Senior Model Safari – Northern Virginia Morven Park

In June, some of my senior models and I headed to Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia, for a senior model safari. We started with the prom dresses, which you can see here, and then moved into this styled senior shoot. I’ve loved white dresses ever since I was a little girl, my passion being fueled by portraits of girls from long ago in beautiful white dresses, songs like “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music, and beaming brides in their wedding gowns. So even though styled portraits of seniors in white dresses has been done a hundred times before, I had to try my hand at it too!

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Look at how beautiful these girls are! They all had professional makeup done, compliments of Meredith Ehler, personal stylist.

Senior model safari

I like to do groups of three, it brings to mind the three graces of antiquity, representing joy, charm, and beauty.

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Then I photographed some of the girls individually. This beauty, Shannon from Dominion High School, has reminded me of Snow White since she was a little girl. I’m so thrilled she decided to be one of my senior models!

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Leah from Broad Run is the younger sister of one of my Class of 2013 models! She’s gorgeous, she has those striking blue eyes that just pop out of every picture.

Broad Run High School senior pictures

Lauren from Dominion High School also has a special place in my heart — her mother was one of the first people I met in my neighborhood — we were both pregnant and always had the same food cravings, so we kept running into each other at area restaurants. She’s as sweet as she is beautiful.

Dominion High School senior portraits

Megan is from Tuscarora High School, where she cheers and does gymnastics. I’m thrilled she is part of my model team, she’s sweet and a good sport (I had her scaling that wall in other pictures) and just so photogenic!

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I love this picture of beautiful Elizabeth of Dominion High School, she looks so angelic! I’ve also had the pleasure of seeing her grow from a little girl into a lovely teenager.

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And look at this portrait of Delaney from Broad Run High School! She looks so amazingly chic here, I love how she is working the hat and that beautiful expression and the wrought iron gate behind her.

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Last, but not least, for my parting shot — I couldn’t believe this magnificent tree! The girls are all amazing and I can’t wait to take their senior pictures next month!!

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