For every high school senior, that final year is a whirlwind of emotions, old friendships, new experiences, tearful goodbyes, and exciting hellos. It’s about discovering who you are, where you’re going, and what you’re meant to do. No matter your experiences, this year is one you will remember for the rest of your life. What better way to trigger those wonderful memories than with your picture-perfect senior photos?
Personally, we have a blast photographing senior portraits. It’s a joy to connect with such amazing young adults and capture this exciting time, as well as their individual personalities. Of course, the process for capturing senior photos is relatively the same across the board, and sometimes senior pictures begin to look the same. We got to thinking…how can we make our senior portrait sessions even better?
Recently, we decided to try something new. We collaborated with Kim from Style by Kimberly to create a truly personalized and fun experience for our seniors, and it was such a big success that we cannot wait to do it again! This collaboration was a way for us to combine typical seniors photos with a personalized styling session to help seniors feel pampered, relaxed, and their most beautiful.
Kim was the perfect collaborator. As a wardrobe consultant, wife, carpool expert, and mom of two beautiful teenage girls, she is an expert on all things fashion. As her business is focused around “Shop Local First”, she is also intimately knowledgeable about local boutiques, jewelry artists, salons, clothing designers, and more in the 30A area.
For the seniors involved in our first collaboration shoot, this experience was two-fold. Kim set up our models with hair and make-up appointments and wardrobe fittings prior to the shoot, and we at Pure 7 Studios captured the magic of their personalities through their personalized styles. These girls had a great time, and we had so much fun working with them to find their unique styles and to capture it on camera.
So why choose this experience over a typical senior photo session? Besides being a uniquely awesome way to capture photos, it provides seniors with great memories of this exciting time in their lives. It allows them to feel pampered, comfortable, and relaxed…which results in even better photos! It also benefits moms, so they don’t have to worry about coordinating anything about the day. We set up hair, make-up, and personalized wardrobe fittings before the session begins so the days is planned and runs smoothly.
It’s important to note that we are representing senior portraits in a creative way, but in a way that is authentic to the individual. If the senior plays guitar, cheers, dances, or plays a sport, we want to reflect that in the photos. Together, we coordinate style and ensure the best lighting and most natural poses to create senior photos that pop. To create memories that will last a lifetime.
We are so excited to continue working with Kim to create such an awesome experience for seniors. Interested? Contact us here!