Ingrid here with our next installment of the Fashion Files. As we all know, Senior Session season is in full gear and on top of that, we are all just now headed back to school!   So, I wanted to offer our seniors some ideas on how to add variety to your wardrobe that you can easily carry over into your senior sessions.

Let’s be real here, most teens don’t have thousands of dollars to drop on a killer wardrobe, but we do have cool accessories that we can use to maximize our wardrobes and add variety to it!

So today, I’ll be highlighting one romper and two different ways to style it!

I took a pretty simple romper from Urban Outfitters that was on sale and managed to create two totally different way to style it.

My first looking featuring a staple black leather jacket and some awesome reflective Zara booties is perfect for a night out with the girls or a cute date!

Romper- Urban Outfitters

Bralette- H&M

Hat- Target

Necklace- Forever 21

Jacket- Forever 21

Boots- Zara

 

The second look, (which was perfect for the 4th of July!) is easy to throw on for a day in the city. My red converse and matching necklace add a pop of color for the fun and vibrant look!

 

Look #2

 

Romper- Urban Outfitters

Bralette- H&M

Necklace- Target

Sunnies- Free People

High Tops- Converse

 

Stay tuned for more fashion Inspiration in the weeks to come! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

You’ve seen the images scattered throughout my social media. And finally, I bring you the first installment of my adventures out west with some of my senior girls & some of the awesomest senior photographers I know.

One of the ways that I have found has really pushed me to grow is by attending senior photography related events, such as Seniorologie’s Conference 12. I attended the first one in October 2015 and I had the honor of winning a seat to attend again in October 2016. Through that Conference I have met very talented senior photographers ALL over the country who have become friends, encouragers, mentors, and who I can rely on for a good “swift kick in the butt” when it’s needed.

At Conference 12 in Miami this year, I went searching for info/inspiration that would help me shoot work that made me FEEL…I wanted to learn how to capture that “SOMETHING” that I felt seemed to be elusive in my work. One of the people who’s work makes me FEEL with every images of hers I see, is Jolene Dombrowski. (if you hop over to her page, you’ll see EXACTLY what I mean!) Not only is her work amazing, but she is an even more amazing person! I vividly remember when I met Jolene in Arizona! Sadly, it was the morning, I was flying out from Phoenix from Conference 12 in Arizona…so I didn’t really get to connect with her at that first conference, but spoke with her just enough before our airport shuttle arrived, to be intrigued by her energy/spirit, that started following her work then.

Fast forward to Conference 12 2016 in Miami and lucky for me we were in the same shooting groups! So after Conference 12 in Miami concluded, we started messaging back and forth and decided to head west together in January with some of our senior girls!  To add to our fun, we thought we’d invite some of our other conference 12 gals with us for those adventures as well.

We solidified our plans and with Sandi from Sandi Shipley Photography in Phoenix, AZ and Ashley from Ashley Nicolle Photography in Youngstown, OH, we headed off on a road trip adventure from Phoenix to Joshua Tree, California.  We flew in to Phoenix and spent the night in Phoenix before loading up our “Swagger Wagon” (aka mini van) with one of my favorite girls to photograph from Knock Knock Boutique and one of Jolene’s girls, before headed out to Joshua Tree where two of our other senior girls would be meeting up with us.

It would take hours to recount all the adventures we had on the road trip leg of our trip, but the laughs were endless, the motion sickness pills popped by Ashley and I were equally as endless, and the freedom and joy of traveling with a caravan of creatives who at the drop of a hat would pull over with you to shoot along the side of the road in random stretches of desert…well I can’t even begin to put into words how FLIPPIN’ cool that was. For serious.

On our way to Joshua Tree, there was an accident on I-10 that detoured us along some backroads…thank God for that because that’s where our two “pull over and shoot” stops occurred. Here are a few of my favorites from that leg of our trip. Hope you’ll be back to catch more of our adventures out West!!  Shout out to our friends at Artisan Republic for lending us some authentic vintage finds for our trip and of course Free People for making clothes that just demands to be shot in locations like these!

**P.s. when going on road trips with friends…make sure you double check your camera so you don’t accidentally shoot on MEDIUM JPEG for your whole first shoot. Yep, I did that. (insert face palm here.) Now on to the photos….

 

 

 

 

Hey, it’s Ingrid here with our first ever Where to Hang Wednesday Post!!

When Emil brought me on as an intern, I came up with a handful of ideas on how to really add some new and fun elements to the blog for our readers and Slice Senior clients…THIS WAS ONE OF THEM!

I’m super excited to encourage teens, like me to get out there and explore our area, especially the city of Harrisburg! There is so much happening in our little city and guys, you are missing out! From the hidden street art that Emil introduced me to (Thanks Sprocket Mural Works ), cute little restaurants, cafes of all sorts…Harrisburg is pretty cool. These features will be a chance for us to highlight different hotspots and hidden gems all over Harrisburg.

Now, most people that live near the city have heard of Little Amps and love their coffee! But while most of my friends are more familiar with the Little Amps on State Street, many have not visited the one on Green Street! Harrisburg Senior Photographer_0251I have to say, having been to both, I definitely prefer the Green Street location because it’s the original, feels bigger, and has free parking (which is nice when it’s not super crowded!) What caught my eye immediately when I walked in to Green Street is that you’ll see an array of records that have music from your parents’ generation to ours! Guys, they have cassette tapes too!!

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Sometimes you just need to go grab a friend on a “Global warming summer day” in February and go shoot.

Emma and I became friends several years ago when I was just getting started shooting seniors and she answered a model call. She’s been a muse, the Slice of Lime pack mule (until I bought that wagon last year ha ha ha) and all around a great person to have around for some goofiness and fun. Here are a few images from our shoot that I loved. (And yes, that is THE hat…it seems to be making it’s rounds through photoshoots even though it’s my personal hat and not actually in the “Slice Closet”)
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Last but not least, is our final Street Team editorial, which took place in the gardens of my lovely neighbors at The Rosemary House.   If you are not familiar with the Rosemary House, you really are missing out. They have been a long standing business in Mechanicsburg since the late 1960s! Besides selling herbs, teas, and various other specialty items, they also hosts workshops in their gardens! Chances are if you come for a visit, there will be three black and white spotted puppies greeting you from MY side of the fence. hahaha.

The Rosemary House gardens were the perfect location for this photoshoot. The white lace dresses perfectly brought to life my ideas for an ethereal garden feel and with a touch of florals from Jill of Sweet William Floral & Event Design, it all came together.

The weather looked like it was not going to cooperate that day and it drizzled here and there leading up to our shooting time; however, despite being VERY COLD for May, the rain held off and the photos turned out amazing.  Here are some of my favorites from that day!!

(P.s. the gardens are MUCH MORE grown in now since this shoot, so if anyone wants to do their senior session here, let me know!!!)

Shout to:

Hair/Make up:  Salon Noti 

Assistant: Slice Intern, Ingrid

Second Shooter: Landon Wise 

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