I love taking high school rising senior portraits 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.  

Lexus was an enthusiastic participant. She loved trying new poses and worked it till the end. 

Here is what Anetra of NeeChic said about Lexus:

Next, I worked with Lexus. Her favorite color is red so I wanted to pick something in that color. This two piece set with cut outs in the back and pockets on the skirt, was absolutely adorable. The back was also adorned with iridescent gems. So, I wanted jewelry that was in line with the iridescence within the top. The oval shaped statement necklace and drop earrings were the perfect compliment!


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