I had such an amazing time on my shoot with Alexis and her mom! A lot of times, our shoots feel like time spent with girlfriends out having fun! I get that comment a lot from the seniors’ moms. That is the greatest thing to hear!! I really want the entire senior portrait experience to be fun and amazing from start to finish. We start every session in the chair of one of Kansas City’s best make up artists, Ashley Nelson Studio. She and her team take such great care of my girls! They listen to their ideas and do such an expert job of bringing out their natural beauty. Most of my seniors go for a natural look, but every so often a senior wants something bold. During that time in the make up chair, we get a chance to chat and break the ice a bit before heading out to shoot. Then we run all around town finding the perfect spots that fit the personality and outfit choices of my seniors. One of the favorite choices of a lot of my senior girls is Kauffman Memorial Gardens. I know that it is used a lot, by a lot of photographers, but there is really no place like it in the metro area. It is gorgeous! Sometimes I feel like I would like to go someplace else so that my portfolio had more variety, but I remind myself that although I have been there a thousand times, this is my seniors’ first time and these are THEIR senior pictures, not mine. What ever is best for my client is what I wish to do.
This is what Alexis and her mom had to say about their experience with Thrive Seniors:
Wow! Just spent 4 hours with the Thrive Seniors photo team and what an awesome experience! From the professional make up session to a personalized, creative photo shoots in four locations around Kansas City. Heidi made sure we got all the shots we wanted, no rushing, no stress. What a wonderful memory for my daughter! Can’t wait to see the beautiful photos! – Susan, Alexis’ mom
I had such a great time taking senior pictures with Heidi! I was a little nervous at first going into the photo shoot but she made me feel completely comfortable and she knew exactly what she was doing. The locations that she picked out for me were phenomenal, and she was up for anything. She was so patient and never made me feel rushed. You can tell she is so dedicated! I’m so glad I chose thrive for my senior pictures! I can’t wait to see how they turn out. – Alexis
Alexis just made this already beautiful place look more beautiful. She is stunning!