SENIOR PROTRAIT OUTFITS

  Senior portraits can be one of the most exciting parts for a teen in their last school year. Long gone are the days of just a simple cap and gown photo. Today, it is more like a photo shoot which is so much more fun! It can be a little hard to figure out what to wear and how many looks to take on location. So here are a few tips for any Senior on their big photo shoot day!   First of all, try not to take your whole closet. I know it's hard, but if you can narrow it down to 5 or 6 different looks, it will make the day a great deal easier on you and your photographer.    Try on your outfits with shoes and accessories and be sure to have someone snap a photo. If it looks good on a phone pic, just imagine what it will look like in a professional photo.  Make sure that your accessories, shoes, and articles of clothing can mix and match together. That way when you are on location and aren't feeling that necklace you brought to go with your favorite dress, you will have options.  I've created five different looks to give you inspiration while choosing your outfits.  Have fun on your big photo shoot day!

Senior portraits can be one of the most exciting parts for a teen in their last school year. Long gone are the days of just a simple cap and gown photo. Today, it is more like a photo shoot which is so much more fun! It can be a little hard to figure out what to wear and how many looks to take on location. So here are a few tips for any Senior on their big photo shoot day!

First of all, try not to take your whole closet. I know it's hard, but if you can narrow it down to 5 or 6 different looks, it will make the day a great deal easier on you and your photographer.  

Try on your outfits with shoes and accessories and be sure to have someone snap a photo. If it looks good on a phone pic, just imagine what it will look like in a professional photo.

Make sure that your accessories, shoes, and articles of clothing can mix and match together. That way when you are on location and aren't feeling that necklace you brought to go with your favorite dress, you will have options.

I've created five different looks to give you inspiration while choosing your outfits.

Have fun on your big photo shoot day!

HAPPY JULY 4TH

Looking for a July 4th outfit that will be patriotic without loosing your style? For me its all about how you balance the colors and this great Nation has some amazing ones to work with. I chose to use white for the majority of this look because its a neutral and will create balance between the 2 bolder colors red and blue. Blue is my "signature color" so obviously I chose it as my standout color using the tank, ring and earrings. Finishing with red sandals and a bracelet delivers a perfectly balanced cohesive look.  Please everyone have a safe and fun filled July 4th weekend! 

BOHEMIAN STYLED SHOOT

 I was asked to style the hair for a  Lea Nicole Photography  shoot and I fell in love with the bohemian concept. The models are perfection in the  SAJA  wedding and bridesmaid dresses. The shoot was in Auburn, Al (WAR EAGLE) at the  Fountainview Mansion  on a very cold day but you would never know with the way the pictures came out! Simply STUNNING! And this picture made the cover of  Southern Bride Magazine !!!!!

I was asked to style the hair for a Lea Nicole Photography shoot and I fell in love with the bohemian concept. The models are perfection in the SAJA wedding and bridesmaid dresses. The shoot was in Auburn, Al (WAR EAGLE) at the Fountainview Mansion on a very cold day but you would never know with the way the pictures came out! Simply STUNNING! And this picture made the cover of Southern Bride Magazine!!!!!

 Our bride looked absolutely magical. Her mother,  Amy Camp , was the make up artist and she did a magnificent job! Just look at those lips and lashes!

Our bride looked absolutely magical. Her mother, Amy Camp, was the make up artist and she did a magnificent job! Just look at those lips and lashes!

 Our bridesmaids are actual sisters! I had a blast getting to know them while styling their hair and I promise they are as sweet and beautiful as they look in this picture. To see all of the amazing images click  here .  Photography/Design:  Lea Nicole Photography    Floral/Design:  Flowers by Amanda    Bride/Bridesmaids Dresses:  SAJA    Makeup:  Amy Camp Makeup Artist    Venue : Fountainview Mansion     Videography:  Southern Stream Live    Flower Girl Dress:  Rachel Benton Clothing Design

Our bridesmaids are actual sisters! I had a blast getting to know them while styling their hair and I promise they are as sweet and beautiful as they look in this picture. To see all of the amazing images click here.

Photography/Design: Lea Nicole Photography   Floral/Design: Flowers by Amanda   Bride/Bridesmaids Dresses: SAJA   Makeup: Amy Camp Makeup Artist   Venue: Fountainview Mansion    Videography: Southern Stream Live   Flower Girl Dress: Rachel Benton Clothing Design

BOLD PRINTS

 Bold Prints are a huge trend everywhere, from statement dresses to workout gear. These prints will always be noticed and that can be a little intimidating to wear. So here are a few of my tips for wearing and mixing bold prints.

