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Sarah E is the yearbook editor for her school (Cary Academy, Class of 2020), so we were really excited to work with her.  Of course, she had some specific senior portrait ideas!  As we got to know her, we learned that she loves to tap dance, hang with friends, go to Starbucks, and watch movies.

Senior Portraits Cary: Tap dancing, a prom dress, and a parking garage

We got together with Sarah and her mom at our studio in downtown Cary to hear more about her senior portrait ideas and plan her Senior Portraits Cary sessions.  She especially likes a more urban look, but with neutral tones.  She got really excited about having tap dance portraits on our wet set!  With lots of creative ideas in hand, we planned her session dates, picked some special locations, organized our team, and helped Sarah select her clothes. 

Sarah’s first session was one warm summer evening.  She came to our studio for hair and make up services by our in house artist Denise, then it was off to downtown Raleigh.  The team met her at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium where Sarah was fearless walking around the fountain in her prom dress!Senior Portraits Cary

She was the ‘one shot wonder’ for almost every photograph and shot – getting exactly what we needed the first time.

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She even posed in a parking garage, athough we know she thought we were crazy for suggesting it!

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A few more spots around downtown Raleigh gave us some great portraits with an urban vibe, and after her session the team enjoyed a quick trip around on the scooters for rent.

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A few weeks later, we met Sarah at our private ‘wet set’.  She did some great tap dancing, despite the difficult working conditions of a slippery floor or water and ‘rain’ coming from above.

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We switched it up and used her prom dress for some beautiful photographs inspired by portraits from Vanity Fair.
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All the fun was captured on her behind-the-scenes video.


Sarah and her family returned to the studio for the ‘big ‘reveal’.  Sarah selected her yearbook portraits, and her family chose a framed wall art grouping, and a keepsake leather album.  The full digital collection of over 75 files was perfect for sharing the family and friends.

We loved working with Sarah who is no doubt fearlessly dancing her way to her next adventure!

Looking for amazing senior portraits Cary?  Let’s talk!