Cliffside Prom Dress Senior Session {McCall}


September 29, 2016

Every once in a while all of the pieces fall perfectly into place for the making of something wonderful, and this session was exactly that! After we found out we were moving to Portland, Oregon, and I had to start turning down Summer sessions, I had been itching to pull together a personal project, to shoot for myself, and to push my creativity. As soon as I saw photos of McCall in her gorgeous beaded slate blue prom dress pop up on Facebook, I knew I needed to ask her to model for me. For anyone who knows McCall, there is no surprise that she graciously agreed to help out, even with a busy school schedule!

 High School senior girl wears prom dress for senior pictures.

A beautiful dress needs a location to match, and up on top of Boise’s Table Rock couldn’t have been a better fit. The cool greens of the sagebrush were such a compliment to the overall feel of this session, and the cliffside views speak for themselves!

 Senior girl in blue beaded prom dress takes senior portraits on Table Rock.

As it the views weren’t enough, the wind picked up toward sunset, allowing us to showcase the movement of the layers of tulle in McCall’s dress (as well as that long thick hair every girl envies!). Obviously, she worked it and wore it beautifully! This evening convinced me that prom dress senior photos need to happen more often- plus, what girl doesn’t want an excuse to wear their dress again?

 Portland Oregon senior photographer, McKenna Rachelle Photography, photographs senior girl in flowing prom dress.

I kept telling McCall I wish dresses looked like this when I went to prom! I will always love my prom dress (pickups and all) and the memories associated with it, but seriously- that flowing tulle and intricately beaded gold bodice with the sheer back?? Stunning.

 Senior photographs on a cliffside among sagebrush.

I couldn’t wrap up this post without telling you a little bit more about this amazing multi-talented young woman. McCall will be graduating as Senior President of Centennial High’s class of 2017, and in her high school career she has played two years of basketball, three years of women’s lacrosse, and participated in one season of cheer. She is also involved in the National Honor Society, mock trial team, and student council. Even with all of that, she still manages to find some free time to read her favorite author, Agatha Christie.

Her favorite memory of her time in high school so far was at a basketball game she was cheering at- Centennial’s boys team defeated the best team in the state with a buzzer beater! Of course all of the students went crazy, storming the court to congratulate the team in that chaotic crazy excitement that we all remember from our high school days!

McCall, thank you again and again for spending this evening with me- you are such an inspiring soul to be around, and I know your senior year is going to be a blast!

 Portland Oregon photographer now booking Class of 2017 and Class of 2018 High school seniors.

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