These absolutely gorgeous and elegant summer senior portraits at Lake Tahoe were such a blast to create with Emma, who was visiting Tahoe with her family from Wyoming! She had seen photos of Secret Cove and decided she HAD to do her senior portraits there. I was so thrilled that she chose me to create her portraits there!
First, she got her hair and makeup done by Crystal of Crystal Bell Beauty….and she looked so perfectly flawless!!
Secret Cove isn’t an easy spot for photoshoots, but luckily Emma and her family are just as adventurous as me! The walk down isn’t too bad…but that walk up was torture (for me at least….Emma had no problem with it LOL). It was SO WORTH IT, though. You’ll see just how beautiful Secret Cove is and how perfectly Emma coordinated her outfits with the scenery.
My favorite part of our shoot was how Emma RAN to the water and got right in once we got down to the beach. Her eyes were literally sparkling with happiness. I also adore that Emma wasn’t afraid of getting her beautiful outfits wet or dirty. It was just a full adventurous and carefree session for an AMAZING young lady!
Stunning Blue Satin Gown & Tahoe Blue Hues
Emma started our shoot with a stunning blue satin dress as I mentioned before. It had sparkly details and mesh cut-outs in the torso. It was SO pretty and looked absolutely amazing on Emma! This dress and the color were PERFECT to coordinate with the lovely Tahoe blue hues. It was also fun for incorporating movement to her photos as she walked down the beach.
Margo Robbie Barbie Vibes in a Pink Gown
Emma’s second outfit was a sparkly blush-colored gown with SUCH pretty details. The moment she came out of my changing tent on the beach, I said – “you are giving Margo Robbie vibes” and she immediately went into some Barbie poses. It was so fun and made us all laugh so much.
I love this dress in combination with the sand, water and boulders. It’s such a pretty color on Emma. I am honestly really digging the colors that “match” the Tahoe scenery lately. The tones are just so gorgeous together.
Classic Black Dress and Letterman Jacket
Her next ensemble was a classic black dress with a fun shoulder detail and her letterman jacket for Theatre and Choir. Emma sings Opera and I KNOW you will be seeing her on a stage one day. I didn’t even hear her sing, but her lust for life, sweet demeanor and absolute confidence says so much about her. She is just meant for great things – I know it!
Little Mermaid Vibes
Emma’s last outfit was a fun red sundress that allowed for amazing contrast against the Lake Tahoe scenery. And with this dress being shorter, I was able to pose Emma in fun movement-friendly poses on the rocks and in the water. It was also an excellent dress to wear for the LONG hike back up the mountainside to our cars.
Thank you Emma and the whole Zanetti family for giving me the special opportunity to create unforgettable senior portraits for you!!
Hair and makeup by Crystal Bell Beauty <3
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