Maddie and I have been chatting about her senior session over the last two years. Where she thought she might want them, what she might wear… what vibe she wanted. We talked about doing them in Texas, some other wild locations, or in her home town of Owasso. Ultimately, we decided to travel up to her and shoot her senior session. When she showed me some images of what she wanted… I knew that downtown Tulsa was the spot. I grew up in Tulsa, I knew some locations that would give her what she wanted. I knew I wanted her to have some variety as well.
The weather was absolutely perfect the day we shot. We even tried to ride some of the green scooters (oh it happened, just not that day). A sweet little cupcake shop added the perfect little extra something to her session. However, can you ever really go wrong with cupcakes??
Maddie’s senior session was a little bittersweet for me. She’s my girl. My baby. She graduates from Owasso High School in May and I’m quite sure I’ll be a blubbering idiot as she walks across the stage. However, she has so much greatness ahead of her.
While she’s been accepted in to OSU, she’s actually going to attend a local community college and knock out her basics. She will purse a degree in criminal justice…. and if you know Maddie… you know that it will be right up her alley. All that arguing will be put to great use! (kidding… kinda).
I am so proud of the person that she become. I don’t really think she hears it enough and that is something we all need to better at. She is a remarkable young lady and I am honored to watch her finish up this chapter and start her next one.
When you were a little girl.. what were your dreams?
When someone gives you a compliment… what do the little girls around you hear when you respond?
We all have things we have had to overcome in our lives. The fact that you are still standing means that you are a warrior. In the month of March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. It only seemed fitting to celebrate the little girls we are raising and teaching to be bigger than their dreams.
Each of these girls that you see here have a lifetime of challenges to face. They will have to be their own superhero and warriors and learn how to become strong and resilient.
Will you teach them to be how to be a warrior or their own superhero? I will.
I believe that it takes a village to raise strong children, girls or boys. It takes a community to teach them how to be leaders and warriors in their life. To teach our children how to be respectful, to believe in their dreams, and to rise above negativity and adversity, is ultimately our responsibility. The girls that are growing up right now are faced with an unreal expectation of beauty because of how girls are portrayed in social media. My goal with my business, Beautiful Evolutions Photography, is to help each girl discover and define her own type of beauty. Imagine a world where we built each other up instead of being negative and comparing ourselves to each other. Now that’s a world I want our children to thrive in.
Comment below and tell me your hopes and dreams for the little girls in your life? Interested in scheduling a shoot to celebrate her own beauty and strength? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. M booked a session for her new hubby. They have a beautiful story and I’ve been lucky enough to document parts of their story, including their wedding. However, Hubby was deployed RIGHT after the wedding and she wanted to send him something for the holidays that made him excited to come home. Not that he wasn’t already excited… but I can only imagine how impatient he was after receiving this pictures as a gift. She knew exactly what she wanted and did an incredible job choosing her outfits. She’s just so beautiful… she really does make my job easy.
Boudoir Photography: Beautiful Evolutions
I am a portrait photographer that specializes in boudoir photography. I have spent the last three years focused in on this type of photography and can tell you that it is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. Can you imagine being able to look at yourself and see what everyone else tells you they see? My goal in each session is to show these women that they are beautiful and that, with the right photographer, boudoir sessions can be so much fun. I love being able to show women how to appreciate and love their bodies. Society tells us that beauty is defined in certain ways… I completely disagree and think that each woman defines beauty in her own way. Each woman that trusts me to book a session, is a strong woman and I hope that I show her just how powerful that can be.
Luann and Sally contacted me not long ago, needing to get some head shots. They were working on a new business and were getting the last few things done to get their website done. This beautiful Mother-Daughter duo have opened up a family business together in the court reporting industry, Gill Reporting Group. I pulled this from their website, because I love how they have told the story. “Family business roots run deep for LuAnn and Sally Gill, descendants of a proud man who had three sons, one daughter, and his devoted wife, Sally Metheny, who, together, in the early 1960’s, started a successful family landscape business that grew to a size and a reputation no one could have dreamed.Little did he know then, but the desire to start another family business would take root for his next two generations: his daughter and granddaughter, and that’s where Gill Reporting Group, LLC, begins. It was known as “Mom & Me” in the beginning, which was suggested and inspired by the beloved Sally Metheny, mother and grandmother of this mother-daughter duo. So, in the spirit of “Mom & Me,” they planted their Texas reporter-owned court reporting business in Johnson County, Texas, where small towns enjoy the country life but are connected to the city life of Fort Worth, by the new Chisholm Trail Parkway.”
They spent the afternoon getting hair and makeup done and then came to the studio for the head shot photo shoot. Watching them smile and laugh, you could easily tell they were eager to get this business up and running and share their story and the passion for what they do. We decided that instead of taking all “traditional” headshots, we would change it up a little bit. Court Reporting probably isn’t the most exciting careers… but we could still have fun with their images to help tell the story of who they are a little bit.
Head over to their website and learn more about Luann and Sally and the different types of services they offer. Gill Reporting Group.
Head Shot Photography: Beautiful Evolutions
Head Shot photography truly is one of the easiest ways you can elevate your brand and your business. Setting yourself apart with you image is a great way to not only connect with your customers you have currently, but also to give a first impression to your potential clients before you are in front of them. Having a photographer that understand what your business is, what your goals are, and can help you create images to tell your story is invaluable. I invite you to sign up for my email guide that will give you our Tips & Tricks to a great head shot session.
Ms. L scheduled her session as a Christmas gift to her husband. He’s out on the road a lot and she wanted to make certain that she kept the passion going strong in their relationship. She brought some amazing choices to wear for her session. We were shooting a Calendar Girl session so she had more than enough images to choose from when we designed her calendar.
One of the greatest things about boudoir sessions is helping a woman see herself through someone else’s eyes. Ms. L has gone thru some changes in her body of the years and she wanted to see herself the way her husband sees her. She is a gorgeous woman and my hope is that she sees that her version of beautiful is strong and powerful.
Boudoir Photography: Beautiful Evolutions
One of my biggest goals this year is to tell the stories of some of the women that come into our studio. I think it is so important to see others being strong and doing photo shoots that are intimate and personal. Boudoir Photography is my very favorite thing that I shoot. I love being able to show women how to appreciate and love their bodies. Society tells us that beauty is defined in certain ways… I completely disagree and think that each woman defines beauty in her own way. Each woman that trusts me to book a session, is a strong woman and I hope that I show her just how powerful that can be.