Thanksgiving will be here next week… can you even believe it?? All of the turkey, potatoes and pie will be the center piece on the table and hopefully you will be surrounded with family and friends for the day. I thought it would be fitting to writing a post about some of the things I am most thankful for and hope this blog helps you think about some things you are most thankful for as well.
I’m thankful for the ability to take senior pictures. I know that sounds a little cheesy but I am so grateful that I can connect with people, learn their stories and give them something they’ll always treasure, just simply by taking a picture. I’m amazed at the people I have met throughout my time as a photographer and I know I will continue to be blown away by their amazing stories. I’m thankful for the places I’ve been to as my time as a photographer. I have gotten to see beautiful locations and also new locations I might not have seen if I wasn’t a photographer. To all my seniors past and now, thank you for letting me into your world and allowing me to be a part of it.
I am thankful for family. My family, my extended family and of course my Sarah Lindsay Photography family. I am thankful for all of my employees who help keep this machine running. I couldn’t do any of this without you and I am so happy to have you all on my team. All your hard work is appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for doing all you do! For my families that have asked me to be their child’s senior picture photographer, I owe you so much. Without your trust in me to take your child’s senior pictures, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. You are all so generous, loving and amazing people. You have raised wonderful kids and should be proud of the people they are and will continue to grow to be. Finding a senior picture photographer is a huge deal and a big undertaking. The fact that you chose me makes my heart so happy. Thank you and thank you again!
The experiences I’ve had being a photographer have been experiences I’ll cherish forever. All the laughs, tears and smiles I’ve had and witnessed are uncountable and truly irreplaceable. Every opportunity I’ve had to listen to other people and help them feel confident and beautiful is an opportunity I’m so thankful for and will always remember. Being able to be a part of each person’s senior picture day and share the experience with them is such an honor. I am so lucky to be able to do what I do have the experiences I’ve had. I love when seniors take me to new locations or ask to try new poses. I am blown away at their creativity and it gives me new experiences to treasure forever.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to ever single person I’ve been able to work with and who has trusted me to take their pictures. Going into this holiday season my cup feels so full and my heart is so happy. I love what I do and I love the people I get to be with. I’m thankful and grateful this Thanksgiving and my hope is that you also know what you are thankful for. Remember all the big and little things in your life that you are lucky to have. Enjoy Thanksgiving day with your closest people and with your favorite food. Lots of love to you and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Senior blog time and this week and I am so excited to introduce you all to Grace. Grace is such a beautiful, energetic and unique person and I enjoyed getting to know her more during her senior photoshoot. Grace is a senior at Westminster High School and has made a lot of good memories there. She has achieved so much as a student there and is really excited for what the next step has in store for her. Grace, I hope you remember this day forever and thank you for choosing me to take your senior pictures.
The studio was a great place to start the day with Grace. She brought along two blue dresses to wear at the studio and let’s just say blue is a great color for Grace. The first blue dress was a beautiful, long elegant gown with lace sleeves. I am such a fan of lace and I think it adds a timeless feeling to senior pictures. For these pictures, Grace brought her flute with her. She said she has been playing the flute for 7 years. I am so proud of Grace for learning a musical instrument and sticking with it for so long. I think that shows great character and work ethic on her part. She obviously has a passion for music and that showed in her pictures. I’m glad she brought something so meaningful to her to take some pictures with. She will have these pictures forever and it’s a great way to remember what is important to you in this time. Grace also had a shorter blue dress she brought for her second outfit in the studio. She paired it with a cute little pair of cream colored shoes and honestly, it was my favorite look of the day!
For her location shoot, Grace chose to go to Red Daisy Farm. Like all the other sessions we’ve had there, the scenery was stunning. Grace was a beautiful model at the farm and the pictures we got were so fun and unique. We got some amazing golden hour shots while Grace was wearing a golden yellow overall dress. The gold of her dress with the gold of the scenery was a wonderful combination. Grace was glowing the entire time! Grace had a cranberry red dress she changed into and we had her lay in the grass. I loved the contrast between the red in her dress and the vibrant green of the grass. I loved the colors we were able to photograph and this combination made for really striking pictures. The water is definitely a favorite spot at Red Daisy Farm. For this area, Grace had a black dress with a white lace cover. This outfit next to the water was perfect. It was soft and dreamy and I love how these pictures turned out.
Grace, thank you again for spending the day with me and trusting me to get these beautiful pictures for you. I hope you love your adventure at Red Rocks after graduation and you are going to rock cosmetology school! As high school comes to a close and uneasy feelings of missing friends and no longer being a kid start to bubble up, just remember that you are starting the adventure of a lifetime and you’ve got lots of people rooting for you.
What did you think of Grace’s photos? Leave a comment below and let me know! Let’s get you booked for your senior pictures. Click the button and reach out. I can’t wait to be your senior picture photographer ☺️
Senior pictures are right around the corner and you’ll need to be sure all your ducks are in a row. Outfits, accessories, hair, makeup, location. It’s all important. But before you can go on choosing all of those pivotal pieces, you need a photographer. When you google search for senior picture photographer, there is a lot of options that come up on the screen. It can be daunting and stressful to look at all of the people who can take your senior pictures and to figure out which one you want to choose can be worse. Choosing your photographer is the most important decision you’ll make when it comes to your senior pictures and I want to help you pick the photographer that is right for you. I have three big ideas for you to think about in order for you to better navigate through your senior picture photographer decision. I hope this blog helps you and brings you some comfort. Read on to know my thoughts on picking a photographer and let me know below what you think!
do you connect with their personality?
