I am so excited to show off the first BOY we have photographed in several years. So, if you are a mom of a 2019 senior boy... please email Heidi to request your special edition senior magazine (coming very soon)! Sessions for fall are filling quickly and Spring will be released soon!
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— We love showing off our seniors! Here’s what we've been up to lately.
Just have to post a little footage from our last tournament of the 16's season. My sweet girl has had a fun year and is looking forward to next year already! She loves being a middle blocker!
Carley is an early graduate from Lake Travis High school and has already completed her first semester of college at the University of Texas where she plays soccer! She is so talented and I really enjoyed hearing her perspective on playing division 1 sports as a young freshman. Carlee is so excited about continuing her journey at UT and I am so excited about watching her play! Hook 'em!
I am so excited to share Lauren's gorgeous portrait gallery! Lauren is a 2018 senior at Hays High School. She is a varsity pole vaulter and has been District champion twice, including this year! She was also a varsity cheerleader up until her senior year when she had to make more time for pole vaulting and track because she just signed with Boston University! Lauren is also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. She was a competitive gymnast for nine years which prepared her for her future as a pole vaulter at Boston University.
We braved the breeze for some bluebonnet photos. Because you're never too grown up. xoxo
I am approaching my "off" season which leaves me time to fit in some fun sessions that I can't accept during peak senior portrait season. This is an excellent time for a lifestyle personal branding session for individuals or teams! I'd love to make your unique vision come to life!
$350: indoor session, one outfit, professional retouching and email delivery of 1 high-resolution digital image and print release ($100 non-refundable deposit, applied to final purchase price). Prompt image delivery immediately after payment is processed.
$50: each additional digital image.
$500: indoor session, one outfit (adding/removing a jacket or jewelry is acceptable for variety), professional retouching and email delivery of 5 high-resolution digital images and print release ($100 non-refundable deposit, applied to final purchase price). Prompt image delivery immediately after payment is processed.
Luxe Personal and Team Branding Sessions:
Lifestyle Personal Branding Session
$2750: One subject, 3-hour stylized portrait session including multiple outfit and outdoor location changes, gallery of 35 digital images, professional retouching of each image, DVD with high-resolution images and print release.
Team Branding Session
$3750: For teams of 2-5 individuals, 3 hour stylized portrait session including multiple outfit and outdoor location changes, gallery of 35 digital images, professional retouching of each image, DVD with high-resolution images and print release.
Contact Heidi to schedule your personal branding or headshot session today!
Please meet Sophie, a senior at St. Stephen's in Austin! Sophie is beautiful AND smart. She has already been accepted to all the top Texas schools and is awaiting decisions from private schools before making her final decision about college.
Here's what Sophie's mom had to say about our session!! "Heidi was so great! She spent all day with us and was a complete pro on lighting, makeup, clothing and posing without looking like you’re posing. Shawn, who did Sophie’s hair and makeup, is super talented. Wonderful experience and beautiful pictures." - Karra Guess
Thank you so much for the positive review, Karra! I LOVED working with Sophie!
2018 seniors, we are potentially able to squeeze in 1-2 more seniors if you act quickly! Class of 2019, our Fall calendar is booking now, so be sure to contact us for information about our exceptional senior portrait experience before the prime dates are spoken for.
2018, day 1. I refuse to write New Year's resolutions because they seem like a recipe for failure. I do, however, believe in setting goals. One of my goals for 2018 is to become more comfortable with off-camera flash and lighting setups (both in the studio and eventually on location outdoors). I am excited about the possibilities that lighting can open up for my photos as my style continues to evolve. While I don't yet have the equipment for outdoor lighting, I DO have a nice indoor studio setup that I brought out today with my goal in mind. I worked on testing out settings, light placement, and equipment until my girls were so tired that they were just done. But I think it all worked out quite well because I get to start the new year a little bit closer to accomplishing my goal and I also have these stunning images of their natural beauty. No makeup, no hairstyling, no wardrobe, no accessories. A serious face from each, for sure, but totally "them". So if you'd like to add some studio shots to your upcoming senior portraits, I'm working on it and I'll be happy to add an indoor studio set to your session. Just be patient and be kind. I'm on an upward curve toward learning and nowhere near mastery yet. But I do promise I'll put my heart and soul into capturing YOU exactly as you are, with all your complexities and details. This is 2018, and it looks good.
