As you'll see, Morgan is gorgeous. She's beautiful. She's hilarious, smart, talented, thoughtful, sweet, honest... Morgan is the total package! I was absolutely honored when Morgan contacted me about taking her senior portraits, since she herself is a very talented photographer. No pressure on me, right?! Morgan is an absolute blast to be around, so it ended up being no problem to traipse all over Dallas county in 100+ degree heat... her love for photography actually HELPED the session, since she had great ideas of her own, and I was able to try out new things, mix in some of my more stylized photos with the ones that will end up over her Mom's fireplace. Can I just tell you how much fun I had?! I even ended up buying a new pair of shoes... THAT'S how you know it was a good day! Morgan's gorgeous-ness kept threatening to make my camera implode with awesomeness, but we made it. What resulted from the day are pretty much some of my most favorite photographs I've ever taken. Ever.
So without getting into more details of the day - you don't want to know what the car conversations were about, trust! - I'll let you get to the visual feast that is Morgan's senior portraits! Well, the sneak peek anyways.
Keeping with tradition and starting with a favorite: I KNOW. Now that you know what you're getting yourself into, enjoy!!!
Guess jeans ad, anyone?
Morgan has SUCH a great laugh! I had to show you all this one!
There needs to be a new word for FAVORITE to describe this one!
Doesn't this one have MC Escher written all over it?
Yep, say it with me: WALLET.
You gotta love a good throw-your-head-back laugh! Yeah, I'm that funny...
Reflections are my newest plaything...
OH-EM-GEE. I'm just going to cry if Morgan doesn't use at least 20 of these in her invitations. Seriously, just send out a book of yourself.
CD cover. Do it.
It's a little inside, I know...
Oh, scrumptrulescent won't do....
I mean, really, come ON. This doesn't even look REAL, she looks so good!
And this one was just BORN to be a profile picture.
At Coppell High School, the tradition is that senior girls get to decorate overalls to wear on game days and such. It's like a right of passage, something every CHS chica has been looking forward to since, I don't know, 6th grade. These are Morgan's overalls, making her an official senior, her public declaration that she's a member of the class of 2010. Morgan's KIND OF a fan of zebra, so how fantastic is this amazing zebra wall?! Don't ask me where it is... you'd blush if you knew...
Morgan, I knew you were excited to see these, so I thought I'd let you get a sneak peek at more than a few of them!
See those sequined shoes? She MADE them. This girl is after my own heart.
Morgan, you're a senior! You're graduating in like, 9 months! You are so much fun, and I'm so super excited for this year, for your future. Congratulations, and thank you for indulging me and letting me take about 1000 photos of you. Seriously. I hope you love these as much as I do, because I LURVE them! I had such a blast with you (and Leah!), and I can't say thank you enough for choosing lil' ol' me to be a part of your biggest year yet. You are such an incredible young woman.... and I can't wait to get you the rest of your photos!!!!!
For everyone else, I'm just letting you know that my family is moving this next week, so I'll be out for a bit. In the meantime, start pumping yourself up to ogle these sessions that will be up once I'm all settled in:
Aidan is 18 months old
Amber and Brandon: the Wedding
Leah is a SENIOR! ARGH!
AND, since you know you want to, come be my fan on Facebook! I JUST (as in, last night) created the fan page for Joie de Vivre, and haven't yet uploaded photos to it, but you know they're coming, so just go ahead and add me, k? If you're already a fan of the old Living Portraits page, that's fine, too, I'll just send you a message about the new page!
Have a great weekend everybody!!!