Two things happened last week: 1) I started renting a shared studio space in the Historic West Bottoms and 2) I took these killer images of Aysia that are blowing my mind!
As a senior photographer in Kansas, Spring is a slower season (not as slow as winter… ugh). Once I decided to rent this amazing studio downtown, I knew I wanted to do some shooting right away. I had such a tremendous senior session with Aysia last summer (click here) and was hoping that she would be game for some fun in front of my camera.
We worked with Josie from Bombshell Beauty for professional hair and makeup and Josie went with my vision for this shoot. Believe it or not, I got the purple skirt outfit from Ross for under $20! I had no idea how amazing it was going to look on that vintage couch in the studio. Wow! I wanted some BIG hair and dramatic makeup. During my typical senior portrait sessions, makeup and hair are very natural, which is understandable. So, I wanted to play a little and kick this up a notch!
For the second outfit, I found a bodysuit at Forever 21. Aysia brought her own jeans and heels and my assistant loaned me her great fun, fur jacket, which was from Target! It just goes to show you that you can find statement pieces and not spend a fortune. Oh, I also picked up the sunglasses at Walmart for $5. BOOM! For this outfit, we stepped outside the studio and just went to a couple spots in the West Bottoms; the PERFECT setting for an outfit like this.
I absolutely LOVE how these turned out and we had a BLAST making them. I am so thankful that Aysia and her mom came from Topeka to be my model. I am looking forward to this year and doing more of this. For the first time in over a decade, Thrive Seniors is going to have a model team! It looks like we will have about a dozen senior girls from all over the Kansas City area that will be having fun modeling opportunities like this with me. I have a gazillion ideas spinning through my head of fun shoots to do and I am excited about bringing those ideas to life in 2018. Be on the lookout in the next couple of weeks for my announcement of my Model Squad members. It’s going to be an EPIC year!