I am having so much fun with my model team this year; this Dallas senior portrait concept was created to push my creativity. I have been dying to do a session at the Fabrication Yard since a photographer friend first posted about it. As a related note, I am so fortunate to have an amazing network of photographers locally that are happy to share locations and ideas. When I first saw images from this place I knew I had to take seniors.
Urban and downtown looks are very trendy right now among senior portraits. Its colorful, its edgy, and basically everything that screams senior photography. I know this might not be a place where everyone wants to have a full portrait session. But know this is an option and would compliment a session in Downtown Dallas. I would LOVE for someone to bring a big flowy gown too, but maybe thats strange.
This team of models has been so amazing this year. I have girls from Timber Creek, Byron Nelson and Grapevine. They are all so much fun and willing to embrace every idea I have thrown their way. Every styled session just keeps getting better and we have some fun things planned for the spring. So when I pitched this concept, I had a very specific look I wanted the girls to have. As I began to describe it, I realized I was flashing back to my high school days. They all dressed perfectly, and it literally took me back nearly 20 years.
I need to find my old Nevermind album, Jinco jeans and a pair of Doc Martins and BAM, back in time. I love this grunge look and feel, especially for this location. Luckily none of my girls are the tormented souls of the 90s. Most of these girls are so happy go lucky, so it was a little fun for me to stick them in this crazy set.
One of my favorite parts about this group is the commrodery. They all come from different schools and different extra curricular activities. I don’t know if high school is just different now, but I remember distinct cliques, and mean girls. I love that they are all so friendly and willing to work together. Some know each other well, and some not at all. I expect a lot of girls that work for me, and they do not disappoint. I accept nothing less than kindness and these girls are that and so much more.
If you still need to book your portraits, now is the time! I am currently booking Spring 2017. And I will be looking for class of 2018 models to join my team after the first of the year. So stay tuned!