Planning a high school senior safari for my senior models is always a lot of fun! This year, I decided to become a registered photographer with Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia, so that I could use the grounds for my senior shoots and also for clients throughout the year. It was exquisitely beautiful, and I know I’ve barely scratched the surface of this 100 acre or more park.
First the girls started off with professional makeup by Meredith Ehler of HomeFashionBeauty, and hair styling by Joy Brooks. Then we headed out to Morven Park’s manor house, where the girls changed into their prom dresses. I think they look so beautiful, like something out of a fairy tale.
And a little closer….
And sharing a light moment…
Then I photographed Hannah, Class of 2015 from Dominion High School, in her prom dress, while the other girls changed clothes. I love the pictures we got!!
Here she is, lady of the manor….
And then on a chaise on the lawn, with a beautiful tree framing her.
Then my lovely assistant, Katie, Class of 2014, held the curtain of beads for Hannah — I think these pictures look so interesting and elegant!
I was quite ambitious! I wanted to shoot the girls in 5 outfits — which was about 2 or 3 too many. But my girls were amazingly good natured about it all, especially the incredible heat and humidity! Will be posting additional pictures soon!
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