Cleveland mississippi

Charlie Jones | CCHS | Class of 2019 | Cleveland, MS

I am so excited to finally blog this session! Charlie has such an awesome personality and an extremely edgy sense of style! He is such an outgoing guy and loved being the center of attention! He was so comfortable in front of the camera, which is great because he wants to pursue a career in acting! We of course had to do a few head shots so he can have then whenever hes trying to get an acting part. Cool right? Did you also see his awesome Range Rover? So many senior guys around Cleveland, MS have really cool cars, it makes me even more excited for more guy senior shoots. I had a blast doing this shoot with Charlie and getting to know him and his future goals!

Knox Arnold | NSA | Class 2019

I have been dying to blog about Knox’s senior session. He is one of the super awesome guys that I had the opportunity to photograph this year. I had an absolute blast doing this session. Knox is very outgoing and really easy to work with. He acted like a pro! Did I mention he own a really awesome Camaro.

Check out some of his awesome senior ports, we traveled to Merigold for some of them photos. I love finding cool areas around the Delta to photograph each senior.

Lexi | CCHS | 2019 Senior

Yay! I finally have the time to sit down and blog about Lexi’s senior session. Did I mention that she has a transformer during her senior session! (Duh not a real one but super close) Yes! When Lexi told me to come to her home to photograph her and the 18 wheeler I was like “whaaaattt” but my motto is let the seniors design their sessions it is all about them, in 20 years when Lexi looks back and she has portraits of her on her dad 18 wheeler it will mean so much to her. Did I mention that we also got to go to this super cool spot and the owner let us use his stage for photographs! Check out the ones with the mic. I photographed Lexi at her home with all the things she grew up around. Enjoy a few images from her senior session!

Lexi has a king she has an old soul inside of her, she is always smiling, well actually she has a HUGE smile whenever I see her. Lexi will be attending The University of Southern Mississippi where she will study law.

Lexi always remember you are the future, you have the power to become anything you want to be and there is no limits to what you can change in this world it was an honor to photograph you!

P.S Your 18 wheel rocks!!

Takeria Taylor (TK) | CCHS | 2019 Senior

I’ve been waiting to post about TK. It has been nothing but an honor to have TK on our senior19team! she’s very active in the program and always willing to help. As a member TK has made shirts for all of her senior team members, and she even helps making the color powders for out color fights!

Takeria plans on attending college to study forensic science.

Patrick Davis Jr | CCHS | 2019 Senior

This year I was blessed to have so many wonderful people on my Senior19Team. It allowed me to meet some pretty amazing people. I met Patrick Davis Jr, a 2019 senior, PJ is funny, he keeps everyone laughing. When PJ told me he was interested on being on the senior team I thought no way He’s a guy, the first guy ever on one my teams. Patrick is a ray of sunshine, he has a big beautiful heart, along with a wonderful smile that lights up the room. He has some of the most amazing supportive parents you will ever meet. Patrick is the class President at CCHS for the seniors, he lift weights, runs, and plays football. Pj has been accepted in to one of the best universities in the US Morehouse college , PJ plans to attend and become a anesthesiologist. Young men like PJ are the future, it is our jobs to guide them to ensure a better future for us all. I can tell you PJ will make an amazing impact in this world. So proud to say I was able to photograph him, one day when he tells his story and points to his canvas everyone will see what a bright young man PJ has always been. So proud of you PJ. It has been my honor to capture your senior year! Enjoy some of his parents favorite from his senior session!

Rebecca's Senior Session | Downtown Cleveland MS, | Class of 2019

Rebecca had her senior session with me over this past month, I absolutely adored her session and the different styles she brought to the session. Rebecca brought multiple outfits including her dance outfit since she has been a dancer since 7th grade. She also wanted to do some portraits in front of her job A La Carte! I loved the blue table it added a pop of color with her all black outfit

1920s Theme Great Gatsby

For this senior model shoot I wanted to do something different. I have always loved the idea of the Great Gatsby. The gals and boys did an awesome job at portraying this theme for our group shoot. The day before the shoot I located this antique phone that was perfect for the session. In some of the photos you will see PJ tellig us “Hold up I’m on the phone” some you will see us laughing. It is always a lot of fun getting together with the team and creating something fun. This has been one of my favorite sessions with them.

