Meet Brittany.

Brittany is graduating this spring from Tolar High School — my hometown alma mater!

For her senior pictures we met up in the big city of Fort Worth (it’s especially big when you’re coming from a town of 500, folks) to get some shots around Sundance Square, and here are a few of my favorites.

She’s so cute!

Not only is she cute. But THIS day was her birthday! Senior birthday pictures!!

Brittany also brought along two of her friends, Shayla and Kellen, to the shoot so that they could be sure and make her laugh from behind the camera. They held up their end of the bargain.

In our initial e-mail exchange about her pictures, Brittany admitted that she had a bit of Toms obsession. This is our homage to that obsession.

Girlfran. I love your hair.

I like the genuine candidness of this shot.

Yeah, girl.

And who cares if it was at this ending point at the shoot that we realized Brittany’s purse was no longer in our possession? And who cares that Shayla and Kellen had to sprint down seven flights of stairs (while Brittany and I rode the elevator . . . ) to run to Starbucks and see if it was still there?

We eventually found her purse in an alley, all tucked away behind a door and patiently awaiting our return.

Needless to say, it was an eventful ending to a photo session.

Brittany, I hope these photos forever mark for you a beautiful season in your life! Happy graduation!


***And blog readers, be looking back at the blog within the next few days for an announcement that will make sweeping, delightful changes to Jillian Zamora Photography!!***



Meet Monica.

Monica will graduate in December from UNT and wanted some graduation photos to commemorate. When she first e-mailed me she let me know she didn’t want a typical graduation shoot — she wanted a ‘leaving-town’ shoot “with a little bit of fashion thrown in.” Monica, you are a girl after my own heart.

Here are some of the shots from our session.

Now, Monica also forewarned me not to expect a model. The day of the shoot she e-mailed me saying she was a little nervous but I told her she’d be fine. I figured she’d just need a little coaching — not a big deal.

After photographing you, Monica, I just have one thing to say to you: “What.ever.”

This girl was one of the most natural model I have ever had the pleasure of shooting — and I’ve shot some mod.els. before, so that’s no small feat.

Mmhm. Not a model my foot. Is Monica even your real name?!? I’m not sure WHAT to believe from your mouth!

A little ways into the shoot Monica tells me she loves shoes. No. Like, she REALLY loves shoes. This little black number happens to be her fav.

So, remember when I mentioned that Monica loves shoes? Well, she brought  some extras with her to the shoot . . .

. . . seven pairs of extras, to be exact – looooooooove it.

Monica, you are beautiful.

At the risk of stating the obvious, here’s where the leaving town comes in — vintage suitcases Monica brought along to the shoot!

Gosh,  can we just talk about how easy Monica was to shoot and work with? Ok, thanks.

As is typical in the course of a day, the light turned to night. But Monica had one more outfit she wanted to use so we decided to keep shooting to see what we could come up with.

Why hellooooo, parking garage.

Happy upcoming graduation, Monica! I wish you nothing but the best.


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