When you are looking for a photographer to take your senior pictures you want to find someone you connect with. Someone that makes you feel seen, beautiful and confident is someone you want to take your senior pictures. You want a photographer that will deliver gorgeous pictures of course, but how they make you feel is most important. Don’t settle for a photographer that doesn’t make you feel your 100% best self. Don’t just go with a photographer because you “have to.” Find one you truly connect with and find a photographer you want to spend the day with to take your senior pictures.
To go full service or to not?
That is the question. There are so many pros to a full service photographer and to start, when you go with a full service photographer, everything you can think of will be taken care of for you. You don’t need to worry about anything the day of your senior pictures. You just need to show up and be ready to be your true self! With a full service photographer, your wardrobe, hair, makeup, location, prints, artwork and more are taken care of for you and the photographer holds your hand through every step. I think having a full service photographer allows you to really soak in the day and relax. Not worrying about the little details allows you to remember every second of the day. Senior pictures are a big deal and an experience you should remember forever.
The elephant in the room…
The biggest and maybe most important idea to think about when choosing your photographer for senior pictures is an awkward one. Nobody likes to talk about money or price but it is an important aspect to think about when choosing a photographer. Ultimately, there is a difference in the quality, professionalism and service of pictures that cost $100 and pictures that cost $1,00 and pictures that cost $10,000. Photographers in each price point will have different equipment, accessories, lighting and support staff like an assistant. Each of those pieces will change the way your pictures turn out. For example, if you are looking for pictures that are very unique, then going with a photographer that has access to different lighting, you will get what you want. If that photographer doesn’t have lighting options, you may not get the look you want. Another thing to think about is sometimes with a photographer on the $100 end, they may not have the proper licenses and liability insurance should something go wrong. I am always supportive of going with what you can afford. Don’t stretch beyond your means for pictures but just be sure you ask the photographer about their insurance and license. Even if you go for the higher end photographer you should ask about their insurance and what happens if something goes wrong. In the end, when it comes to price, be sure you think about what you value and don’t value. Think about what kind of pictures you want and if that photographer can give you the pictures you are dreaming of or not. Ultimately these are your senior pictures and you want to be sure you get the pictures you are wanting and will love forever. Please, don’t settle on a photographer and pictures you think are just ok.
What did you think? Are you feeling a little better about picking a photographer for your senior pictures? I hope this blog helped you narrow down the field and I hope you feel confident in your choice! I know I would love to be your photographer. If you are wanting a full service experience with unique, and elegant pictures to cherish forever, I am definitely your girl. Let’s chat and see if we’re a good fit. I’d love to be a part of your senior year and can’t wait to meet you. Click the button below to get in touch ☺️
You know how much I love senior blogs! Here is another wonderful senior that I am so excited to highlight for you- Autumn. Autumn is such a wonderful person and her bright personality was so much fun to be around. Autumn is intelligent, beautiful and kind. All the things you’d ever want in a person about to launch into the world and make a huge impact. Which is exactly what Autumn will do after graduation! I can’t wait to tell you more about Autumn’s senior picture day and hope you love these pictures as much as I do.
Autumn had a great time during her studio shoot. She brought a couple different outfits that were laid back but cute and unique. The salmon color outfit with the off the shoulder look was stunning against the studio background. We also went on location for Autumn’s photo shoot and she chose a location that isn’t a location you hear of a lot- which I love!! We went to War Memorial Rose Garden. This location was so unique, beautiful and full of history. I loved that Autumn wanted to go here for her senior pictures and the pictures we got were breathtaking. The lighting was great, the background was stunning and of course, Autumn made the pictures turn out perfectly. Autumn also brought her letter man jacket. She is a senior at Standley Lake High School and I was so happy she wanted to get pictures in her school colors. High school is a big part of your life and of course you will want to photograph those memories. She matched her jacket with an adorable white crop top, ripped jeans and converse. The look all around was one my favorites of the day. Autumn also had an adorable white dress with a cute bow on the back. The white against the green background was so pretty and I thought it was a great outfit pick for senior pictures. With all of the different outfits Autumn had, she said that was actually one of her favorite parts of the day. She said she loved being able to have a studio and location option during the day and she could wear different outfits at each location. I’m so glad Autumn had a great day and enjoyed taking her senior pictures.
Autumn, you are such a wonderful person and I’m so excited to see where your journey goes. Autumn says she is off to college to get her Bachelors Degree in the Science of Nursing (BSN) and I know you will be a phenomenal nurse. Graduation is exciting but also a little scary. I know you will miss your friends and the comforts of all you know but I know you can take on the world and just remember everyone here at Sarah Lindsay Photography is cheering for you! Thank you for letting me take your senior pictures and I wish you all the best.
What picture was your favorite? Did Autumn inspire you to check out War Memorial Rose Garden? Let me know your thoughts below!
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