This morning my hair & makeup artist, Shawn Brooks, agreed to model for me as I tested out some new lighting equipment with a beautiful sunrise as our backdrop. I am so excited to offer these options to my clients in 2019! If you would like to incorporate some sunrise or sunset images into your session, let me know! We have a few dates remaining for the class of 2019, and are no focusing on booking our fall sessions for the class of 2020.
— We love showing off our seniors! Here’s what we've been up to lately.
I was honored to photograph our friends the Nolens during their children’s Christmas break from college.
We are wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the Knights. I got a new photo toy (off camera flash) and had to take it out to the front yard and try it out on my girls today!.
The Palmieri twins were so cute at their Christmas card mini-session. Their mom asked if I could do a few photos for their Christmas card over the break and I was happy to oblige. :) Quick brag on the girls: Isabella is attending the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova and Jillian is attending the Kelley School of Business at Indiana. I'm so proud of these 2018 St. Stephens grads and former senior clients for their accomplishments!
When you rescheduled your first portrait date because of rain, and then the weather decides to sprinkle on you during your official shoot... you make it WORK. Brooke was a supermodel! I had the most fun taking her pictures!!! Thank you for choosing me as your senior photog, Brooke! And thank you to you and your sweet mom for going ahead with the date despite a few sprinkles. I think the pictures are fantastic!
2019 and 2020 seniors, I'm booking Spring for 2019 plus Fall & Spring for 2020 right now! We keep our calendar booked solid, so please don't email me at the last minute trying to squeeze in your session... we schedule out months in advance! We have several sessions open for Spring, 2019 currently, but that won’t last. And don't forget, Heidi's own daughter is in the class of 2020... so it's going to be an EPIC year and our dates are going to be a little more limited because Heidi is reserving a few for herself. ;)
I am so proud to introduce 2019 Westlake senior, Grace. Grace is a member of Hyline as well as dancing outside of school. She is a dedicated student who plans to become a doctor one day. She has been accepted into several universities already, including one I attended fresh out of high school, Kansas State (her mom is from Dodge City!! Small world!).
I’m so proud to introduce Westlake High School senior, Jenny, who is not only a Hyline captain, but also a gifted dancer. Jenny is considering attending Texas Christian University for advertising.
I'm so pleased to introduce Sydney, a 2019 senior at Wimberley High School. Sydney plays tennis as well as being a superstar student (top 5 in her class). This year the Wimberley High School tennis team is ranked 6th in the state! Sydney has several amazing options to choose from when deciding which college to attend in the Fall so she is still narrowing them down. When I met Sydney a few years ago, I immediately wanted to hug her. She is just that sweet.
I am so excited to show off the first BOY we have photographed in several years. So, if you are a mom of a 2019 senior boy... please email Heidi to request your special edition senior magazine (coming very soon)! Sessions for fall are filling quickly and Spring will be released soon!
Just have to post a little footage from our last tournament of the 16's season. My sweet girl has had a fun year and is looking forward to next year already! She loves being a middle blocker!
Carley is an early graduate from Lake Travis High school and has already completed her first semester of college at the University of Texas where she plays soccer! She is so talented and I really enjoyed hearing her perspective on playing division 1 sports as a young freshman. Carlee is so excited about continuing her journey at UT and I am so excited about watching her play! Hook 'em!
I am so excited to share Lauren's gorgeous portrait gallery! Lauren is a 2018 senior at Hays High School. She is a varsity pole vaulter and has been District champion twice, including this year! She was also a varsity cheerleader up until her senior year when she had to make more time for pole vaulting and track because she just signed with Boston University! Lauren is also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. She was a competitive gymnast for nine years which prepared her for her future as a pole vaulter at Boston University.
We braved the breeze for some bluebonnet photos. Because you're never too grown up. xoxo
I am approaching my "off" season which leaves me time to fit in some fun sessions that I can't accept during peak senior portrait season. This is an excellent time for a lifestyle personal branding session for individuals or teams! I'd love to make your unique vision come to life!
$350: indoor session, one outfit, professional retouching and email delivery of 1 high-resolution digital image and print release ($100 non-refundable deposit, applied to final purchase price). Prompt image delivery immediately after payment is processed.
$50: each additional digital image.
$500: indoor session, one outfit (adding/removing a jacket or jewelry is acceptable for variety), professional retouching and email delivery of 5 high-resolution digital images and print release ($100 non-refundable deposit, applied to final purchase price). Prompt image delivery immediately after payment is processed.
Luxe Personal and Team Branding Sessions:
Lifestyle Personal Branding Session
$2750: One subject, 3-hour stylized portrait session including multiple outfit and outdoor location changes, gallery of 35 digital images, professional retouching of each image, DVD with high-resolution images and print release.
Team Branding Session
$3750: For teams of 2-5 individuals, 3 hour stylized portrait session including multiple outfit and outdoor location changes, gallery of 35 digital images, professional retouching of each image, DVD with high-resolution images and print release.
Contact Heidi to schedule your personal branding or headshot session today!
Please meet Sophie, a senior at St. Stephen's in Austin! Sophie is beautiful AND smart. She has already been accepted to all the top Texas schools and is awaiting decisions from private schools before making her final decision about college.
Here's what Sophie's mom had to say about our session!! "Heidi was so great! She spent all day with us and was a complete pro on lighting, makeup, clothing and posing without looking like you’re posing. Shawn, who did Sophie’s hair and makeup, is super talented. Wonderful experience and beautiful pictures." - Karra Guess
Thank you so much for the positive review, Karra! I LOVED working with Sophie!
2018 seniors, we are potentially able to squeeze in 1-2 more seniors if you act quickly! Class of 2019, our Fall calendar is booking now, so be sure to contact us for information about our exceptional senior portrait experience before the prime dates are spoken for.
2018, day 1. I refuse to write New Year's resolutions because they seem like a recipe for failure. I do, however, believe in setting goals. One of my goals for 2018 is to become more comfortable with off-camera flash and lighting setups (both in the studio and eventually on location outdoors). I am excited about the possibilities that lighting can open up for my photos as my style continues to evolve. While I don't yet have the equipment for outdoor lighting, I DO have a nice indoor studio setup that I brought out today with my goal in mind. I worked on testing out settings, light placement, and equipment until my girls were so tired that they were just done. But I think it all worked out quite well because I get to start the new year a little bit closer to accomplishing my goal and I also have these stunning images of their natural beauty. No makeup, no hairstyling, no wardrobe, no accessories. A serious face from each, for sure, but totally "them". So if you'd like to add some studio shots to your upcoming senior portraits, I'm working on it and I'll be happy to add an indoor studio set to your session. Just be patient and be kind. I'm on an upward curve toward learning and nowhere near mastery yet. But I do promise I'll put my heart and soul into capturing YOU exactly as you are, with all your complexities and details. This is 2018, and it looks good.
Paige is a 2018 senior at Lake Travis High School. Not only is she a Cavalette but she is also active as a church intern and in Teen Impact. Paige is on track to change the world and she loves to volunteer her time on mission trips. I loved working with this cute humanitarian! And I was so happy to find some fall leaves for our session!