Friday, January 30, 2009

Photogether # 5

Our first photogether of 2009 was soo much fun! For this year, I assigned a month to each photographer to plan whatever they want to and Annie Randall went above and beyond for her month. She organized an awesome vintage shoot with complete hair, make-up, an awesome location and 6 of her friends to model for us! I spent most of my time with Lauren and Paige and here are some of their photos. Thanks girls! You were so much fun and it was soo nice to meet you :)

A huge thank you to Celestial who did their make up. So gorgeous!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Senior Models 2010 - Style Guide

I always get the question "what should I wear for my session" or "how many outfits should I bring". My answer is always the same: "bring all of the things that you love and that make you, you!" 
Now, if you need some inspiration, here are some of the 2010 style trends:
Sure, scarves have been in style for a long time, but this year they will be worn a little bit differently, here's how:

You can never bring too many accessories to your shoot: hats, scarves, bracelets, earrings, bags, purses, belts, necklaces and anything else you can thing of. Here are some ideas:

For outfits, it's great to have variety. For example: 1. something simple: jeans, flip flops, white t-shirt, 2. something dressy: dress and heels, 3. prom dress? 4. a layered look: boots, leggings, shirt, sweater, coat, 4. something trendy: whatever you are into right now and we'll be embarrassed of 15 years from now! Here are some ideas:
As far as hair and make up, my number one advice is don't wear any glittery lotion or make-up. It doesn't look good on pictures. Number two advice: bring your lip gloss for touch-ups!
Last but not least: If there's anything you really like to do, for example, play the guitar, skateboarding, riding your bike or anything like that, feel free to bring it with you!

Boys: I'll work on something for you soon, but I'm sure you get the idea. lol :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Aimee & Loreto

Oh, I'm so happy that these two have asked me to be their wedding photographer! It's so much fun to be around people who are so in love. 
For their engagement shoot we went to Sedona, the place where they had their first date and shared their first kiss. Oh, so special! I loved hearing their stories about their first trip there and how much they have grown together since.

Aren't they the cutest?? 
Aimee & Loreto, thank you so much for being so thoughtful and so much fun. I can't wait to come to St. Louis for the wedding.

Friday, January 16, 2009

2010 High School Senior Models!

I'm so excited for all of the awesome changes that will be taking place in 2009!
I just got back from an awesome trip to Las Vegas to the Senior Portrait Artists convention. I learned a ton, met some great photographers and had a blast with my roomie (amazing photographer) Kim Jarman.
What this means to my senior clients is that you will have the opportunity to enter a nationwide contest to be a SPA model and win an all expense paid trip to the next SPA convention in Del Coronado.
Here are some of my images from SPA '09:

If you are a junior right now, make sure to give me a call or email me so I can give you some more details! I'd love to see one of my seniors make it to Senior Modeling SPA Event 2010!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Elena & Kevin's wedding

What a way to start out the New Year! In Brazil we say that whatever you were doing on NYE is what you'll be doing the most in the upcoming year. Woohoo for me because I was doing what I love to do most! Photographing! Big thanks to Kym Ventola for having me a long. She's such a sweetheart :)

I was trying to snoop and see what the soon to be newlyweds were doing. Here's Elena... making sure no one else saw her...

So here's what was going on inside... Her dad was practicing putting her veil back. He got it down perfectly!
And here are the boys relaxing playing a game of Risiko.

My dream reception. Chocolate cupcakes everywhere!!
Her girls were super fun :)
Happy New Year Everyone! What is your biggest wish for 2009?
I wish you just that!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Feliz Navidad!

This year for Christmas we decided that instead of buying gifts we would all rent a place in Mexico and spend the week together, relaxing, eating and laughing. And we did just that. I don't think I have ever spent so much time in my pj's before!

Nathan is still really into his Thomas trains:
I am obviously biased, but I think my nephew is just the cutest and his little hood makes him look like he is from medieval times! It makes me laugh :)

The birds provided a lot of entertainment :)
I was pretty intrigued by the fact that they stand on only one leg. I thought only flamingos did that.

Curtis found a starfish:

We went 4-wheeling one of the days and found this super cool spot at the end of the day after the tide went out.
My brother-in-law is always cracking me up:

We went to the downtown area for dinner and this gentleman offered to take our picture. I couldn't refuse it once I saw his camera. So here's Agostin with his camera:

A close-up of the camera, which he has had for over 30 years!

And a close-up of our pretty awesome picture!

We had a great Christmas and hope that you did too!

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