Senior Model Spotlight
Ally | Largo High School
We live in such an awesome area for Senior Portraits: The Tampa Bay Beaches and St. Petersburg are in the palm of our hands. Our seniors get to choose from our studio location or on location at white sand beaches, local parks, downtown St. Petersburg and more.
This year, our Senior Model Team are all amazing young women! Our second Senior Model Spotlight is Ally from Largo High School.
Alexandria, or Ally, is a young woman who is ambitious and determined! She would like to attend a state university and eventually transfer to NYU or Brown University to become a pediatric doctor! Way to go Ally!
Ally has a dry sense of humor and loves the beach. In her spare time she likes to play soccer, read, draw and volunteers at Hospice. She has played club soccer for 4 years and is on her high school varsity team since her freshman year! One important accomplishment she has achieved has been getting accepted into the International Baccalaureate Programme which has granted her the opportunity to work with others and visualize a successful future.
Three words that describe her are Passionate, Self-Driven and Strong. She describes her style as beachy and preppy and loves to shop at Nordstrom, Vineyard Vines and any beach stores!
Ally chose this gorgeous skirt from our wardrobe to wear for her shoot – great choice! She also chose the beach as her first location, however, the weather didn’t want to work with us – it was supposed to storm that afternoon! So we ran to the beach after hair and makeup and got what we could. Ally’s Dad helped by tossing the skirt for us and right after we got our shot, it started down-pouring! I’d say it was worth it – what do you think?
We also did a daytime beach shoot with a beach cruiser, bubbles and other fun props. Lastly, Ally chose a simple white studio setting for some more traditional portraits and a killer underwater set with colorful creative makeup to really have some fun! I think they turned out fantastic and Ally was an awesome subject to photograph. The whole family was there and we all had a blast!
Congratulations Ally! Your hard work does not go unnoticed and we are proud to have you on our 2018 Senior Model Team!
Why I Love This Location:
In the studio setting, there are so many diverse options! We can get as creative as we want or be as simple as we want in my home studio in St. Petersburg, FL.
Images can be captured highlighting your style, a favorite prop or we can create magic by shooting on a plain backdrop and making photoshop magic! Are you into sports? We can add your school colors and add a digital stadium backdrop to make you look larger than life! Are you into fashion? We can treat your shoot like an editorial spread and really show your style off! The possibilities are endless.
Hair and Makeup Tips:
All Top Tier Senior Shoots come with professional hair and makeup services!
Our hair and makeup artist Daisy Ocasio typically recommends that seniors wash their hair the night before and blow dry their hair straight.
*Remember, drink plenty of water and get quality sleep in the weeks leading up to your session to be the best version of you for your portraits!
Things to Avoid:
Over Plucking eyebrows
Spray tans or tanning beds (do not get a spray tan or visit a tanning bed within the 2 weeks prior to your session)
Over whitening teeth (too white is not a good thing and looks unnatural in portraits)
Changing up your skin routine (last minute pimples, greasiness or dryness can occur when our skin PH is off)
Over treating pimples (this can cause them to get worse or dry out too fast which causes skin to peel)
What to Wear:
I always recommend 3 types of outfits:
Casual (Think lounge wear, jeans and a tshirt or something comfortable you would wear on the weekend)
Trendy (Is there a Fashion trend that you love? Whether its fringe, skinny jeans or round sunglasses – this is a fun outfit that shows your personal style)
Formal/ Dressy (Want to wear that awesome dress that you have only worn once? Prom or homecoming dress that you looked amazing in? This outfit makes Mom happy and shows your dressy side)
*I have every Senior Portrait client start a Pinterest board so that we can both pin outfit, hair and makeup ideas prior to the session! This makes sure we are all on the same page.
Fun Senior Portrait Session Facts:
I highly encourage my seniors to bring 1-2 close friends to their shoot with them! It helps get natural smiles, adds to the experience AND your friends get the opportunity to TAKE OVER ILVArtistry social media accounts and snapchat during the session! Film behind the scenes video – take pictures to post on the ILVArtistry IG account and more!
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Imagine Life Visual Artistry
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