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Summer nights at the carnival

They were five girls with a fistful of tickets on a perfect July night at the local carnival. The only decisions to be made were which rides and do we go for the cotton candy now or later? When it did come for cotton candy time they were going to give it to us in a bag! We all looked at each other, more or less in shock and then asked for it on a stick. Eating cotton candy out of a bag?!?! Off the stick is far more fun! Thanks to Urban Club clothing for the super cute dresses and tops!

Senior photos on the merry go round at carnivalSenior pictures at the carnival Northern NJHigh School girls at the carnivalHigh School senior portraits at the carnivalSunlit nights at the carnival eating cotton candySenior portraits at the carnivalHigh School senior girls pictures at the carnivalHave you booked your fall photoshoot yet? Get in touch!

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Happy Fourth of July!

All it took was a few American flags, a wide open field and a sun-kissed summer evening to get our photoshoot underway. From all of “my” freespirits to yours… have a happy Fourth of July!

High School Senior girls picture with America Flag

July Fourth photoshoot in Northern NJ

High School senior girl wrapped in American flag portrait

 

Girl running with American Flag

Go to my Youtube channel to see the video from this photoshoot. Happy Fourth!

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Becky G. {Senior Photoshoot: Denville, NJ}

Senior picture of Blue-eyed girlI think if I gave you three guesses to name the sport that Becky is involved in you probably wouldn’t even come close. When I first heard her say it in casual conversation I asked her to repeat it because I thought she was kidding me. It was during hair and makeup. The music was playing and we’re (Michelle/hair and makeup artist, Taylor/my assistant, Becky and I) are chatting. It was Michelle who asked Becky if she’s involved in any sports or clubs. Ready for a guess?…It’s not gymnastics, soccer or volleyball. It also is not track, swimming or skiing. RUGBY!! Yes, rugby. I don’t know a whole lot about rugby but I didn’t even think girls played that sport! Becky is a beautiful blonde with a huge personality. She’s excited for everything and anything. Really. I could tell her we’re going to sit in the mud and she would say I’m sooooo excited! So maybe that’s the personality of a rugby player, I don’t know, but I’ll take it any day of the week.

 

teen girl laying on the beach for a portrait

Teen girl laughing for senior portrait

My fall calendar is open and September is almost full. Get in touch to book a photoshoot.

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My happy list? {Northern NJ Senior pictures}

We have a tradition in our family of sharing 4 happy things at the end of the day. We go around in our little circle of 4 and talk about the good things that happened during the day. In that spirit, after seeing these images I want to share my 3 happy things from last week. These are the last couple of photographs from the last senior photoshoot of last week.

  1. Having an assistant, Taylor (left) who loves photography as much as I do and absorbs every single thing I say.
  2. Working with senior girls like Dezi (center) who are fun, quirky and make me laugh. They remind me every single day how much I love working with this age.
  3. For being able to share my passion with my daughter (right) and to show her how it is possible to make work play.

High School girls getting ready for senior pictures

What are your happy things for the day?

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What you need to know about campus social life series.{5}

Christina goes to West Virginia University and I know she’s loving school!

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HOW I MET MY CLOSEST FRIENDS: My best friend in college is my roommate but otherwise I met my best friends through Greek life. I know Greek life sounds kind of cliché but I highly recommend joining Greek Life because I met so many more people in other sororities and fraternities.

DORM ADVICE: Always keep your room clean. Definitely add the lights and tapestry cause your dorm is your home and if it isn’t cute you’re not gonna want to stay in it. Also try to make friends with every one on your floor for a better time. Lastly, become friends with your RA because they can become a good source for advice.

DORM, GREEK, OTHER: Definitely Greek. There is nothing better than frat row. Going to the fraternity houses is always my favorite and it is just a better way to meet more people.

A TYPICAL WEEKEND IS: Going out with all my friends and sorority sisters to either a frat house or a club and dancing our nights away having a blast. Also in college the weekend starts on Thursdays (lol).

CLUB FAVORITES: I love to go to the clubs Lux and also Whisper. It’s always so much fun because we usually have socials there and it’s a great way to meet people.