Bold Prints are a huge trend everywhere, from statement dresses to workout gear. These prints will always be noticed and that can be a little intimidating to wear. So here are a few of my tips for wearing and mixing bold prints.

 When wearing one bold print, like this  statement dress , keep the accessories simple. A few stackable bracelets or rings will add enough sparkle.  If the print is monochromatic add a pop of color with a clutch and finish the look with a structured heel. This look is powerful, bold and great for the office. 

When wearing one bold print, like this statement dress, keep the accessories simple. A few stackable bracelets or rings will add enough sparkle.  If the print is monochromatic add a pop of color with a clutch and finish the look with a structured heel. This look is powerful, bold and great for the office. 

 When mixing prints start by picking a bold and a neutral print. In this look my bold is the  floral tux jacket  and my accent is the simple  stripe midi skirt . I chose these patterns because they are different in scale, meaning one print is larger than the other, and because they share a similar color palette. I separated the prints with a  solid color crop   tank  to make the look more cohesive.  I finished with accessories in neutral tones from both prints using nude for the statement necklace and clutch and black for the heels.  Have fun mixing, and wear what makes you feel good!

When mixing prints start by picking a bold and a neutral print. In this look my bold is the floral tux jacket and my accent is the simple stripe midi skirt. I chose these patterns because they are different in scale, meaning one print is larger than the other, and because they share a similar color palette. I separated the prints with a solid color crop tank to make the look more cohesive.  I finished with accessories in neutral tones from both prints using nude for the statement necklace and clutch and black for the heels.  Have fun mixing, and wear what makes you feel good!

CLOVERDALE SHOOT

 This contemporary photo shoot was a blast! I got to work with  Lea Nicole Photography  and  Southern Poises . They asked me to create a modern low bun and I love how it turned out. The models are an actual couple, so the kiss is real!!!! 

This contemporary photo shoot was a blast! I got to work with Lea Nicole Photography and Southern Poises. They asked me to create a modern low bun and I love how it turned out. The models are an actual couple, so the kiss is real!!!! 

 This shoot started early one morning. I had to leave to go to another shoot, so I saw the finished product when  RSVP  published it for their bridal issue and its beautiful.   Photography:  Lea Nicole Photography   Design, Styling, & Florals:  Southern Poises   Venue:  The A&P   Makeup:  Lush Makeup Art   Bridal Attire and Jewelry:  Ivory & White   Groom Attire:  Mr. Burch Formal Wear   Models: Elizabeth and Jonathan Kimbrough  

This shoot started early one morning. I had to leave to go to another shoot, so I saw the finished product when RSVP published it for their bridal issue and its beautiful. 

Photography: Lea Nicole Photography  Design, Styling, & Florals: Southern Poises  Venue: The A&P  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Bridal Attire and Jewelry: Ivory & White  Groom Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear  Models: Elizabeth and Jonathan Kimbrough  

BOLD STRIPES

  Bold stripes are everywhere this season. To give your bold stripe skirt a modern vintage look pair with a solid   color midriff top. Don't want to show too much skin? Try a tank or crew neck t-shirt.  Add pops of color with a closed toe flat and a pair of sunglasses. Accessorize with a pair of vintage drop earrings and a modern structured clutch. Finish the look with a sleek ponytail and a classic red lip. 

Bold stripes are everywhere this season. To give your bold stripe skirt a modern vintage look pair with a solid color midriff top. Don't want to show too much skin? Try a tank or crew neck t-shirt.  Add pops of color with a closed toe flat and a pair of sunglasses. Accessorize with a pair of vintage drop earrings and a modern structured clutch. Finish the look with a sleek ponytail and a classic red lip. 

ELEGANT SHOOT

  I had the pleasure of working with  Lea Nicole Photography  again on this elegant photo shoot for  RSVP Magazine . Each model needed to have a different formal hairstyle but they also had to be cohesive to compliment the gorgeous  Saja  dresses.

I had the pleasure of working with Lea Nicole Photography again on this elegant photo shoot for RSVP Magazine. Each model needed to have a different formal hairstyle but they also had to be cohesive to compliment the gorgeous Saja dresses.

  All the models and images turned out stunning. It was really hard to pick photos to share.   You   can see all the images on the  Lea Nicole Photography  website.

