Taytum’s Princess Senior Session at Catalina State Park


Apr 5, 2023

In the heart of Catalina State Park, nestled among the lush foliage, a magical and whimsical photoshoot took place. For the last part of Taytum’s photo session, we stepped into the magical pages of Beauty and the Beast for the princess senior session of Taytum’s dreams!

I filled with anticipation as I prepared to capture the essence of Taytum’s senior year. It’s such a time of transition and transformation for her, and I wanted to make sure that she loved every image. The universe, however, was an obstacle. 

Clouds loomed overhead, the rain that threatening to dampen our spirits, but we persevered. Nothing could have stopped this enchanting photo session from taking place. We were so done with rescheduling due to illness and weather!

We meticulously planned every detail, from the location to the wardrobe, to ensure that the photographs would be nothing short of breathtaking. And let me tell you, these fairytale photos turned out to be some of my favorites!

As we ventured deeper into the park, the scenery became more enchanting, and the magic of the moment began to take hold. Taytum, dressed in a gorgeous ballgown from my client closet, looked like a true princess. 

If you love this dress as much as I do, you have to check out Ava Gowns. The Poppy dress is out of stock right now, but there are also many other princessy options to choose from. Honestly, I’m so in love with everything she makes! I was lucky enough to snag one for my client closet, and it was the perfect thing for Taytum!

The perfect dress really helped Taytum relax and enjoy herself. Her smile radiated with joy and excitement as we made her dreams come true. Taytum’s ethereal beauty swept me away, and soon, we were on a roll! Seriously, Taytum looks the part of a Disney Princess. 

We wandered through overgrown grass fields, reminiscent of the enchanted forest that Belle from Beauty and the Beast. There was also this brick patio with a wrought iron fence, which we used to replicate the rose garden! As I snapped away, Taytum twirled and danced, totally lost in the moment.

We were both transported to a world of magic and wonder, as if time had stopped! As we reached the end of the session, we decided to have a little bit of fun and captured this amazing moment in a TikTok video! Taytum was so elegant, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity!

Seriously— if you’re looking for a photographer who’s willing to go all-in on a session like Taytum was, sign me up! This princess senior session was such a great reminder of the beauty and magic that surrounds us all. Thanks so much for making it possible, Taytum!

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