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CT Senior Portraits {Samantha | Class of 2017}

Samantha is going into her Senior year at Central High School... in FLORIDA!  She hopes to go to college to pursue Marine Biology and she thinks her favorite underwater animals to work with would be dolphins.  She was visiting for the Holiday and Grammy wanted to surprise her with her very own Senior Portrait Session while she was here.  We took her to lunch at the White Horse in New Preston and then Grammy asked to take a 'tour of the studio' since it 'coincidentally' happened to be so close.  We got to the studio and that's when Grammy broke the news that we were actually there for Sam.  Chelsea with Beauty by Chelsea Dae arrived shortly after we shared the news and began promptly on dolling up Samantha with a very relaxed wave (as requested) and simple yet beautiful make-up application to cover up those summer tan marks! Once she saw her transformation, and we selected the outfits which we would be shooting in, we headed out to the lake.  We started with our boho-chic look with pieces from the studio wardrobe (purchased last year at Francesca's!). Sam rocked this look and boy did she take direction so well.  She's truly a natural and just stunned behind the camera.

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For a little July 4th Fun, I had her take off the floor length knit vest and we had her run around with a navy scarf {with white stars} just because!  (Amazing $3 find at the dollar section of Target)CT Senior Portraits, Senior Pictures, Boho, Francesca's, Lake, Beach, Downtown

Sam brought this super gorgeous flowy top that I just have to find for myself.  We paired that with a simple jean-short for a casual beachy look.  Yes - if you haven't noticed by now, it started raining minutes after we started shooting... so those beautiful curls lasted all but 5 minutes!CT Senior Portraits, Senior Pictures, Boho, Francesca's, Lake, Beach, Downtown

THIS was my favorite dress.  I had it in my Senior Wardrobe since last year at Francesca's and no one ever selected it... so I begged her to try it on, and we BOTH fell in love with it on her.  The color, the shape, the style... it seriously looked amazing on Sam.CT Senior Portraits, Senior Pictures, Boho, Francesca's, Lake, Beach, DowntownCT Senior Portraits, Senior Pictures, Boho, Francesca's, Lake, Beach, Downtown

We finished off our shoot with the purple sun dress that Sam arrived with and added an umbrella to the mix... because after all, it WAS raining.  Sam didn't seam to care one bit that it was raining.  She kicked butt the entire shoot and I think these images are proof of that.  CT Senior Portraits, Senior Pictures, Boho, Francesca's, Lake, Beach, Downtown

Senior Portait Experience

Hey you!! Yea- you! The 16 year old dreamer doodling on your notepad in bio class!

Let’s be honest: we could all use a little more luxury and a LOT less homework. Am I right?

Well I can’t help the amount of homework you have rolling in, but I CAN add a little more glam to your life by offering a one-of-a-kind Luxury senior portrait experience.  No, this isn’t the senior portraits that everyone else gets.  You AREN’T everyone else. You are YOU.  You are a goddess stuck in high school.  This senior portrait experience is SO much better.

EVERY client of mine receives a complimentary fashion and style consultation the day of their session, professional airbrush make-up and hairstyling by two stylists who KNOW how to create the PERFECT camera-ready look. PLUS guess what??  You gain access to a closet of designer accessories and wardrobe items to jazz up your look!  Seriously!?  Don’t pretend like you don’t dream of having a designer closet to dress from!  Oh, and did I mention a pretty sweet welcome packet complete with boutique discount coupons and even a What-to-Wear guide magazine to help you prep for this incredibly glamorous day!?  

I’m so giddy that I get to offer this to those teens like you, who want a little more LUXE in their lives!  I only have 12 available spots per season and thousands of gorgeous young ladies dying for this experience!!  If this makes you scream “I need to ditch this homework and feel like a Kardashian for a day!” than say "YES!!!”

Email me at sashadalephotography@gmail.com for your FREE client welcome packet so we can get started on booking your LUXURY senior portrait experience!

I cannot WAIT to treat you like the celebrity you deserve and be YOUR Connecticut Senior Photographer!!  This is YOUR year!  Your SENIOR year!  Go out with a bang Sista!  Visit our newest New Preston location TODAY!!

