I’ve been holding on to a little secret!
I’ve hinted here and there about a new High School Senior Portrait Program I’ve been developing. I’m literally bursting at the seams to go-go-go. Share all the details, post all the images, just get the darn ball rolling. But before I do that, I feel I need to pause… I want to share why I am taking this deep seeded idea from mind and choosing to take a part of my business in this new direction. This isn’t just a photographer taking pictures for the sake of taking pictures or trying to find another market to reach, just because. This is a genuine motivation, a want, a need, that stems directly from my heart. To be a channel through which a young girl is able to see her true beauty.
Confidence can be slow to build. A lesson I continue to learn as a woman to this day. There is this mold that society has conjured up. Its thrown in our face everywhere in every way. It can leave us thinking that if we don’t fit that mold, we somehow fall short as a person. We’re not the “perfect” that society is showing and telling us to be. We don’t measure up.
The truth is, we do not have to live up to this scale of perfection that society deems the end-all of beauty. Someone other than the media needs to show girls what beautiful really is. You deserve to be told you are beautiful because you truly are!
Although I haven’t gone full force yet in promoting this new portrait experience, I have had the opportunity to photograph quite a few incredible high school senior girls throughout my career. I can’t even begin to explain the look of pure joy and excitement that lights up a young girl’s face like when she sees her portraits for the first time. Even if it is just a tiny unedited preview on the backside of my camera, it’s like seeing yourself in an entirely new light. It’s an awakening! They see the beauty, the positive, the incredible soul that we see.
The flicker of light, happiness, and confidence are what have motivated me to build a portrait experience for these young girls. An experience that brings out the true you. A you that you may or may not realize was there.
A portrait session is not just about looks, it’s about who you are. I cannot wait to go on this adventure of self discovery with each and every High School Senior that invests in a session with MISA ME. I promise to spend quality time getting to know the ins and outs of who you are. That natural inner beauty that is anxiously waiting to come out, be captured, and preserved timelessly on camera. The perfect keepsake for one of the most incredible times in your life.
Stay tuned throughout these next few weeks for blog posts featuring MISA ME Photography’s incredible Senior Rep team. If you are a high school senior interested in booking MISA ME Photography’s portrait services please fill out the contact form at www.misamephoto.com.
Featured: One of my beautiful Senior Reps, Lily! Chesapeake High School, Class of 2016. Hair and makeup by Sara Elizabeth with Sara Elizabeth Artistry.