All the models and images turned out stunning. It was really hard to pick photos to share. You can see all the images on the Lea Nicole Photography website.

  I had an amazing time working with all the vendors and models and can't wait to work with them again.     Photography:  Lea Nicole Photography  Venue:  Fountainview Mansion   Floral&Design:  Flowers by Amanda   Bridal & Bridesmaid Dresses:  Saja Wedding   Makeup:  Lush Makeup Art   Videography:  Southern Stream Live   Cake:  Ashlyn's Cake Cottage

I had an amazing time working with all the vendors and models and can't wait to work with them again. 

Photography: Lea Nicole Photography Venue: Fountainview Mansion  Floral&Design: Flowers by Amanda  Bridal & Bridesmaid Dresses: Saja Wedding  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Videography: Southern Stream Live  Cake: Ashlyn's Cake Cottage

THE DENIM SHIRT DRESS

  The denim shirt dress is a timeless piece of fashion that will compliment any style. For this look I wanted a 1970's retro style, so I paired a wooden and leather platform sandal with a fringe cross body bag and a double wrap watch.   I added little touches of gold with a feather cuff bracelet and a gypsy necklace. You can finish the look with a  fishtail side braid  hairstyle.

The denim shirt dress is a timeless piece of fashion that will compliment any style. For this look I wanted a 1970's retro style, so I paired a wooden and leather platform sandal with a fringe cross body bag and a double wrap watch. I added little touches of gold with a feather cuff bracelet and a gypsy necklace. You can finish the look with a fishtail side braid hairstyle.

BIKINI vs ONE-PIECE

Polk-a-dots are a hot summer trend for swimsuits this season. For a fresh take on the pattern, pair it with a bold color bikini top, a patent leather beach bag and your favorite flip flops. For a more vintage inspired look pair a one-piece suit with an ankle wrap sandal and a large white structured tote. Finish either look with a pair of black frame cat eye sunglasses and don't forget your sunscreen! 

BLACK & WHITE

 I have always loved black and white photos. These are from the Love-N-Lavender shoot and they take my breathe away. Sitting on a stone wall, Janna and Brealynn look timeless.   Photography by : Lea Nicole Photography  Flowers by:  LeRae Events and Design

I have always loved black and white photos. These are from the Love-N-Lavender shoot and they take my breathe away. Sitting on a stone wall, Janna and Brealynn look timeless. 

Photography by: Lea Nicole Photography Flowers by: LeRae Events and Design

 This shoot was on an extremely hot day in Alabama and Janna makes modeling look easy. The  Saja Wedding  dress looks light and airy. And I'm in love with how her hair falls just under her arm and to the side.  Photography by:  Lea Nicole Photography   MakeUp by:  Lush Makeup Art   

This shoot was on an extremely hot day in Alabama and Janna makes modeling look easy. The Saja Wedding dress looks light and airy. And I'm in love with how her hair falls just under her arm and to the side.

Photography by: Lea Nicole Photography  MakeUp by: Lush Makeup Art  

LOVE-N-LAVENDER

 This styled photo shoot was an amazing experience for me. I got to work with my favorite event planner,  Rae Culver of  LeRae Events and Design ,  who planned my wedding.  Rae asked me to find a soft flowing wedding dress for this shoot. So I chose to use my wedding dress designed by  Saja Wedding . It was simple, delicate, and perfect. This photo was taken toward the end of the shoot and even though I had about 5 minutes to put our model's hair up, it turned out beautiful.  Photography by:  Lea Nicole Photography

This styled photo shoot was an amazing experience for me. I got to work with my favorite event planner,  Rae Culver of LeRae Events and Designwho planned my wedding. Rae asked me to find a soft flowing wedding dress for this shoot. So I chose to use my wedding dress designed by Saja Wedding. It was simple, delicate, and perfect. This photo was taken toward the end of the shoot and even though I had about 5 minutes to put our model's hair up, it turned out beautiful.

Photography by: Lea Nicole Photography

 This picture is one of my favorites from the shoot. The models worked so well with each other. And look at that bouquet! It's magnificent!   Photography by:   Lea Nicole Photography   Flowers by:  LeRae Events and Design

This picture is one of my favorites from the shoot. The models worked so well with each other. And look at that bouquet! It's magnificent! 

Photography by:  Lea Nicole Photography  Flowers by: LeRae Events and Design