For my first outfit I chose a long flowy pant and a form fitting strapless tube top. I chose the long pants because I have a condition with my ankle that I try to cover as much as possible. I chose the tighter form fitting tube top because when you have a baggy pants, it is good to have a tighter shirt. My tube top is also white because I have a darker complexion so it makes my skin pop more in pictures. I chose to wear heels with this outfit because I have shorter legs and wearing heels and long pants make your legs look longer. David says you want your legs to look as long as possible in photos and heels make that possible. I am also someone who doesn't like to wear a lot of makeup. My skin complexion also works better with more neutral colors, so I wear very little makeup made up of neutral colors.
Top: I’ve been dying to shoot in this tube top! White brings out my tan and i’m just obsessed with the ruffles on the ends.
Dress:This overalls dress is so different and i haven’t seen anyone else have one! The black goes with literally everything. It’s not too casual but it’s not too dressy either, perfect for going anywhere.
Shoes:These are my moms wedges haha. They’re black and matched the outfit so well... I really need to get my own pair of wedges to shoot in!
This outfit is one of my favorites. It’s very simple, but also has a touch of class. It consists of this gorgeous romper I found, a jean jacket, a few pieces of jewelry, and black heels. I was stoked to have discovered this romper - it fit perfectly and I was in love with it instantly. Thanks for getting it for me, Mom! The jean jacket is very dark with some silver tones in the buttons. These tones match the highlights of the heels, and I added silver jewelry to really make it pop. Just a few bangles for my wrist, a silver ring, and a bejeweled choker. The shoes tie it all together by matching the main color of the romper. The shoes were also a fun find - they were on sale when I got them! Now, onto me. I always have my hair down in shoots - David says curly, wavy hair is the best for the pictures. I agree; I really like how curly hair comes out with the lighting. Then, I do mascara, and my skillful sister, Arden, helps with the rest of the makeup. She usually adds brown undertones as eyeshadow, combined with a color from the outfit that matches. Today I’m bringing out the pink flowers with pink eyeshadow. Add some dark pink lipstick, and the look is complete!
So I just love photographing Dancers and Gracie happens to be one so we planned a complete Dancer shoot. This was one of the outfits that we thought would look good in this urban scene. Nothing makes a dancers legs look even longer than when they are on pointe. And when pulled the thigh high socks from Yandy.com over her shoes it makes for a cool creative look. The black lace shorts, the cute crop, hat and suspenders were all ordered from Amazon for a total cost of around $50. This location was on High Street in the Short North. It is such a great place to shoot. Gracie did her own hair and make-up and the look came together better than I imagined!
What I love about working with David is that he allows me to show my personality and style in all our shoots, personal or group. My favorite go-to summer outfit is my tie front sundress. It allows me to dress it up or dress it down for any occasion. It is so versatile. I like to accessorize it with a simple necklace to accent my collarbone but not take away from the simplicity of the dress. Simple flat sandals or wedge high heels will dress it up or down. The dress is fun and flirty and allows me to show off my shoulders and sun kissed tan but hides my imperfections (winter love handles). It is the perfect length and style dress for a water or in a field of flowers photo shoot, but also be able to jump in David’s truck and go downtown to a completely different backdrop and look. David says wavy and curly hair photographs better so I like to go for the beach wave hair style. It is perfect with my length and accents my hair color. I chose to do my own make-up, as I love cosmetics. My look for this is : face - photofocus face primer by Wet n Wild, age essentials makeup by Almay in the shade Light Natural, infallible pro-glow concealer by L’Oreal, healthy skin pressed powder by Neutrogena in the shade medium. Blush by Lorac shade of prism. eyes - love & beauty by Forever 21 eye shadow primer, Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade or the Brow Wiz Crayon in the shade Blonde, Modern Renaissance Palate by Anastasia Beverly Hills, Sephora’s waterproof retractable eyeliner crayon in matte black and Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced. Lips - e.l.f.’s lipstick in the shade Deep Burgundy, Maybelline’s Super Stay Matte Ink in the shade Ruler or I use a tinted lip balm by Cailyn in the shade Apple Pink. This look builds my confidence and makes me feel beautiful.
This is it. Senior year. It really came as fast as everyone said it would. You’re starting to make big life decisions, scary decisions, but you’re also having the time of your life making memories with your friends and family to last a lifetime. You’re taking pictures of absolutely everything and anything, so that you can have a memory of your very last #FFN, #HOCO, and #PROM, but what about #SeniorSunday ? You see all of your friends posting their senior pictures that look fantastic, but you, you’re getting your pictures done by the David Beckham. You’ve trusted David with the task of telling your story through your senior pictures, and trust me he’ll do absolutely amazing, but how are you going to tell your story through the pictures? Fashion.
