Chelsey has been a life guard for a little while, so she wanted to have some of her images at the pool where she works, which is always fun for me!
On our walk around downtown to different locations we also ran into a whole bunch of fire ants, which was maybe less than fun. Actually it was kind of painful! It's amazing a bug so small can hurt so much! We quickly moved from that spot to a different one that didn't have fire ants. No worries, I remember where those little stinkers are so we won't be going there again, lol!
Chelsey had a beautiful sunset for her session, something that we usually get in Kansas, but still not something to take for granted. Every single one is different and amazing. She did an amazing job and it was so fun to work with her and get to know her better!
I had so much fun hanging out with Tristin for his Senior session. I love getting to do new things and new challenges and Tristin was my very first session involving golf and my second session with a car. There was lots of walking, both to the golf course and around the course, and lets not lie, I totally needed the exercise so I call that a win/win!
We shot the car images on a road that doesn't see a lot of traffic, which is good because even not busy there were a few times we had to move. The last couple of images with the beautiful sky we had to walk through some sand that sunk with every step, it was a little scary. I was hoping there wasn't an animal home under the sand that would pop up and be upset with us but thankfully we didn't see anything.
Sessions always have a little bit of an adventure around here!
When I read Elizabeth's Senior model application I knew that I had to work with her. When I got to meet her, I liked her right away! She's a fun outgoing girl and I had so much fun at her session! We got to try some new things which I love and they totally worked out!
Also, can we just talk about how gorgeous Elizabeth is? Check her out!
Elizabeth will be happy to tell you about her experience at her Session with me and will also have a discount available!
To schedule your Senior session email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-680-0665
I'm so excited to announce my 2016 Senior Model search! I'm accepting model applications from the local High Schools of Garden City, Holcomb, Deerfield, Lakin, Syracuse, Scott City, Leoti, Ulysses and Dodge City. Only 10 models total will be accepted.
Senior models get amazing perks, on top of fabulous pictures! You'll get an exclusive gift bag, 2 Senior sessions, a custom phone app of your favorite 5 images, a session of your choosing ( a BFF session, pre-prom session with all your closest friends, a sweetheart session, or just about anything else you can think of ) and to make Mom and Dad happy you'll have the chance to earn $50 credit for every friend you get to book their session with me! Plus your friend will also get a $50 credit, which makes their parents happy too. Plus, you'll also have the chance to model for fine art images, which is exclusive to my Senior Models. Check out the blog post Resolve to see some fine art images.
To be considered as a Senior Model you must be a current High School Junior in good standing, active in your school and/or community, love getting your picture taken and want to be a part of April Harmon Photography's Senior Model Team! You do have to have your parent permission to participate and April Harmon Photography will be your exclusive photographer.
All the Senior models have been chosen for 2016, thank you so much everyone!
Taryn's sister gifted her both a maternity and a newborn session, which is one of the best gifts you can give an expecting mom! You'll never outgrow them :)
It started snowing the day of her session and I was praying it would keep on snowing for part of the session at least and thankfully, it did! So we went around the corner from the studio and did a few shots, I didn't want to freeze them! It was perfect snowfall, big beautiful snow flakes and falling softly and heavily.
After that we came inside to do the rest of their images, and finished by doing my favorite kind of maternity session, with beautiful fabric showing off Mom's beautiful self.
Shalie and Erik had a beautiful December wedding.
I loved all the little details at the reception, they had a hot chocolate bar and s'mores!
Neither one of them had seen their wedding rings until the vows, which was very sweet. Erik's ring is one of the most unique men's rings I've even seen, incorporating deer antler, turquoise and wood.
Thank you for letting me capture your day!
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Jacob decided on a very cold December day for his session. When we got to our second location he remembered that he had wanted to take pictures with his guitar but had forgotten it. So his Mom was nice enough to go and get it. And when she brought it back he said, maybe we should do pictures by a fire and of course I said sure!
Later, when it was finally time for the guitar shots it was around 20 degrees! Jacob asked me what we should do and I told him I though we were lighting a fire! So he did and I can say without a doubt that Jacob, his Mom, little brother and I were all grateful for it! Plus it made for some pretty cool shots if I do say so... and I do!
I've known the Faulconer family for three years and finally got to do a session with them a couple weeks ago. We had a bit of an adventure on an abandoned farm, lots of stickers (not the fun kind) and ended the session with them sitting in a deer bed. I did make sure there wasn't any poop first! They had beautiful weather which is always hit or miss this time of year but we were all glad it wasn't cold or windy. Aren't they a great looking bunch?!
Hadley was my first newborn in the new studio, in fact I got the call that she was going to be born right as we finished painting. Talk about great timing!
She brought her Mom, Dad and three siblings with her to her session which made for a fun time! Her Mom made the lovely little cocoon that I love and the sweet little hat, she's so talented! They're such a beautiful family.
I'd gotten to meet Tyler earlier this summer when he helped teach my middle kid swimming lessons. She is a big fan of her "buddy" as the swim coaches are called. So I was very excited to work with Tyler.
We had a little bit of an adventure on his session getting to visit a great Aunt's property with a old abandoned house and rows and rows of vintage cars and trucks. We also got to visit the high school gym and track for some shots!
It was a super fun session and we got to try some new stuff which I always love doing! Tyler is a great person and I'm so glad to have gotten to know him a little better!
My very favorite part of my Senior model program is getting to see the senior at least twice in their senior year and seeing how much they've grown and changed. We notice the change when they're little but it's amazing to me every year and every Senior just how much change there is in them!
Doesn't Caitlin look amazing?
We got to hang out with her Grandpa towards the end of her session and borrow his antique tractor for a couple shots, he was such a hoot!
And Caitlin's sister was an excellent dress thrower, we couldn't have gotten the shot without her.