Summer Senior Picture Ideas!

When Olivia Smith, owner of Belle Marie Photography reached out to me do makeup for an upcoming senior collaboration shoot, I immediately said YES!  I love everything about this shoot and I think is a great inspirational shoot for seniors this summer thinking about their own Senior Sessions.  

Must haves to Make your Senior Pictures Look Great this 2017 Summer

1. OUTFIT IDEAS: Florals, Rompers, Summer Dresses, Lace Cover ups, Bralettes, and DENIM! Don't overthink it, simple is always going to look the most timeless when you look back at the photos years later! (Make sure to check out the great outfits styled by Apricot Lane Boutique from this collaboration)

2. MAKEUP & HAIR: Hair keep it simple...soft beach waves or a loose curl, enjoy it all down or half up! As for Makeup this summer, LESS about the Contour and more about that soft cream blush with a beautiful highlighter.  My favorite highlighters are Becca Cosmetics and Stila Cosmetics Heaven's Hue Highlighter.  For a great cream blush try Stila Cosmetics or Nars Cream Blush Orgasm.  Also I highly recommend a beautiful lash to just make your eyes pop, Ardell Demi Wispies are my go to for head shots!

3. LOCATION: Keep it green and fresh! The Twin Cities is full of beautiful parks... some of my favorite places are Minnehaha Falls, Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis.

4. PHOTOGRAPHY: Make sure to just be natural, an adorable smirk or laugh smile always looks more natural than that Elementary school picture with the posed smile.  I recommend jamming to a playlist of your favorite beats prior to the photoshoot to loosen you up and get you excited about the photoshoot! This is meant to be fun!  (From personal experience with Olivia from Belle Marie Photography taking my recent headshots she is super great at helping direct you to pose so that you look great on camera and feel comfortable!) 


Photography: Olivia Smith-Belle Marie Photography

Styling/Clothing: Apricot Lane Boutique

Models: Lauren Matzke & Jada Wald 

Makeup: Melissa Tomfohrde 

Location: Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota