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Emma | Teen Photography in Houston, Texas

You may remember that I recently talked about utilizing creative locations. I believe you can find inspiration everywhere, and that doing so is one of my strengths! A fun fact about this shoot is that we set a “studio” up right in this young lady’s home…proof you truly can get professional, stunning portraits just about anywhere with some hard work and ingenuity! Emma attends Wertheimer Middle School and is in the 6th grade. She will graduate as part of the Class of 2025, but that’s a few years away, so for now she’s focused on keeping her grades up and living her life in a positive way. “I’d describe myself as loyal and generous”, she shared, “I recently say the movie ‘Wonder’, and that really changed the way I view people. I hope people remember me in twenty years for being a nice person”. Emma dreams of being a hunting guide one day, and really looks up to female role models who have forged ahead in this field, such as Melissa Bachman “because she is the only female hunter that has her own show on the hunting channel and she is so inspiring!” I know Emma is well on her way to becoming an inspiration to other strong young women.

In her spare time, this beautiful young lady enjoys spending time with family and friends, and listening to music by Kenny Chesney and Rachel Platten (she loves the song ‘Fight Song’). For her professional portraits, we kept things simple with classic and solid colored attire. It kept the focus on her incredible eyes! We also added an elegant Michael Kors jacket with a fur hood to lend texture and interest to a few shots. I had a hard time choosing a favorite image, because these all capture her strength and grace. You may have noticed that she’s not yet a senior in high school, but I shoot portraits of many kinds. The teen years are some of the best times to have a photo session done, because many people only have baby pictures and then seniors photos; missing those wonderful years in between. If you’re looking for a portrait photographer, please let us know!

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Elise | Houston Senior Photographer

I once read that creativity is like food for the soul, and that when you're an artist, amazing projects feed your heart. That is how I felt about this session with Elise, where I got to really spread my creative wings and make some art. At the core of who I am and what I do, getting to dream big has always been part of the process. There is nothing I love more than planning, scheming, and putting together something absolutely different than what I have tried before. We utilized a gorgeous Houston studio, where I was able to work with our fabulous makeup artist Kaitlyn to bring this my makeup vision to life. Elise was fabulous, and was willing to try just about anything to achieve an edgy and stylish feel. I especially love the photo of her mom taking her photo, because it captured the fun we were all having on set!

Beautiful Elise is graduating as part of the class of 2020 from Foster High School. She's an incredible athlete, participating in swim and volleyball, and she enjoys being with her friends in her spare time. She also has a flair for great makeup looks, and is always up on the newest makeup trends (I'm sure she could teach me a thing or two!). I think she's got quite a lot of creativity herself, and she utilizes her seemingly endless energy by practicing her makeup skills and dreaming of doing interior or fashion design one day. As her last summer job, she also worked as a lifeguard. I really loved her denim on denim pairing here, and her super gorgeous Kendra Scott earrings (one of my favorite pieces). The shimmery red and gold makeup has a bit of a Hunger Games feel, and was "fiery", just like my lovely model! 

I hope to be sharing more creative and styled shoots here on the blog, so stay tuned! I have plenty of dreaming still up my sleeve!

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Elizabeth's Senior Session in Quintana Beach

I don't know who had a better time during this senior session: me or this beautiful girl! Meeting Elizabeth, a gorgeous senior from Columbia High School, confirmed for me that I truly have the best job in the world. I love meeting every senior who I am lucky enough to cross paths with, but she sure had a special spark in her personality. Her friends would likely describe her as "funny, pretty, and outgoing", and I think they'd be really accurate. At Columbia, she enjoys spending time with her friends and in her spare time, she enjoys barbecuing, and spending time with her beloved dogs. One of her favorite books is "Miracles from Heaven", which solidified her faith and made her realized "how powerful God is". Elizabeth also shared with me that the person who inspires her most is her Meme, and that she hopes her classmates remember her as someone who was sweet and caring. 

Elizabeth likes cute and stylish clothing, and especially wearing sandals. We included some classic and elegant pieces like her navy dress into the session, and everything really looked beautiful against the backdrop of the beach. During her high school years, she endured a tragic miscarriage (shared with her permission), and that is why the angel wings below are featured. I admire her courage in sharing her story, and how she overcame such a difficult time. Although she hasn't decided what her dream job will be in the future, I know she will really achieve something wonderful. She has strength and confidence that will take her very far in life! 

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Kayla- Teen Photography in Houston, Texas

Ohhh, those teen years. I honestly don't know if given the chance, that I'd want to return to junior high. It can be so hard to maintain your own values, make and keep friends, and of course, focus on your schoolwork...all while dealing with peer pressure and a busier schedule than I remember having at that young age. But while there are many challenges of being a teen, I've found that I also love meeting and photographing junior highers and teens, because they remind me how there are so many amazing young people in the world. Sure, there are teens in the news for all sorts of horrible things, but the overwhelming sense I get as a senior and teen photographer is that they are bright, funny, kind, and lovely. They have big dreams and even bigger hearts. Kayla is one of those amazing 8th graders who I was lucky enough to photograph. She attends Briscoe Junior High School, and loves playing school sports and participating in gymnastics. 

"Honest, kind, and calm-natured" were the words Kayla used to describe herself, and I would agree. She cares deeply for her friends, and spending time with them is her ideal afternoon. "In twenty years, I hope my friends and family can look back and remember me as someone who was very positive", says Kayla. After she finished junior high and high school, she would love to become a veterinarian someday. For this teen session, she wanted photos that conveyed a "country" feel, and we found a wooded area, and a pretty field that captured that for her. She wore pretty tones of brown and blues, and it all worked together perfectly. 

Kayla, you are a delightful young woman, and I can't wait to see how your next few years unfold!

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