LATE NIGHT CRAVING: Usually Clutch which is a wing shop that delivers. I usually get wings with their famous clutch sauce along with mac and cheese with bacon sour cream and peppers. My roommate and I get it at 12 all the time.

MOST FUN CAMPUS TRADITION: After every win for any type of game, it is tradition to sing Country Roads by John Denver. Whenever we sing it I always get the chills because it is such a proud moment for all Mountaineers.

FAVORITE DISCOVERY ON/OFF CAMPUS: There is a place called Los which is off campus. They have the best Spanish food and drinks. My favorite place on campus is a downtown restaurant called Lotsa Mozza. They have make your own brick oven pizza. Everyone loves it.

STUDY TIP: Never wait till the last minute to study because then you will be stressed out and most likely do bad on that exam. Always do homework the day it is assigned so you’re not in a rush. Also, Quizlet will become your best friend.

SECRET STUDY SPOT: I usually go to the library which is a 5-minute walk and rent a study room with my friends. We put our favorite music on and all study together and have fun fooling around during study breaks. We sometimes stay there till 2 in the morning.

BEST CUP OF COFFEE: In the library café called Eliza’s. I usually get a medium white chocolate latte, iced when it’s hot out and hot when it’s cold out. I sometimes drink four of those in one night they are so good.

MOST RECENT GOOGLE SEARCH: Alpha Phi clothes.

MOST USED APP:Definitely Uber. My mom yells at me for how much money I spend on the app.

HOMESICK: I thought about how they would be happier to see me at school and having fun and getting an education. I also thought about how boring it would be to stay at home.

SKYPE OF FACEBOOK: Facetime 100%.

LAST TIME I DID LAUNDRY:Last Monday.

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Victoria K. {Senior Photoshoot: Randolph NJ}

There’s the phrase a ray of sunshine, well Victoria is far more than that. A ray is far too underwhelming. I’d say a bucket full of sunshine is more accurate to describe her. Anything I asked she’d respond in this sing-songy way, Okaaaay.

At the beginning of a photoshoot it sometimes takes a few minutes for the girls to warm up and get relaxed in front of the camera. Not this one! It may be because of her theatre background but I’m more inclined to think it’s ingrained in her DNA. That’s just who she is, easy, breezy, happy and so much fun to be around. She’s off to USC this fall and I can assure her future room mate that she’s hit the lottery with Victoria!

outdoor sunlit portrait of a teen girl

Senior portrait of girl laughing

I love, love, love this image directly above! It’s so rare to capture a teen girl like this and for it to be exactly who she is. Keep on shining Victoria! To see Victoria’s close friends’ also had photoshoots with me take a look here and here.

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Bailey S. {Senior Photoshoot: Morris County, NJ}

Can I tell you a secret? This has never happened before but it almost did. Let me start from the beginning. Bailey’s mom was referred to me by a client. She called to book a photoshoot for Bailey, her daughter and was on board from the moment I spoke with her. We set a photoshoot date and then during Bailey’s styling appointment I asked her if she was excited.

No. Not really. I don’t like having my picture taken.

High School Senior Portrait of girl in pink,

Well that was a surprise but I really did think we had gotten to the point where she was at least looking forward to it, a little. And here’s the secret… on their way to the photoshoot Bailey was on the verge of asking her mom to turn around and go back home! Bailey told me this as she was getting her hair and makeup done. Yikes! Now I’m thinking this is going to be a tough one when actually it was the exact opposite. Bailey is as sweet as they come, self-assured and grounded. She just isn’t comfortable in front of a camera (not that unusual). She relaxed right into it.

Of course, I had to ask if she felt any differently after the shoot. Not so much. Here’s how I feel about this. You may not be comfortable in front of a camera and it may be the last thing you want to do BUT

you need to exist in pictures, 

for the ones who love you and for the ones who you will love in the future.

Beautiful senior girl in pink outfit

girl wearing a boho hat sunlit

Thank you Bailey, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me enough to photograph you even though it made you feel uncomfortable.

P.S. You rocked it!

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