Hey all! I’m so excited that Spring is right around the corner! It’s my favorite time of year when the weather warms up, the plants are starting to bloom again and of course, senior pictures are ready to be taken. There are many reasons to have your senior pictures taken in May or June but I’m here to tell you the top three reasons. You’ll never be upset that you took your senior pictures early in the summer season and if anything, it’s a great kick off to your summer and your senior year. For all you seniors out there ready to take your senior pictures, get ready to be convinced to get your senior pictures scheduled for the spring time!
Picture perfect weather
I don’t know about you but when it comes to weather extremes, I have a really hard time. If it’s too hot, I’m miserable. If it’s freezing out, well, I’m miserable. I can’t be the only person out there who feels this way which is why I’m a forever fan of the May/June months here in Colorado. The weather this time of year is AMAZING. it’s not too hot and the breeze at the end of the day is just enough to cool you down but not make you shiver. The beautiful makeup our glam team does for your senior pictures will stay right where it should during these months. In Colorado, we all hold our breath when summer approaches because the summer months usually means wildfire months. Nobody wants wildfires for a host of reasons but in this case, in May or June, fires haven’t started up yet which not only means clean air to breathe but it also means, clear blue skies for your timeless senior pictures. This time of year also has mild rain showers but nothing big enough to cancel and reschedule your photoshoot. Honestly, the weather aspect alone is a big enough reason to get your senior pictures scheduled during May/June especially if you are wanting some outside pictures during the day. Be sure you take the weather into consideration when you are scheduling your senior pictures, trust me, you will be happy you did!
Let me tell you the one thing most girls want for their senior pictures. Flowers. Almost all the girls I work with will tell me they want to be outside surrounded by nature- mainly flowers. I mean, who doesn’t? I don’t blame anyone for that and to be honest, I agree. Having your senior pictures taken outside laying in a field of flowers is the dream. The thing is, Colorado has a short time frame where the flowers and greenery look amazing. That time frame happens to be in May/June. If you’re wanting lush greenery and colorful flowers this is the time to take pictures. Wild flowers are in full bloom this time of year and at this point, the heat isn’t too intense so nothing has turned brown. Once July and August come around, the heat is so intense the plants just don’t look as healthy as they did in May/June. To some girls, having the background picture perfect is really important to them. If that is you, be sure you plan ahead and get on the calendar early. You’ll have these pictures forever, so be sure you plan well!
Early bird gets the worm
Have you ever heard the saying, “the early bird gets the worm?” I’m sure you have and I’m here to say it doesn’t just pertain to food. When it comes to scheduling your senior pictures, the earlier you can get them scheduled the better for everyone. May/June is the perfect time to have your pictures taken for a few reasons. First, I like to tell girls to get their pictures done early because then you can have the pictures done before sports, school and other activities start up again. There is nothing like scheduling sports try outs, go on vacation and have the summer of your life while also trying to schedule your senior pictures. Schedule them early and save yourself the headache! Another reason to schedule early is wouldn’t it be nice to show off your senior pictures before anyone else? When summer starts and your senior year is near, it’s fun to post those pictures and show off your beautiful photos. If you’re the first one, that makes it even better don’t you think? All around, the best reason to get those pictures done in May/June is mainly to save yourself the stress. Save yourself the tears and heart ache of trying to get your senior pictures taken and back to you in time to get your photo in the year book. Give yourself the summer to relax, have fun and make memories you’ll always remember. Let your self enjoy your senior picture day then leave the rest to me! I’ll be sure your photos are exactly what you want and you’ll treasure them forever.
Are you convinced on scheduling your senior pictures early? May and June are the perfect times to get your photos taken and honestly, it’s my favorite time to take pictures! Let’s chat about the schedule and let’s figure out the perfect location for your perfect senior picture photo shoot!
This week I’d love to tell you more about Macy. Macy is a senior at Fossil Ridge High School and she is one determined young woman. I loved getting to know Macy at her senior photo shoot and I’m so excited for you to see her gorgeous pictures. Macy, thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. I had a wonderful day with you and I hope you love your pictures as much as I do!
