I’ve photographed this gorgeous gal and her brother every year for the last 6 years, but this session was special – it was just her for her senior photos! Nicole is just a sweet, outdoorsy, all-American girl and I knew she’d love this great barn location I discovered!
Jamie was my first 2014 senior session this August! We met up at the studio where she opted to have Autumn do her hair and make up. A few outfits in the studio and then we popped over to Deep Ellum for a few more – using the studio to change and cool off in between. Honestly, I don’t know how I’d do August sessions without the studio space. It’s so great to have Autumn do your hair and makeup there before the shoot.
Anyway, here is a small sample of Jamie’s final collection of her Senior Portfolio. She has the most incredible blue eyes and cute smile – but I also really love her quiet look. I also enjoyed meeting the rest of her family – who opted to pop in the last 30 minutes of the session for a few family photos!
Honestly, I don’t think of myself as a creative person and I never refer to myself as an artist – I just really love photography and the process of capturing a still image. Lucky for me, people hire me to do that for them – and it is the best job ever.
But sometimes, it’s really fun just to bring it all together – location, models, hair, make up, styling, – just the way you want it – and that’s what I did in June. So, along with Autumn and 4 of my favorite models, we spent the afternoon doing make up, hair, and choosing clothing for what I described as our “boho/cali/organic/hippie girl farm shoot”. After some major styling, we loaded up and headed out to our locations – an old barn in the countryside and a farm complete with chickens, sheep and alpacas. I could have gone on forever, but unfortunately it got dark and we got hungry. Honestly, it just couldn’t have been any better. Autumn was doing her magic on hair and make up, as well as helping me coordinate clothing changes for different looks – she is so talented. Thank you so much to Alex, Gracie, Jenna and Lindsley – I couldn’t have done this without you! Here is a little (and I mean little) peek at some of our day…..
Such a sweet boy with a wonderful mom, I couldn’t believe it had already been over a year since his newborn session! When mom called she said she just wanted to capture all the fun things he likes to do.
So we met up at the studio right after his nap time and had some of his favorite toys. So easy and fun to do this in the studio – great natural light any time of day, cool, no bugs, lots of toys on hand. We had so much fun and I just love the collection of images showcasing sweet Cohen at this age!
So here is part 3 of a personal project I’m doing – I just call it the Princess Project. It’s a creative session using a model, location and theme to call to mind certain childhood princesses. So far, I have done three different shoots. I have a few more in the works. It’s just nice to have a session where I get to control everything – from the theme, to the location to the model – and just use some creative vision. It’s always fun to see what these sessions bring me and this one did not disappoint.
After Autumn did hair and make up for my model, Lauren, we headed out to our first location, only to be met with a bit of rain. Well, that’s what happens sometimes, so we just managed to work around it. Thank goodness the location offered some cover to keep her dry and my assistant had an umbrella to hold over me. Then we managed to get to our final location with just minutes before they closed -thank you, Park Cities Oriental Rugs!
I hope you enjoy this small sample of images of Princess Jasmine…..
make up/hair: Autumn Cooper model: Lauren Liles