senior pictures

Bianca {Nonnewaug High School Senior Portraits, Class of 2017}

Meet the gorgeous Bianca, class of 2017 senior at Nonnewaug High School.  Bianca would like to study nursing in college, and is still deciding on where.  She enjoys playing Tennis and piano in her spare time, and is co-President of the DECA club. Her favorite colors to wear are Blue, Black and White - her wardrobe is primarily preppy.  She enjoys shopping at Forever 21, the Gap, Express and Target.  As far as fashion and trends, her she loves today's modern trends the best.

Bianca's favorite TV series is Friends, and admits that as far as movies go, she can never finish watching them.  Her favorite musician is Selena Gomez, and her favorite magazine is Vogue.

Bianca's favorite quote is: "Give God your weakness and he will give you his strength."

If she were to choose one trait to define herself, she would choose: Sassy.

Bianca was a natural in front of the camera, and had a blast despite the misty weather rolling in.

We finished off her shoot at the waterside with her TWIN sister, Natalie.  How fun are these?!

Anthony {Nonnewaug High School 2017 Senior}

Meet Anthony!  This handsome young man is a senior at Nonnewaug High School, and will be graduating this year!  Go Class of 2017!  He hopes to attend UCONN in the fall while focusing on his education in the medical field.  While in school, he spends his spare time playing golf, soccer and basketball - and also enjoys hanging out with friends and "being dope" <-- his words! :)

Anthony (nick-named Tuna) wears primarily athletic clothing, although he prepped up for us during his shoot.  His favorite color is blue, and you can see that with most of the outfits he chose!  If you asked him what his favorite tv show is, currently he'd tell you it's Breaking Bad.

Oh- and he has a sense of Humor... while mom was putting together his outfits for the shoot, he casually and sneakily tossed in this Americana shirt.

Anthony enjoys listening to Pearl Jam which is rather impressive considering that's from another generation!  His favorite movie is Animal House, and so far his favorite book as been The Great Gatsby.

On a more comedic note - when asked what his dream shoot would be like, he said "Ladies by my side." He also threw in that he'd love to do the pose from Titanic when Rose was laying on the couch while Jack sketched her... we didn't do that, but I was tempted!

I like to ask my seniors what they would do if they could change one thing about the world.  I usually get some very deep emotional responses, but in Anthony's usual persona, he simply said he wanted to get rid of all the mosquitos.  I couldn't agree with him more!  Why do they even exist??

 

One last fact - Anthony is a TWIN.  His gorgeous sister, who is also on our blog (we reserved her own separate page) joined us for the shoot.  

Keep an eye out for more senior portraits coming soon in the South Eastern tip of Connecticut!

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.

 

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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.

Looking for Our Class of 2017 Senior Model Crew!!

BECOME A SPOKESMODEL!

I know what you're thinking. "It's a little too early to start thinking about Senior Portraits...right?"  Wrong! Senior year is just a few months away and the most popular time of year for portraits is June-September. You’ll want to be thinking of getting on the books for that NOW!

Not to mention, the average senior portrait investment is between $800 and $1600.  Lot's of seniors and their parents save up for this, but if you aren't one of those - here's the best part about my spokesmodel program.  Guess what my senior models invest? $199.  That's right!  The investment for the seniors in my Senior Spokesmodel program is just $199. You decide how much you get after that by working hard, being YOU and talking about Sasha Dale Photography.

Referrals are GOLD. Your moms will LOVE you for this. Everything you ever wanted out of your senior portrait experience for only $199!!

What do you get out of it??  You have the chance to earn up to $800+ CASH, a $250 VISA gift card – which is just as sweet as cash -- an iPad mini, a GORGEOUS heirloom quality senior portrait album valued at $1295 (your moms will LOVE you for this one) and even ALL of the high resolution digital files from your senior session. To give you perspective – my digital files run $150 each, or $1600 for the entire collection. Your mom’s will love you for that one too. ;)

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So what do you have to do? It’s SO easy.

First - YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MODEL!! That’s the first thing everyone thinks when they see “Spokesmodel”. “Oh… I can’t sign up for that, I’m not a model.” Spokesmodel is just my term for high school senior representative. This means YOU can be one of Sasha Dale Photography’s Senior Representatives for the Class of 2017. No modeling experience is necessary.

