HELLO! Welcome to Brenda Kay Photography. My style is FRESH, MODERN, and BOLD. Not only do I create art for my clients that can be enjoyed for years to come, but I also build confidence into lives of young women and men. My ultimate goal during each session is to bring out your unique personality and be able to sustain those images through high quality products, which will last a lifetime. Having stunning senior pictures is a wonderful way to kick start your senior year. Everyone is different and that is what I strive to capture. I am a HUGE advocate for believing in yourself, to be different, have confidence, and to OWN IT! STAND OUT!
I am limited to the amount of senior sessions I do a year. This allows me to get to know each client and spend quality time planning every session, carefully going over the details. I offer in person premier viewing and ordering sessions, working with each client individually to meet his or her specific needs whether you want a beautiful canvas or a custom made album. I aim to provide a one of a kind senior portrait experience!
PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKE UP
Your session will get started with professional hair and make up. I LOVE this part of the day because it will really help you feel amazing during your session. In my opinion, having hair and make up done before your session is one of the most important aspects of being photographed. A professional make up artist will know what make up and shades work on different skin tones and can help make you look flawless. It also takes the stress out of you doing it yourself, plus who doesn’t love to get pampered?
Professional make up is awesome because it is flawless on camera but is light weight, long lasting, and water proof, which means you won’t be sweating your make up off on those hot summer evenings. Professional make up minimizes skin imperfections and evens out the skin tone while giving your skin a natural looking finish. You can choose the level of makeup. For example, you can keep it natural or glam it up. But, having make up professionally applied is worth it!
Also, lets style your hair!! I know I love loose curls, but I can’t curl my hair if my life depended on it. Or, that half up messy bun? Yeah, I can’t do that either…lets try that side braid? No thank you…I’ll leave that to the professional and not have to worry about anything. **Hair and make up is not required but highly recommended**
WHAT DO I WEAR?
This is one of the most asked questions I receive from seniors and their moms! You only get your senior photos taken ONCE so I really try and make it an experience you won’t forget by helping pick out clothing. I offer styling consultations upon request. Remember, simply adding a hat, a necklace/bracelet, or a blazer to your outfit can take it from simple to magazine worthy! I encourage you to bring jackets, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, and other fun stuff to layer and accessorize with. Pinterest is a great place to gather ideas. I highly recommend creating a board. https://www.pinterest.com/brendakbruton/senior-style/
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?
A senior portrait session will last anywhere from 2-3.5 hours! Remember, hair and make up can take an hour. I allow 1.5-2.5 hours of shooting time. This may seem like a long time, however, I promise the time goes fast. This also allows time for outfit changes. A lot of clothing changes are done in the car. I always recommend changing up your look by bringing 3-4 outfits along with 1-2 alternative pieces and don’t forget the fun accessories like jackets, jewelry, hats, and sunglasses!. Your portraits are an investment and I want it to be PERFECT.
AFTER YOUR SESSION…
After your session is over, I will begin to edit your photos. You don’t have to worry about blemishes (big or small) I will edit your photos so you look your very best, but still look like you! That is VERY important to me. A preview will be posted on Instagram and Facebook. This process takes 10-14 days and after I am done, we will have our premier viewing session in the comfort of your home! If you prefer to come to my home for the viewing and ordering process, that is an option.
WHAT IS AN ORDERING SESSION?
Your premier viewing and ordering session will take place about 2 weeks after your session. This is where you will see your entire gallery of edited images (35-50 images) I will also have plenty of samples ready –wall art, storyboards, canvas, custom albums, and specialty products. During our in home premier viewing and ordering session, I encourage you to invite your friends and family. I want to make this a fun experience for everyone involved! After you view your images, you’ll decide which ones are your favorites and from there I will guide you through each of my customizable collections and help you choose products that complement your needs.