I recently had the pleasure to do a Skater Girl themed shoot with my amazing Senior20 team. To say i had blast would be a understatement. To do this shoot, we went on the rooftop of Balance Fitness Studio in Cleveland, Mississippi. I want to give a big shout out to them for letting us use the roof and being able to get these amazing photos! The view of Cleveland was so stunning and so was watching the Delta sunset! Also want to give a shout out to Olivia and her sister for letting some of the girls borrow skateboards and the really cute shirts! We had such a great time, and some girls even tried to learn how to actually skate on the roof!!
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!!
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!.
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!
Over the last few weeks I have been working on re-branding my business, and rebuilding my website. This required me to hire a talented Website designer Danielle, she was nothing but patient with me helping me discover myself and my new branding. During this time i realized it was time for new head shots for my website. This can be rather challenging, I wanted my clients to see the real me, my real smile. How could I do this while standing in front of the camera pushing a button.
Luckily I had my two biggest supporters to help me, my sister Buffy and my husband Craig. My sister was in charge of making sure I was flawless she helped with my wardrobe and makeup (I can't even do winged eyeliner!) My husband was in charge of photographing me and making sure I was laughing, and not the fake laugh but my real goofy laugh. Can I tell you how happy I am with the results? I couldn't do what I do without them!
In studio portraits session has become on of my favorite things to do, the environment is controlled and everything is within arms reach. I especially loved this session because it's my baby sister! She always helps when I want to try new outfits and this gold dress was a must photograph for me! it was added to our closet for new clients.