It’s not easy being a teenager. Life is changing fast and suddenly, the world gets real. All of these decisions are laid out before you and you have to make decisions that seemingly impact the rest of your life. That’s why I find it immensely impressive when I meet high school seniors like Jenny. She had her act together. She’s an incredibly mature and well organized girl. I have no doubts she will be quite the successful woman someday! It was such an honor to be selected to capture her Los Altos High School Senior Photography session.
We shot Jenny’s session in the area around the studio. Los Gatos has so many amazing options for photography locations. It’s filled with tons of character and charm that really accentuates without distracting, which is ideal, particularly with a client as beautiful as Jenny. She has the face of an angel and absolutely captivating eyes.
Jenny’s beautiful make-up was done by Moni Sebestyen of Parlour 308. Make-up can really enhance a shoot and Jenny is a prime example. In a lot of ways, make-up is similar to shoot location. You want it to boost your natural beauty and not create a new persona. You want to look at your photos tomorrow and ten years ago and still see yourself in them. Sometimes we try so hard to obtain a certain look that we miss the mark because we’re not looking to be ourselves. There are also huge benefits to hiring a professional. They know how to apply the right amount and contour your face in order for your look to translate to the camera. Make-up should always bring out the best in you without distracting from the ultimate purpose: to capture beautiful memories of your last year in high school.