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Sneak Peek Friday | Makenna | Senior Portraits

I have a very special senior portrait session to share with you today! Oh how I love this girl. She’s smart and funny and quick witted. She’s got boatloads of talent. Let me tell you — this girl can sing! She also happens to be gorgeous. And she has no idea how beautiful she really is. She’s got big dreams and big plans, and she’s working on making them a reality. I love people that don’t limit themselves: the dreamers, the doers and the change makers. She’s one of those people.

Meet Makenna.

Oh, and did I mention she’s got this awesome vintage style? To die for. Unique. And it made this portrait session so much fun!

Makenna and I had an amazing time just outside Las Vegas in this great middle of nowhere desert town called Nelson. We embraced that vintage style of hers and planned a shoot that would show it off. And we laughed. Seriously, I loved everything about this shoot.

Makenna’s latest adventure is off at college in Oregon! She’s in love with the green surroundings and the drastic change from desert life. She’s soaking in the rain and the clouds and the scarf-wearing weather, and she’s studying languages and culture and working toward kicking butt with those incredible vocal skills of hers.

It was such an honor to create Makenna’s senior portraits. I really do feel so lucky to know so many amazing teens with big dreams and the will to reach them.

I can’t wait to see where the future takes you, girl. You’ve got this!

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Coffee Monday | Styled Shoots and Inspiration

Happy Monday, Peeps! In this episode of Coffee Monday, I talk about a few of the styled shoots I’m planning for the next few months. I LOVE styled shoots. If you’ve ever flipped through the pages of a fashion magazine, you’ve seen one. And if you’re unsure of what they are, they’re basically photoshoots that are styled around a particular theme. The makeup, the hair, the clothing, the accesories, the props — everything is put together in such a way as to support the theme. And the theme can pretty much be anything you dream up. That’s what makes them SO fun!

If you would like to do something a little different for your portraits, I highly recommend brainstorming with me and creating a styled shoot! We would dream up the perfect theme — one that represents you and something that you love. And then I would pour my heart into finding just the right location, just the right props, just the right mood to make that crazy idea a reality. Want an enchanted forest theme? We can totally do that. Even in the desert. Want a beach theme? Oh yes, we can make that happen right here in Vegas.

So here’s a little snip of me talking about the themes for some styled shoots I have coming up over the next few months. I can’t wait to share the final products with you! And I add a little inspiration for your week ahead (I couldn’t help myself!). (My apologies for the UFO hovering in the background. Clearly, there was one, because that’s the only thing that could explain the crazy noise in the video. I’ll get this video thing under control one of these days!…)

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