It’s PROM!! Well it was on Friday night for Tom and Renae, talk about looking a-maz-ing! I know I have said this before about them in last year’s Junior and Senior prom posts, but with it being their last and final prom, it was a different kind of feeling. Yes, I just said last and final prom, Tom and Renae are a year apart in school so this was their fourth high school prom. I thought going to my two proms was overwhelming, but Renae and Tom made all of their glamorous nights look so easy.
Tom looked handsome in his all black suit with a white jacket. He also borrowed a friends car so he could drive Renae around in style. Renae’s ivory lace and blush Jovani dress was gorgeous and showed off her tan beautifully. They danced and twirled under the lovely willows and whispered secrets on the bridge.
Getting to work with high school seniors and learning about their passions is amazing. Lately, I have been working with a lot of athletes, many of them like Tom play more than one sport. Tom has been a soccer player since he was allowed to start playing, and when he got to high school he started wrestling. I meet Tom a few years ago and have worked with him the past two fall seasons for his soccer action collages.
This time around I got to go out on a shoot with Tom to his high school’s bleachers, so many football games watched from those seats. Not to mention all of the games that he got to play on that field, with the fans in the stands cheering Tom and his team on. While Tom is a star on the soccer field he is also a champion wrestler, this year Tom took #1 in his district for wrestling.
Good luck next year Tom in the beginning of your college journey and PA career.
For me, I loved playing sports, hiking, and camping, the pictures I took at prom were kind of like my school pictures. In front of a backdrop that looked nice, but told no story as to who I was. That’s when I got the idea prom pictures should be taken at a place that means something to you and your date.
PROM… it’s like a magical word when you’re in high school. It kind of is! The glitz and glamour, the dresses and hair do’s, the tux’s; OF COURSE it’s one of the highlights of Junior and Senior year! And why wouldn’t it be? In my area, prom is like a mini wedding, but that makes for a very memorable night.
If you are an athlete, why not combine the glamour of prom with your passion?! When Renae asked me to do her pictures for her junior prom, I incorporated soccer since her and her date have played pretty much their whole lives. A year later we headed out with a few of Renae’s friends and played off the athlete’s glamorous night.
Shannon and Erin play softball, while Renae is a soccer player; being able to show off their love of sports and love of fashion was so much fun.
Maddy and I met last year through Renae, and worked together this past fall on her soccer collage with her brother. I was so excited to get to work with Maddy again and this time not from the sidelines of a soccer field. During last week’s snow storm, Maddy and I headed out into the snow squalls for some fun snowy junior year portraits. We choose a local park in Gloucester Township, that has a beautiful lake and was right down the street from both of us! Tuesday’s wintery mix laid the perfect white snow on the ground, but the rain made it icy and a little slippery. As we slid our way out to the lake, we started laughing that there were geese walking around on the ice doing better than we were.
Maddy nailed her winter, snow outfit!
If you are looking for the perfect snow day portrait session outfit, check out where Maddy got her outfits at these links:
As promised, Lauren’s second part of her senior session is here and I am so excited to share! We shot on a beautiful fall day at Washington Township Lake Park, the lake and colorful fall leaves made an amazing colorful backdrop for her faded green sweater.
I love all the different aspects of photography, portraits are where I focus, but sports might be the most fun and challenging for me. I started photographing soccer when my sister was in middle school, at that time I had a long way to go before I could even say that I was a sports photographer. While I didn’t think that I would still be shooting sports 6 years later, I am so glad I kept with it. I now love shooting sports and creating special one of a kind action collages for athletes.
This year, I was hired to create action collages for all 23 seniors on the Highland soccer teams. I was nervous and excited to accept the challenge of shooting 10 plus players at each game. If you have tried to photograph a soccer game before or even just watched a high school game, you know the players are on and off the field and move fast. While it took me a game or two to know all the athletes names and numbers, the excitement and quick on my feet thinking along with the jumping up for a header, out running the defense, and of course the game winning goals, made these collages look amazing!
Congratulations to the Highland Girl’s and Boy’s teams on a great season.
I have worked with Lauren a few times now, she is on her high school’s varsity soccer team and I have done action shots of her for two years. This year I was so excited when her mom told me they were ready to get the action collage this year and they wanted senior portraits!
We met and talked about what Lauren wanted for her pictures; she wanted a colorful fall setting, but liked the main street in Haddonfield. I was almost jumping up and down when she said she wanted to shoot in Haddonfield. I love driving up and down Kings Highway looking at all the cute little shops.
Lauren and I meet at the Starbucks and headed down to the “town center square.” The gazebo shooting towards Kings Highway made for the perfect small town vibe we were going for.
Lauren squealed with joy and excitement when I showed her a few shots.
Stay tuned for the second part of Lauren’s senior portraits.
When you look up prom on Google you will find article after article, picture after picture, and checklist after checklist. These articles and pictures and checklists tell you “everything you need to know about” prom. Today prom is so much more than just a glamour night, the lead up to the dance is a big deal now too. Promposals are asked, girls spend the afternoon getting ready, the guys pull on their jacket and pick up their dates, and meet up with a group of friends for group photos. For Renae and Tom, they go take pictures before they meet up with the group.
These two are so much fun to work with, I’ve posted about them before. Our high schools have junior and senior proms because the classes are pretty big. Renae found a beautiful lake with a water fountain in the middle of it. As beautiful as the lake was, Tom and Renae made the lake look just like a lake, because they looked stunning all dressed up.
While we had a great time shooting, it was nothing compared the amazing time they had at prom.
Kelsey was so much fun to work with. It may have been almost 90 degrees, but Kelsey’s down to earth country style and love for our country and sports made for a wonderful session. The lake at Washington Township lake park was the perfect backdrop for her southern style.
Kelsey’s sweet smile shined through the session, and her smile when she saw the pictures got even bigger. I couldn’t wait to continue shooting with her after an amazing time in front of the lake, so we moved over to the athletic fields. Kelsey will be playing lacrosse in college, and we wanted to capture the amazing athlete within her.
Everyone is excited to graduate, no matter if it is from high school or college. The cap and gown do have a meaning and you can learn more about it, here. It is now a long standing tradition, but that does not mean the pictures have to be in front of a backdrop in a studio. Renae wanted pictures that would show her personality and love of life!
It was a beautiful day for our shoot, the sun was shining bright, and Renae looked amazing in her strapless light pink dress and adorable white bow wedges.
While Renae is still here on the ground, she will be flying off to college in August to play soccer at Armstrong University in Georgia.
Congratulations Renae on your high school graduation and good luck next year in college.