Fashion is the best way to show your personality, story, and experiences throughout your high school journey. My high school experience has been full of highs and lows, just like any other persons, but throughout it I’ve always been a very laid-back, “everything happens for a reason” person. Therefore, my style is very boho, natural feeling. So, when I started planning my outfits for my senior pictures I wanted to make sure that those qualities were recognizable.
One of my favorite places to shop is Francesca’s, so naturally that’s pretty much where all of my outfits came from for my senior shoot. My favorite outfit that I wore for this shoot, was this blush pink, supposed to be knee length dress, that on my short 5’2” stature reached just below my ankles, with a floral kimono, three Disney Alex and Ani bracelets, and pearl necklace that my Mom gave me. I feel this outfit really shows who I am as a person, due to the free flowing of the kimono and how little I cared about how the dress was actually supposed to fit, because #beyou people. Plus, the way that David paired this dress with this amazing water backdrop at Rock Mill, can it get any better? The length of the dress totally works with the height of the water and that’s a detail that only David would notice and work with.
I mentioned I was 5’2”, right? Look at this picture. Does it look like I’m 5’2” in this picture? No, because David Beckham Photography works with you, and makes you feel like the most confident, beautiful person in the world when he’s photographing you. This outfit was actually the last outfit that I picked out for my shoot, and I actually wasn’t even sure if I was going to bring it to the shoot. But, my Mom convinced me to bring it just incase, and of course this is one of my favorite photos from the shoot, because Moms are always right. High waisted shorts are my absolute favorite thing to wear during the summer and adding a floral tank to it just screams summer time! Not only is it a floral tank, but the flowers are wildflowers. My Mom has always called me a wildflower and for my junior prom David shot my dress in a field of wild flowers, so they have a special significance to me. Little details like that can make all the difference during a shoot and if you bring them up to David he will be sure to make them extra noticeable!
I got this romper from Plato’s Closet along with my heels and i only paid about $25 for those. I also bought a necklace from Style Encore also and it was $11. I love this romper because it fits me perfectly and shoes how long my legs are. The necklace shows off and compliments my neck and the shoes are simple and cute! My romper also had pockets which David says are perfect for photo shoots because they make for easy poses!
I chose the blue outfit due to the color and design of the shirt. I fell in love with this baby blue shirt because it made me look tan and have an hourglass figure. I do not have an hourglass figure,but this shirt made it look like I did. The shirt also highlights my shoulders and the color of hair. I choose to compliment the shirt with white jeans. I wanted the outfit to be light and fun to compliment my personality. I choose to accessorize my outfit with a necklace and my rings. My necklace and my rings have a lot of sentimental value. My necklace is from my grandmother, who passed, and I was very close too. I wanted to have a memory of her in my pictures and in my life, in every aspect. With my makeup, I wanted to keep it fresh and light. I have scars due to a dog bite that happened over the summer, so I keep the lips light to mask some of the scarring in my lip. David says that curly or wavy hair photographs better than straight hair so that's what I did for this look.
Outfit Details :
Blue shirt -Forever 21 - $12.00 ( clearance )
White pants - Aeropostale - $5.00 ( clearance )
Wedges - Kohl’s - $29.99
Necklace and Rings - Kay Jewelers - ring was around $400 ( Le Vian Collection )
Hoop Earrings - Claire’s - $12.00
Makeup: I always do natural makeup unless it’s a cheer competition. I don’t like how eye shadow looks on me, and I don’t know how to do it very well so I just don’t do any of it. I occasionally wear lipstick but it’s either a nude, pink or a natural red.
Jewelry: You will always see me with a necklace or a choker on... this one was calling my name the other day in PacSun so I had to buy it. My ring was a present from my boyfriend and I usually wear it when i’m dressed up. Store: Pacsun, Pandora Price: $8.95, $100
Top:One of my favorite brands, Kendall and Kylie, is where I look first at Pacsun. I love this color and it was such a different top than others that I have. I love crop tops for the summer, they look good with anything. Store: Pacsun Price: $34.95
Skirt:My latest obsession has been jean skirts, so I have one in just about every color. The white brought out my tan and matched the buttons on my top. David loves pockets because it’s so much easier to pose in. Store: Forever21 Price: $19.90