High School Senior Portraits: H’s Wicked Wizard of Oz Shoot

One of our absolute favorite sessions to photograph is an inspired high school senior portrait…and H’s session was beyond fun!

Styled High school senior portraits

We started out with hair and makeup from Teased Hair and Beauty – our session was a progression from one inspiration to the next, and Zenaida (the senior stylist) kept us perfectly coiffed and powdered.


We started in Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem with a session inspired by H’s love of Wicked and her mother’s stash of Wizard of Oz memorabilia. wizard of oz senior portraits nc

I loved H holding the ruby slipper snow globe – it was like looking toward Oz while still knowing there’s no place like home. H’s gorgeous brown hair was Dorothy inspired, and was the perfect nod to the classic movie – updating Dorothy’s look to a more 2013 style of braids and modern curl.

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H danced her way across Bethabara for some fun images that paid homage to one of her hobbies, and then we moved to downtown Winston-Salem for more senior portrait fun.


We took a minute to capture some more traditional senior portrait moments, like H’s cap and gown and her with a field of black-eyed Susans in the background.


She’s much less rustic than industrial, and since she’s headed to American University in the Fall, it made sense to focus the rest of her session around the downtown area – where we could use architecture and industry as the background.


We had a moment waiting for the train to pass as we got ready to cross the tracks, and I took advantage of the wind it created to photograph her in a quick candid shot.

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From there, we started her transformation to something much more … Wicked!

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From feathers to emerald-style jewels, I loved the styling that Zenaida created for H. With just a hint of green on her cheekbones, H was transformed to a modern-day Wicked Witch (Elphaba).


We replaced the traditional pointy green hat with a more 30s inspired feathered hat set off to the side…and I loved the softer side that it shows while still having the style to go with the session.


H channeled the expressions perfectly, and with a few red accents to pay homage to the traditional ruby slippers, she was beautifully framed in the doorway of this downtown Winston-Salem building.

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Thank you, H, for choosing us as your photographer for your senior portraits! We had a blast creating your styled senior portrait – and hope you love the images as much as we do!

Coming soon…images from the Gossip Girl portion of H’s styled session. You don’t want to miss these!

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