Have you ever seen more beautiful brown eyes?! My goodness, they steal the show! Saffana, you are absolutely beautiful! Every time I go through your final images I am in awe of them- I am so excited to share them here on the blog!
For her Senior VIP Experience, she decided on Red Daisy Farm in hopes that it would capture her artistic side and it seemed to match her ideas from Pinterest best. Saffana is a very talented painter and wanted to capture her love for art through her senior pictures. She wanted movement to be very present in her photos, her art to be displayed, and some images she could use to apply to art school. I loved all her ideas!
Her outfit choices were amazing. I am so jealous of her style, especially the business outfit she chose. Major heart eyes! Then her beautiful red dress created the movement she wanted and matched with her painting perfectly! I just can't get over the true beauty and authenticity of her pictures... captured her love for art, her vision, and her bubbly/creative/loving personality. Exactly what a senior session should be!
Saffana, thank you for choosing me for your senior pictures. You are so talented and I can't wait to see what else you create through this life! You are one of a kind. Enjoy your senior year and congratulations!
How to pick outfits for your family portrait session: 3 tips for picking outfits for family pictures
Whether you have a large or small family picking outfits for portraits that will hang on your wall for years to come can be challenging. I mean think about it… trying to coordinate outfits that match but fit each person’s personal style is HARD. I even struggle with it and I do this for a living! My hope is that these three tips will help you in deciding what to wear. And as always, if you aren’t sure, reach out and I am happy to help!!
Tip 1: Pick 2 or 3 colors to use in your outfits.
If you don’t know where to start… think about this. What are the colors that you love on your kids, husband, and yourself? It’s possible that you love one color on every person! I hear ya, blue is such a flattering color on a lot of people. If that is the case, vary the shades of blue! Your husband could wear a plaid blue, white, and grey shirt while your daughter wears a navy sweater! Peep the picture below for an example of different shades of a color for your family pictures.
If different colors come to mind, see if you can incorporate those colors together. For example, say you like navy blue, blush pink, and cream. You could totally use all those colors. One person could wear navy blue, one could wear the blush pink, one could wear cream, and then maybe that last person wears a combination! Or maybe you like the neutral look and each of you varies in that! There are so many possibilities! If you need help visualizing this, look at the pictures below.
3 or 4 colors give you options for both a large or small family!
Tip 2: Avoid being too matchy matchy!
Looking back in time, so many family pictures had the girls in one outfit, the boys in another outfit, and the adults in similar outfits as well. Don’t get me wrong, I cherish those types of family pictures (I have them too), but each person gets lost in the pictures that way. Don’t you want to remember each person and how they are at this moment? Allowing each person to pick out an outfit they feel comfortable in and showcases their style will make your family pictures that much more special! You’ll see true confidence shine through this way and will remember each person much more than those cookie cutter family pictures! If you need some inspiration, head over to out pinterest!
Tip 3: Pick your outfits, then walk away until picture day.
I’m an over-thinker. If you are too, this tip is for you. Once you pick your 2-3 colors and the exact outfits, your job is done. Lay them out and then walk away! If you keep starring at them you will start to not like them and want to change the whole scheme. Trust me, your initial pick is what you want. It’s the colors and outfits you like the most. Hence why you picked them first! Pick the outfits, lay them out, and come back to them the day before pictures!
This beautiful girl is something special and I am so lucky I had the privilege of taking her senior pictures! Her heart is gold, her smile is contagious, her eyes have a sparkle I have never seen before, and she has big dreams post high school.
Marley wanted to take her senior pictures where the mountains were really seen in the background. Her reasons I can totally understand! Where she lives and goes to school, the mountains look tiny and she wanted to have senior pictures that were different from her friends. This is why we went with Davidson Mesa for her Senior VIP Experience. In her pictures you can see the big, bold flatirons in the background but you also get those lush fields and wildflowers! Best of both worlds! Her outfits also fit so perfectly with this location. She wore a beautiful white dress where she added a special pearl necklace that has been passed through her family (how sweet, shows her heart), wore an outfit with vibrant colors that went perfectly with the wild flowers, and then lastly wore a casual outfit that was perfect for a wide shot with the flatirons in the background.
Marley, you are going to change the world! Hold onto those dreams, remember what's most important to you, and go for it. I know you will do great things.
Congrats, class of 2022 senior!
Where to begin with this gal... stunning, smart, athletic, creative, sweet, kind, and just absolutely amazing! Sophie has a personality that I envy. She's knows who she is, what she wants, and is authentic and not afraid to ask for what she needs. Something I wish I had when I was her age!
When designing her shoot at her design and wardrobe appointment, Sophie had created a vision for what she saw her senior pictures as. I love when girls have creative ideas! Its one part of the job that I love so much! Come to find out Sophie has committed to play D1 Beach Volleyball at the University of Hawaii (quick side note, jealous and congratulations) and wanted to incorporate flowers, bright colors, and water in her pictures. This is a big reason we decided on Red Daisy Farm for her location!
The day of her shoot came around and she brought the most beautiful lei and flower head piece that made her eyes just pop and her skin glow. Just wait until you scroll down and see how beautiful! Her outfits were unique to her and I loved the style she went with! There were some that were more formal and some that were more casual. We were even able to capture some images in her University of Hawaii gear and a fun ending to the shoot... sparklers!
Sophie, thanks for choosing me for your senior pictures! I hope you have an amazing senior year! Congrats Class of 2022!