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!