I loved our time time together doing a Teen Girl Photo Session and especially in Richmond VA where there are so many beautiful backdrops to play with. Recently we set out to do a teen girls stylized shoot. The theme was Rural Couture and the backdrop was my residential studio and downtown Ashland, Virginia. 

We love showing young women how beautiful they really are. We also want to empower young women to feel beautiful and confident as they reach a significant milestone in their life and go on to the next phase in their life. 

Anetra, owner of NeeChic met with all the ladies at Lex’s of Carytown so they could pick the right style gown for their body type. Anetra also paired the accessories. Anetra took the extra step of getting everyone a fan to compliment their outfits and she picked up long black gloves for Montana’s dress. It all came together fabulously!

A very special thank you to Lisa McSherry, Owner of Lex’s of Carytown for generously lending us her amazing gowns and accessories. 

On the big day, we met early to start the production of hair and makeup. Beauty by Brittany brought her talented assistant Kelsey Daubery. Makeup by Holly brought her exceptional assistant Tierra Parker. Anetra had her amazing assistant, Arlice Baker.  

Kayla drove all the way from Tappahannock to participate in our Teen Stylized Rural Couture Shoot. I love the shot of her blowing the rose petals. I wanted to give each young lady a different pose to call their own and this is what we came up with. 

Here is what Anetra of NeeChic said about choosing what Kayla would wear:

Kayla has such an innocence and purity about her, that is one reason that I chose white. I also wanted a shorter length to balance out the long length of the other girls’ gowns and because of her shorter stature. She looked like a sweet angel (albeit a sophisticated, sweet angel). Of course, the bejeweled sweetheart neckline only added to the sophistication and gave her a more mature look. The perfect balance of sweet, sophistication and sass!