We are gearing up for something exciting next Spring here at Kate Schwindt Photography. It's a year round program called, Perspectives, and it's for high school students of all ages. We combine uniquely styled photo sessions, mentoring time and social events to create a program that focuses on the whole person, not just who we see in front of the camera.
Earlier this year, for our annual KSP photo project, we brought in high school girls and photographed them with NO MAKEUP. Then we pampered them with professional makeup by Sydni Williams of Swept Away Styling and super cute clothes from a local boutique, Susan Loves William. Then, we took some simple yet beautiful photos of them again. Later, we put together the photos and showed the girls the different images. Our hope is that they didn't see the photos as a BEFORE and AFTER, but that it showed them their natural beauty with no makeup and also made them feel special and seen through the entire experience.
We were inspired to do more with that photo project, and that's why we created this high school program Perspectives, to do even more for young adults in our community. We want to provide an opportunity for high school students of all ages to see themselves from more than one perspective...with styled photo sessions that reflect who they are or to help build their confidence, to one on one coffee mentor sessions and socials that provide them with the opportunity to give back, connect and celebrate or just have more friends to lean on.
And we can't wait. So, this year, we are working with current clients to create photos that capture emotion and create a story that they want to tell.
First up, we have Justin, who we've known for several years now. He came to us for acting headshots, and we asked if we could create some photos that reflect the amazing musician that he is. Fortunately, he was all for it!
There is something powerful about a photo that reveals part of who you are. Deeply. From the inside out. That is what we want these styled photo sessions to do for our local high school students. And, for them to have fun...to be creative and show a very unique side of themselves.
For our next styled session, we combined this girls love of vintage prom dresses with a beautiful carousel location. All day Paige kept saying how cool this was...and she was beaming with huge goofy smiles in between takes. When she saw the finished product she said she felt so pretty. What girl doesn't want to feel that way?
Lastly, we partnered with this amazing girl, Regan, who we have known since she was in 6th grade. She immediately knew she wanted her session to channel the darling and exquisite, Audrey Hepburn.
For those who know Regan, know her love of theatre and her amazing talent. A true triple threat, who is as hilarious as she is heartwarming. A classical, strong and witty actress. These photos showed us a stunning and mature young woman.
We're so grateful to Justin, Paige and Regan, and for all they brought to their sessions! Keep an eye out for more styled photo sessions throughout this school year! Applications for our KSP Perspectives program will be available in the Spring of 2019!!!