We started in the studio and hair and makeup. Macy opted for a natural makeup look and her hair was down and straight. I love the natural look Macy wanted and she looked so beautiful. Macy brought a few outfits to the studio and all of them were absolutely perfect. The first one was an edgy and unique pair of leather pants, a cream color crop top and cream high heel boots to match. I love unique outfits like this and Macy rocked it! She also brought along a beautiful light blue dress. The lace top and the flowing bottom was a dream to photograph. Macy had a neutral pair of high heal sandals she matched to this outfit and I thought she looked so pretty. Macy also wore a cream dress with tennis shoes. She layered on her letterman jacket and she had her running shoes as well. I love when girls are part of athletics and when they show it off in their pictures. Macy is an accomplished runner and she said she has been running since elementary school. She said she has been running track since then and she is excited to finish out her track career as a senior this year. She is a sprinter and runs the 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash and relays. She said she placed first in conference two years in a row and the girls team won conference two years in a row. When I heard all that Macy has done in track, I was blown away. You are amazing Macy!!
For Macy’s location shoot, she decided to go to Hildebrand Ranch. This location is stunning and has everything you could possibly want in your senior pictures. Macy said she chose this location because it had a little bit of everything she was looking for. She said she wanted a barn in some of her photos but she also wanted a location with natural backgrounds and mountains. That is exactly what she got at Hildebrand Ranch. Macy brought along a cute laid back outfit which was a cute pink tank top, jeans and a pair of amazing tennis toes. She also had a white romper that matched perfectly with a brown cowgirl hat and white boots. We took pictures in front of the cutest barn, we got a fun picture in the street that was definitely unique and not one we get all of the time. We also got beautiful pictures in front of the mountains which was the the highlight of the day I thought. Macy looked so beautiful and the natural scenery was stunning.
Macy, thank you again for spending the day with me and thank you for being such a great person to be with. You are such a rock star and I know you will do great things! Wherever you choose to go to college, I know you will move mountains. I love that you are going to keep on your fitness journey and I hope you find your life’s new passion! Lots of love 💗
What are your thoughts? What is your favorite picture? Let me know in the comments below then click the button to get your senior pictures scheduled!!
baby it’s cold outside!
Here in Colorado, we have been getting snow and lots of it. With the snow comes warm blankets, hot chocolate and cozy fires. But you know what else I think about when I see snow? Beautiful, fun and timeless senior pictures. Pictures with a cute pair of snow boots and a perfectly cozy scarf just makes these pictures even better. I love pictures in a winter wonderland and I’ll never turn down a snowy photo shoot. So let’s break down what makes a perfect snowy day photo shoot! From outfits to hair to location. I want to tell you what makes snow photo shoots absolutely perfect!
When it comes to snow photo shoots, outfits can definitely add to the pictures. Obviously you need to bundle up for the chilly temperatures but just because you’re layered up doesn’t mean your outfits can’t be adorable. I love the classic skinny jeans or black leggings for bottoms. There is a lot you can do with simple pants. A long sweater, or a cute vintage sweat shirt. You can layer on a textured sweater over the top or a puffy jacket. Accessorize the whole outfit with a pop of color in your scarf or warm up those ears with a cute hat. When it comes to your shoes, get a cute pair of long socks and then layer on a cute pair of boots. Put this whole thing together and you’re looking at the perfect snowy day photo shoot outfit. For senior pictures, be sure you pick items that speak to you, that make you feel like your true self and that make you happy to wear.
The way you decide to do your hair is important in all pictures, but in the snow it’s even more important. Here are a few things to think about when it comes to how to style your hair during snow phot shoots. First, I want you to think about what head accessories you are planning to wear. Are you planning to wear a hat? Maybe your hair should be down so you can better have your hat on. Do you want a cute pair of earmuffs? Your hair can be down but also, your hair could be in a low messy bun as well. Whatever your head accessory is, be sure your hair matches the accessory. Another thing I want you think about is the weather itself. If the day of your photoshoot there is snow in the forecast, your hair might be something you need to keep in mind. If your hair looses curls at the thought of moisture (🙋🏻♀️ it’s me!) then curls on a snowy day may not be what you want to go for. Maybe a straight look or a fun top messy bun is a better idea. If you have the perfect hair that holds whatever curl or hairdo then girl, you do what you want and the weather will do what it wants! The last thing I want you to think about is what truly makes you feel confident. Confidence in pictures is what makes the pictures turn out beautifully. If you are truly more confident with your hair in a pony tail, then do that! You will appreciate the pictures you have of you being your true self with your confidence shining through.
