Posts Tagged 'Senior'
Oh, my! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Sorry for the long pause between posts…my only excuse is all the amazing sessions I’ve been photographing over the past few weeks! Hang on, because there’s lots of beautiful portraits coming up.
Like the delightful Cajsa–I knew we were in for an amazing session when she said she adored these senior portraits from last fall. Little did I know, though, we’d be photographing her on the hottest days of the summer—where the mercury soared to 105º and 106º in the evening hours when we scheduled her session. Oy! So, here I was, a completely sweaty mess, and Cajsa didn’t seem to mind one bit, with the heat giving her a radiant glow. (If you haven’t noticed, I’m totally jealous of those who swear they love the heat. Just so you know, we’ll still be friends, except in June, July and August. Call me in January when it’s 25º and snowing. Just sayin’.)
Cajsa absolutely sparkles. She loved putting on a black dress and pearls, yet her carefree, barefoot style shone through.We started her session at the Kansas State University Gardens —
Her laugh is just like her—easy and carefree, especially when we talked about the things she loves. Especially pandas.
We went to the Konza Prairie for more portraits, where she absolutely glowed in this dress. And the mirror? A garage-sale find! Totally magical…
And this sundress, which was delightfully Anthropologie-inspired… especially when in a field of prairie wildflowers.
If there is a word for this, darling, it is joy.
She’s filled with exuberance. You see it in everything she touches. Her friends adore her for it. Her parents, too.
When we had first talked about Anna’s senior portraits, she offered up something that brings her joy :: fashion. Urban Outfitters, namely. She loves putting together styles that make her feel good. That share her joy. Shoes, her mom’s cowboy boots, a strand of pearls. Her eye is flawless.
It barely took me the bat of a fluttered eyelash to be fully on board with her concept, my wheels spinning of combining my love for sun-drenched, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters-styling, with her vision for a portrait session that would outshine (quite literally) her expectations for jaw-dropping senior photographs. Prairiewood was our perfect setting, on a fall evening with delicious golden light, the sound of her parents’ nearby laughter as they sat by the pool.
A weathered horse barn on the property was the perfect complement to her attire, including her mom’s boots!
A quick outfit change and we basked in the sunlight ::
This image…sheer joy.
A couple of shots among the prairie. This is one of my favorites of the day (and I have lots!) ::
Another quick outfit change and we brought out an antique chair I brought along. See what I mean about her styling? Flawless…
Anna, your star shines SO bright. I’m excited to see what lies ahead of you, as you discover the limitless joy that comes from following your heart. I’m humbled to have created portraits for you that bring you and your family the same sparkle that you share with others! Cheers!
I’ve watched Alex grow up since I became part of the hubs’ family a few (ahem…okay, several) years ago. An adorable little shaver back then with bundles of energy, he’s become a dashing young man who excels at everything he puts his mind to. A total guy’s guy who puts his all into sports, his friends, and family (yet isn’t afraid to don his sister’s pom uniform for the sake of homecoming…and wins “most feminine”!).
We visited two of his favorite and most memorable places to document his senior portraits…two places that have played a significant role in shaping the person he is and who he will become :: his high school football stadium, and one of their closest family friends’ farm.
And his beautiful sister joined in too for a few portraits! (her turn for senior portraits is only a short year away!)
I love this next series of images ::
So while we were getting the image on the right, the horse from the nearby barn decided to pop out and say hello…he wanted his picture taken too! I don’t usually post outtakes…but these are too funny.
Congratulations on your senior year, Alex! I know big things are in store for you…wishing you all the very best!
This is a big week! So much great stuff to share!
You may recognize Skyler from Garin and Ashley‘s wedding back in June :: he, the youngest brother and best man in their beautiful summer celebration. It’s been an absolute delight to get to know their entire family better since the wedding, and now it’s Skyler’s turn in the limelight.
He is so many things :: brother. friend. quarterback. humble. traditional. proud. honest.
His family identifies with the high school football team, and it’s been a huge part of their lives for many years. (And their season is off to a great start this year too!)
The doors at the high school have a wonderful story and a big piece of the school’s heritage, as they’re rarely opened for anything other than graduation. Walking through those enormous, beautiful doors is a huge honor and a big deal. So we thought it would be perfectly appropriate to have some portraits in front of them!
We ventured a few other favorite places near his home — I just love the authenticity in this photograph.
Skyler, wishing you all the best on a fantastic senior year and a new adventure to come!
I met Leah this past fall when we photographed her senior portraits :: talk about a fun, energetic young woman who’s on her way to a brand-new adventure! I was thrilled to help create a unique custom graduation announcement to celebrate her accomplishments with friends and family. We picked out a few of her favorites from the session and created an invitation that’s just as beautiful as she is!
Congratulations, Leah! Wishing you all the very best!
(yes, some of the details have been changed for privacy.)
Are you going to be a high school senior, looking to have some great photographs taken for your graduating year? Our style is different. Authentic. Honest. You.
Cathy Mores Photography is on the search for 2011 Senior Reps! We’re looking for outgoing, high-energy ambassadors who are excited to tell their friends about Cathy Mores Photography.
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Senior rep program lasts until December 31, 2010. Each representative signs a contract/model release with Cathy Mores Photography.
Senior or Student rep models will receive the following, once selected to work with Cathy Mores Photography (only two from each school) ::
- Complementary one hour session
- 5 complementary (watermarked) images to use on Facebook or other online applications
- Personalized referral cards to give out to friends :: has your name and image, and Cathy Mores Photography contact information
- $25 credit earned for every senior or student with each paid session (at the regular session fee) — so you can earn free wall portraits, wallets, or albums!
- Booking senior or student must return a referral card in order to receive credit.
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Being a representative means you can earn free products, and we get to meet your amazing friends! Interested? Let’s learn more about you ::
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The fine print ::
* All senior rep photo sessions must be completed by May 31, 2010.
* Parents/Legal Guardian must sign a model release, allowing us to use your images for advertising purposes.
* A valid Senior Rep Referral Card must be presented by a referred student in order to receive any credits toward prints.
* Credits will only be issued when a referred senior’s session is complete and all fees are paid in a timely manner by the referred senior.
* You agree to represent only Cathy Mores Photography for the 2010/2011 class year.
She’s such a natural beauty—flawless smile, bright eyes, and an incredibly contagious giggle. Leah was awesome to photograph for her senior session! We were graced with a gorgeous fall afternoon and had a great time roaming a couple of out-of-the-ordinary locations.
So stunning, whether smiling or serious ::
She has incredibly intense eyes, full of soul and promise for the adventure ahead ::
Rocking the sun flare on the train tracks ::
And Leah’s prom dress was sooooo gorgeous—slightly vintage, and I love this photo ::
And we ventured down by the river for a couple more shots ::
Leah, it was an honor to photograph your senior portraits! Best of luck with everything that’s ahead for you—I know it will be the adventure of your life! Wishing you all the best!