Senior Photography


It's Fall!  I know that seniors and their parents have so much on their minds right now, SAT/ACT testing, college selections and college apps, not to mention all the senior year activities! Remember that yearbook deadlines are also coming up to submit your tribute pages and senior portraits -- and we don't mean the ones they line you up for on the first day of school:) 

There's still time to have your very own beautiful portraits made at Sparks Studio, and to have those amazing images in the yearbook that you'll keep forever! 

Your senior yearbook really is a time capsule, and we want to make sure you have the best memories possible to look back on! Contact us now and we'll plan a portrait session that'll be so much fun!!

Magic - It's a real thing.


“It’s in there!” I say this after every shoot. The feeling that I have captured something personal about my subject grows as I work. The funny thing is, I never know exactly when the magic will strike; when our conversation, a fleeting expression and a passing cloud will combine to create a “that’s it” image. I know it’s not just luck, but I’m still so humble when it comes to pinpointing the magic of creating a compelling photograph.

One thing I know for sure; it’s not about trying to control everything or holding back waiting for perfection. I can’t think of two bigger magic killers! It’s about trusting that when we ease into the flow of working together, that real and beautiful stuff is going to show up. That combination is irresistible. It doesn’t hurt that I’m forever fascinated with light; how it wraps around a face, sets a mood and where it can be found. But the most important part is the experience shared in making photographs, it’s that connection, that has nothing to do with the camera and everything to do with the beauty of the moment. It’s also what keeps me returning to the camera, day after day, year after year. I often think of the session as a dance, sometimes I follow your lead and sometimes you follow mine. And in the end, they’re always in there, hidden between the frames, the gems of your most vibrant self.

Portraits of Her Senior Year -- A trace or two left of summer.

Sometimes my cell phone just has to do the job. An Iphoneography class is on my list of things-to-do, but until then, point and click works for me, especially on vacation! This summer we went to visit family in England and Ireland. I have a million phone shots, but these are three of my favorites. That’s Stevie at the door of the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle. We actually went inside and took a tour -- definitely one of the trip highlights. The story of the family who built it and still lives there is almost as intriguing as the BBC series. Hubby and I took the selfie with the “&” sign on our 25th wedding anniversary at our little B&B in Devon, England. Ahwww! It’s a little corny, I know, but I LOVE that shot!