SYLVIA J. PART 2 │ ROYAL OAK H.S. │METRO DETROIT SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Hey Yall, we are back at it!

I didn’t want to wait too long to post Part 2 of Sylvia’s Senior session. If you didn’t get a chance to read Part 1, Sylvia Jarrus – Birmingham session, make sure you check it out here.

So without any delay, let’s get to know Sylvia and see what she had to say about her senior session experience with Moon Reflections Photography.

This curly haired, ice skating, journalist is on her way for sure. She had a lot of input in this session, the style, themes, makeup, she voiced her likes and dislikes and we created something totally embodying Sylvia’s school girl style and creative passions.

 

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

What extracurricular activities are you involved in? What about any interests?

I figure skate on my high school team, we have competitions once a month and then I also participate in some outside competitions as well. I am also assistant editor on my high school newspaper.

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Plesant Ridge│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Plesant Ridge│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

Did you bring any props? If so, what were they and why did you decide to bring it?

Yes. I brought my skates because I’m a figure skater and that’s a big part of who I am. I also brought a notebook and my school newsmagazine, I’m Assistant Editor for my school paper and I enjoy writing.  

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Plesant Ridge│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Plesant Ridge│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

What kind of look were you going for in the shoot?

The first look in the park was casual/dressy just a skirt with a cute top and riding boots. The other looks for the bookstore and coffee shop were more preppy inspired, so lots of denim and a pair of oxford shoes.

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

How many outfits did you bring and was it enough? Was it too much? Anything you'd change?

I had three outfits which was just enough. Sacred helped me pick out the perfect outfits and there really isn’t anything I would change about them.

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Plesant Ridge│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Plesant Ridge│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

How did you choose to accessorize your outfits?

I had some gold rings and a gold necklace and my favorite pair of earrings. I also changed my hair for one of the locations as well. Sometime’s it’s nice to change up your hairstyle so it doesn’t look the same in every photo.

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │John King Books│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │John King Books│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │John King Books│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │John King Books│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

How was your overall senior photo session experience?

It was very positive! I really appreciated how thought out everything was and how we shot at unique locations. I feel like my senior pictures captured my personality really well. It was very relaxed and I was happy with the results!

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │John King Books│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │John King Books│ Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

How would you advise someone else to prepare for a senior photo session?

Get your beauty sleep the night before and have all of your outfits planned out. I would advise having your makeup professionally done because it really makes a difference and if you have time it’s nice to get your nails done so you look great from head to toe!

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

 Any tips on hair or makeup? Please list any vendors/salons you went to here, as well.

I went with Sacred’s recommendation for a makeup artist, Shalonda Wooten Hargress and she did a fantastic job! She really knows how to enhance your best features without piling on too much makeup, it always looks gorgeous on camera.

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

 What was your biggest fear or worry about the photo shoot? What was the outcome?

I guess my biggest worry was that people would be staring at me and it would be awkward to shoot, but Sacred made it fun so I was a lot more comfortable being in front of the camera.

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

What are your plans for after high school graduation?

I am not entirely sure, but I know I will further my education at a university and find something that I love to do.

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

High School Senior │Royal Oak H.S. │Bean & Leaf Cafe│Metro Detroit Senior Photographer

I would like to thank Sylvia for her time, beauty and her maturity. It took a lot of time, patience, and energy to complete this two part session. It was totally worth it! 

Make sure you stay tuned for more from Moon Reflections Photography! It’s not only about photography, it’s about inspiring, motivating, enriching, loving yourself and your craft, passions, and dreams! What will be your impact on the world?