All my bohemian style lovers, raise your hand! If your hand is in the air right now, I know you’ll love Caleigh’s senior portraits as much as I do. I knew I was in for a treat when she mentioned a “full length yellow romper” while discussing wardrobe selections, and man did it mix beautifully with the light and rocks in one of my favorite tucked-away locations. Embroidered dresses, off-the-shoulder tops, and that braided side pony she rocked toward the end of our shoot were other style standouts!
Caleigh’s beauty radiates from within and I really don’t think she has any idea how stunning she is. I’ve loved following her college journey through Instagram—she’s now a Zeta at the University of Arkansas just like her sister Mckenna, who I also had the joy of photographing several years ago!
CALEIGH’S SENIOR PORTRAITS IN GRAPEVINE + SOUTHLAKE | ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017 makeup by Monica Childress for Love, Me Photography
If you follow me on Instagram then you know how I feel about photographing senior boys. I LOVE it. Bring on the college gear, the football jerseys, and all the memories of Friday Night Lights that go along with them. Add in a pair of the most beautiful (seriously, there’s no other word to describe them) blue eyes, and you’ve got Braden’s senior portrait session!
We took the majority of Braden’s senior portraits in McKinney before ending the day on his high school football field. The photos of him with Legacy written on his jersey and Texas A&M emblazoned on his football have to be some of my favorites—such a symbol of all the things that had been and the experiences and opportunities waiting just around the corner. Thank you for choosing me for your senior portraits, Braden. I hope you’re loving life as an Aggie!
BRADEN’S SENIOR PORTRAITS IN MCKINNEY, TEXAS | LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY CLASS OF 2017
There is so much to love about miss Maggie’s session! Her sweet spirit truly radiated in every picture, and we had a lot of fun changing up her looks and locations throughout the day to show off different aspects of her personality. From the red patent heels that paired so perfectly with the vintage vibe of Grapevine’s Palace Theatre, to that messy bun, ripped jeans, and Converse combination that will always have my heart, she rocked every shot. Maggie, it has been so exciting to follow your journey at ACU over the past few months—continue to shine that inside-and-out beauty of yours wherever you go!
MAGGIE’S SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS | GRAPEVINE FAITH CLASS OF 2017 makeup: Monica Childress for Love, Me Photography | styling: Kara Griser, What She’s Wearing Now
I don’t play favorites, but…there is just something about photographing a dancer. Especially one as insanely talented and beautiful as miss Jordan! And then to juxtapose all of a dancer’s poise and grace with the hard lines and rough edges of an empty industrial space in Dallas? It’s almost too much to handle! Above and beyond the visual inspiration I gained from Jordan’s session, though, was the encouragement I took from getting to know her heart. Because of young women like Jordan, I feel more hope than worry when I think about the future. Her resolve to follow her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina inspired me during her session and her journey continues to inspire me today—these days, when she’s not in pointe shoes, she’s authoring a successful lifestyle blog!
The entire time I photographed her and watched her dance, I just thought, God surely created you to do exactly this. I’m so proud of you for pursuing your passion and look forward to seeing where life takes you next, Jordan!
JORDAN’S INDUSTRIAL + DANCE-INSPIRED SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION IN DALLAS
I had a stopped-in-my-tracks moment while on Twitterthe other day, and it had everything to do with the dorm rooms you’re about to “ooh” and “ahh” over below. You guys…these dorms (I hesitate to even call them that because they look more like adorable apartments) are approximately 1,000 times cuter than the spaces I inhabited while in college.
Once I picked my jaw up off the floor, I got in touch with a few of my previous clients who graciously agreed to share their spaces + top decorating tips here on the blog. Whether you just moved into your dorm and are still putting the final touches on your decor, or you’re a 2018 senior doing a little advance research, take a few cues from these ladies and you’re sure to fall head over heels in love with your ultra-cozy college nest! For more dorm-spiration, check out this viral dorm room featureand get your decorating on by shopping sorority art prints here!
“Plan things out pretty early, like your color scheme, and make sure that you see the layout of your dorm in advance. This will ensure that you don’t end up lacking the right amount of decorations or necessities. And I’d also say to get a full size comforter instead of a twin size because it just adds coziness!”