During the winter in Colorado, we are lucky enough to have snow anywhere you go. In the city, suburbs or mountains, you will always have snow. So when it comes to location, be sure you don’t pick one just because you feel you have to be there. You should pick a location that feels comfortable and important to you. Snow in the city is gorgeous. The lights coming off the snow is unique and stunning all at the same time. Snow in the mountains… well, you can’t beat that. The trees and blue skies will give you that rustic and timeless look that you’re searching for. No matter what you choose, be sure you’re prepared for the drive and be sure to have fun no matter where you’re at!
So that’s it! What do you think? Are you convinced on snowy pictures as much as I am? I think you can have perfect senior pictures or family pictures no matter what the weather and I promise you’ll love them and cherish them forever. Reach out below to get in touch so we can get you on the schedule. Let it snow let it snow let it snow!
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and you get to have lots of time with your family and friends. For Thanksgiving week, I thought we had to do a senior blog and I’m so excited to share Lydia’s senior photo day with you. Lydia is a senior at Green Mountain High School and our day together was a blast. She is someone who truly loves life and I’m so excited for you to see her beautiful pictures. Thank you for spending the day with me Lydia!
We started the session at the studio and Lydia brought a couple beautiful outfits. The first was a long flowing grey dress with a beautiful reflectiveness that showed off hues of green, pink and blue. Of course, this dress had pockets which made the dress even better. Lydia was absolutely stunning in this dress and you could see a little twinkle in her eye when she did a twirl! Lydia told me her favorite part of the day was spending time at the studio with the team, chatting and laughing. She also said getting pictures in this dress was another part of the day she loved. She said it is her prom dress and getting pictures in it was a very special moment that she’ll never forget. Hearing that made me so happy and I’m so glad you loved getting pictures in your prom dress- you looked stunning! Lydia also brought a casual outfit and I loved it! She had a brightly colored pair of patterned capris, a black ruffle sleeved tank top; and black sandals. Talk about unique, beautiful, fun and timeless all wrapped up in one outfit. I could see Lydia’s personality shine through when she wore this outfit which is when you know that is the perfect outfit to wear to your senior pictures!
For our location shoot, Lydia chose South Valley Park. She chose well and she mentioned she wanted to be near the beautiful surroundings, red rocks and the mountains. She said where she is from there are no mountains so she wanted to incorporate those elements of Colorado in her pictures. I thought that was a perfect idea and the red rocks are so beautiful- pictures there always turn out perfectly! Lydia brought along a vibrant salmon pink top with jeans to her location shoot and I absolutely loved the contrast between her shirt and the surrounds. Contrasting colors like that really pop in pictures and Lydia was glowing the entire time. She also brought an adorable blue jumpsuit with red heals. I thought this outfit was definitely one of a kind! Lydia rocked a white lace dress and even brought her cowgirl boots and hat! The coolest thing I learned about Lydia is that she is an avid golfer. She told me she has been golfing with her dad since she was eight years old. She mentioned back in Ohio she was a part of a huge golf community and there she met Mr. Thomas Drake. She said he gifted her the bracelet she wore to her senior pictures. He would always tell her “it’s not how you play, it’s how you look.” She said this piece of advice stuck with her and she wears the bracelet daily as a reminder. Lydia says she has big plans to play on a club team in college to continue her passion while also progressing and focusing on her future career. I love when my seniors have a passion for something and Lydia definitely has passion for the game of golf. I’m so proud of you Lydia!
Lydia was a dream to work with and her passion for life was contagious. She has big plans after high school to attend college to study mass communications and media along with music. She is such a go getter and an all around beautiful person and I feel so lucky to have been able to work with her. Lydia, everyone here at Sarah Lindsay Photography wish you all the best in the future and can’t wait to see all you accomplish. Thank you for choosing me to be your senior picture photographer! Lots of love!
Let me know your thoughts about Lydia’s senior pictures below! Did her pictures inspire your future senior pictures?? Let’s get together and get your luxury senior pictures scheduled today!