Step one: SPRING Spokesmodel session. This is the main gig. All you have to do is show up and look fabulous! Our stylists will make you feel gorgeous along with the other spokesmodels and we will hit the town running for a super fun spring styled fashion shoot. The images from this session will be used for your individual Senior Representative cards that you will distribute to your friends and classmates. These cards are GOLD. These cards are what earn you all of those awesome cash rewards and other incentives listed above. The complete list of referral incentives is listed on page 17 of my Senior Spokesmodel magazine.  A referral is a Booked & Paid for Session. If a new client hands me YOUR card when they book their senior session with me, YOU get the referral credit!   It’s so simple. You seriously show up to a photoshoot, get dolled up, have your pictures taken, hand out cards, talk about Sasha Dale Photography and BOOM, the rest falls into place!

 "Is there more?"

Well, yes.  But it's really simple.  It will most likely just happen naturally because I assure you'll love your experience with me so much that you'll want to do it anyway.  What is it?  I ask that you talk about Sasha Dale Photography and your senior portrait experience to all of your friends, peers and family. We will have our own private Spokesmodel Facebook group to keep in touch and updated on this. Throughout the year, you will be given short posts to share with your friends via Social Media {IG, FB}. I will do the work for you (pictures and text) so all you have to do is post, tag me and your gold. PS- the spokesmodel term is from March 2016-October 2016. Don’t worry, this isn’t some full-time 9-5 job or anything! You go about your lives as usual over those 7 months. Particpate in your sports and extra curriculars. Do your homework. Hang out with your friends … and occasionally share a post on behalf of Sasha Dale Photography.

 Now… IF you are TOTALLY interested in participating in MORE photoshoots, I do have a more extensive model program but it is optional! THAT program costs $399 but includes up to THREE more stylized shoots throughout the year. Do you know what a stylized shoot is? OMG, if you don’t you should! These stylized shoots – or should I say ‘concept’ shoots are themed and I even ask my seniors to help come up with the themes! Some of those could be “masquerade, red white and blue, boho, cozy winter, etc.” Professional hairstyling and make-up is also included with all concept shoots to fit the theme of the shoot. These are so much fun, especially if you are doing it with a friend!! Oh yes – friends--that reminds me!! Did I mention I am selecting up to THREE representatives from EACH high school?? Not just one! THREE! This means you should REALLY get your friends to sign up too. Can you imagine getting to glam up with your besties, get gorgeous photos taken BOTH individually AND together!! Remember playing dress-up when you were 8? This is the big girl version! You’ve GOT to do this!!

Lastly – my spokesmodels get to help me select the NEW crew for the following year when it’s time for them to hand over the crown. I usually ask the past year’s spokesmodels to come to the new-spokesmodel open house to share their experiences. This is isn’t mandatory but totally encouraged!

Oh yea, I almost forgot! You AUTOMATICALLY get your VERY own senior portrait session when you sign up for this program. This INCLUDES professional hair and make-up, wardrobe consultation, etc. All of this is also included in the $199 spokesmodel program fee. I’m not kidding!!

If you haven't already check out Sasha Dale's spokesmodel magazine for more details!

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So seriously... for $199 – you get:

*Spring spokesmodel shoot with professional hair and make-up

*Custom senior rep cards with YOUR pictures on them to give to friends

*Personal mobile app with images from spring shoot

*Spokesmodel music video/slideshow featuring you and your friends to share

*Your OWN senior portrait session, wardrobe consultation, professional hair and make-up, private premier and ordering consultation

*Opportunity to earn up to $800+ Cash, $250 Visa Gift Card, Heirloom quality senior portrait album, All high-resolution digital files on crystal USB engraved, iPad Mini

OVER $6,000 VALUE!!!! You refer me new clients and I reward you! That’s how it works!

Fill out the application to receive your invite to my modeling open house in February!!

 

Please note - I do ask ONE thing.  Please do not represent any other photographers during the duration of your model contract with Sasha Dale Photography.

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FILL OUT THE MODEL APPLICATION TODAY!!

STUDIO LOCATION:

168 New Milford Turnpike, Suite 2C

New Preston Marble Dale, CT 06777

203.598.9441

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