Summer Gals - Candy Land

We finally got to do our Summer Gals  Candy Land Session. With this session I wanted to do something different with the girls, Bright Colors, Dresses, Pretty Hair and BIG CANDY!. Where on earth was I going to get big lollipops from. Luckily I have a very creative sister who came through and made them for me. We started our shoot with hair and make up with awesome music in the background and some donuts. Perfect morning.

 

All of the girls were so nice to each other and helpful, their colors popped, some used stuff from the style closet and some brought their own.

Thank you to the moms for being patient and waking up with your girls! Can't wait to blog about our flower girl session keep and eye out!  Check out some of photos from our colorful session! 

 

The Summer Gals Program is about bringing girls from all over together to create friendships. I love the diversity of each of the girls on the Summer Gals Team.

Summer Gals -Glam

This summer i decided to launch a Summer Gals program from teens from 7th - 10th grade. I loved the idea of working with girls between 7th and 10th grade, often times they are forgotten when it comes to portraits. You often look back and you have photos of you as a kid, senior, and then wedding but nothing in between that teen year where it matters. These are some of the goofiest times and should be documented! With this program I wanted diversity, girls from everywhere not just popular girls but just your everyday girl that you were in middle school braces and all.

We started the day early with hair and makeup, Makeup by our awesome Makeup artist Lauren, and one of my Senior19Team member Camryn helped out with hair that day. Can I just tell you how much fun it was ? These girls bonded like they were best friends, everyone was really nice. Moms were right there the entire time helping out with blow dryer, styling outfit it all turned out perfect.

I have to give a big shout out to Beth who owns the Rustic nail in Cleveland,MS for allowing us to use her store. Thanks again Beth you made this glam session awesome! all the girls loved your store.

This was about bringing a group of girls together and having a fun time, mission accomplished! I can't wait for all the other shoots the Summer Gals have planned. next is our Candy Land!

 

The perfect client

I have been meaning to write this blog, however it just kept slipping my mind. Finally I have the time.

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph the perfect client, when I say the perfect client I don't mean perfect figure or face, I mean a client that understands why I am a women's portrait photographer, she understood the value of a photograph, she felt empowered and remembered different versions of herself. As women we sometimes work 5 times harder we can do what a man can ( dont worry this isnt a man versus woman blog LOL ) while we are busting our rumps to be mom, business women, and proving that we can do it all often times we as women are left on the back burner, we know how important it is to have photographs so we photograph our spouse, and children. However when was the last time you actually took a day to enjoy yourself? When was the last time you said, " I need to have photographs of myself for my children to remember what I looked like" we don't because we are too busy caring for everyone else that it just slips our mind and BAM here we are 20 years later with a snapchat filter selfie showing our older kids and grandchildren but no real portraits of ourselves. Meghan, she was a business woman, a glam at heart, a rocker, a wife, and a strong woman with an incredible story.  Before she even finished her session I knew she was more than a client, she would become a friend. Being a photographer is not simply about snapping photos, it is about creating memories, helping you find yourself, you don't have to glam if you dont want to, you can be a rocker, tomboy, just be you, create memories along the way.

Meghan, I cannot express how much of an honor it was to photograph you, before our session I thought about going back to my day job (Emergency room Registered Nurse). After speaking with you and the way you spoke about how empowering the session was, how it reminded you of all the things you were it created a spark in me that wanted all of my clients to experience this. Thank you for being the perfect client, thank you for seeing the value in professional portraits.

Enjoy this awesome rocker mom portraits below!

 

xoxo