03 | 12 | 16
newborn

 

Which sparks more fond memories of your childhood: your awkward Sears portrait session framed on the wall or walking into your old playroom, filled with dusty toys and dried up Play Doh? Those old department store poses just don’t do it for me. Traditional studio photography can be stiff and unnatural. Sometimes it’s better to go through old stacks of candids or visit the old playroom to make your nostalgia spark.

There’s a happy medium between candid moments and fake, hairsprayed studio portrait sessions: it’s lifestyle photography. The magic of lifestyle photography is that it is about capturing real life in real lighting with real memories being made. Lifestyle photography shows the real love between siblings, between parent and child, and between husband and wife. When you invite me into your home (and life), I will treat you with respect, and I will photograph the honest love that you feel for your family. I think that is worth hanging onto forever, not stiff forced smiles.

So, yes, I did say into your home. No, you do not need to start cleaning right now.  I promise I’m not crazy. Your home is beautiful as it is. I am not coming to take pictures of the dishes in your sink! I am coming to take pictures of you and your happy family. Your home doesn’t have to magically be cleaned by Martha Stewart when I visit, because what I’m going to capture is how beautiful and happy your children are. Messy can be beautiful, messy is life! Now, I won’t say you can’t tidy up a smidge and put away your breastpump or the overflowing garbage cans, but if you can’t get to everything before I arrive, do not panic. If there is something a little messy, I promise to do a little photography magic and work around it.

If you absolutely, positively do not want to have me take pictures in your home, we can go somewhere where your family can be a family and where your little kids can be little. I want to catch you playing tag and kissing and cuddling and tickling. When you and your kids are comfortable in the surroundings, I’m comfortable too, and that is one of the best parts of lifestyle photography: being able to be real. Photographing people in their natural environments (especially kids), allows their true personalities shine through.

When I watch my sweet little girls playing, I see moments that SHOULD be commemorated on the wall. I want the memories hanging in frames to take me back to the days when my lips were always chapped from kissing baby cheeks and toes. When my little girls were playroom besties, pushing each other in the Cozy Coupe and playing dress up. The magic of all of our relationships is there when we take the time to see it: when my husband roughhouses with the girls, or when my husband and I kiss and the girls are grossed out, and when the girls share selflessly. This is what makes life beautiful, and in my mind, this is what is worth documenting.

Lifestyle photography is all about you. You are perfect just as you are.

I have worked with some amazing families, and I am so honored to get to show you the love in their homes. Let me show you the magic of lifestyle photography.

Dothan Alabama family photographyCandid of little boy playing and looking at newborn sisterBig brother looks into his newborn sister's cribDetail photographs of newborn girlPortrait of newborn girl in Enterprise AlabamaMother soothes her newborn daughter by resting her hand on herPhotograph of brother looking at his little sisterNewborn girl sleeps peacefully Portrait of brother looking at his sleeping sisterEnterprise Al newborn and family photographyOlder brother smiles while his little sister sleepsDothan Al Newborn Photography

If you would like to see more of my lifestyle photography check out this beautiful family’s session here. Want to book a session? Give me a call at 845-235-3490!

12 | 11 | 15
Senior

 

Better late than never, right? This is Morgain.  She was a 2015 graduate from Enterprise High School and… She. Is. Awesome.  She was the first client I shot in Enterprise!  When we did our consultation, Morgain and I instantly bonded.  After our meeting she was headed to the Harper Lee Festival in Monroeville, AL, and I LOVE Harper Lee.  Since I had just relocated to Alabama, I wanted to read To Kill a Mockingbird again, and I was in the middle of it when Morgain and I met.  Even though she’s a ravenous reader (especially of Harry Potter books), I was SHOCKED to find out that she had never read Mockingbird. In preparing for our photo shoot, I started making up her gift bag, and I knew I had to include a copy of this amazing book. Side-note: gift bags are just part of the VIP experience you get when you shoot with me 😉 They include helpful stuff like snacks and hair ties for our session together and then some other fun and luxurious items to keep. Anyhow, check out this awesome lady!

Enterprise AL Senior PhotographerEnterprise High School Senior in Green shirt poses in downtown Enterprise AL EHS senior poses in her prom dress

Morgain was a natural in front of the camera and I think you can tell from these pictures she has a beautiful and unique personality. She was walking toward me, and when I told her, “Stop,” she responded by throwing her hands in the air and blurting, “Hammer time!”

Senior Pictures Enterprise AL

This picture was totally candid!

High school senior session in Downtown Enterprise AL High school senior poses with plaid shirt on and red chucksBlack and white senior picture

Another thing Morgain mentioned when we met was that she loves to swim. With that I knew that we’d have to incorporate her love of water into the shoot.  We had fun at multiple downtown Enterprise locations, but we ended at Lake Tholocco on Ft. Rucker.  It was her idea to get into the water, so she hopped in…fully clothed!  But when she got to the slimy stuff, she had second thoughts.  Still, she held strong by getting this amazing shot in water that was only knee deep so she wouldn’t be approached by any scary lake creatures.

