I had heard about Uwe before he came to the studio, but I was still impressed. He was excited to be in the studio, and he came in with some ideas and clothes that seemed perfect for his personalty. He wanted to make sure he experienced an American senior session.
I was so impressed that he wanted to play American football. His favorite restaurant was Dixie Chilli, and he very much enjoyed the Prom. He said in Germany high school is much different. What we consider traditional is missing, like school spirit. They are very focused on the educational aspect.Read More
I get this question a lot. Moms come in, bring in all the clothes and such, and look at me like they were last on a leg of The Amazing Race. The tension can be a little high, so I always let everyone breathe and relax. We only do one session at a time, so it is just us in the studio. Mom will ask me if they should be in the room, and I love when they are in. She can check the hair and all the little things she knows her senior will complain about later. “You need some lip gloss?”, “Where is your necklace?”, or ” Scrunch your hair a little.” are typical comments. But then sometimes moms say “No way!” to being in the room. “She will glare at me” or something, is the reason.
So what is a mom to do?
My suggestion is to just let me handle it. I really do need moms in the room to handle details with hair, and maybe a twisted sweater. If the senior would rather not have mom in, I will still call for her and get her advice on this or that. Plus, we have the coolest tool to blow the girls hair, and the moms just giggle when they get to turn it on.
So, moms, relax and enjoy the ride. My wish for moms of girls is this should be a mother-daughter event. In my dream you would both go get your hair done together, and maybe your nails. Then a little shopping for last minute accessories, and then off to the studio for a session you will love to be part of, and remember every time you see the portraits.Read More