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Okay … Chloee is like realllllllly fun to have in front of my camera. My camera has been lucky enough to be capturing this sweet girl since she was in t-ball. LOL. She is a total natural in front of the camera, super sweet influencer, and just ummm gorgeous. Like what?!
Happy Thursday peeps! As you probably know (if you know me AT ALL), I love LOVE streetscape photo shoots. Why? Oh lemme tell ya.
So first of all, you can get a million different looks in like three square blocks. 30A offers some amazing street locations like Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside and more. For Chloee's Class of 2023 Senior session, we headed to the cold... yep... the cold! Bay City, Michigan. The street art there is constantly evolving. Ice cream. Sweet Treats, Great Food. Amazing shopping. Chill peeps. These are just a few reasons why I love streetscape photoshoots.
So Chloee is one of my 2023 Senior Clients and I have had the opportunity to photograph this sweet young lady since was just a little girl in t-ball. Her mother was my kids Kindergarten teacher (and the best K-teacher ever I might add)!
While I love living, and photographing, in FL and this place is truley paradise, I LOVE when I have the opportunity to head back up to Michigan and photograph families that I have been capturing for over 20 years. I have been a part of so many of their milestones, I'm honored when they still choose me to capture these memories - even if it means going back up to the cold - LOL
Side note: I love finding random amazing trucks to use in my images. The one of Chloee is from a Parking Lot in Bay City, MI. The Senior pic of Hunter (below) is from a random street in Indiana a few years ago. How cool is that?
Positive Body Image - why I offer Empowering Teen Photo Sessions
If you follow my blog at all, you know that I am adamant about a postive body image for teens and tweens as this is an issue I struggled with personally.
Unfortunately it happens all to often in both gals and even guys. Teens with a negative body image will see themselves as a distorted image of who they actually are. They tend to feel uncomfortable, awkward, self-conscious and even ashamed.
Our goal is for everyone our clients to have a positive body. Body image is more than just your appearance, it also involves how you FEEL about your body. I encourage and show my clients to appreciate their natural body and value its uniqueness.
My mission is to provide not only gorgeous images, but to also give confidence and comfort in who you! Creating life-long positive self-esteem values.
Here are 5 Tips from the safeteens.org website for a positive body image:
Appreciate all that your body can do. Everyday your body carries you closer to your dreams. Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you – running, dancing, breathing, laughing, dreaming, etc.
Keep a top-10 list of things you like about yourself – things that are not related to how much you weigh or what you look like. Read your list often. Add to it as you become aware of more things to like about you.
Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not skin-deep. When you feel good about yourself and who you are, you carry yourself with a sense of confidence that makes you beautiful regardless of whether you physically look like a supermodel. Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body.
Look at yourself as a whole person. When you see yourself in a mirror or in your mind, choose not to focus on specific body parts. See yourself as you want others to see you – as a whole person.
Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are.
Love all the expressions we were able to capture!
Empowering Senior Portrait Sessions
Streetscape photo sessions | Alys Beach | Rosemary Beach | Seaside
Class of 2023, not a ton of spots left, so get on the schedule asap – send us a text at (850) 460-4437 for senior pic info and the remaining dates – we will circle back to get you on the schedule for your Empowering Senior Portrait Sessions!
Wondering what a session is like with Melonie Marie Photography? check out the video below for BTS video and all of her stunning gallery images!