senior portraits

Jaeden's Benbow Inn Senior Session

It might be winter in California now, but I am reminiscing about Jaeden’s fall senior session. I have been so excited to share her beautiful senior pictures on the blog. Jaeden is one of my amazing senior reps from Fortuna High School. . She traveled down to the Benbow Inn for her senior session, which is one of my favorite locations to shoot at. There are no words for how much I adore my clients, they seriously blow my mind at how amazing they are! Working with teen girls is something that I am so passionate about. I believe that a senior portrait session should be more than just taking pictures. It should be an unforgettable experience where they not only look beautiful- they genuinely feel beautiful, too. Their senior portrait session should be an experience that lives in them for a lifetime. These girls are just incredible and I am grateful beyond words to have the opportunity to get to know and work with them.

Jaeden, you are absolutely amazing! I loved working with you so much! Adventuring around the Benbow Inn with you was so much fun! Your beauty and light shines from the inside-out. I cannot begin to thank you enough for choosing me to be your senior photographer- I hope you loved the experience as much as I did! You are a dream client and I mean that!

Senior Sister Golden Light Session

I shot Becca’s senior photos a couple of years ago, so I was super stoked when Ginger asked me to shoot Baileys senior photos. Becca was getting ready to fly the nest and move to Texas so Mama wanted some photos with just the two sisters. They traveled down to Southern Humboldt to one of my favorite places to shoot which has the amazing combinatio of gorgeous golden light and an amazing view. The night didn’t dissapoint and we got some beautiful images. 

Make up tips for Senior Portraits

                                                                           

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There are so many elements that go into senior portraits. Outfit choices, location choices, props to bring. Another element is how to do your make up for your session.

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Your Senior photos are used for a TON of announcements and prints, so having your makeup right is a must! Here is your guide to make sure they are perfect:

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  • Keep it natural

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You want to look like YOU! This is not the time to go buy hundreds of dollars in new makeup to try for the day. You never know how your skin will react to something new. In general, stick to matte colors that aren’t too dark or sparkly.

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  • Wear blush and lipstick

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This is especially important if you aren’t used to wearing a lot of makeup, because It’s very easy to look washed out on camera. Add some peachy blush to the apple of your cheeks, light pink or nude lipstick, and an extra coat of mascara! This will make your eyes pop!

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Pro Tip: Do a trial run before the portrait day! Do your makeup, try on a couple outfits, go outside and have someone snap a photo with a flash and without the flash. This won’t perfectly replicate what your photographer can do, but then you’ll be able to make sure everything looks how you want it to!

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  • Avoid products with SPF

Sunscreen products very easily wash you out, It’s best to just leave those products out for the day. The last thing we want is for you to have a Ghostface!

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  • Use primer

  • Eye primer, foundation primer, the whole 9! Especially if you don’t have smooth skin to begin with from acne or scarring, this will make your skin appear more smooth and fresh.

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  • Feeling lost?

Don’t be afraid to hire a makeup artist! Make yourself a pinterest board of senior photos and makeup you like, so they can work with your photographer to get you the look you want!

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Professional hair and make up services are offered in our top package, so there is no extra hassle for you!

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When you follow these simple makeup do’s and don’ts during your senior photo shoot, you are guaranteed to have photos that you will always LOVE. Are you ready to book your senior portrait session? If so click here.  https://www.parkyspics.com/seniors/

Gabby sunshine Benbow Inn session.

Gabby traveled down to Southern Humboldt for her 8th grade session. We started the morning out at Tooby Park in Garberville. We started her session at 11am. Many natural light  photographers avoid shooting in the middle of the day, but I also use off camera flash and had been wanting to shoot a mid day session so I was up for the challenge. We then traveled  to the Benbow Inn to finish the session. Gabby was a natural in front of the camera, and had done a amazing  job in selecting her  outfits for the session. I am so in love with these images. I love the brightness that shooting in the middle of the day brings. The reward definitely outweighed the risk in this situation . 😀