Clients always ask what they should and shouldn't do before a session; and while there really is not a right answer, these are just a few tips that I have picked up over the years!
1. If you are a person with facial hair, you should definitely tidy up your neck when you do your face.
2. Many people also try to change their facial routines before the session (deep exfoliation, new kind of wax, etc.), but I don't suggest that. If you are unsure about how your skin might react or haven't done it before, just stay on the safe side.
3. Wear something that you feel comfortable and confident in! I suggest solid and neutral colors that way you won't conflict with your house design when you print the photos and hang them up. Plus, some patterns show up funny on camera.
4. Remove the hair ties from your wrist!!!
5. Finally, do your thing and get ready to have an amazing session.
Don't forget that it's never too early to book graduation sessions for those December graduates! I can't wait to work with you!
Congrats to the lovely Hannah Korzen on graduating from Clemson University! Not only is this fabulous woman smart, but she likes PLANTS!
(Plants are superior, please try to change my mind.)
A big 'ol congratulations to Luke Smith for graduating in the midst of covid with a fancy scmancy degree in graphic design!
This has got to be one of the most fun shoots that I have done in a hot minute! Who doesn't love a little champagne explosions?!
Who doesn't love a Stokes shoot???
I know you guys don't know this man, but I have for about 5 years now and he never disappoints! I will have to share not only his glow up, but my photography glow up featuring him one of these days.
Anyway, with this shoot, I wanted to practice more direct light situations and I think I've got it down now! Check out my instagram to see more!
I had to do the Vogue Challenge from TikTok because I had a gorgeous model and my favorite makeup artist! I am so in love with shooting using direct light and I need to do it more often.
I went to high school with Becca and boy oh boy is she doing some awesome things right now, including grad school! Go Becca!
Hope you all are safe and healthy!
Congrats to all of the seniors graduating this semester, especially Ayla! She is graduating with her degree in Architecture and has such a sweet puppy. Great job on getting through part of college during covid!
What else should you do when you have a roommate and you're bored in the house? The answer is milk bath because why not.
Man oh man was this an adventure. Not only was it wet, but it was a mess after the flowers and the cereal were added. We used some old flowers that had been hanging in my room for literally years and old cereal. I think that it is worth a shot for anyone that is bored and looking for something creative to do.
Not leaving the house is hard , but taking self portraits is way harder in my opinion. I loved the setup that I had for Hannah and I had to copy it for myself. The shots that I did with Louie were quite difficult; but then again, he is a difficult kitty sometimes anyway.
I hope you all are staying safe and healthy out there!
My mom and I took a girls trip to NYC to celebrate graduation and my birthday. I know, it's March. BUT this was the first time that the both of us could get away. We stayed almost on Broadway and walked literally everywhere.
We did a lot of the artsy tourist things and of course went to Tiffany's and the color factory (post on that next week!). The only thing that we couldn't do was see Beetlejuice on Broadway because they closed it a couple of hours before our show.
I want to go back and if you have any suggestions of places to hit next time, let me know!!! But for now, enjoy some photos (creds to mom for photo of me <3)