Of all the themed shoots I’ve done in my time, derby shoots are some of my favorites. I love pulling out all the stops, as one does in traditional Kentucky Derby style. As you’ll see below, Kentucky Derby dress is characterized by bold, bright colors, and the greatest attraction to the event itself: the hats! Really, a lot of the style comes from the hats themselves, and usually instead of picking out a hat to go with your dress, it’s the other way around. The colorful headwear is an awesome southern tradition, and one of the most popular styles is the wide-brimmed “southern belle”. Besides the bold colors, there’s a sea of pastel and lighter spring-themed outfits that go hand in hand with Kentucky Derby. I wanted to portray both spectrums in this themed shoot with my senior models: you’ll see the lighter, lacy look with a headband to match on one of the ladies, and a bright blue floral patterned dress with an equally bold wide-brim hat to go with it. The girls loved dressing up in derby wear, it was one of their favorite shoots!
This is why I love my Kady’s, my spokesmodels. They’re as excited about the themed shoots as I am, and they’re always up for what’s going on in my head. Dreaming up these sessions has become one of my favorite things to do, besides actually setting up and shooting it! These girls are all upstanding girls in their community and role models to their peers. Each of my Kady’s get exclusive perks throughout the year, and get to participate in any of the themed shoots as they come up. And it’s almost time for the class of 2019 to have their turn! If you’d like to find out more about my spokesmodels, click HERE.
Of course, I don’t just do senior portraits, I do family portraits too! Contact me HERE to book your session today!