Birthday sessions have become very popular!! I have always offered this session to my senior Rep. models as an extra add on for them which they absolutely love!!
I usually require them to plan for their session at least two to three weeks in advance. This gives time for proper locations and outfits to match. I treat it just like a regular senior session. We had a different location in mind at first, but that got changed. That didn’t stop us from finding the next location that would work for us. Her first outfit was some ripped jeans with this off the shoulder purple lavender color top that laced up in the front! We tried to get out early enough before it got to hot. I think you can say we made it, a little, Lol!!!
Outside locations are great, but you have to watch for all the traffic that may be in the same locations. The first location was at a park, so you can already think about kids and grandparents. It was more a private area, but we had this one little girl who wanted to watch, so grandpa stood and watched for a little with her before making her go play. Who doesn’t like an audience!
Ravens second outfit was this blue stripped jumpsuit with spaghetti straps!! Cute? Yes it was!!! She actually changed in a Walgreens on the way to our next location because, well I didn’t have my portable changing tent with me. Oh and we stopped to get snacks while there. By the time we got there we had the whole place to ourselves, which was nice for a change. We started off with a cool down because at the time the sun was starting to beam!!!!
We made a little walk over to the bridge and then back under the shade and the stairs. When you are the only person with equipment and photographing, it gets pretty difficult sometimes, but we make it happen.
This outfit made her look fierce!!!!!! Having multiple outfits for your shoot really helps to give you a verity to play around with and a verity of looks. Just with three outfits, it gave a different look and feel for her and the location also plays a role.
Now it was time for her final outfit which she told me was her favorite one! I can see why!! This little blue jean skirt and top gave her this little cowgirl feel, plus we added a hat I brought along as well. We decided from the black and this light pinkish color hat which actually had two black strings that hung from the back, but you couldn’t see them.
We stayed at the same location for this one as well, but I could already see a nice pocket white or brown fence to go with her look!!
Because we stayed in on the same location we had to move around just a little, but to be honest we actually took all the rest of these under the shaded platform. We took a few more breaks for this last shoot. When we were done we were just glad to hit some AC lol!!!!
Birthday sessions are a fun way to help bring in the celebration! Being able to post some great pictures of yourself is always a plus!
Besides if you want to make invitations with some really cute poses you can do that as well. Whatever idea you have and want to create we can work together to do so. This is Ravens second Birthday session and it was a success!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!!!!
If you haven’t already head over the my Instagram page and help wish her a happy 17th 🍰!!