This photoshoot for this adorable Panther Creek High School Senior was shot late in the Fall season. This volleyball player loves the cooler weather… and even though the weather was cool, it was beautiful in the forest. We shot in 2 locations that were pretty close together but provided her with different backgrounds. The late-autumn light was magical. A great shoot!
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Will | Class of 2017 | Apex High School
Will is a remarkable young man. He has overcome great adversity, the details of which are unimportant. He is a gifted musician and a brilliant person who is attending the University of North Carolina Honors Program in the Fall.
This shoot was so much fun! We picked spots all over Downtown Apex and even got lucky to catch the back of a freight train as a great background. We were standing in a parking lot. Never on the tracks.
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I love photographing Tweens. This shoot took place in Downtown Apex, NC. It was an unexpectedly warm day. We had a lot of laughs and took a lot of pretty pictures.
This was my first (and definitely not my last) quinceanera photoshoot at Waverly Place in Cary, NC. This was also the first time I was photobombed (see below). This beautiful young lady’s mom was my daughter’s preschool teacher which made this shoot even more special.
Every year I take a day to photograph my best friend’s daughter and her friends. I have been photographing my friend’s daughter since she was in 4th grade and now she is a freshman in high school. Every year we change the style and the location to keep things interesting. This year we chose downtown Raleigh and the girls got dressed up.
We all had a lot of fun despite the chilly temperatures and high heels on city pavement. The photos speak for themselves. See you next year, girls!
- Start with hydrated skin. Use a non-greasy lightweight moisturizer. Don’t use a moisturizer with SPF, SPF sits on the skin surface and can cause an unwanted shine. Your makeup will go on better if your skin is well moisturized. Use your favorite moisturizer without SPF that works for your skin type.
- Make sure your skin is matte. What this means is you don’t want your skin to look reflective or shiny. Shiny skin is not desirable in photography. It can make you look like you have oily skin, and it can reflect light creating hot spots on the face, which is very distracting. If you have oily skin you can use mattifiers or primers to absorb oil and prevent shine. Benefit’s Porefessional is a great product to try.
- No shimmer, glitter or shiny makeup products. Again, we do not want shine.
- Give yourself flawless skin. Use a fuller coverage foundation, with concealer and powder. You want to try and cover any redness or discoloration on the skin. Conceal dark circles if you have them, and apply concealer around your nose and on your laugh lines. Use a minimal amount of concealer and blend well. Of course, go for a matte finish. If you have great, even skin you can use a lighter product like Make Up For Ever’s Water Blend Face and Body Foundation. It evens out the skin and looks and feels natural. If you need more coverage, try Make Up Forever’s Ultra HD Foundation. Use powder on your forehead, nose and chin.
- You’re going to need more color in your face than you think. You don’t want to look washed out. Apply more blush and mascara than usual. Enhance your brows. Eyebrows add structure to the eye. A fuller brow makes your face look younger and fresher, but don’t overdo it. Take a selfie so you can check your makeup before the shoot to make sure your features stand out.
- Define your eyes. You will be connecting with my lens and your eyes will be the main focus of your photos. Use eyeliner on your top and bottom lash line. Use 3 eyeshadow colors. Use a neutral shadow over the lid, a darker shadow in the crease and a highlighter at the inner corner and on the brow bone.
- Sweep bronzer over the jawline, temples, sides of the nose and just under the cheekbones. Use a natural looking blush to add tone and dimension to the face. Blend blend blend.
- It is important to have a lip that is balanced, saturated and symmetrical.
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Photography by Stephanie Kay
This little dude was sleeping like a baby! This photo session took place in the client’s home. I used natural light coming in from a window that was camera left.
Photography by Stephanie Kay is a professional photographer who works with newborns, children, high school seniors and families. I work in Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, and Raleigh in the Triangle area and in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Pine Knolls Shores, Morehead City and Newport on the Crystal Coast.
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It was my absolute pleasure to photograph this awesome group of 5th grade girls in Park West Village in Morrisville this month. It was FUN. From the styling to the posing, these gorgeous girls brought their A-Game.
Photography by Stephanie Kay is a professional photographer serving Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs and Raleigh in the Triangle area and Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Pine Knolls Shores, Morehead City, Newport and Beaufort on the Crystal Coast.
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I am very excited about my new logo! Everyone thinks it is “SO ME” and I guess I can see how they would say that. It is never too early to book your summer photoshoot in Atlantic Beach, Pine Knolls Shores or Emerald Isle!
The appearance of the lights in this photograph are the result of the way I positioned the subject and the settings on my camera.
I shot this high school senior in Durham, NC at American Tobacco Campus.
I photograph in Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Holly Springs in the Triangle area and in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Pine Knolls Shores, Morehead City, Beaufort and Newport on the Crystal Coast/Carteret County.
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