“Because I went to a school six hours away from my home I tried to make my dorm as homey as possible. I used Command strips to attach brick wallpaper to the back wall of my dorm room, and I added a big rug just to make it look more like a room that could be part of a house (and way less like a dorm room). I also bought a Wallflowerfrom Bath & Body Works that made our room smell pretty fabulous and adds to that homey feel!”
“To add more space to the room itself my roommate and I both lofted our beds so we had more space…which we then proceeded to fill with refrigerators, a microwave, and mini cabinets filled with food. This for sure made it feel more like home, having food right there when you need it! And of course, bring pictures! I have three cork boards throughout my room and filled them all with pictures of my closest friends and family from back home which I think really helps. Finally, throw pillows and blankets help a lot too, and having cute storage options ensures that everything has a place and opens up space in your room for other things.”
Pssst: See Maddy’s amazing prom-inspired shoot here!
MADELINE + ISABEL
1.) A nice rug makes a big difference and warms the room.
2.) Your decorations don’t have to be expensive to be cute. We went to Hobby Lobby together and found decorations that we thought represented us the best.
3.) Curtains, rugs, and lamps definitely make the room feel more homey.
PS: Want to see your dorm featured on this blog post? Send me a photo + your top tips via text or Twitter (@lovemephoto) and I’ll add your room to the list!
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Hello, movie star good looks! Tripp was a dream to photograph, and that’s not JUST because he’s so handsome. It also had something to do with the fact that he donned a killer suit for his senior portraits in Dallas and exuded a charming demeanor that channeled a mix between Gatsby and Bond. Needless to say, I’m in love with his entire gallery!
Tripp, thank you for choosing me to take your senior portraits. I hope you’re loving life at the University of Alabama…and finding lots of occasions to rock a suit and tie! 🙂
TRIPP’S SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION IN DALLAS | MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017
I’m so excited that this gorgeous girl is finally making an appearance on the blog today! Madison is such a natural in front of the camera and was a dream to photograph. She’s also a fashionista through and through, and I loved all of the glam looks and fun statement heels she rocked throughout our Dallas shoot! After hitting some of my favorite urban locations in Dallas and discovering a few new spots (how fun is that diamond-patterned wall?), we closed out our session at White Rock Lack. The image of Madison running barefoot in a blush pink dress with the Fairytale Tree in the background might be my favorite of the day. If a picture really is worth a thousand words, then I think this one tells the story of a girl who’s ready to embrace everything the future has waiting for her.
MADISON’S SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION IN DALLAS | ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017
As a creative, I love working with (and photographing) other creatives—I always come away from the experience feeling inspired! Ashlyn was clear about the look and feel she wanted her senior portraits to evoke, and after taking a few shots in Downtown Denton, we completed her session at her family’s private property in Argyle. The result? A completely unique gallery filled with ethereal, bohemian-inspired props and scenery…and a few cameo appearances made by resident wildlife, too!
ASHLYN’S SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION IN DENTON + ARGYLE | ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017
Halee is one of those inside-and-out beauties who has no idea just how gorgeous she actually is. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble spotting it in her senior portraits, though—just look at those big eyes and all that hair! She was so laid back during our session and truly has the kindest heart. I wasn’t surprised in the least to hear that she was honored with the title of Homecoming Queen earlier this fall!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Oklahoma State, Halee! I can’t wait to watch you shine.
HALEE B. | GRAPEVINE & SOUTHLAKE, TX | LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY CLASS OF 2018
I may have mentioned this one or twelve times, but I love photographing senior boys! This one in particular made my job easy. Bryson is handsome, athletic, and just an all-around great guy (with equally great style to boot). Joy is easily my favorite emotion to photograph and Bryson displayed lots of it—especially when the soccer ball came out toward the end of the session! His natural smiles and ease in front of the camera are what dreams are made of (or at least my dreams, anyway).
Bryson, I loved getting to spend time with you and your momma. Enjoy every minute of your senior year…I can’t wait to see where you’ll go next!
BRYSON V. | LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CLASS OF 2018