Category Archives: Free Spirit

Diana {Senior Pictures; Wayne NJ}

At the end of Diana’s styling appointment I had asked her if there was anything that she saw on my website or pinterest page that caught her eye. She looked up at me and quietly said, I really love flowers in the hair. Ohhhhh, a girl after my own heart! Honestly if someone took my camera away from me and said you cannot do this again I would do something with flowers. They pull at my soul, always have. So do these images (even the ones without the flowers!).

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Teen girl portrait

Sunkissed portrait of teen girl laying in grass at sunset

Have you seen one of my most favorite images from Morgan’s photoshoot ? She has flowers in her hair.

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Senior(s) photoshoot: Northern NJ

There are usually a handful of images that are “it” for me. This photoshoot was no different but then there were so many others that I couldn’t part with.  I had to put them in a magazine and have you tell me. Which ones are your favorite?

Would love to here from you! If you like this take a look here at some other Paige P. magazines.

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A Day at Work with Paige P {Seniors Photographer, Wayne NJ}

I don’t often think of my work as work but shortly before a photoshoot I was on the phone with my son (checking in from college) and looked at the clock. It was a  few minutes before start time. I said, I have to go to work, hung up and then thought, wow, really? This is work? So instead of telling you, I thought I’d show you. I came home with burrs in my shoes, scratched up legs and a whole lot lighter from laughing so much. Take a look. This honestly is a typical day at work for me.

The cherry on top…all video and stills are by my assistant…who happens to be my daughter.

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Emma {Senior Pictures:Kinnelon NJ}

The minute I met Emma for her styling consult I could feel the energy dancing around the room. Without even saying a word I knew how excited she was for her photoshoot. Day of, it was no different. There is nothing better than photographing someone who is so completely and utterly happy to be in the moment that she’s in. Part way through the photoshoot her mom came up to me and said…

You know, this is her dream come true. There was no other photographer for us, we chose you and that was it. Emma has been following you for 3 years.

My heart skipped a beat. And then when I looked at the images, it skipped 2 more beats. Take a look…

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Have you booked your fall photoshoot yet? I only have a few availabilities left. Get in touch!

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Aranka {Senior Pictures, Franklin Lakes NJ}

The day of Aranka’s photoshoot she pulled into the driveway with her Aunt, who, obviously loves her tons AND is a friend of mine who I haven’t seen since high school! We caught up and then she pulled me to the side and said I’m not really sure what you do but Aranka is a little nervous and really needs to have fun. That. Is. My specialty!

It was one of those crisp, blue, blue sky days with a lot of wind which most photographers probably cringe at. I actually like it a lot. I love the movement and it usually makes people feel good. Aranka had brought along a split skirt that took on a life of its own in that wind. I am in love with those images! We laughed so much trying to wrangle it in. So yes, we definitely had fun…just what Aunt Maria ordered!

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P.S. Wishing you a day early Happy Birthday Aranka!

Head on over to my Instagram. I’ve got more content than I can possibly post once a week here on the blog; happy birthdays, events, additional photoshoots and video are posted frequently.

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Happy Labor Day weekend!

Enjoy your weekend and make the most of the end of the summer!

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What you need to know about campus social life series {6}

Lauren attends Colgate, swims and as you can tell from below, a horseback rider.

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HOW I MET MY CLOSEST FRIENDS: The swim team and on my floor in my dorm. It’s easiest to become close to people you are constantly around.

DORM ADVICE: Keep an open door and be friendly. It’s really easy to get close to people on your floor. In regards to roommates, I know most people say “you just have to be able to get along” and I think that is true. Personally, my 2 roommates are my best friends. I didn’t find adjusting to living with people to be too hard.. it’s all about being easy going.

DORM, GREEK, OTHER: Our social scene is split between Greek and house parties, but you don’t have to be involved in Greek life in order to go out. A lot of sports teams have houses/ apartments that they host things in. We have one bar called the Jug that serves to 18+ (No one is really sure how this exists, but it does).

A TYPCIAL WEEKEND IS: A balance between being in the library or being out.

CLUB FAVORITES: Every athlete needs to be part of this volunteer program called “Adopt-a-Classroom” where we spend an hour or so at the local elementary school. This is the only “club” I’m involved in, but I love it.

LATE NIGHT CRAVING: Oh boy.. our dining hall is open 24/7 so late night eating is very prevalent and very dangerous (haha) Starting at 10, Chef Ed makes unbeatable french toast and his own “Ed burgers”.

MOST FUN CAMPUS TRADITIONS: The number 13 is our lucky number (Colgate was founded by 13 men with $13 and our address has #13) It’s fun to recognize many “13” related things on campus and every Friday the 13th is Colgate Day!

FAVORITE DISCOVERY ON/OFF CAMPUS: We have (what used to be) a ski hill on campus that has really pretty hiking trials off of it.

STUDY TIP: Start assignments early. While there isn’t daily homework like high school, you do have to study every day and work on papers/projects very far in advance in order to do well.

SECRET STUDY SPOT: In the science center next to my dorm. They leave the classrooms open at night so my friends and I like to take one and study together.

BEST CUP OF COFFEE: Saxbys!

MOST USED APP: Instagram

HOMESICKNESS: I missed my family the most leading up to breaks. I text my sister and parents almost everyday and call them whenever I miss them a lot. Having a family group chat is a fun way to stay in touch.

SKYPE OR FACETIME: Facetime!

LAST TIME I DID LAUNDRY: I actually did laundry today 🙂

Sorry for such long answers, talking about college is so fun 🙂

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