MAKENNAH | RED DEER PHOTOGRAPHER | GRAD 2016

Today on the blog, featured is Makennah's 2016 Graduation session. I had met Makennah for the first time when she visited the studio with her mom and sister for the Mother's Day Event - and couldn't wait to have her visit again for graduation!

If any of you know what springtime is like in Central Alberta, you know the weather can change in minutes.  And that is just what happened halfway through Makennah's session. So, along with capturing a few moody images with the storm clouds, we ran inside the studio once the rain rolled in, brought out the studio lights, and went to plan B. Creating a few editorial style, edgier looks.  Which we all loved.

CLOTHING
DRESS: Bliss purchsed from Durand Bridal and Formal Wear, Calgary, Alberta
GREEN OVERALLS: Hat and outfit from Aritzia
BLACK OUTFIT: Shirt, Aritzia; Booties, Steven Madden; Jeans, American Eagle; Necklace, Stella & Dot

HAIR AND MAKEUP
Janine Lachance, Beauty Mark Pro, Sylvan Lake, Alberta

HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED
Notre Dame, Red Deer, Alberta

FUTURE PLANS
Makennah is attending Red Deer College and pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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KADIE | RED DEER PHOTOGRAPHER | GRAD 2016

I'm so excited to feature Kadie's Grad Session today on the blog. When I met Kadie for her pre-session consultation, she knew she wanted an in studio, editorial style shoot, with a touch of confetti for good measure. And that's just what we did. 

Also, after having a peek at her beautiful dress, and learning she had a love for interior design, I knew a few shots with the floral backdrop (wallpaper) I had on hand would be fun to play with. This is why I our pre session meeting is so important. A chance to collaborate on unique ideas that are really YOU.

CLOTHING

DRESS: Alyce Paris and was purchased from Elite Bridal in Lacombe, Alberta

CREAM CASUAL DRESS: Free People from

JEANS AND FLORAL TOP: Grlfrnd jeans and a Wilfred tank both from Aritzia

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Nathalie Gzrech, Faces By Nat, Sylvan Lake, Alberta

HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED

Notre Dame, Red Deer, Alberta

FUTURE PLANS

Attending Mount Royal University in Calgary and taking Bachelor of Interior Design

Dates for 2017 Grad sessions will be announced to newsletter subscribers on February 1st.  Sign up prior to then to have the best selection of limited dates and times.  Remaining dates will be announced to the general public on February 15.  Subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of this post!

KATELYN | RED DEER PHOTOGRAPHER | GRAD 2016

At our pre-session consultation Katelyn knew right away that an in studio session would be perfect for the type of portraits she wanted.  And I couldn't have agreed more!  

It's incredibly important to me, for my studio clients' sessions to feature two - three different, unique looks.  Not only to represent different aspects of their personalities, but it also happens to be just a little (okay, a lot) more fun. 

Traditionally, graduation photos involve a cap and gown and 5 minutes of the photographers time. It's my hope, to personalize this extraordinary milestone and celebrate the ending of one chapter and start of another. Therefore, graduation sessions are completely customized, by working together with my clients and to collaborate on their session in order to truly show who they are.

And of course, this post wouldn't be complete without a few extra details from Katelyn's session....

CLOTHING
DRESS: Sherri Hill purchsed from Gemini Bridal in Edmonton
BURGANDY DRESS: Urban Outfitters and the black hat is from a store called Blonde in Kelowna
WHITE DRESS: American Eagle
FLORAL CROWN: Greenery from Stems, Red Deer and made my moi :).

HAIR AND MAKEUP
Janine Lachance, Beauty Mark Pro, Sylvan Lake, Alberta

HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED
Notre Dame, Red Deer, Alberta

FUTURE PLANS
Katelyn is atteninding Okanagan College in Kelowna and is pursuing her business degree.

Dates for 2017 Grad sessions will be announced to newsletter subscribers on February 1st.  Sign up prior to then to have the best selection of limited dates and times.  Remaining dates will be announced to the general public on February 15.  Subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of this post!

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!

Want a chance to win a photo shoot with your Bestie(s)?!?

In celebration of spring right around the corner, why not give all high school students the chance to win a FREE BFF MINI SESSION! Simply follow the instructions below to enter!

1. Follow @leighagraf on Instagram 2. Like this post and tag your BFF(s) in the comments 3. Post a photo on Instagram of you and your best friend, or repost this image, tag @leighagraf in the comments and use the hashtag #minisessionwithLGP

The contest will run until 10 pm on Friday, March 4, 2016 and is open to high school students. The winner will be drawn at random and announced Monday, March 7. They will receive a 30 minute mini session for 2-3 people, along with 10 digital files with Leigha Graf Photography.

JOIN US FOR OUR SPECIAL GRAD 2015 EVENTS

 

Honor Studio is excited to finally be able to announce our Grad 2015 Event dates.  We are offering a variety of locations and dates to match your style and time.

Over the last couple of years we have truly enjoyed working with so many young women and men during this important time in their lives, and we can't wait for this years' session.  If you have someone in your family graduating, we would love to have you join us!

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