Category Archives: Styled Session
Meet Claudia! I think I first photographed her back in Spring of 2011!! Well 6 years later she’s just as fun, even more stylish and more beautiful and willing to let me style her up and play around for a fun shoot this summer. Typically my summers are slow because of this Texas heat – but we were able to sneak in an edgy and colorful session with the help of clothing from The Gypsy Wagon and amazing styling from my friend and hair/makeup artist – Russ! Thanks for the fun and the creative inspiration Claudia! I’m pretty sure everyone is going to want a ‘record store’ session soon! XOXO
So I firmly believe that every once in a while you need to step outside your comfort zone, surround yourself with strangers, travel somewhere solo and have a blast trying new things! This was one of those times. This past spring I headed up to Tahoe (an amazing place to shoot by the way) to stretch my shooting muscles with some other amazing photographers around the country. This was the Elevate Photography Workshop Retreat. It was so wonderful! The location, the models, the workshop leaders, the other photographers, the inspiration and so much more! Loved every ounce of it and want to give a big thanks to Nicole Cook, Tara Rochelle & True Moua for their time, their talent and their amazing games of HEADS UP! 🙂
PS – if anyone can find me a rocky creek, a wooded forest and car size boulders in Dallas – I’d greatly appreciate it! 🙂
Remember Catie from this peek a few days back… well here is a bit more. Catie is a soon to be freshman at University of Alabama!! For her senior session we did a little styled fun with Ashley Williams and I must say – Ashley and Catie worked up some perfect outfits! For this session we stuck around the areas of White Rock Lake. I love how green it’s getting over there right now – but even more than that I love that it’s literally been in Catie’s backyard her whole life.
With Catie being an only child I could really relate to her and this time in her life. The leap to leave the nest can be scary but so worthwhile in the end and I think Catie see’s that. She’s soft spoken but certainly has something to say, she’s polite, curious, courageous, ambitious and looking forward to a fresh start in Alabama. I predict one day she will be a very in-demand Physical Therapist for some major NFL team. She certainly has the drive to do so. Whatever you do Catie – I’m certain the future is SO BRIGHT for you! I had a blast with you and your mom and thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you!
Currently booking for Class of 2013 Seniors – Please contact me if you are interested in a FUN, UNIQUE & STYLISH session – you won’t regret it – I Promise!!
Had a wonderful session with this gorgeous HS Senior. I have so many to blog from her session but had to share this quick one of her. I love the symbolic nature of the childhood swing as she heads off into ‘adulthood’. Catie you are amazing and ALABAMA is lucky to have you! I can’t wait to share your images with you!
OH and thanks again Ashley for the styling!
Contact me if you are still needing 2012 Senior Photos, Styling is also still available. As of April 2, there is now a rush charge for anything needed for 2012 Rush Packets. I’m also already booking for 2013 Seniors! Really looking forward to this upcoming Senior Season!!!
GET READY for some blog OVERLOAD for this gorgeous ‘soon to be’ TEEN – AVERY!. She turns 13 on 3.18.12 – and I know how important that TEEN title is – so I have to give it to her a bit early. When Avery’s mom contacted me about a shoot I was thrilled! This age is one of my all time favorites to work with and Avery – you were a true beauty – inside and out! The ultimate goal of the session was to capture Avery as she turns 13 and also to bottle up that sweet spirit of hers. I think we did that and SO MUCH MORE. Avery has the kindest heart and is so amazingly respectful of others. She’s funny, witty, eager and I think we may have unleashed the inner model in her!
For this session I was thrilled to work with my new Stylist – Ashley Williams. You can find out a bit more about Ashley and the styling element of JWP here – she is simply amazing. She is part owner of Hemline a great little boutique in Dallas and she is a personal wardrobe stylist & a CLOSET EDITOR (with her company ClosetLift). Basically headed out to Avery’s home in Rockwall and Ashley pieced together all of these looks straight from Avery’s existing wardrobe. That was almost just as fun as the shoot itself. Avery had a blast with this as it showed her some new ways to wear some of her current pieces.
I’m a huge advocate of maximizing your session with a bit of styling. Not over the top styling that doesn’t doesn’t reflect who you are – but just simple enhancements and unique twists on your own wardrobe to make you feel like the best version of yourself. That is definitely what we did with Avery – see what you think. (plus this helps save you a bit of money from going out and buying a ton of stuff you may or may not need for your session). Click HERE to find out how you can add styling to your session.
Without further delay – I must show off a TON of the amazing Avery…
I had to include one of Mom and Avery! Seriously two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met!