I sat down to put a blog post together today and struggled to come up with the right words to say. It's quarantine 2020 and although I have plenty of things to work on here at home I wanted to take my "day off" to put something out in the world that can hopefully distract from the stresses and worries of these uncertain times. My heart goes out to all class of 2020 seniors who are missing out on so many memories from their senior year. I am SO THANKFUL for all of the seniors who I got to spend time with over the last senior season. I truly enjoy getting to know each one of them and I hope the memories from their senior session are a bright spot when they look back at this crazy ending to their high school experience.
Lizzy's Summer Session
OK, now the fun stuff. Lizzy joined the JE Influencer team in the Fall of her junior year and has participated in so many fun group sessions. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her and her family. Lizzy wanted to get two different seasons with her senior session so we had the first half in the summer. We started out with a classy formal look at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City then headed downtown for a more casual vibe.
Lizzy's Fall Session
When Lizzy and I started talking about ideas for her session we talked about how cool abandoned buildings are. Low and behold...Lizzy's family had the connections to get us into a super awesome abandoned factory in Washington, Iowa. We spent some time exploring and I love the images we created using the space. She chose just the right outfit and even decided to style her hair wavy instead of straight. The whole point of having a fall session is to get out in nature. Lizzy lives in the country outside of Washington and has just the right property for fall pics. I love the different feels both locations give and couldn't have asked for a better ending to her senior session.
and there's more
Sorry for this super long post but it didn't feel right to end it without sharing some of my favorites images of Lizzy captured at her Influencer mini session and group shoots. I hope you enjoy viewing these fun images of Lizzy and are inspired to start planning your senior session experience.
If you are in the class of 2021, it's not too early to book your senior session for later this year. Spots are limited each month and will sell out. Let's get the ball rolling and plan your one-of-a-kind senior experience!
If you are class of 2022, 2023 or 2024 stay tuned for Influencer apps to go live this fall. Influencers get a FREE mini session upon joining the team and the opportunity to participate in creative group sessions, make new friends and have a senior portrait experience they will never forget.
I can't wait to start shooting again when everything cools down...will you be someone I get to meet this year?