McKinney, Texas Photographer

It started one day while I was researching what it takes to be a successful high school senior portrait photographer.  The same word kept popping up…spokesmodel.  A photographer finds seniors from nearby high schools, does a fun group photo shoot, and the girls get to share those images with their friends, spreading the word for you.  I just knew in my heart that I was going to make this happen.  Long story short, a few months later I had found 9 beautiful, friendly girls from 5 area high schools to be my team.  I had also reached out to a local salon/boutique in downtown McKinney to partner with me for clothing and makeup, and the owner gladly jumped on board.  A sweet friend offered to do the girls’ hair.  Another friend, a local fashion stylist, jumped on board to style the girls’ looks.  It was truly a group effort, and total dream come true.  The whole time we were shooting, I kept thinking…Is this really happening?  Did this hard work pay off?  The answer was a resounding YES!  I am so thrilled to share these images with you, but first, I want to detail for you my entire team that made this happen.

Sandy, Owner of Kiss & Make-Up Boutique and Salon…Sandy is calm, kind, and just makes you feel comfortable.  She’s a truly talented business woman, hair stylist, and make-up artist.  She provided the clothing, the salon, the make-up services, and made anything I needed happen.  Even dragging an extremely heavy couch into an alleyway to make my vision come to life.  

Lauren, Fashion Blogger at The Art of Living Beautifully…Lauren and I met through a mutual friend, and we are both Horned Frogs (Go TCU!).  She’s funny, stylish, and down to earth.  I love her way of styling even the simplest of items, and making it special.  She took looks from the boutique and tailored them to each of the models, and did it effortlessly!  The day of the shoot she kept the girls on track getting ready while I ran around like a crazy person.  

Lacee, Make-Up Artist at Kiss & Make-Up Boutique…Not only is Lacee extremely talented at color application and bringing out the gorgeous features of each model, she’s also super sweet, and an amazingly talented singer.  Check her out on iTunes.  

Jessica, Hairstylist at Kiss & Make-Up Boutique…I met Jessica through a networking group earlier this year.  She’s ambitious, and full of energy.  I was so thankful to have her be a part of this.  She can create beautiful looks, and had such a vision for each of the models!  Check out her page here.

Lyndsey, Hairstylist…Jessica was kind enough to enlist the help of a friend, and boy was I glad Lyndsey agreed to come.  She created some gorgeous updos on a couple of the girls.  

Alex, Photographer’s Assistant…At the last minute, I reached out to friends for an assistant.  What a blessing it was that a friend of mine offered her daughter’s help.  Alex is in high school and is very interested in photography.  In between sweating our little behinds off, I did my best to give her tips on portrait photography, and in return she pulled my wagon full of stuff, held my reflector, dragged chairs across the road for props, and various other things that I COULD NOT HAVE DONE ON MY OWN.  She was a rock star!  And she was very thankful for the hand held spray fan I had bought for us.  It was H-O-T.

The girls were styled at Kiss & Make-Up, and each one had an individual photo shoot.  At the end of these shoots, we did two group shoots with all the girls.  I’m beyond excited to share these images…here you go!

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