Amber | Senior Class of 2014 | Decatur IL

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We are right in the heat of senior portrait season for the class of 2015 and before we officially kick off the 2014-2015 school year (in like a month… AHHH) I wanted to let the class of 2014 have a little more time in the spotlight.

To start with, here’s Amber (Mt. Zion High School Senior, class of 2014)… If you follow me on instagram you may remember this from Amber’s session:

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Check out some of the senior pictures we created for Amber this summer:

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| Zach | Warrensburg-Latham Senior 2014 | Sarah Jane Photography |

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I LOVED Zach’s senior session, which we did completely on location at Warrensburg-Latham High School. What better way to commemorate high school senior portraits than to have them AT the high school?! Zach is very involved with his school, and very talented as you can see… he’s appeared in numerous plays and musicals for his school and others and he plays the clarinet (just like I did for a bit in high school) for the school’s marching band.

We had a gorgeous day and a lovely sunset which was the perfect way to finish the session. Only for just a bit did we think we had terrible planning and that there might be a track meat scheduled that we didn’t know about, but luckily the hoards of buses that pulled into the school parking lot as we started the session were full of volleyball girls (whew).

Well, be sure to head over to the Sarah Jane Photography Facebook Page to view Zach’s gallery and be sure to give him a few LIKES so we can post more images.

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| Rachel | Senior Pictures Decatur IL | Sarah Jane Photography |

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Take a look at a few of Rachel’s favorites from her recent senior session at Sarah Jane Photography! You know we love to go tromping around town for our seniors but sometimes all we need is a quick 45 minutes in the studio and that’s exactly what we did for Rachel. The best part about studio sessions is they can be done anytime throughout the year and we never have rain delays! If you’re a senior looking to beat the rush on senior portraits and get them back before all your friends (but don’t want to freeze outside in this sloshy snowy mess) then now is the time to call and book your studio session.

Brand new in the studio for 2014 I’m excited to have nearly 15 new backdrops to debut. We’ve got everything from classic black/grey to glitzy and glittery, grungy, patriotic and so much more! I’m so excited about what’s new in the studio this year (can you tell).

Well, don’t forget to head on over to the Sarah Jane Photography facebook page to view more of Rachel’s session in her gallery and show her some love with a few LIKES too!

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| Jaylan | Senior Photos Decatur IL | Sarah Jane Photography |

Well you can’t tell it from these photos because of how awesome Jaylan rocked his senior session but it was FREEZING! I had two senior guys scheduled for a random cold day this fall (like seriously cold, it snowed!) and both toughed it out and did an amazing job not looking cold.

I loved Jaylan’s style (we had a lot of fun with that hat!) and he was a natural in front of the camera. I was excited to be able to show off his car to add even more personality to his session (there’s nothing quite like a boy’s first car).

Check out a few of our favorites here and be sure to head over to the Sarah Jane Photography facebook page to view more in his personal gallery. And don’t forget to give him some LIKES so we can post even more! senior pictures decatur il, maroa-forsyth high school, class of 2014, mfhs, maroa-forsyth, sarah jane photography, horse portraits, senior portraits with horses, senior photos with horses, senior photos, horse photos, sjp, sjanephotog, outdoor senior portraits, senior guys, senior guy portraits, guy poses

| Kiersten | Senior Pictures Decatur IL | Sarah Jane Photography |

 

Check out Kiersten’s senior portraits! We spent Kiersten’s session all around Allerton Park. She had fond memories of spending time around the park as a kid and wanted to commemorate that by creating her senior portraits there. It’s such a beautiful place, with a lovely girl and pretty dresses our possibilities were endless! Take a look at some of our favorites below.

