kennedy
class of 2016

the very second this girl jumped out of her car with a giant smile on her face and bouncing around, i knew i would love her.
she has such an amazingly happy spirit. we laughed so much.

kennedy’s smile is award winning!!! she is completely gorgeous inside and out.
we had such a fun, fun session!!

thank you kennedy for just being your amazing self! hope the rest of your summer is incredible and have
the BEST senior year!!! xoxo

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kennedy,

YOURBEAUTIFUL

  • rachel

    These are gorgeous! I love her style! That last shot with the flag – stunning!

  • WHAT!?!? In-love!!! The color, light and gorgeous girl combine to make PERFECTION!!! Great job!

  • erin s

    Shannon these are awesome! I love how you can see so much of Kennedy’s fun personality in these images. And Kennedy! What a gorgeous girl! Love every singe photo :)

  • Gisselle

    I love this entire session! You are such an amazing photographer!!

  • I love this location and Kennedy is just gorgeous! Loving those photos in the car, so much fun! You did an amazing job Shannon!!

  • lauren

    These are perfect! She is so incredibly beautiful and your images are fantastic – loved every one!

  • kim

    Geez!! The yellow field of flowers — gahhhhh! She’s gorgeous, you’re amazing…end of story!

  • The horizontal laughing portrait is my FAV. Beautiful girl, and beautiful colors!

rachel
class of 2016

i absolutely love when people come on vacation to montana and decide to get their senior photos done while they are here.
what a genius idea!! rachel did just that!

what a beautiful day we had for photos too….just perfect.
rachel is a sweet as they come and i am a sucker for her stunning smile!!

thank you so much rachel for such a fun time!! it was so wonderful to meet you and i hope you enjoy the rest of your time here!! happy summer!!xo

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  • She is so beautiful and so are these images! From your images I can only imagine you live in one of the most gorgeous places! I love looking at your work!

  • Miss Rachel is gorgeous! The trip paid off! Beautiful job Shannon! I’m in love with the daisy shots!

  • What a gorgeous girl! LOVE those maroon pants, and that last image is killer!

  • Abbey

    Id go to Montana to get my photos done by you too! These are so
    Gorgeous. Love love love her navy dress and the ones of her standing in the water. Awesome job!

  • rachel

    Those shots in the field of daisies are SO AMAZING!!! Especially that laying down one! Beautiful session!

  • Jessica

    Great job. Loving the daisies and the lake adds a special touch!

  • She’s absolutely adorable!! That field of flowers is sooooo perfect!!! Stunning images as usual!

  • You are sooooo good at seniors Shannon. Rachel is gorgeous and I adore her style. These photos are amazing. Awesome job!

  • Natalie

    What a gorgeous lady!! Those last two images are TO DIE FOR!

  • She’s so pretty. Great photos of her Shannon

  • Her outfits!!! I love how different they are! And she has the best smile! Awesome job as always ShannoN!

  • What a beautiful girl!! LOVE that blue dress!! Love all of these!!

i have had this project on my mind for a couple years and i’m so excited that i finally had a chance to do it!

the details::
i put the call out for 20 girls that i needed for a personal project. they had no idea what the project was for
i just told them that there would be some kind of twist. that day, a ton of emails flooded in. i decided i would
take the first 30 that contacted me. i wanted to take some extras in case people couldn’t do it or decided not to do it later.

they were all confirmed a month before the session, yet weren’t told what the twist was until a couple days before the session.
my favorite part was that i only knew a handful of the girls….most of them i had never met before!

the twist::
this session would be done with NO MAKEUP.

the why::
i spend many, many hours with young ladies and i hear so many things. i hear the “i don’t like this, can you make it look smaller.”,
the “i hate how my _____ looks.”, the “i take really bad pictures.”, the “i have a really ugly _____.”,
the “i don’t like that picture because my ______ looks  _____.”….
and the list goes on and on and on. it makes me sad and my heart sinks a little because the thing is—-
is that every single person i see, every single person that is in front of my lens….i see beauty. i see someone who is gorgeous.
i see someone who is loved. i see someone who is worthy. i see someone who is absolutely perfect just the way they are!

i wanted to do this session to give these girls, and others, the opportunity to see that they truly are beautiful. naturally beautiful.
they’re own beautiful. they don’t need to hide who they are, pretend they are something they aren’t. their beauty isn’t dependent on the number of likes a photo receives or any other outlying factor. their beauty comes from within and shines on the outside.
no one is perfect, but we are all our own kind of perfect. i passionately believe that

YOURBEAUTIFUL

and i want each and every girl to know that!!! i want every girl to own that.

i am SO SO thankful for these 27 (only lost a couple:))  BEAUTIFUL girls who were 100% supportive of this shoot and the message behind it. we had so much fun and i love them all dearly.

as a group— we challenge you, your friends (anyone!!) to post your no makeup/natrual self and tag it
#mybeautifulisbeautiful on instagram.
we would love to see you, support you and tell you that your beautiful is beautiful!

