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Prom Season: 2014

It’s that time of year again!
For cray-paper and taffeta, glitter and puffy dresses all to be muttered with the phrase “in season” and it to be accepted for one night and one night only!
It’s Prom!

I love prom!
I love the big dresses and sparkly eye-shadow.
I love the slow jams and the twinkling lights!
It was one night. But it was the night where anything could happen in my mind.

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(Me on the right at my Junior Prom)

And while nothing really out of the ordinary happened at Prom for me I guess my most cherished memories from this time of year are the things that happened while getting ready for Prom…
Being part of the decorating committee.
My parents allowing me to skip school to go with my friends to the nearest large town (Altoona) for dresses.
The arguments I had with my Mom over what she and what I thought I should wear.
The stress over just asking a guy to the Prom. (Asking a person to prom was stressful enough without the addition of flash-mobs, glee club serenades and whatever else you crazy youngsters do now a days!)
And finally there was the excitement of the day itself!

But enough about me and my cheesy nostalgia.
Let’s get to the pictures!

Prom 2014!
This year I had the pleasure of capturing two different proms!

First up was Shelby and Jonah for Apollo Ridge’s Prom!

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(After years of my begging AND pleading AND whining AND annoying – Shelby finally got a puffy dress!!!)

And then we had Stevanakelly and her date  Mike for Plum High School’s Prom!

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(This is Stevanakelly’s blog debut! Yay!)

It was so much fun getting to share the evening with both of these wonderful girls!

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I hope their proms were as magical and memorable as my proms were.

Coining up: Neil’s 3 month portrait session with big brother Liam!

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Spring has sprung…

Spring is here! Spring brings with it the chance to explore and find new locations for portraits. My favorite model and sister in law was more than happy to take a few hours off to help pose in some of my new favorite locations as well as to re-visit some old favorites while showing off her stunning new prom gown. 

 
When I first saw Shelby’s dress I thought of the pink petals of the gorgeous magnolia trees that had been in full bloom recently thanks to the warm weather. But due to living here in Pennsylvania and having the most unpredictable weather the night before the shoot it frosted killing all of our beautiful pink blossomed friends. So we had to improvise.
 
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I think in the end it all worked out for the best though. Shelby’s portraits turned out stunning as per usual. I am so lucky to have such a willing and beautiful model to use. (despite the weather conditions I put her in at times. ha ha)  
  
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