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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?

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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…

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

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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!

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!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Catie & Lauren R. {Senior Pictures: Kinnelon NJ}

I know I’ve mentioned before how much I love photoshoots with sisters. This one with twins Catie and Lauren was no different. We had originally scheduled this for the winter but ended up rescheduling it to one of those unusual days in early spring when the weather was actually cooperating and it felt like early summer.

It sounds odd but there is almost a rhythm that twins/triplets have with each other. It’s not something I can place my finger on but it’s a give and take that is almost rhythmical. I experienced it with Bri and Johnna last year also. I find it fascinating. There’s a comfort level between them that makes the entire shoot extremely calm.

Wistfully, their mom had said they had their portraits when they were babies and now as seniors before they’re off to college this coming fall to 2 different schools.

Twin sisters' senior pictures

 

Sunlit girl laying in field of grass for senior portrait

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