Paige is a 2018 senior at Lake Travis High School. Not only is she a Cavalette but she is also active as a church intern and in Teen Impact. Paige is on track to change the world and she loves to volunteer her time on mission trips. I loved working with this cute humanitarian! And I was so happy to find some fall leaves for our session!
I'm so happy to introduce WImberley senior, Claire. Not only is she an outstanding volleyball player with 7 years of school and club experience behind her, but she is also a member of National Honor Society and the Friends of Rachel club. Claire has flawless skin and the most crystal blue eyes. She's gorgeous!
Please meet Georgia, a senior at Westlake High School. Georgia has 11 years of experience as a dancer on her company at Alisa's Dance Academy and also has a passion for running. She ran track last year and is currently running cross country this year. Between dance and running, Georgia is one busy girl! And the latest exciting news is that Georgia has been accepted to Baylor University! She'll be the most gorgeous Baylor Bear on campus next year!
My daughter and her date looked extra sharp for homecoming this year! I couldn't resist a little mini session with them before they headed to dinner. And you have to love a young man who humors his date's crazy photographer mom for a photoshoot. The good news was that we spent 15 minutes, tops, on the photos. And I think they had a fantastic evening, even with a city-wide power outage at the beginning of the dance.
I am so pleased to introduce Westlake High School's stunning Skylar. Skylar enjoys photography, drawing and played soccer. She is involved with Interact Club, ASL club, and she works at Cho Sushi... and she is well traveled, with Russia as the favorite place she's been. Skylar's mom asked that I make sure to capture her sweet girl's blue eyes and I think we achieved that goal extremely well! She is just gorgeous! Skylar was styled by Kelly Peterson prior to the session, and then Kelly also served as our hair & makeup artist for Skylar's portrait session.
I am so honored to introduce Julia, a 2018 senior at Westlake High School. Julia is a member of National Honor Society, the Spirit Officer on the Westlake Varsity Cheer team, is a member of NEW club which welcomes new students to the Eanes district, and participates in choir as well. Outside of school she enjoys playing piano and is a member of a charity organization called GETMAD (girls energized to make a difference). With all these amazing accolades and activities, I know Julia is going to excel in college next year (hopefully at Texas A&M)!
Please meet Alia, a 2018 senior at Westlake High School. Not only is Alia elegant and traffic stoppingly gorgeous, she is also accomplished in musical theater, a world traveler, and is fluent in French. I am so impressed by this lovely young lady and enjoyed her session so much that I had a hard time letting it end. We even found time for 6 different wardrobe looks instead of the usual 5. When a client arrives with clothing and shoes this fiercely amazing, I want to capture it all.
I am so pleased to introduce St. Stephen's gorgeous twins, Jillian Isabella. These amazing young ladies dance for the competitive dance company PUSH at Balance Dance Studios, play varsity field hockey at St. Stephen's and are part of the National Charity League! Isabella's current college aspirations are to become a Nurse Practitioner, while Jillian plans to go into business. I can't wait to find out where these dynamic young ladies attend college next year!
Lili has one of the coolest roles at Westlake High School! She is the mascot, "Queso" and was voted as the mascot with the most leadership skills and won a plaque and ribbon. She is also the president of an organization called Venture Crew, a co-ed scouting group that learns teamwork and leadership skills. Lili is a tiny package with a big personality and I absolutely love her style. And I always appreciate a girl who can pull off amazing shoes like Lili can. For Lili, the shoes are the most important part of the outfit and I agree whole heartedly. She rocked her senior session.
I am so excited to show off our first senior of 2018! Olivia is such an accomplished senior that all the colleges she applies to should snatch her up immediately! Not only is she a member of National Honor Society and Westlake's Hyline varsity dance team, she is a counselor at Camp Longhorn, president of GETMAD (Girls Energized Towards Making a Difference), secretary of the Newcomers Entering Westlake club, a member of the Social Emotional Leadership Committee, Girls Education Organization club, National Honor Society club, AND Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has contributed countless hours of community service to each of these organizations while also volunteering with Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, and The Settlement Home, to name a few. Olivia has a special interest in Sports Therapy and injury prevention and recovery. I know she is going to do AMAZING things in the future. Meeting and photographing girls like Olivia is such a blessing and honor. I just love her heart.