This is Lydia, one of my gorgeous 2017 senior reps! Lydia is a very busy soon-to-be-senior and we wanted to get her senior photo session done before the zaniness of the school year started! We had a gorgeous summer evening to take photos around Fort Wayne. Lydia’s beautiful smile is contagious– I found myself smiling, too, from behind the camera!
I’ve known Lydia’s mom, Sherry, for quite awhile and had heard many wonderful things about her daughter. It was so much fun to spend the evening with both of them!
Thank you, Lydia, for trusting me to be your photographer. Your kind heart and witty sense of humor shine through and it has been such a treat to get to know you!
I have been dying to share the images from my boho-inspired styled shoot with my 2017 senior rep models. I had SO many pictures and SO little time and then my computer died on me. NOOOO!
I’ve been trying to squeeze in editing as much as possible and told myself I was going to get them blogged this week. Here I am at 11pm on Friday FINALLY sharing them.
I can’t even say enough wonderful things about the girls on my team. Lydia, Madeline, RaeAnn, Reyna, Shriya, and Sophi, THANK YOU for bringing so much life and fun to the shoot. You girls are so sweet and kind. Who knew you’d become instant friends?? I cannot wait to shoot with all of you again. I will gush about you individually when I share your very own senior sessions because honestly, I could go on and on about what cool chicks each and every one of you are.
A huge thanks to Hope and her team at The Red Stiletto for their beautiful artistry of the girls’ hair and makeup. The Urban Hippie supplied us with beautiful outfits for our boho shoot and I cannot thank Tammy, the owner of The Urban Hippie, enough for her generosity! Leslie at Centered Jewelry supplied us with her gorgeous stacking bracelets. Maeve Vintage did a phenomenal job creating a look for the shoot that was beyond what I’d even envisioned. Super big shout out to Abby and Tammi for their beautiful styling and for hanging out with us ALL evening. They were packing up in the DARK! Okay, I know this is starting to sound like an acceptance speech, but I really cannot share these photos without acknowledging that I had some amazing people helping me every step of the way. I had awesome assistance from Makaela (who will definitely be on my 2018 Rep Team!) and my fabulous friend Preeti, and Shriya’s mom, saved the evening with a pizza and Starbucks break mid-shoot. Bless you both for helping to keep me functioning.
Enough from me! On with the pictures…
If you know me at all, you know that planning ahead is NOT really something I do a lot. I’m more of an easy-breezy, fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants-I-just-pulled-back-out-of-the-hamper kind of girl. BUT, when it comes to scheduling senior portraits, acting early is always the way to go. That is why I am looking for current JUNIORS in Fort Wayne area high schools who would like to be a part of my Senior Rep Team. As a rep for Jill Sloffer Photography, he or she will receive the following:
- a big discount on his/her senior photo session package
- the opportunity to be a part of a professionally styled shoot with other JSP reps
- cash back for every friend or classmate who he/she refers and books a session with me (and the friend gets a discount on his/her session too! Win, win, win!)
It will not be a lot of work– if you like to be in front of the camera (professional modeling experience is NOT required) and you like to post photos on Instagram or Facebook, you are who I’m looking for! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you more information and an application. I will only be able to have one or two senior reps from each high school, so don’t wait too long! Applications are due by March 31st!
I am FINALLY taking the time to share some of my most recent photography sessions! I’ve been so busy shooting and editing, that the blog part of this gig has been completely ignored. I’m really trying to do better. I promise.
First up is Maddie. This gorgeous Carroll High School senior was a natural in front of the camera and I such a fantastic time during her shoot.
Enjoy your senior year, Maddie!
Let’s not even talk about how overlooked this poor blog is, okay? We’ll move right on to the pretty pictures!
Here is some of my most recent work! I was thrilled to photograph Becca Tilley (fans of The Bachelor don’t need me to explain why this would be so exciting!) in her favorites from Sugar Love Boutique‘s fall line.
Not all items are available yet online, but Fort Wayne folks can find lots of them at Sugar Love Boutique in Woodland Plaza.
And there are tons of other beautiful items at sugarloveboutique.com. Happy Shopping, ladies!
Hello! Welcome back to my oh-so neglected blog! My goal this winter was to catch up on blogging some of my favorite sessions, but here we are in May and you can see how well my plan worked out! My revised plan is to share with you sessions of my wonderful seniors who will be graduating in the coming month!
First up is Hailee, my niece! How much do I love this girl?! She is so sweet and extremely funny. My kids just adore her and always beg for a sleepover when she comes to visit, which Hailee very kindly agrees to! During a visit last November, Hailee, her mom, and I ventured around Fort Wayne, trying to find spots out of the freezing cold wind, and had ourselves a fabulous senior photo shoot! You can tell Hailee’s a Wisconsin Girl– she doesn’t even look cold!
Here are some of my favorites…
Happy Graduation, Hailee! Love you!
It’s feels like forever since I’ve entered a photo into an I Heart Faces Challenge– I’ve missed it! One of my all-time favorite 2014 pictures is from my first Red Thread Session with sweet Soliana and her new family– here she is with her big sister having the cutest giggle. Happy New Year everyone! Cheers to lots of giggles and love in 2015!
To enter your own favorite face from 2014, head on over to I Heart Faces!
I’m putting my “To Do” list on hold this afternoon and taking a minute to play catch up on the blog!
I’ve been dying to share more of Allie’s senior session. Allie is a senior this year at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne and had been crowned Homecoming Queen just a week or two before our session together (as you will see! :))
Allie, I hope the rest of your senior year is amazing!
It seems like I’ve known Morgan for forever and I was thrilled to have the chance to take her senior photos. She has been a favorite babysitter at the Sloffer house for a few years now, plus she’s an incredibly talented dancer and absolute sweetheart.
Here are some of my favorite photos from our time together…
Yet another fall season is zooming past and last year I was the worst at blogging my sessions (shame on me) and I vowed to be better this year. “Blogging” is always last on my to do list, well, not last-last, but it’s down there with “put away laundry” and “exercise,” so yeah, it just doesn’t happen as often as it should, you know?
I’ve had an incredible autumn filled with senior and family sessions and I am excited to share more. Tonight I’m sharing Megan’s senior photos.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen that Megan is my next door neighbor and one of my kids’s all-time favorite people. Megan was in 2nd grade when my family moved in next door and she has been coming over to play with my kids, and eventually babysit them, since Preston and Maura were just itty-bitty.
But now she’s a senior in high school and it was time for some photos of this beautiful gal and I was thrilled to be the one to take them!
If you don’t know Megan, I will tell you that she is incredibly sweet, kind, polite, and absolutely hilarious. I feel very blessed that she is the one who has been setting an example for my kids as they have grown up with her and looked up to her. Okay, I’m getting all mushy and sappy, so on to the photos before I start blubbering at my computer!
Everybody say, “MEGAN!”