Tag Archives: High School Seniors

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!).

High School senior portrait of girl with flowers in her hairHigh School senior portrait of girl with flowers in her hair

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.

http://www.paigepphotography.com

Advertisements

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.

http://www.paigepphotography.com

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.

If you liked this video, subscribe to my youtube channel to see more.

http://www.paigepphotography.com

 

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…

Portrait of a teen girl on a lawn chairHigh School senior pictures of girl on beachTeen girl playing ukelele during senior picturesSunkissed beach portrait of teen girlPortrait of Senior High School girl in boho hat

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

http://www.paigepphotography.com

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!

High School senior picture of girl laughing in the windHigh School portrait of teen girl in jean jacketPortrait of a teen girl on a beachHigh School Senior portrait of a girl with windwsept hairHigh School Senior picture of a girl laughing in the wind

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.

http://www.paigepphotography.com

What you need to know about campus social life series. {7}

Andrea is a double major in Health Administration and Human Resource Management at Rutgers.

9A1A4155

HOW I MET MY CLOSEST FRIENDS: Jane was a girl who lived on my floor my freshman year and the first day of school I went into her room and introduced myself and asked her to the dining hall! We are such great friends and live together now.

DORM ADVICE: Its a very small space, keep things clean and respect your roommate or things can get very awkward.

DORM, GREEK, OTHER: I decided to become a founder of a sorority on campus and it was the best decision I ever made. I met so many amazing women and left my mark on the Rutgers community. (More on this in another post!)

A TYPICAL WEEKEND IS…hanging out with friends either watching movies or going out to frat parties and dancing!

LATE NIGHT CRAVING: I’ve never had a fat sandwich but I hear those are all the rage. I’m a classic mozzarella sticks and french fries gal.

MOST FUN CAMPUS TRADITIONS: Football games. Even though we lose almost every game it is still so much fun tailgating and showing our Rutgers Pride.

FAVORITED DISCOVERY ON/OFF CAMPUS

STUDY TIP: Don’t leave anything until the last minute because you always feel bad for those people who have to pull an all nighter the day before an exam, don’t be one of them!

SECRET STUDY SPOT: The Seminary Place library, or the academic building.

BEST CUP OF COFFEEGerlandas Coffee is hands down the best on campus. The barista knows my name personally and my order, don’t know whether to be embarrassed or proud!

MOST RECENT GOOGLE SEARCH: How to calculate GPA.

MOST USED APP: Sakai or my Rutgers app that tells you when the busses are coming what the dining hall is serving and teachers post all announcements homework and quizzes.

HOMESICKNESS: My parents are definitely not proficient in the technology area so it was usually just a phone call. When they were feeling really sentimental they would have my brothers FaceTime me. I do come home a lot though because I’m not too far!

SKYPE OR FACETIME: Facetime

LAST TIME I DID LAUNDRY: Last time I was home lol!
Don’t miss this series! Subscribe in the upper left hand corner of this page.

http://www.paigepphotography.com

YOUR PERSONAL ESSAY IN PICTURES

This is a repost for those of you in the midst of college essays…

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PERSONAL ESSAY & A PHOTOSHOOT

I’ve been in search of a college advisor to help with the personal essay portion of the college application. While speaking with an advisor today, she was explaining how she likes to pull threads eventually getting to the core of who that person is. What makes them tick and why…their true personality. She was giving examples, we discussed my son and she spent a whole lot of time with me (awesome!). Towards the end of our conversation

I blurted out, you do exactly what I do the only difference being is that I photograph their personality.

I told her I was a seniors photographer and started to continue when she said, I know you! You’re Paige P. It was funny and yes, I have to admit gratifying BUT the point is, a photoshoot is not much different (ok, it’s a whole lot more fun!) than a personal essay. You’ll have the gestures, looks and smiles that you’ve fallen in love with over and over for the past 17 years. Now it’s time to get it down on paper before they leave and to call me to set up a shoot. September is filling up.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at my YouTube channel to see the full experience. Have you subscribed to it yet?

http://www.paigepphotography.com