Sunday, November 30, 2014

Glamorous Beach Senior Pictures | Jupiter FL photographer

Senior pictures can be so much fun and so creative!  As the wind was blowing... and I mean blowing, we dashed through the sand to make sure we got all the photos we wanted.  The sky was so threatening but it made an interesting backdrop.

There are so many beautiful beaches here in the South Florida area.  Especially in Hobe Sound and Jupiter, the beaches are just glorious.  Not only can the water sparkle with the most tantalizing ocean blues, but the sand and the natural hardscape add to the allure of a beach photo shoot.

Emily's glamorous beach shoot was something we had been planning for quite awhile.  She wore the turquoise dress for prom, which is what started this whole idea.  Marilyn Monroe inspiration was there as well.  Emily looked so spectacular in her outfits.

My favorite was the 1950's style bikini.  I just love how her hair and makeup complement the genre. The red lips really kicked it to the next level.  Jessica and Lindsey did an amazing job on that!  As always!  Love those girls!

Despite the severely overcast day, here are some of the spectacular images from Emily's glamorous beach senior pictures session.

Emily's glamorous beach senior pictures 1950's inspired

Emily's gorgeous turquoise dress was perfect against the coral rocks for her senior pictures

Black and white or color - which of these glamorous beach senior pictures do you like the best?
 There you have it.  Emily looks amazing in this little sneak preview of her glamorous beach senior pictures session.

Are you ready to book your unique, fashion-inspired senior pictures?  Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Hobe Sound, or Stuart, anywhere on the Treasure Coast or the Palm Beaches can be accommodated.  Give me a call or send me an email.  Let's chat and set up your distinct, personalized senior portrait photo shoot.
www.amytara.com
772.634.5836
amytarakoeppel@gmail.com
Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Graffiti Inspired Senior Portraits | West Palm Beach FL photographer

It all started with a glimpse at an amazing wall of art.  From this, an idea was born... a huge idea!  After months and months of planning for this graffiti inspired senior portrait photo shoot it finally came together on a hot and muggy summer day.

We started off at the salon where the salon staff worked their magic on hair and makeup for the first elegant look.  Then, Jessica came with us on-location in West Palm Beach to create this second, more edgy look.  I just love how their hair and makeup turned out!

The crew all wore black and white for their basic pieces.  Pops of color were added primarily through accessories and shoes.  Everyone coordinated well by using the black and white to tie it all together.

Senior pictures that are fresh, captivating, and fashion-inspired is my style.  Finding unique and interesting locations help to make each senior's pictures distinctive and special.  A senior portrait experience with me is unparalleled and epic!  

This is one of my favorite images from our group shoot.  Honestly, I love all of the pictures!  It's probably because I adore each and every one of these high school seniors!  They are an amazing group of young people!

Graffiti inspired high school senior group picture in West Palm Beach, FL
Are you ready for an epic senior portrait experience?!  Give me a call so we can schedule your session today!

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772.634.5836
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Photos | Stuart FL photographer

Today marks 25 years since my beautiful mother passed away from breast cancer.  I've had so many mixed emotions about this today.  The day prompted me to look for photos of my mom and me together while I was growing up.  I found only a few.

It made me so sad.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her like crazy.  She was a beautiful and loving person.  We spent a lot of time together, as mothers and daughters do.  So where are the photos?

I found one from when I was a baby.  It's one I had already created a scrapbook layout with (and was published in a scrapbook magazine).  I found only a couple of others that were so blurry or faded that you could barely even tell it was us.

I went through so many albums and photo boxes today, looking for some photos.  Even photos of just my mom seemed to be nearly non-existent.  Surely at some point we must have had family photos taken. I know we went to some family events where we had family pictures taken.  I keep asking myself, "Where are they?"

As a photographer, and as the family memory keeper, I can't believe I never realized this lack of pictures before.  Also, I can't believe that I haven't done more with my own family, to make sure that we have family photos.  Yes, we have some pictures.  But now I realize we don't have enough.  And I realize that I have been behind the camera too often, and not in the pictures with my family enough!

Well, this is going to change.  From here on out, I vow to be in pictures with my boys, my husband, my father and step-mother, and others who are important in my life.  What about you?

In an effort to raise awareness of this problem, one of moms and daughters not being in enough photos together, I am offering a contest on Instagram, for high school senior girls in the class of 2015.

Here is the image that I posted on Instagram today along with the details of the contest:
lBreast cancer awareness - take photos with your mother!
This is what I wrote on Instagram:  25 years ago today my beautiful mother passed away from breast cancer. After looking through numerous albums and boxes I realized there are virtually no pictures of the two of us together. It made me so sad. Because of this I decided to offer a very special giveaway to one #2015seniorgirl and her mom. You will win a photoshoot, makeover, and 16x24 gallery wrapped canvas for you and your mom. Here's what to do: follow me on IG, comment (in IG) about how special your mom is, repost this post, and tag me. On October 8th I will select the winner. Must be within 25 miles of Stuart, FL
So if you happen to know a high school senior girl that you think would like to have a professional photoshoot, makeover, and gallery wrapped canvas for her and her mom, please send her to my Instagram page.
Here's the link:  http://instagram.com/amy_tara

And please give your mom a huge hug.  Whether you live in Stuart, FL or  Anchorage, AK or anywhere in between or beyond, make sure your mom knows how much you love her.  You never know when life may take "that" turn.

