I love photographing high school seniors! Being around them makes me feel like a teenager again AND I also get to do hair and make-up which is pretty much my idea of fun. Another great part of a senior session is stylizing the shoot. The clothes, the location, the hair... it's like the week before prom or a special occasion when you have all that excitement built up. I should explain, in case you didn't know yet, that I was blessed with two wonderful boys -- but getting the opportunity to dress girls other than myself is the type of fun I couldn't really have with them! I mean, I could but I doubt they would appreciate me putting them in dresses or doing their make-up! ;)
So, this is how it works. By now you must know how much I love fashion. A few days before the shoot, the girls send me pictures of themselves trying on outfits that they've chosen and I offer them fashion advice. On the day of the shoot I help them put together the final touches right down to the accessories! By the time they are in front of my camera they are ready to rock 'n roll!!! It doesn't matter if it's senior boys or girls, we have so much fun throughout the shoot. Now tell me this isn't the sweetest job :)
Here's a few of my favorite "Senior" moments from this year! Meet my A-list ROCKSTARS, Amanda, Jackie, Kayla, Bobby and Nick!
Name: Amanda McCormack. Most people just leave the A out in Amanda and call me Manda.
High School: Braintree High
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Hobbies/Interests: I love to dance! I'm on the varsity dance team at my high school.
On my playlist: my playlist is filled with country! I love country!!!
This thanksgiving, I'm thankful for...: my family, boyfriend, friends and puppy (:
On my Christmas wish list: I don't really know what I want for Christmas. The only thing I've asked for so far is an Alex and Anni bracelet from my boyfriend
Favorite Quote: "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite"
Favorite movie: my favorite movie is always changing. At the moment it's the hunger games.
Favorite place to shop: my favorite place to shop would be Delia's ( also my work) and forever 21
Who inspires me and why? my coach Jamie Hale Campbell is very inspirational to me. Also my mom and dad have always been an inspiration to me.
If I could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why? if I could be someone for a day it would be any famous and skilled dancer
What has been my proudest moment by far: winning the New England dance championship
My most embarrassing moment: I've had so many embarrassing moments it difficult to think of a specific moment
What do I fear? my biggest fear is snakes and spiders
Who has made a positive impact in my life: again, my coach Jamie Hale Campbell has had a very positive impact on my life. She trained me to be a better dancer and she increased my confidence
Me in three words: caring, confident and happy
Where do I see myself ten years from now: ten years from now I wanna be a pediatric nurse and married/engaged
White, Milk or Dark chocolate? :) MILK CHOCOLATE ALL THE WAY
Early bird or night owl? I am neither an early bird or night owl. I fall asleep on the couch every night pretty much and hate waking up early
Name/Nickname: Jacqueline Bengtson. Jackie
High School: Braintree High
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Hobbies/Interest: Cheerleading/Panera Bread
On my playlist: The Lumineers!!!!!
This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for...: My nana's good health
On my Christmas wish list: Satin PJ's from Victoria's Secret
Favorite quote: "If you can't handle me at my worst you don't deserve me at my best" -Marilyn Monroe
Favorite movie: 500 Days of Summer
Favorite place to shop: Forever 21
What I fear: I have lots of little fears - elevators, spiders, revolving
Me in three words: creative, loving, determined
Where do I see myself ten years from now? as a Dermatologist!
White, Milk, or Dark chocolate??? Milk Chocolate!!!
Early bird or night owl? Night Owl!
Name: Kayla Marie
High School: Silver Lake Regional High School
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Hobbies/Interests: Dance (ballet & hip hop), Tennis, and Running
On my playlist: Edwin McCain, The Goo Goo Dolls, Jennifer Hudson,Lil Wayne, Adele,MGK,MGMT, Snow Patrol, Kendrick Lamar, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Rowland,Wale, Lady Antebellum,He is We, Ja rule, 2Pac,Nutcracker, Mariah Carey
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for...: Family, House, Electricity, Food, Baby sister Anna, school, my bestfriend Victoria and my boyfriend Christopher !
What's on my Christmas wish list: Laptop, new iPod cover, iTunes, DSW, and Macy's gift cards, and Abercrombie clothes.
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite place to shop: Braintree plaza and Boston( Faneuil Hall & Newbury Street)
Who inspires me and why? My mom because she has been through a lot and still always seems to pull through & succeed ... And she tolerates me :)
If I could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: The president: to see how hard the job really is, what they have to deal with, how much of a normal life ( like privacy they lose) and maybe find out a few secrets!
What I fear: Failure
Who has made a positive impact in my life: Mom, Nana & Grandpa, and uncle Brian And Dr. Sundaramoorthy
Me in three words: Conscientious, Sweet, and Creative......
Where I see myself ten years from now: Working in a hospital with children
Milk, white or dark chocolate? White!
Early bird or night owl: Night owl :3
Name: Nicholas Louie/Nick
High School: Braintree High School
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, computers,photography, tennis
On my playlist: Ellie Goulding - Hanging On
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for...: uhm...my dog, Lucy.
What's on my Christmas wish list: Effie's 5DMKII
Favorite place to shop: Abercrombie & Zumiez
Who inspires me and why: Jessie Ventura - anti government corruption
If I could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: Who better than myself?
What has been my proudest moment by far: Getting a hole in one in minigolf, in the wrong hole.
Most embarrassing moment: I fell down the stairs in middle school and touched someone inappropriately by accident.
What I fear: Pouring my cereal in the bowl only to find out there's no milk left.
Who has made a positive impact in my life: Jess Wong
Me in three words: Go away, please.
Where I see myself ten years from now: Fighting crime.
White, milk or dark chocolate? White
Early bird or night owl? Night Owl
Name: Bobby Derbes
High School: Abington High
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Hobbies/Interests: Lacrosse all day every day
On my playlist: John Mayer
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for....: Family
What's on my Christmas wish list: IPad
Favorite movie: Stepbrothers
Favorite place to shop: Southshore Plaza
If I could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: Jack Derbes (my younger brother) why not
My proudest moment by far: getting driver's license
What I fear: Spiders
Who has made a positive impact in my life: mom
Me in three words: caring, entertaining & a leader
Where I see myself ten years from now: as a Brain surgeon
White, Milk or Dark chocolate: White & milk
Early bird or night owl: early bird