventions
One of the qualities I love most about Sydney is that she is a free spirit ans truly a reflection of her kind hearted family. During the time I spent with Sydney I could not help but smile. Her zest for life is simply contagious! When we met to discuss her session she told me she was looking for something with a natural and bohemian feel. Such a fitting theme for her. I found the perfect spot with ivy cascading down rock walls into a creek. Swoon! This is one of the many reasons I love photographing high school seniors, they join me in the collaboration process. The session becomes a complete representation of them. One item that Sydney brought along really made her portaits both unique and special was her mom’s prom dress. Seriously, how awesome is that?!?
Sydney’s older sister, the fabulous PJ Rude of Milk Glass Vintage Rentals, helped Sydney get ready and tagged along for part of the session. Had to get a photo of these two together.
During our session there was a bit of wading into a creek (maybe a little prayer or two that I don’t drop my camera into the water), hoping through brush, and lots of twirling in the fading sun. I got to learn all about Sydney’s job, her mad basketball skills, and some shops to find fashionable yet affordable accessories (I was experiencing a major case of jewelry envy whan I saw all the pretties she brought along.)
Here is a peak from one of the sessions I am currently editing. Once I saw the photo of Beth and Andrew I knew I had to post it. Looking forward to sharing the photos and the details of my session with this lovely family.
Are you like me, sick of spending a small fortune on your kids’ school photos? They are shuttled through a line, told to sit still on the stool, “now smile!”, *FLASH & CLICK*, and all you are left with is a photo where the lighting is flat and it looks like they are saying “cheeeeeese”. It kills me every year how much money they charge for just an okay photo. A photo that I am supposed to send to all of our family members. As a mom, I want to send family a photo that captures my kids. And that is most definitely not the “cheeeeeese” smile!
So this year I am changing it up and trying something new, Back to School Mini Sessions. We’ll be in an outdoor setting, your kids will have 20 minutes NOT 20 seconds, and the scene will be styled by me. I have been stock piling vintage school props for the past year while toying with this idea. I have a\the desk, globes, school books, mini chalkboards, blocks, chairs, you name it! So many fun and engaging items to share with your kiddos.
Here are the details:
Sessions are $60 and must be paid in full at the time of booking to secure your spot. With your $60 you will receive not only the session but:
*A password protected online gallery that you can share with family and friends
*(1) 8×10 Print
* 1 Digital file
These are for the kiddos only. If you want something like this for the entire family please let me know and we can work out a styled session for you. The $60 retainer is non-refundable. If you book by September 3rd you get an additional 20% off of all additional products, including custom designed press printed cards.
Now how excited would Grandma and Grandpa be to receive one of these unique photos?! Something totally different from years past!
If you are interested:
call me 925.487.4877
email me firstname.lastname@example.org
message me on my Facebook business page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pixel-Pages-Photography/103753276375840 )
1. a. Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness.
b. The expression or manifestation of such feeling.
2. A source or an object of pleasure or satisfaction