"My school makes me use another photographer!"

scroll down!  You DON'T have to use that other photographer!!


I've heard many CT seniors say that their school is contracted with a photographer already, and they "have to" use that photographer for their senior pictures if though they don't want to.  

FALSE.  

YES- you HAVE to use that photographer for your YEARBOOK picture.  You do NOT have to use that photographer for your senior session outside of the yearbook.  That's like them telling you what photographer to use for your family portraits, or your wedding portraits.  If your entire senior portrait session is NOT being published in the yearbook, then they honestly have no control over your freedom to choose a photographer that you LOVE. It seams that a lot of young ladies aren't clear on this here in New England!!  It's a whole different ball game out in the midwest.  I've heard countless complaints by both seniors AND their parents about the school contracted photographer and these gorgeous girls feeling forced to use a photographer they don't like.  I want you to KNOW that you DO have a choice.  

Go into that contracted studio and get JUST your yearbook portrait taken.  THEN, give me a call and we will glam you up for the portraits that you've been dying for... the ones you will hang on your walls, share with your friends and publish in a glorious heirloom album to display on the coffee table for the world to see.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER: PROFESSIONAL CAMERA READY AIRBRUSH MAKE-UP APPLICATION AND HAIRSTYLING

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BEFORE AND AFTER: PROFESSIONAL IMAGE RETOUCHING

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GORGEOUS SENIOR POSING, LOCATIONS, STYLES:

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Primarily serving Litchfield County, Fairfield County and Hartford County.

Recent schools: Holy Cross High School in Waterbury and Westover School in Middlebury CT.

Specializing in Senior Photos for Connecticut High School Seniors.

Zulie Dunn {Class of 2016}

Zulma--or Zulie as her friends call her, is a senior at Westover High School in Middlebury CT.  Zulie is extremely athletic, playing field hockey, basketball and softball!  I had the pleasure of watching one of her field hockey games this past fall :) She's also studied abroad which is what so many young woman could only dream of!  Not to mention she's very involved in her community and has even participated in several mission trips.

Zulie04Zulie03Zulie11Zulie05Zulie06Zulie12Her favorite inspirational quote is 'put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.  This is the secret to success.'  

Zulie plans to study engineering at Northeastern and I can already sense by her wit, intelligence and confidence that she will be an incredible and successful business woman and engineer.

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Favorite TV Series: Arrow

Favorite Musician: John Legend

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption

Favorite Book/Magazine: Brothers Karamozov

Zulie02Zulie09Zulie19Zulie16Zulie18I asked Zulie if she could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

She said,

"To realize that through active love, through the way in which all human beings are interconnected, we can see God's word is at work through all of us."

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I also asked Zulie what her own personal definition of beauty is.  She told me,

"Beauty comes from within. It's the goodness of your heart and genuine care for others."

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For more information on Senior Portrait Packages, be sure to check out Sasha Dale Photography.

Lizzy {Class of 2016}

What an amazing time I had working with Lizzy.  She's beautiful, fun and extremely intelligent!  Besides keeping good grades, Lizzy is extremely involved in her school and community.  She participates in Mock Trial/Debate Club, Presidents Council, Book Club, National Honor Society, Theater and Peer Ministry.   She loves to volunteer for multiple organizations as well, including Relay for Life, Making Strides for Breast Cancer, and Helping Hands just to name a few!! Seriously I'm in AWE!!  And of course, when she has ANY free time after ALL of that - she really loves to write, read (especially Harry Potter)and binge watch old episodes of Charmed!!  Check out her gorgeous senior portraits! We worked with about 5 different looks for her session including a lip color change with each outfit by our fabulous make-up artist!

BEFORE AFTER

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Allie {Class of 2017}

Gorgeous Holy Cross high school cheerleader? Check!

Fall-fashion inspired wardrobe? Check!

 Stella&Dot bling for the final touches? CHECK!

Professional airbrush make-up and hairstyling by the amazing Egzona Pipa?  CHECK!

Luxury senior portrait experience with Sasha Dale Photography??  CHECK!!!!!

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