Maddie was my first spring portrait session this season. Some clients are hesitant to book their sessions this early, but I gotta tell you, it was perfect! While the flowers and trees here in Charlotte, North Carolina haven’t fully bloomed, or in some cases, even begin to bloom, we were able to make use out of some of these pink trees that are often found in shopping centers or lining the streets. I’m not sure what they are, maybe crabapples or dogwoods? The light is gorgeous when it’s no so obstructed by full foliage.
We worked in three locations between Ballantyne and Waxhaw. Ballantyne was our “city” location and Marvin Efird Park for our rustic natural location. This is my favorite place for field pictures. Maddie had multiple outfit changes and included a flower crown into the session! I had a super easy time planning this session with Maddie. She was receptive to my ideas, was on time for her consult, style consult and session, and was great communicating with me throughout the process. She was super chill and completely trusted me! Can’t ask for a better client than that! Scroll to the bottom to see how Maddie felt about the session!
Before and After
We like to keep things natural over here at NBP! I’ve included this before and after of Maddie so you can see my natural editing style. No trendy filters and no photoshop. I want clients to have their images feel current for years to come! One way to get great SOOC images is to have a talented make-up artist on your team, which I do! My basic edits include adjustments for exposure, temperature and contrast. My retouching process includes removing blemishes, hair flyaways, distracting objects and dark circles under eyes.
Black dress is from LA East boutique in the Blakeney Shopping center.
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. It was so fun! I felt guided but also was able to add my own special touch to poses and it was a very collaborative experience.
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. Just to let loose and not to be scared of looking bad and letting it affect how much you enjoy it, confidence is key!
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. I wanted a very natural and modern look with a mix of nature.
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit? Did any accessories have any special meaning?
A. I wore different necklaces and my initial necklace was given to me by a friend and means a lot.
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. I used a flower crown and love all the photos with the crown the most!
Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. Must things to bring would be water and snacks, making sure you get enough sleep the night before and doing a self care day!
Tell Us All About YOU
Q. After High School plans? College Plans? If so, where? Major?
A. I plan on attending college either in state or in Hawaii and study something in the arts or biology.
Q. What’s on your BUCKET LIST of things to do or see?
A. Travel to as many places as I can
YOUR FUN FACTS
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Favorite Beverage: Dr.Pepper
Favorite Food/Restaurant: Pasta
Favorite Place to shop: Princess Polly
Favorite color to wear: Blue
What do you to chill out: Watch TV and color
Pets: 2 dogs, Max and Betz