Two and a half years ago I had a baby. I quit my career job in which I had worked so hard to obtain. I moved across states. And maybe I had a nervous breakdown after doing all that in a few months.But I woke up from this state of chaos with renewed desire, motivation, and vision to rebrand my photography business. I had clarity, set goals, and pushed myself outside of my comfort zone to create a senior portrait brand that I wanted to be a part of…not what other creatives were offering, or what mentors in my life told me would be great. Yes, there are always business tactics and marketing techniques that have proven true in this industry.
But they are only a foundation for what no one else can create…me.
It is liberating. And all things feel good and creative when I can let myself go; embracing, contributing, and transforming this senior portrait experience into something I feel high school students in my area are desiring! Something real. Raw. And them. Yet also remaining true to myself and my love for people and youth.
Fast forward to now. My vision was to create a model experience (and a senior photo experience) where you not only have beautiful images, but build friendships with each other (as well as with me!) in a positive and caring environment that encourages a positive self-image and memories that will last a life time. And these specific juniors were highly recommended by their peers and other adults in our community, something I value in my search for representatives.
These senior models capture my heart in a way words can never say. After meeting a few times, we spent an entire day together which was necessary to encompass what my vision and goals are as a business: to get to know YOU. I appreciate their encouragement toward one another, their positive attitudes when I ask them to try on multiple outfits and show up at 6am, and I LOVE watching new friendships blossom. My heart is always first and foremost about you. Then your photos. These lovely ladies (and our guy!) are more than a pretty face. They are worth more than any image we create together.
These students don’t represent me.
These models really represent you, the high school senior.
I am excited to share these fabulous people with you and our time out on Lummi. And I am even more excited to meet you!
Booking for Summer sessions will begin March 15. You can find a model at your school for a discount! Instagram and Twitter will announce the latest news on bookings and deadlines.And little sneak peek of their own head shots…more will be featured in the 2016 Senior Magazine which will be here in March.