Senior Pictures Enterprise AL High school senior wearing blue max dress poses on beach High school senior poses in Lake Tholocco Enterprise High School Senior poses in Lake Tholocco on Ft Rucker

Morgain, I loved capturing your quirky, sweet, sincere, fun personality. Thank you for choosing me to be your senior photographer!

08 | 18 | 15
Senior

Class of 2016 Senior in Enterprise poses for senior photo

Senior year. Finally. You’re the big fish in the little pond. Top of the social heap. Ready to leap into new adventures in life. It’s exciting, but scary—all at the same time. So how to top off your senior year in fabulous fashion?

Senior portraits. That long-lasting remembrance of your school career. And those portraits? They can wind up tear-inducingly terrible, or absolutely amazing.

Examples of awkward senior photos

A quick Google search of awkward senior photos and you’ll know what I mean.

Throughout school, parents and kids alike often dread portraits–frozen smiles, identical poses, and bland backgrounds that fail to impress. Generic and boring. And the result? Pictures that do nothing to reflect your personality or style. Hey, school photographers do their best, but they are dealing with a high volume of students getting portraits within a finite period of time. It doesn’t exactly equate to high quality or interesting, individual style.

Often students and parents alike don’t realize that they have an option other than the photographer offered up by their school.

Ahem. That would be me. I’m all about making you, the graduating senior, look and feel amazing. That is where I stand apart from the generic school photographers. And at a time when confidence can be in short supply, it is even more important for teens to look and feel totally beautiful, glamorous, and put together. It is not only my job, but something I truly care about. Hey, I was a senior once too! I provide senior photography to Enterprise, Alabama, as well as Fort Rucker, Dothan, Daleville, and beyond.

Example of Custom Senior Pictures by Holley Lorain Photography

I came to realize the need for professional photography services for senior portraits after having a number of parents come to me, their graduating students dismally unhappy with their senior portraits.   The end result this second time around? They received portraits their teens were thrilled with. The down side? They paid twice to get them, which is not good.

That is why having a professional photographer of your choice (and I would be thrilled and humbled if that someone were me), can make all the difference. This is what I offer that will make your senior portraits extraordinary:

  • Hair and makeup – I offer hair and makeup services so there are no meltdowns the morning of the session (come on, girls, we all do it on those bad hair days or with an unexpected breakout!)
  • Location, location, location – I pick a location that you are completely happy with, a place that really compliments your personal style. I can offer up a selection of places and the final spot is the completely your call. This session is all about you!
  • Individualistic – Your senior portraits will reflect and your individual style. Forget the posed, stiff portraits that are exactly the same as everyone else’s. These portraits will be uniquely YOU.
  • Fashion oriented – You can choose different outfits to be worn throughout the shoot, so feel free to get creative!
  • Confidence builder – At a time when teens are often struggling with self-image, it can be a real boost to see yourself photographed beautifully and looking amazing.
  • Photography service provided to a wide variety of schools – Wherever you go school in the Enterprise, AL area, I can make your senior portraits stunning. That includes Dothan High, Enterprise High School, Houston Academy, Enterprise Prep Academy, Daleville High School, and more.
  • Personalized VIP treatment – YOU are my most important client. Yes, I say that to all my clients, but only because it’s true. Your satisfaction is my primary goal when we meet for your session, and it is my pledge to treat each and every one of my clients as the most important, amazing client I have ever had. Because, in fact, you are.

Headshots of Enterprise High School Senior and Miss Enterprise

Make your senior year one you’ll never forget—a year where you feel great and look gorgeous, and that confidence can carry you forward to college, university, travel, or whatever new adventure awaits.

Contact me today and find out just how fun and flattering professional senior portraits can be.   Or, if you’ve had a disastrous experience, let’s turn it around with new portraits that will blow you away. Visit my website today to check out my style of photography, and then drop me an email. Heck, if you roll old school, pick up the phone and give me a call at 845-235-3490. And with Mom and Dad are on board there will be no stopping you! I can’t wait to hear from you.

06 | 10 | 15
Senior

 

Holley Lorain Photography Model Call for Houston Academy in Dothan and Enterprise High School in Enterprise Alabama

Do you or someone you know go to Enterprise High School or Houston Academy?

Calling all seniors in the Wiregrass that are in the graduating Class of 2016! Holley Lorain Photography is in the need of one senior from the class of 2016 that attends Enterprise High School and one senior from the class of 2016 that attends Houston Academy. I am looking for bubbly, outgoing, social seniors. If that is you, or you know someone like, this contact me ASAP!

Requirements and Compensation

You must pay $150 for professional makeup and hairstyling. You will be compensated with a complimentary session and five free high resolution digital files.

No previous modeling experience required!

Contact me!

Email me at info@holleylorainphotography, call me at 845-235-3490, or contact me here!

Enterprise High School senior poses in a natural light location in Downtown Enterprise AlCandid photograph of graduating senior from the class of 2015 Enterprise High School senior poses in Lake Tholocco on Fort Rucker

I can’t wait to hear from you!

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