Okay you guys. Sometimes, like with any job, you start to get burnt out. But then you get someone like Clara, who comes to you with a new location (that's amazing, by the way), tons of laughter, and it just happens to be on a night with perfectly clear skies and sunshine. Breath of fresh air.

Clara was the most giggly, easy going person and I had so much fun at this session! I'm so glad to finally be sharing the rest of the images from her senior pictures at The Marmalade Lily in Loveland, Ohio!

And when I say I'm obsessed with this location, it means that I've already recommended it to future brides because, well, I'm dying for a chance to go back.

young woman walking across bridge in woods at The Marmalade Lily in Loveland Oh
blonde young woman spinning in blue and white dress at sunset at the Marmalade Lily in Cincinnati, OH for senior picture

We had the perfect light for Clara's summer senior pictures in Cincinnati!

People often ask what's the best time of day to do pictures, and my answer is always the same: we can do them anytime, but sunrise or sunset is the best! The light becomes a little more magical, softer, and lights you up--literally--for a beautiful, and professional look.

blonde woman standing in field of yellow and purple flowers at The Marmalade Lily in Ohio
young woman laughing in field of flowers at The Marmalade Lily in Cincinnati OH for summer senior pictures
young blonde woman with blue eyes smiling and crouching in front of flowers in the summer
young woman in blue and white checkered dress laughing at sunset for senior pictures
young woman with blonde hair smiling under a tree at sunset for senior pictures at The Marmalade Lily in Cincinnati Ohio

What should I wear for my senior pictures?

Personally, I recommend wearing something that is either flowy, has some fun texture (lace, fur, crochet or knit pattern), and isn't too distracting with logos, text, or busy patterns. Small patterns tend to work better than large ones--think smaller than your hand. Choose something that first and foremost that you feel good in, comfortable in, and are excited about! I'm always happy to help you based on your style, or even pick out a few new outfits!

young woman in blue and white checkered dress smiling and looking at pink white and purple flower field
young woman with blonde hair smiling and crouching by yellow flowers at The Marmalade Lily
young woman leaning against a cross at sunset under a tree at the Marmalade Lily
senior picture of a young woman in blue and white dress standing on a swing with floral ropes at sunset
young woman in blue and white dress crouching on gravel path and smiling
young woman in blue dress leaning against floral rope swing at The Marmalade Lily for senior pictures in Cincinnati

Another outfit tip for your senior pictures:

One nicer outfit and one more casual outfit is a common combination, but casual doesn't mean boring! Clara spiced up her casual senior picture outfit with some pink tassel earrings and a quick hairstyle change. She went for a cute scrunchy instead of a regular hair tie too--details make the look!

young woman in striped tank top whipping her ponytail and smiling at sunset
blonde young woman leaning against big tree trunk at sunset in Cincinnati Ohio
young woman flipping her ponytail at sunset
blonde woman with ponytail laughing with eyes closed at sunset the Marmalade Lily
young woman in jeans and striped tank top holding her ponytail
jeans and tank top young lady swinging on floral rope swing outside
young woman sitting on a white fence holding up two peace signs in front of trees at sunset
young woman with pink tassel earrings and striped tank top sitting in front of pink and purple flowers
blonde lady looking towards field of pink and purple flowers at the marmalade Lily
blonde young woman with blue eyes laughing in front of trees at sunset at the Marmalade Lily

Looking to book your own senior pictures in Cincinnati, Chicago, or anywhere else?

Contact me here and we can get all the details worked out, from location to outfits in order to make sure the session is perfect for YOU!