One more thing, check you ta-ta's!  It's so very important.  Breast cancer isn't something to take a chance with.  Get the girls checked!  It can save your life!

Thanks for stopping by today!  ~

Monday, September 29, 2014

Senior Portrait Fashion Show Swag Event | Stuart FL photographer

It seems like just yesterday I was running around trying to get last minute details all worked out for my senior portrait fashion show swag event.  I can't believe that was three weeks ago!  We had so much fun that night and my class of 2015 elite model team did such a great job modeling the clothing, hair, and makeup for us!

The outfits for the models were provided by Francesca's Collection from the Jensen Beach Mall. The girls and I had so much fun trying on the outfits and accessorizing with the help of the lovely young ladies who work at the store.  As a photographer in Stuart, FL I am very fortunate to have a plethora of stores and options when it comes to special events.  However, Francesca's always goes over and beyond in helping me put my events together.

Not only do they help me with events, but the store manager, Joyce, is my go to stylist for senior portrait fashion.  I always encourage my clients to go to Francesca's to be styled for their senior portrait experience with me.  Joyce does an amazing job pulling current, stylish outfits together.

I must share some more of the fun that we had.  Here you will find an array of pictures from my senior swag event.  I truly had so much fun that evening.  I met wonderful students, some seniors and some juniors.  I loved all of the outfits the models wore.  Everyone was just amazing!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL guests

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL friends

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL Ali and Nick

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL models

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL and my awesome assistant!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with gorgeous smile Ivy!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with Ivy

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with beautiful Emily and her long locks!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with stunning Casey

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL and Emily with the coolest boots ever!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with Emily in gorgeous navy lace.

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL and magnificent Vivian.

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with stunning Vivian

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with best friends

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL and an absolutely darling couple!  I adore these two!!!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL with Em... she's da bomb!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL and Ivy... purple passion!


Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL - riding boots and gorgeous Casey!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL - Vivian... need I say more!?!

Amy Tara Photography senior swag fashion show event in Stuart, FL and some of our sweet guests. 
Amy Tara Photography senior portrait fashion show event - a little selfie fun with some of the guests
Oh yes, and you see the only gentleman in this last picture... that's Wayne.  He won my big giveaway.  He gets to have the mac daddy of all senior portrait sessions with me.  I can't wait to create his senior portrait experience.  He's a skateboard wizard!  Seriously, this is going to be so cool!  I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please call, text, or email me to book your senior portrait experience with Amy Tara Photography.  It's an epic experience... you will love it, and your images!!!
772-634-586
amytarakoeppel@gmail.com
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Senior Swag Fashion Show Event | Stuart FL Portrait Photographer

The first annual senior swag fashion show event was this past Saturday night.  It was so much fun!  I loved meeting everyone who attended, and seeing our elite model team walk the runway with the beautiful clothing provided by francesca's boutique.

Our models looked amazing thanks to the awesome team of hair and makeup artists at besos salon.  Jessica and Lindsey did an amazing job demonstrating the professional airbrush make up application, hair styles, and eyelashes that are included in my senior portrait session options.  Everyone loved seeing the process unfold.

Many of our guests drove to Stuart FL for the event from as far away as Wellington.  I was so ecstatic to see so many new faces and make so many new friends through this event.  Martin County High School, Jensen Beach High School, South Fork High School, Jupiter High School, and Riviera Beach Maritime Academy were all represented by our attendees.

I'm very grateful for the effort that everyone extended, including the models, the hair and make up team, and all of the other people who helped to make this event possible.

I must give a special shout out to Anthony for being such a tremendous help to me.  He greeted everyone, he kept things organized throughout the night, and was so helpful during the set up.  I can not thank him enough for all of his help.  He is a true treasure!

Below you will find some images from the senior swag fashion show event.  I have to thank my husband, Jay, for all of his help in being my portrait photographer that night and capturing all of the fun that was going on.

Senior swag fashion show event models, hair and make up artists, and me, the portrait photographer.
Senior swag fashion show event models and attendee, Nick.

Senior swag fashion show event model, Emily, and me, the portrait photographer from Stuart, FL
 This picture of me with some of the attendees also includes our big grand prize winner.  Wayne, in the grey shirt, standing next to me, won the big mac daddy cinematic senior portrait session.  He's into skateboarding so I think that's going to be our focus... unless we come up with something else.... like maybe a green stretch limo with lots of attitude.  We'll see.  It's going to be epic, that's for sure!
Senior portrait photographer fashion show swag event in Stuart, FL

Senior portrait photographer fashion show swag event in Stuart, FL

Senior portrait photographer fashion show swag event attendees in Stuart, FL

Cassie, in the blue floral dress, reconnecting with some old friends.

