Senior portrait season is well underway, and though I’m absolutely horrible at sharing photos on this blog or social media, I’ll try again and see if this year I can actually share many of the great teens I have been having the pleasure of photographing this summer.
First up is Addie, a senior at St. Dom’s in Auburn. Addie has really impressed me — she’s so well-rounded, she’s who I wish I had been as a teenager. (And I wish I were more like her now!) She’s got brains (the book-smart kind and the practical kind), beauty, compassion, athletic ability, a sense of humor, she’s a go-getter and she’s not afraid to try new things.
Her hobbies include sports (hockey, soccer and lacrosse), robotics, reading, pottery, photography, and I’m sure more that I’m forgetting, or that she’s added since her session. This girl isn’t one to sit around and wait for things to happen.
Scroll on to see more favorites from our session. Hair and makeup is by Allie Roberge of Tagli Salon.
Thanks for a great session and your great attitude, Addie!
One of my favorite senior sessions this year has been with Kaisa, a senior at Oxford Hills. We started at the studio with hair and makeup by Allie Roberge of Tagli Salon.
We did some photos outside as the skies got cloudier, then we headed to a special location near their house.
Shortly after we left the studio, the rain started. We drove through rain the whole half hour to our destination, but as we turned down the narrow country road leading to the photo spot, the rain stopped and the sun came out. The timing couldn’t have been better.
The location for these photos was spectacular — A private property with a field overlooking fantastic mountain views, a barn and wooden fence, gazebo, pond… everything one could ask for.
And of course my favorite part of the session — when Kaisa’s dog, Leo, made a guest appearance. I just love these.
Kaisa’s mom describes her as outgoing with a sarcastic sense of humor, friendly and happy.
She plans on going into the medical field but isn’t sure just what she wants to do yet. She loves to wear dresses, but you’ll most often find her wearing her Birkenstocks with them.
Thanks for a great time, Kaisa and Kathy (and Leo)!
Thanks for bringing me to such a wonderful location, and for being willing to stay out in the light rain at the end.
AND I’m excited that I get to photograph Kaisa’s brother’s wedding next year, at the same great private property!
Maddie is a senior at Leavitt Area High School in Turner. She’s a beauty, that’s for sure.
Her hair and makeup for this session were done here at the studio
by Audrey Martin of Escada Hair Studio in Lewiston.
It poured on her original session date and we rescheduled to what would turn out to be the hottest day of the summer so far. Wow, was it HOT. So we spent a little extra time shooting inside in the air conditioning before we braved the oven outside.
Maddie brought her boyfriend, Carlton, for some photos with her.
Maddie is active in cheering and softball, and she enjoys fishing and hanging out with her friends.
She likes going to the beach, in fact, she’s headed on a trip to the Dominican Republic in a few days.
Partway through the session we headed for McLaughlin Garden in South Paris.
It’s always pretty there and there’s always something in bloom. It also felt a few degrees cooler there…though it was still well into the 90’s.
Maddie has a friendly and warm personality and she’s very easy to talk to. During our pre-session consultation, Maddie’s mom told me she is very proud of how kind-hearted Maddie is.
Maddie was up for anything for her session, and her mom was hoping for some gorgeous head shots and some scenic outdoor photos with flowers and greenery. I’d say the mission was accomplished.
These were just a few of the many beautiful photos we made that day.
Thanks for a great session, Maddie, you made my job easy!
Whitney is a senior at Oxford Hills. She’s a country girl, easy-going, friendly, outdoorsy and has a great smile.
She enjoys fishing, four-wheeling, field hockey, and has quite a collection of cowboy boots.
We went to the river…love the headband!
How cool is this?
Like I said before, gorgeous.
Thanks to Whitney and her mom for a great session and making my job easy.
Makeup done here at the studio by Allie Roberge of Tagli Salon.
Monica is a senior at St. Dom’s. She embodies brains and beauty, and has a fun and giving personality. She brought her mom, dad, stepmom, sister and boyfriend to her session, so there was a lot of fun and laughter throughout the session. She wanted her photos to have a classic look with a little bit dreamy/romantic vibe as well.
She used to play the piano a lot, so I asked her to bring some of her old sheet music.
A floral crown adds a dreamy and romantic look…
Sharing the spotlight with her sister for a few…
Monica has an adventurous and giving spirit. She will be traveling to Mississippi this Spring with the Mission Mississippi group from school and they’ll do work (building, fixing, helping) in the poor communities in Mississippi. They raise money for the trip throughout the year.
Monica loves bold colors (like the sequined top above) and her favorite is orange. It looks great on her, too. And she probably thought I was crazy when I passed her this parasol but she had a great attitude about everything I asked her to do.
Her last outfit was an adorable pink sundress. Once again, playing into a romantic kind of feeling.
Thank you, Monica, for making my job so easy. You are a real beauty, inside and out!
Hannah’s was one of the most fun seniors I photographed this year. She’s smart, funny, beautiful, vivacious, polished, articulate, outgoing and did I mention funny? Hannah is a senior at Poland Regional High School, and she plans to become a lawyer. I can totally see that.
When I spoke with her to plan the session, I asked her what her hobbies were, to see if we could incorporate any of them. She said her hobby is politics, but that wasn’t really something I could take a picture of. I took that as a challenge and tried to come up with some little ways to incorporate her hobby.
I looked online for a Washington newspaper, and the Washington Post site only sold digital editions, so I ended up going on eBay and found one. You probably can’t see the book titles in the small pic above but they are How To Get Elected, An Insider’s Guide to Maine Politics, and The Democrats.
During our chat to plan the session Hannah also told me that she wasn’t very outdoorsy, so instead of doing a lot of country-flavored photos I suggested doing some with a more urban look. So we headed to Auburn and I’m loving the edgier feel to these. Love the red shirt and black outfit with all the brick and concrete, too.
Thanks for a fun and memorable afternoon, Hannah!