I first heard about Ryan last summer when her mom found me through a vintage inspired boutique I did a couple of sessions for. Her mom described her love of vintage fashion, and down to earth personality, and overall sweet disposition. I was beyond excited when she hired me for her senior pictures this past fall.
After our first official meeting at the Brew Junkie Coffee Shop, she reminded me of a mix of myself and my best friend in high school. She loves the art and culture of the city but needs to escape in nature to renew her soul. I can see her spending a year in the Peace Corps or serving another humanitarian mission. She has a love for animals and life. For now, she's a free spirit and will take the world as it comes.
We decided to show 3 different facets of her personality, her love of the city, her vintage fashion, and her down to earth persona. Her mom has a friend who owns Simply Bliss Boutique (I of course adored the name). She helped with a few wardrobe ideas to incorporate our vision. Grapevine was the perfect spot as it incorporated an urban scene and a natural setting is just a short drive away.
The sky threatened rain but we decided to take a chance and go with it.
We started in downtown Grapevine. I'm personally a fan of blazers so I was thrilled when she pulled one out over a lace dress from Simply Bliss Boutique (1 left and on sale!). And the red heels totally pulled it together! And let me tell you, this girl was still recovering from a soccer injury and still managed to rock the heels better than I can.
A quick change of shoes and literally walking across the street changed up the look significantly.
A few minutes away is Katie's Woods off of Lake Grapevine. Here we found a field and were able to let out her inner Flower Child with a classic VW Bus no less.
Her mom, Andi, had a vision of an antique chair and a chandiler in a tree. I love collaborating on ideas and it was so neat being able to see her vision come to life.
To end the session, we went for a little hike out to the lake. Ryan and her family spend a lot of time outdoors and summers on the lake. She wore a read flannel shirt and sneakers to pull her laid back, every day look together.
I have no doubt Ryan will go far in life and touch a lot of lives along the way. The world is her oyster and a fun adventure is surly awaiting her.
Hair & Makeup: HSH Makeup Specialty
Wardrobe: Simply Bliss Boutique