Anthony, he is an amazing young man!!!!

Stuart, FL senior portrait photographer fashion show swag event display of Amy Tara Photography's products.

Me with my models and make up artist at the senior portrait photographer fashion show swag event in Stuart, FL

Senior portrait photographer fashion show swag event attendees in Stuart, FL
So there you have it, a little peek into the fun we had Saturday night at the high school senior fashion show event.  I'll be posting more pictures later this week.  Please stop by to see the pictures of the models in the gorgeous outfits they got to wear for the fashion show.

Finally, I'd like to give a special shout out to Besos Salon for allowing us to use their space for this event.  It was absolutely perfect in every sense... and they did an outstanding job with the models' hair and make up!

Are you ready to book your senior portrait experience with Amy Tara Photography?  Great!  Give me a call or email me to book your date.
www.amytara.com
772.634.5836
amytarakoeppel@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High School Senior Fashion Show | Stuart FL Portrait Photographer

It's almost time for our high school senior fashion show!  We're hosting it in Stuart, FL with the fashions provided by Francesca's Boutique.  As a portrait photographer, I can tell you they can style you for back to school or your senior portraits like it's nobody's business.

So come on our and join us Saturday at Besos Salon from 6-8.

Please be sure to RSVP to secure your spot.

Oh yeah, and we have TONS of GREAT prizes to give away!!!  You don't want to miss it!

Please email to reserve your ticket at amytarakoeppel@gmail.com.

See you Saturday!

High school senior fashion show by portrait photographer in Stuart, FL

Monday, August 25, 2014

High School Seniors Fashion Show | Stuart FL Photographer

It's almost time for the class of 2015 event of the season!  I have teamed up with Besos Salon and Francesca's Boutique for our high school seniors fashion show.  If you are looking for ideas for your senior pictures or you are looking for back to school fashion tips, this is the event for you!

This event is FREE!!

High school senior fashion show event in Stuart, FL

As a photographer who specializes in senior pictures, one of the most asked questions I receive from my clients is what to wear for senior pictures.  Francesca's has wide variety of styles to suit every senior fashionista!

Living in Stuart, FL we have wonderful weather year round so making fashion work over multiple seasons is definitely an added bonus.

Let's talk about the fashion show.  Amy Tara Photography is very proud to be represented at local high schools by our Elite Model team.  These beautiful young ladies will be modeling outfits from Francesca's Boutique.  The super talented hair and makeup artists from Besos Salon will be styling the girls hair and doing their runway makeup.  Lucky us!

High school senior fashion show models.

In addition to a phenomenal fashion show, I've got lots and lots of amazing prizes to give away.  These are just a few of the vendors who will be providing the seriously amazing prizes:

2015 Senior Fashion Show and Photography prize vendors
If that's not enough for you, here are some additional details:

You'll see and experience:
  • FASHION SHOW - with clothing, accessories, and styling by Francesca's Boutique.
  • MAKEUP DEMONSTRATIONS - ever wonder what it's like to sit in the supermodel's makeup chair and experience professionally applied photo-ready airbrush makeup?  Now's your chance!
  • HAIR STYLING DEMONSTRATIONS - ever wonder how to create the perfect braid?  Visit the braid bar and learn how to create the perfect braid.
  • SKIN CARE - did you know there are certain important steps you should be taking to prepare your face for professionally applied makeup?  Do you have skin care questions that only the best professional can answer?  We've got answers for you!
  • WHAT TO WEAR - confused about what to wear for your senior portraits?  Take a look into my exclusive What to Wear guide that features information and pictures to help you make the best choices to showcase YOU in your senior pictures.  It's chock full of information including colors best suited for your skin type, body shape do's and don'ts, where to find the great outfits you'll see in the images, and so much more!
What else can you expect from this exclusive VIP event?
  • FOOD!!! (hey, you're teenagers.  I know this will speak to you! :) )
  • MUSIC
  • DEMONSTRATIONS
  • PRIZES - OVER $1200 IN PRIZES!!!!!
YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT!  Here is a list of just a few of the items you could win:

  • GIFT CARDS - from Francesca's Boutique, Forever 21, and H&M
  • SALON SERVICES - hair, skin care, makeup, etc.
  • ALEX AND ANI - bracelet
  • VOSS Jewelry - bracelet
  • CHARMING CHARLIE - statement necklace
  • SEDONA LACE - professional makeup brush sets
  • SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE - one year subscription
  • LUXE SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION - our most exclusive and sought after senior portrait session - this is the Mac Daddy of senior portrait experiences.  This is where portraiture meets creativity and you will be on set for a cinematic styled session.  You'll also get a print credit to purchase your beautiful images!
EVERYONE will go home with a SENIOR SWAG BAG (swag means loot, by the way! :) )  No one will leave empty handed.  

This event is a closed door event.  We have limited seating so call ASAP to request your ticket.  You must have a ticket to enter.  Email or call to reserve your spot:

amytarakoeppel@gmail.com
772.634.5836

 
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