I just loved her album design so had to show off one of her layout designs here, but be sure to head over to the Sarah Jane Photography facebook page to view more from her session and browse her gallery to give her a few LIKES so I can post even more! senior pictures decatur il, maroa-forsyth high school, class of 2014, mfhs, maroa-forsyth, sarah jane photography, horse portraits, senior portraits with horses, senior photos with horses, senior photos, horse photos, sjp, sjanephotog, outdoor senior portraits, senior girl poses

| Chris | Warresnburg-Latham High School Senior 2014 | Sarah Jane Photography

 

Chris was all smiles throughout his senior session, which was awesome! He was so relaxed and had great natural expressions and plenty of laughs when we’d try to get a serious look. 😉 We had a great time hanging around some Decatur alleys near downtown then heading out to Rock Springs for a little more natural look.

Be sure to head over to the Sarah Jane Photography facebook page to view a LOT more from Chris’s session (like really, a LOT, Chris opted for the full facebook collection which means we posted ALL his favorites!).

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| Brielle | LSA Senior | Decatur IL | Sarah Jane Photography |

Introducing… Brielle, LSA High School Senior 2014! I loved working with Brielle and her mom and we had so much fun start to finish creating these images for her. My favorite part of Brielle’s order is her 30″ canvas portrait (the one in the top middle below). This image was PERFECT for a canvas with the beautiful coloring of the trees/leaves that wrapped perfectly around the canvas. Now with snow outside, I know they can walk by this canvas every day and feel just a little bit warmer!

Check out MORE from Brielle’s session on the Sarah Jane Photography Facebook Page and be sure to give her some love by LIKING her images so I can post more!

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| Jaycee | Mt. Zion High School Senior Portraits | Sarah Jane Photography |

 

Check out Jaycee’s senior portraits!! We spent Jaycee’s entire session outside, around downtown Decatur and finishing up at Rock Springs so we could show off her car, which I LOVE! I may have come home after Jaycee’s session and tried to convince my husband that my next car should be a VW Bug (I got shot down so don’t be on the lookout for my sporty new car around town anytime soon).

You all know I love to design albums for my clients (especially seniors) and that was true for Jaycee too, but I’m also very excited about what we designed for her wall (check out that design below).

Be sure to head over to our facebook page to see more from Jaycee’s session and give her some LIKES so I can post even more!

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| Emily | Decatur IL Senior Portraits | Sarah Jane Photography |

You may not be able to tell, because Emily did an amazing job, but it was C O L D for her recent senior portrait session (well not -20 like it has been here in Decatur for the last month, but still cold). Emily loved the layered winter look of her adorable coat and scarf so she was able to stay snuggled up for most of her session until we retreated to the warmth of the studio. This gorgeous gal had incredible expressions and she owned every look.

A big shout out for Katie at Salon 402 for another beautiful job on hair and makeup for Emily. Here are a few of our favorites from Emily’s session but be sure to head over the the Sarah Jane Photography Facebook Page to see more and give her a few likes!
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***2015 SENIORS: We’re already booking quickly for March/April and even May so be sure to call early to reserve your session time. Sunset sessions are already all full for March!

| Laney | Decatur IL 2014 Senior Portraits | Sarah Jane |

Check out LANEY!! This girl worked it for her senior session and even threw in a first for me; portraits with not one, but TWO horses. I have to admit photographing horses provided a few new challenges that kept me on my toes but they are such gorgeous animals and within minutes of photographing with them you could see the relationship they have with Laney. Both quickly snuggled into her when put in the new situation with the lights and camera and all the attention on them.

I have to say I’m looking forward to the chance to work with more clients with horses and always suggest we include the things like this that really show off your personality and interests in your session. Laney definitely got a session unlike any other I’ve ever done!

I’m also really stoked about the collages we designed for their home, including the first image below that she’ll be rocking in a 40″ canvas collage! I cannot wait to finish her album, they chose so many awesome images that I cannot wait to show off in a one-of-a-kind album design. (Can you tell I’m excited?!?!).

Thanks for choosing SJP for your senior portraits Laney, I had a blast creating these for you.

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