Let’s Go Urban | Senior Portraits | Geneva Illinois

She had a very specific request and I was doing a HAPPY DANCE when she asked me!

Maxine’s mom contacted me about setting up her daughter’s senior portraits before she left for college. Yep, she’s off to college this Fall. Sometimes life gets moving PRETTY FAST, and things don’t fit in when you want them to. Senior portraits were important to Mom and Maxine + they wanted them done in an urban setting.

This is where I insert my HAPPY DANCE!

It’s no secret that senior portrait stories are my absolute favorite, and adding in a downtown backdrop with fun colors, buildings, cars going by {and of course honking}, and all the energy, adds to the fun-factor. Add in Maxine’s fun personality and we had a great mix! So don’t let Maxine’s stare-down trick you into thinking she doesn’t know how to play in front of the camera. She was up for all my ideas and relaxed in front of my lens in a FLASH.
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In my Senior Portrait Collections I ask seniors to fill out a questionnaire before we chat about their location, wardrobe, + style ideas, so I can start to create the session that fits their story.  Maxine’s questionnaire gave me some great starting points, and then after talking I found out she uses her sunglasses more as a headband during the day than glasses 😉

YEP! Gotta use those in her senior story! It’s the “LITTLE” details that help make the biggest memories, so don’t be shy about opening up when we meet at the consultation with all the little, + big, details that are YOU.senior-portraits, senior-photographer-near-me, professional-portraits, senior-pictures, Geneva-IL, Geneva-IL-photographer

Maxine has a lot going on this Fall with her volleyball team + focusing on her engineering goals. She certainly has no shortage of ambition! Since she’s a college athlete, I thought I’d start her practicing her “Game Face” early. I love her smile, but she’s also got a pretty good game face too, don’t you agree?

The last tidbit from our session is what I learned. We’re never too old to discover something new 😉  I put together a playlist for all my seniors based on their favorites. Maxine chose songs I’ve never heard before, so it made creating her playlist all the more fun.

Have you heard of “All These Things That I’ve Done” by the Killers or “Float On” by Modest Mouse? Maybe you have, could be a generational thing, but I found a new genre that I’ll be exploring on Spotify.

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The FUN comes in planning the details, and that’s exactly what I do with each individual senior. These moments come & go so fast, and having these images to look back on are a BIG DEAL! Up next, Mom and I are meeting to design + get Maxine’s beautiful self into print to complete this chapter of her story.

If you’re interested in creating your final high school story and showing the world YOUR KIND OF BEAUTIFUL, let’s chat and plan your Senior Session before all the Fall dates are gone.

 

 

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  • LeslieAugust 8, 2018 - 12:46 pm

    These photos are beautiful! We have been so happy with your service and attention to detail. Thank you, Andrea! ReplyCancel

    • AndreaAugust 8, 2018 - 2:35 pm

      Thanks so much for searching me out Leslie! I had a great time with you both! Happy college days to your Sweet Girl!ReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 8, 2018 - 12:29 pm

    Gorgeous!  So happy my friend asked for a recommendation once she saw Sophie’s Senior Portraits! ReplyCancel

    • AndreaAugust 8, 2018 - 2:41 pm

      Thank you for recommending my photography, Sue! It means so much💖ReplyCancel

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