Dakota, her mother and I met at one of my favorite exclusive locations because there are so many different spots that make great backgrounds and props. The weather was perfect for being mid November here in Wilmington, Ohio. We were however almost attacked by 2 small puppies towards the end of our session - ha ha! Dakota had brought her gorgeous puppy to her senior session. Even though he was too excited to sit still but we were able to get a good photo in there. Thanks for a great session Dakota!



Kelsie was really excited to take her senior photos and I was just as excited to be apart of that moment. When I brought Jessica over to do hair and makeup we knew by talking to Kelsie that it was going to be a great session. 

However, with a bad storm trying to push through we were able to beat end our session about 5 minutes before it started to poor (some places had a tornado watch). Regardless of the thunder we heard and the lightening we witnessed from afar, we were able to utilize the main strip in downtown Lebanon, Ohio to our advantage. From the train tracks (no they were not in use) to the ice cream parlor, we captured some fantastic memories for Kelsie, her handsome godson and her beautiful friends to cherish forever. Whitney and Kaylyn defiantly made Kelsie’s session so special as we were able to capture their true friendship through my camera lens. Now these girls can look back 20 years from now and smile from ear to ear about that fun and special day.

Homecoming Tips & Tricks

Woo Hoo! It’s time for homecoming and you need to prepare girl. So lets talk about some last minute tips that will help you on this big day.

First, make sure that you give yourself at least 2 hours to get ready and another hour for photos. I’d rather be ready much earlier than needed than to be rushing my eyeliner and mascara. Just know that something will come up and you will need more time. It could be your hair isn’t cooperating or you got something on your dress. Just be sure you have enough time.

Now, let’s think about your skin. No matter what your skin type is (dry, oily) you need exfoliate to get that smooth, fresh looking skin prior to applying your makeup. This will leave your concealer and foundation look evenly applied and give you that glow that every girl dreams of! Speaking of concealer and foundation, use a primer. You worked hard to put that makeup on so let’s make sure that it stays on all night. Otherwise, it will begin to wear off before you even get to homecoming!

Next, if you have dry or flaky lips then they need exfoliated too. Look for a home recipe online if you don’t have time to rush out to the store. If you plan on wearing lipstick, choose one that has a stain in it. Other lipsticks will tend to fade very quickly and also get on your (or your dates) clothing. That’s not very easy to get out! So choose a lip stain that is one shade darker than your own lips. Practice using it PRIOR than putting it on right before you head out the door for photos. 

All that hard work and you (or someone else) managed to get something on your dress/outfit? First, DO NOT RUB! Rubbing will only cause it to smear and become more of a problem. Your best bet is to get a tide pen and follow the instructions. If you remember anything, remember to dab, dab, dab!

The most important tip is to have a great night! Don’t feel self conscience because you are beautiful! For more tips, check out our “Celebrating Seniors” fb page here.

“Celebrating Seniors” is also hosting a contest on fb and instagram for a chance to win $25 towards your session on November 5th 2016 right here in Wilmington, Ohio.