I was so excited to hear from Christy when she emailed me about making some Photogenic Competition pageant portraits for her daughter. I really enjoy pageant portraits, and Aryana was an absolute natural in front of the camera. I had a lot of fun getting to know these two and making some lovely and fun images in the process. And now I will let Christy share their experience:
“My daughter, Aryana, is the current title holder of National American Miss Racine Jr. Teen 2018/2019. We needed fresh photos for pageant materials, branding, autograph cards, composition cards, and most importantly, photogenic competition. We have gotten many photos taken locally. While they are great photos, they just weren’t quite pageant quality photos. That’s when my sister, who is a fan of the “Jennifer Brindley Portrait” Facebook page, recommended we try her.
What we experienced was beyond anything we had expected. The online gallery and magazine of Jennifer’s most recent photographs was stunning, and so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her. The day we met for a consultation was great. We got to explore the studio, pick out wardrobe, and see all the gorgeous jewelry and floral selections. We picked our favorites and Aryana tried everything on.
The day of the shoot was so smooth. Theresa came into the studio and styled Aryana’s hair and did her makeup. It was exactly the style Aryana hoped it would be. Which really helped her feel comfortable being photographed. The whole experience was comforting. It was warm, and Jennifer was so kind and patient. She has a true talent for being able to pair people with outfits, accessories, and backgrounds.
The day of the reveal, we were nervous, excited, and impatient to see all the prints! We watched a slideshow video she had created just for us. She had video clips, photos, and music playing. I teared up a bit seeing my gorgeous daughter in photos that melted everything inside of me. I never thought my little 13-year-old could look so studious and elegant. The photos were flawless and tasteful. They really showcased Aryana’s beauty. Aryana still cannot stop looking at her photos. She loves how they look and how good they make her feel about herself.
We purchased as many photos as possible! The photos came home with us in a stunning box to showcase on our coffee table. The flash drive with our digital images also came in a sleek little box.
The little icing on the cake was that Jennifer helped Aryana with her coat drive and eyeglasses drive. As Miss Racine, Aryana was collecting items to donate to help the community and Jennifer offered to help. She is amazing, not just as a photographer but as a human. We loved every aspect of the experience.
Love, Christy and Aryana”