I had such an exciting time photographing Baylee! She's graduating from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma this December, and she decided to commemorate the milestone with senior photos in her hometown of Norman. I loved spending the evening with Baylee and learning about her many endeavors, including studying in France and interning for the U.S. Senate! It didn't take much for me to know that this girl is gonna go places in life! Baylee is extremely kind, driven, and is a joy to be around. She's also a dog lover, and when I found out she wanted photos taken with her pup, Maizey, I was of course super pumped! Congrats to Baylee on her upcoming graduation!!
Almost every time I sat down to work on Cindy's photos from her OU Senior Session, it seemed it was cloudy or raining outside. So seeing these bright and sunny photos and Cindy's gorgeous eyes always brought a smile to my face! I can't tell you what a treat it was to take this sweet girl's photos and help her document this milestone in her life of graduating from the University of Oklahoma!
Just look at that smile and those bright eyes! And Cindy's sapphire blue dress was the perfect compliment to our surroundings on OU's campus in bloom.
I'm sure Cindy has walked this path along the South Oval many times during her career at OU. I can't help but get all sentimental thinking about my own experience as a college senior when I was at Texas A&M, and how dear it was to have my photo made in places that felt memorable or important to me.
Of course no Senior Photos are complete with out donning your cap and gown! This is where it get real, y'all.
I'm so excited for Cindy! I think she has a bright and promising future ahead of her!
I understand that there can be a few unknowns about hiring a photographer. My aim is to make sure you have zero unknowns when you hire me. That is why today I'm showing you a little behind the scenes peek and answering all your questions about one of my favorite things –– client galleries!
What is a Client Gallery?
A client gallery is the platform on which you will view, download and share your digital images and purchase your beautifully edited prints after your session.
Why are Client Galleries so Exciting?
Who doesn't like to "ooo" and "ahhh" over their photos!? There's something about viewing your images in this beautifully-crafted grid that I know will take your breath away.
When Will I Receive my Gallery?
Your gallery will be emailed to you just a couple of short weeks after your session. I'm usually pretty darn excited when this time comes!
Is My Client Gallery Mobile Friendly?
100% YES! I love the fact that my clients can view their photos on the go, easily save them to to their phone and post them to Instagram.
How Can I Purchase My Prints?
With the gallery's storefront feature, you don't have to worry about finding another resource for purchasing prints and canvases. Your client gallery is literally a one-stop-shop! How convenient is that!?
Can I Share My Gallery With Friends and Family?
Totally! It's the best way to show off all your brand-new photos, and it's as easy as clicking the "share" button. And say you're sending your newborn gallery to mom... even she can purchase the prints she wants at her convenience!
There you have it! Just another peek behind the curtain of KBP.
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Today I've got a little Throwback Thursday action for ya! I'm taking us back to three of my favorite sessions with my Class of 2016 Seniors. I thought I'd tell you a little about my sessions and get all of you 2017 Seniors geared up for your photo shoots! Whether this is your last year in high school or your final year of college, I hope this post provides you with inspiration and excitement for documenting your time as a Senior!
Margaret's Colorful OU Senior Portrait Session
What's to love: pops of color, iconic campus spots, making the most of a windy day
When Margaret showed up in this adorable Anthropologie top, I knew it was going to be the perfect pop of color without going overboard. My favorite thing about this outfit is how well it coordinates with her surroundings – especially the famous OU campus telephone booth!
When the wind comes sweeping down the plains in Oklahoma, there's only one thing you can do – embrace it. Margaret did just that, as she tamed her blowing locks for this adorable, candid shot in front of the beautiful campus ivy!
No Senior Portrait Session is complete without a classic cap and gown portrait. Underneath the OU Clock Tower, Margaret showed off her precious graduation day ensemble and killer smile.
Ryne's Classic OU Senior Portraits & Dapper OKC Session
What's to love: suit and tie, mums in bloom, basically being a model
When Ryne booked his OU Senior Portraits, he knew he wanted photos that commemorated his time as a Sooner, as well as shots that would carry him through into post graduation. So we split his session in two, hitting up OU's South Oval as well as downtown Oklahoma City.
There's nothing better than picking out a snazzy suit and smiling for some super modern headshots. Ryne is out of college and now into his career, and he's still able to use these photos for all of his professional profiles. Win-win!
Erin's Norman High School Senior Portrait Session
What's to love: the perfect accessories & natural makeup
Erin's style is so much fun. She is somehow able to simultaneously be both natural and bold, simple and eclectic. I love her color choices and layers with this outfit, don't you? And the hat really brings out her personality!
OUMT's Ridiculously Fun Senior Group Photos
What's to love: hilarious outtakes, fierce looks, and so much affection
Talk about a fun session! The 2016 OU Musical Theater seniors had a blast in front of my camera, and I have to say I had just as much fun (if not more) behind it!
I love how well the girls and guys coordinated dresses and shirts. Blues, greens and neutrals are so attractive on this group of senior stunners. We took photos at all of their special places on OU's campus... Carpenter Hall, in front of the fountain, all over the LOVE sign, and along the North Oval.
I have to say, I think more seniors should do group photos. It's the perfect way to document your time together and your friendship, and to celebrate all that's ahead!
One of my favorite things to do before a session is meet with my seniors and talk through all the fun details... what to wear, shooting locations, and how we'll make their photo session unique to them. This ensures that every senior is getting exactly what they want and that all expectations are met! They day of your shoot, expect to become a true model! Between professional hair and makeup and dressing in your new favorite ensemble, you're going to feel like a million bucks. Then when your photos are finished, you'll be wowed with pristine albums, gorgeous framed prints, and an eye-popping new profile pic will be the cherry on top. Your senior photos will be some of the most special ones to you and your family for a long, long time. That's why I'm here to make them great!
Now that spring semester is here, it's time to get your session on the books! Spring dates fill up fast, so don't wait!