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Greensboro Portrait Photographer ~ Introducing the Simply You session

Coming in 2018 are the Simply You sessions!

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I am so excited to add these sessions to my line-up in the new year.  I adore doing outdoor, scenic portrait sessions.  Everything about them is amazing and so much fun.  But, this past year for me has been about simplifying and finding peace within the chaos of every day life.  Being proactive in seeking out simplicity really forced me to see things in a different light.  One of the things that has been on my heart is getting back to exploring the natural emotions and expressions in people.  I think sometimes we get so caught up in 'trying' to be happy, that we forget to actually let ourselves work through feelings.  Having small children, I am often reminded that we are meant to experience a full plethora of emotions.  My toddler certainly exhibits a range from thrilled to angry to fake sad every single day.  And that right there is what led me to wanting to offer these sessions.

Take away the beautiful trees or cool old buildings or rolling hills.  Look away from the well thought out wardrobe.  Let's get back to basics.  These images are meant to capture the sparkle in your eye.  The expression of being deep in thought.  And even, perhaps, a little bit of annoyance (like the blonde one featured above).  These images will be raw, real and timeless.  All done on a plain white backdrop.  Just you (or your child) and me with my camera.

Greensboro Senior Photographer ~ Distinguished Young Women - North Carolina

As long as I have been booking clients, I have had a deep desire to somehow get involved with a local organization in some capacity.  One of my core missions is to help build confidence in young girls and teens.  So, imagine my excitement when a new friend basically dropped an opportunity to combine both of those wishes in my lap.

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to spend a few hours taking head shots for the NC Distinguished Young Women program in Greensboro. 

"Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school. Each year we make over $1.5 billion dollars in scholarships available and it costs nothing to enter!" (distinguishedyw.org)

This program is 100% in line with my personal values and those I hope to see instilled in young women as they grow up.  If you are a high school junior or parent, I highly recommend looking into this amazing opportunity.  The girls I met all had a sparkle in their eyes, they were kind, fun to be around, and stunning!  I am so excited to be at the final event in January.

 

It was cold, windy and rainy, but all the girls obliged a group shot outside before getting started on the work weekend.

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Darian is the reigning North Carolina Distinguished Young Woman and will be passing along the torch in a couple months.

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