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Congratulations Class of 2017!

Wishing these girls nothing but the best…a life full of adventures, laughter and happiness. Stay in touch. xoxo, Paige

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Now is the time to book your senior photoshoot class of 2018 girls! Get in touch and let’s talk.

 

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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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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When was the last time you were on a swingset?

Happy Spring! I think it’s finally here in northern NJ. It was a long wait and apparently my Paige P. Senior Model Reps had cabin fever:) They saw a brook and the shoes came off.  I set them loose on a playground and, well you can see the results. I couldn’t get them off the swings until I pointed out the monkey bars. Not even kidding. It’s going to be a very good year with these girls and this isn’t even half of them. So. Much. Fun! Get outside and play.

Group portrait of teen girls in glower garden

I have a few openings left for this summer. Give me a call to book a summer photoshoot while you can.

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Living in color.

All it took was thirteen high school junior and senior girls, fresh white tees and handfuls of color powder. I have to be honest, I come up with these shoots (last year it was mud puddles) and I’m not quite sure if everyone is going to be as excited as I am.

The text read “wear a plain white tee, old pair of jeans, we’ll go barefoot and oh! bring a change of clothes. This is going to be a messy one!

I thought I’d get a lot of questions asking what we’re doing, but nothing. I think it’s safe to say I have yet another amazing bunch of free-spirited, adventurous girls on this year’s team. Take a look.

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Who knows what next year will bring but stick with us through the year (subscribe in the upper lefthand corner). It’s going to be a good one!

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Why I laugh and cry at this photoshoot.

This photoshoot has become an annual event where I start out laughing and inevitably end up crying. I pull together “my girls” who I’ve been working with all year long and my new squad for the upcoming year. I love getting them together because, although I never meant for this to happen, the current girls end up doing a little bit of coaching and put the new girls more at ease. It’s always a silly photoshoot that is all about laughing and letting loose. But then we run out of puddles, color powder (more on that in a future post) and the photoshoot ends.  I say goodbye to my class of 2017 girls; as I said, I inevitably end up crying. I’ve watched them change before me whether they realize it or not and  I really do feel like they’re “my girls”. It’s bittersweet, it reminds me that time is fleeting and I think I’m more emotional than ever since I also have my first child going off to college. So to Bri, Johnna, Nicole F., Nicole W., Natalia and Taylor: keep in touch, let me know when you’re leaving for school and come visit me on breaks. xoxo, Paige.

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You’ve only seen the very beginning of what turned out to be a very colorful photoshoot. Come back next week for more or better yet subscribe in the upper left hand corner to have a post sent to your inbox every Thursday.

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