Friday, July 28, 2017


I have recently started practicing taking Senior Pictures, because I am going to be a SENIOR!! I say practicing because I just want to test the waters with outfits, locations, and poses before I get real serious. 

So, today I am going to share a few tips on how to make your SENIOR PICS the best ever. 
These tips will be based on my experience, which was a non-professional one ;)

1. Don't go right for the expensive, professional pictures. 
Although, professional pictures are almost always guaranteed to turn out beautiful, make sure you play around with your photographer first. The pictures I will be showing you are ones that my mom took. Having a family member or a friend who has an eye for photography will make your pictures more personal. 

2. Angles & Lighting
Angles and lighting are everything! When you are having your SENIOR PICS taken, have your photographer move around, get low, or get close. When the camera is in different spots, the lighting will change! This can be a good thing, but it can also be bad. So if you look at the pictures and there is a shadow covering your face, then tilt your head a little and the shadow will most likely be gone. 

3. Dress Comfortably
When you are taking SENIOR PICS make sure you wear clothes that you feel comfortable and confident in. Don't wear anything that you will have to keep adjusting or have to worry what you look like the whole time. Also, make sure you wear something that reflects you! Below, you will see that I wore a Lilly Pulitzer skirt. This is my version of a sports jersey! I wear Lilly Pulitzer all the time, so this is a perfect reflection of me, my style, and my personality. 

4. Location
When taking your pictures, pick locations that are scenic, simple or important. I picked a local park that has a cute bridge and lots of trees. I also went to my school, but that's obvious, right? I am also going to go to the beach for a more local vibe.

5. Appearance
Don't overdo it with the makeup! If you are having someone else do your makeup, make sure your makeup is done similar to how you do it everyday. You don't want to look like a totally different person in your SENIOR PICS!!

6. Use Props
Props are going to be your best friend! Some of my favorite pictures that I have seen are ones with props. Use a flower crown, grab your cap & gown, or hold a sign that says SENIOR.

For more photo inspiration, check out my SENIOR PICS Pinterest board HERE!

Thank you all so much for stopping by! 
I hope this post gave you some ideas for your SENIOR PICS!

And make sure you keep coming back, because I will have more SENIOR PIC guides up soon :)

xoxo, Lily :)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

7.22.2017 Sunrise

This morning, my friend and I went to check out the gorgeous sunrise! Although there was a large cloud covering the horizon, the pics I got were still pretty perfect. 

For more from this morning, check out my video HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo, Lily :)

Monday, July 17, 2017

My Francesca's Favorite

Tank tops are obviously a MUST in the Summer time. I love any tank top with a cute graphic or detail on it. This one from Francesca's is my favorite. 

I love that this top has super cute, colorful pom poms on the side. It goes with any pair of shorts (or jeans in the fall) and it is super comfortable. 

You guys need to go check it out and get one for yourself HERE!

I hope you all enjoyed this post. 
Thanks so much.

xoxo, Lily 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Current Playlist || July

It's that time again... playlist time! These songs are all the, so go listen to them now. 

I hope you all enjoyed this brief little post!
Go listen to some nice music and enjoy your day :)

xoxo, Lily 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Essential Series // Sunglasses

Welcome back to my Summer Essential Series!! This one will be all about SUNGLASSES! Are you excited? YES... I know you are :)

This pair of rose gold sunglasses are perfect for a pop of color. As you can tell, I wear a lot of Black/White, so sometimes a pop of color is necessary. 
These glasses were only $6 from Francesca's!

For a clean, chic look these silver and grey sunglasses are perfect. 
These glasses were $3 from Charlotte Russe. WHAT A DEAL!!

I think spending a ton of money on fashionable sunglasses is totally unnecessary when stores like Francesca's, Charlotte Russe, and Forever 21 have them for such good prices. 
So, if you are looking for fun and fashionable sunglasses check out the places I mentioned. 

More cute sunnies: 1, 2, 3, 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
xoxo, Lily :)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Currently || July 5, 2017


I am 17 years old. I am reading the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for school. I am watching multiple shows, which include Freakish, Saving Hope, and That 70's Show. I am obsessed with my camera. I am getting ready to apply to college!! I am working as a camp counselor and driving a Black RAV-4. I am looking into updating my blog and getting a new camera lens. I am wearing my Jack Rogers nonstop. I am listening to Taylor Swift on Pandora. I am loving photo shoots and I just bought some more film for my film camera. 

As nice as it is to post with pictures and fun little captions, I think it is important to post about real life. Not that any of those things are terribly important to any of you, but they are all things that give me inspiration and motivation for blog posts. These are the kinds of things that I would write about in journal or something and they give you an insight into my everyday life! 

I honestly have no idea why I wrote this post, but it's here now... so enjoy! 

Thank you for stopping by.
xoxo, Lily 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Sunset

The sunsets in Virginia Beach are ones that everyone should experience! They are so lovely and the other night I was able to capture their beauty with my camera! 

Every time I turned my head more colors appeared in the sky. It was changing so quickly!

I truly wish I could have just bottled up the sky and kept in a jar forever. 

When you get the chance, look up! You never know what you might find! 

Much Love 
xoxo, Lily :)