Photographer near cleveland MS

Senior19Team

This weekend I got to hang out with some of the members from my Senior19Team. We had a pretty good time despite the heat in Cleveland,MS. We started the day with hair and makeup and some pizza. This was our get together for our spring session! (Can't wait to post those) while everyone was getting hair and makeup we did our shoots in our Custom Hadonica's Photography T-Shirt. Each senior on the team gets one of these with their names on the back. Check out some of the photos of us getting ready and meet the team!.

Thanks,

xoxo

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

Skating with the Senior19Team

Over the weekend we decided to dress crazy and head to our local skating ring. I loved how creative the Senior19Team got with their outfits! one member even had a fanny pack!  I even learned that PJ, Angel, and TK could hold a basket ball with one hand, that was pretty neat!

I loved the bright colors, ignore the quality of the images it was super dark!

P.S I can't skate! LOL

BFF Session for Senior18Team

Before my team  graduates this year I wanted to gift them something special, a best friend shoot.

I do it because I want them to know the importance of photographs. During high school we all have that friend that no matter what we can call on. After high school we sometimes head in different directions due to school, jobs, families you know the adult stuff.

This was one of my ways of ensuring my team would have a photograph of their BFF in the years to come. In 20 years my girls will be close to 30.. Yes team 30! LOL They will look back at these photographs with their new family and even that same best friend  and reminisce about how much fun they had during their senior year, they can tell their kids all about how they picked their outfits, how they couldn't walk on the gravel in heels, and why they wore flower crowns. My goal with each team is to create memories that will last a lifetime. I love catching their genuine laughs those to me are the best!

Here is a  few snapshots

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Paint fight with Senior19Team

I am finally getting around to our Senior19Team paint fight. We had to reschedule due to our Mississippi weather being so crazy! The wait was totally worth it.

We hand made our powder paint from pinterest using starch and food coloring (Make sure to get the Gel kind) it is  totally harmless and washes out easily!  We found an empty field and loaded our cars up with paint and sheets so we wouldnt ruin the car of course. Then we got to throwing. The game plan was to space the powder out and grab a handful.... Well we ended up throwing the whole containers at each other so we ran out quick! If you ask me next time we would make more paint or use liquid paint! We are now prepping for our water balloon fight!

 

I love actives like this with my senior team, often time we are so busy that we barely get to have fun. We had to ditch the cell phones and run!

 

 

 

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