Karla, Magnificat Class of 2016, Late Summer Senior Shoot

Meet Karla, she’s one of my daughter’s dearest friends. Over the years, I have watched her grow up into a beautiful young woman, inside and out. Karla, Gen and I went out to take some after senior photographs of her.

We has so much fun running around downtown Cleveland . One surprise we didn’t plan on was the weather on the Cleveland water front. High winds did not stop the shoot! We had a ton of fun shooting through then. I m glad the winds hit, because you get to see some genuine smiles and the lovely personality that is Karla!

When I graduated from High School, I had photos taken with my best friend in our caps and gowns. I thought Gen and Karla might like that as well.

Gen and Karla brought theirs along as well. The wind was so strong, it was blowing Gen over! I was laughing so hard I was crying during this part of the shoot….

We finished up this fun shoot in Downtown Cleveland, on East. 4th street and the House of Blues.


Best of Luck at Ohio State this fall! I love you like my own! I can’t wait to see the amazing things you will accomplish Karls!

Avon Lake Prom 2016 – Avon Lake Class of 2016 Senior Photographer

Wow. I just can’t believe it. My little baby girl went to prom for the last time! She graduates in a few short weeks. I had a ball shooting her getting ready. When last Saturday took a turn to rain showers,  we had an impromptu photo shoot for friends and their parents in my living room. Special thanks to my honey for moving out all of the furniture and decorations in 20 minutes! With some tears in our eyes, we watched her head down the driveway  to her last prom. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Special thank you to Mademoiselle Boutique for helping Genevieve find the perfect dress!

 

I loved having her friends over… Since when do seniors looks so sophisticated and beautiful?

Nugget was not impressed with the Prom photoshoot, and he turned down Genevieve’s invitation to come with.

 

What a fine upstanding young man, flashing his credentials before they hit the road…. :)

Erin , Magnificat Class of 2016

Meet Erin, Magnificat Class of 2016. Ive known this beautiful young lady since Kindergarten! I had to pinch myself , while shooting her Senior photos. Where has the time gone?

I loved spending time with you Erin during our shoot, and Im so thankful we’ve known you forever! Good Luck at Ohio University next fall!

And a few months later, we snuck a few in the famous Prayers From Maria sunflower field. A rite of passage for Northeast Ohio Senior Girls…

Genevieve, Avon Lake Class of 2016, Cleveland Senior Photographer

Its no secret that Genevieve is the most amazing assistant Karen Menyhart Photography has. This year is Genevieve’s senior year.   Genevieve helps with all of the senior shoots we do. Genevieve works every wedding schlepping gear, helping with lighting, and shooting a camera on her own. When It came time to do Genevieve’s senior pics, we knew they had to be different .

We wanted a shoot that said something about her and her passion. Presenting to you dear blog reader, Genevieve’s senior year in working pictures.

I have been documenting Genevieve and her passion for years through my lens. Every shoot she is a light model, or a focus tester, an ice light ninja, or the reflector stuntwomen, and always the punchline of my corny jokes. She faces everything I throw at her with a smile.

During downtime, she’s the creative pose test group. As soon as a shiny new lens  comes out of the box, she’s my go to model.

For every shoot, test run, and candid moments caught this year, I am so grateful and privileged to work with her. I can’t wait to see what she will do with her future through her own lens. I am so proud of my Genevieve, Momma loves you so.

ps- stay tuned for her portrait session in the spring…..

 

Back to School Senior Style Shoot with Vintage Love, Avon Lake High School Senior photographer

I am so excited to share this post with you! Karen Menyhart Photography is thrilled to share this styled shoot with you from Vintage Love, an amazingly awesome boutique in Avon, Ohio. I met the fab owner of Vintage Love, Jennifer Barristelli, this summer . I proposed a style shoot with five local seniors from 4 different local high schools. We asked Jennifer to style each girl for back to school and to give her some great looks to try on for her senior portrait sessions.  Jennifer is the master of putting together amazing looks  with clothes and jewelry. Her shop, located at 36741 Detroit Road in Avon, Ohio , is full of the coolest styles. All the seniors adored their styles, and we all had to buy some of the must have pieces from the session. Jennifer’s shop is so fun and full of such cute things. The store is has a Free People/ Anthropologie vibe, with a reasonable price tag. It’s the perfect place to grab some pieces for your upcoming senior shoot!

Here’s Lauren, Avon Lake Class of 2016. I am in love with this leafy print dress, paired with her lacy tie back T and rocking green stone bracelet. Jennifer also gave us a hat and cool shoes to play with.  Lauren’s jewelry was so fun and different. Lauren’s must have was this gorgeous necklace!

 

I really loved the chic boho vibe that Vintage Love has! Jennifer is always getting new things in, so if you are in the Cleveland Area, make a point to visit often!

Next up is Emily, Westlake Class of 2016. Emily has on a burgundy crop top and a pleated high wasted leather skirt. The crop to also has these cool cut outs on the side. Check out the jewelry and fun hat! Emily didn’t leave the store until she had that burgundy crop top ! I could not stop playing with the pleated leather skirt!

 

 

Hats are a great way to add a playful touch to your senior portrait sessions. If you are a hat girl, bring one to your session! If you aren’t, don’t worry about it. You don’t want to worry about not pulling off a hat in the middle of your portraits. It will show in the photos. It’s much more important to feel like your session is you- your style and your attitude.

Next up is Grace,  Avon Class of 2016. Grace is wearing my favorite boho Royal Dress in the store. Jennifer paired it with a jean vest, some groovy necklaces, and a gold lace cuff. Grace made sure the boho dress went home with her!

 

 

 

Genevieve, Avon Lake Class of 2016, is also wearing a red Boho tunic, a cute little long strap purse, gold hair clips and some amazing fringe boots. Grace and Genevieve’s dresses are from the same label.  I LOVE the necklaces Jennifer paired together for Genevieve’s tunic.

 

 

 

 

I just have to show your Karla, Magnificat Class of 2016. Look at these cool Boho pants! Jennifer paired these wide print leg pants with a high /low Tee and a grey lacey Tand a Jean jacket.. The necklace and bracelet are also from Vintage Love . Karla snagged the pants! The necklace went home with me….

 

 

Before we left, we asked Jennifer for some staying tips that you can use for your own senior shoot.

Choose something you feel pretty in.

“Wear something that means a lot to you, or bring something that means a lot to you to include in the session . Thirty years from now you will look at your senior photos and love the ones of you in your favorite sweatshirt that meant so much to you at the time. ”

Take a model or posing boot camp, to get comfortable with posing and moving in front of the camera. ( I thought this was a genius idea)

Jennifer Battiselli, pictured left.

 

 

Well, we all LOVED this shoot, and we had a ball! I wanted to buy EVERYTHING in the store! Thanks so much to Jennifer and Vintage Love in Avon.

For information on senior photography shoots, please visit www.karenmenyhartphotography.com, and go visit out Jennifer at Vintage Love! She would love to style you for your shoot!

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna, Avon Lake Class of 2015, May senior shoot, Cleveland Senior Photographer

Sometimes Seniors wait until May before graduation to have their senior portraits taken. I always think this is a fab idea. There are gorgeous flowering trees out in May, and you can only have the flowering trees in your session at that time of year. I had a ball meeting up with Jenna and her Mom , shooting a fun session at the Miller Road Conservatory, Bay Arts and Hunington Beach. Jenna is probably packing up her stuff soon and heading out to Bowling Green. As an alumni of BG, I can tell you Jenna, that you will love it! Best of luck, Go Falcons!