I had worked with Carleen's family a couple of years ago for her sister, Shaelynn's graduation portrait session and couldn't wait for Carleen to visit the studio.

One of the options I always give my grad clients is to book their session on the same day and time as a friend.  This gives you an option to not only have your full indivdual portrait session, but also images together.  And memories to share! Carleen and Alex decided to take me up on this offer, and I will publish those images in a seperate blog post.

Carleen knew that she wanted a combination of inside the studio and outdoors.  During her pre-session consultation, we went through her clothing selection and I went to work designing a custom experience just for her.

DRESS: Carleen purchased her amazing dress from Prom affair in Edmonton.  Her review was that they were very  helpful and had a nice selection. Her dress design was Paparazzi.

PINK BLANKET:  Urban Outfitters

WORDS OF ADVICE:  Book pictures , hair and make up artist early .  There is very little time that day for make up so the good times get taken up quickly .  Nice to get professional pictures well ahead of time and trial the dress and hair and makeup!  Professional pictures are so worth it as they are long lasting memories! 

HAIR: Lindsey from Crop Hair, Red Deer, Alberta

MAKEUP: Nathalie Grzech, Faces by Nathalie, Sylvan Lake, Alberta

HIGH SCHOOL:  Notre Dame, Red Deer, Alberta

FUTURE PLANS: Carleen is attending Ryerson University in downtown Toronto .  She is in 4 year degree for BFA in Performance  Dance.  Research  which universities for the field you love that are highly rated and live your dream !  

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