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****BE SURE TO WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW AT THE END WITH MANY MORE PHOTOS!!****

love to you all! xoxo

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don’t forget to watch:)>>>

and i jumped in for the no makeup group shot:)

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and be sure to follow along on my instagram @shannonhollmanseniors
for photos, behind the scene photos/videos and more!! xo

  • Aww, I LOVE this project! How cool! And what absolutely beautiful ladies! I do think you might be missing one though #nomakeupselfie !

  • Love the idea and the execution!! They all look beautiful and so happy!!

  • michelle

    LOVE this project and the incredible message your are sending the youth of today. What an inspiration you and all of these girls are! You are ALL beautiful.

  • Tonia Paulson

    OK i totally had tears in my eyes….thank you for being a part of my girls lives. These are so perfect, so many of my fave girls :)

  • Tami Kreitinger

    HOW COOL SHANNON! I love your little “ideas/projects” you dream up —- this one hit it out of the park!!!!!! Every one of those girlies are beautiful……especially the one in black center back of the group shots!

  • This is AMAZING. I have no words, but thank you for dreaming up this and thank you for sharing.

  • rachel

    I LOVE that there are so many beautiful girls who are willing to do this! What an incredible idea – and these are so awesome!

  • What an amazing photographer you are! As a fellow senior photographer, I applaud your efforts! Way to promote girl power! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Lynde

    Simply Amazing!

  • Misty

    This is hands down my favorite photo shoot you’ve ever done. LOVE!

  • i love every single thing about this! reminds me of the you don’t have to try campaign from colbie callait. Such a wonderful thing you’re doing. These girls are absolutely beautiful and this is such an important message. beautiful images of beautiful girls. fab job!

  • Julina

    These images and these ladies are beautiful x 1,000,000!!!!

  • heather schock

    this is a great message for all girls

  • erin s

    I LOVE these! I love everything this project stands for and an in love with this idea! Such gorgeous, fun girls! So fun!

  • Kristine B

    Ahh! What a great idea. As someone who typically does not wear makeup – I APPROVE. Great message, lovely girls, beautiful images.

  • Abbey

    Just another reason why I love you Shannon! I have always loved your slogan and love that you put it into practice! This is an amazing shoot! Props to all of these beauties!

  • Gisselle

    You are something else, Shannon!!! I love everything about this!

  • Tsone

    Gorgeous gals, all those colors make me so happy!

  • What an amazing campaign! This is truly awesome, Shannon!

  • I had the EXACT same thought as JennyBZ! Seriously in love with this whole concept! Oh…. and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you get in the group photos! 😀 😀 😀

horsefeather gifts

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i am madly (okay OBSESSED) with this jewelry!!
the owner contacted me a few weeks back about doing a photo session with her stuff….and since then, i’m pretty sure i check out
her site once a day make my wish want need to have list!!!!

her stuff is just amazing. from bracelets to necklaces to rings to earrings to clothing and SO much more!!
they come in so many styles and colors and have tons of different options for sayings, words, charms and designs.
what you see on this blog is just the tip of the iceburg of what horsefeathers offers.

i love the feel of them, the quality, the style….i love it all!!!!

here is the horsefeathers website
and their facebook page 

check them out, buy a ton…and thank me later:)

and a HUGE thank you to monica and meredith!! i love you two so much.
thanks for always being up for anything and for all the laughs. xoxo

and thank you to my boys for helping tie knots for more hours than i would like to admit
to make the backdrop we used. i do love how it turned out though!!

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i love these tanks she offers so much!! adorable, right?!

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  • michelle

    I’m not sure whats more beautiful, the models or the jewelry!
    The style of the jewelry is gorgeous and right up my ally. I’m super excited to find them and can’t wait to order! And both these girls are so beautiful. Love the backdrop you made.

  • I want to look like the models and buy everything they are wearing!! How awesome!!!!

  • Well I love anything with song lyrics on them so obviously I became immediately obsessed with this jewelry. The models did an awesome job and I love the background and setting. Great job on these photos!!

  • Gisselle

    Definitely on my wish list!! I love all the bold colors, the models did great! You showcased everything really well!

  • Kristine B

    Ahh! I love all the jewelry and clothing!! SO fun and bright!!

  • Justina

    Oh my, I love this. Not only do your models and products look great – it feels like I’m looking at portraits of each piece. Amazing!

  • Rachel

    Umm, these are amazing! And those rings!!!! So, so stunning!

  • lauren

    amazing models and amazing jewelry – i seriously want every piece!

  • Love this stuff! I love the colors and the styling! Good choice to have you photograph everything so beautifully!

  • Jaye

    These photos are gorgeous! Lovely models, great jewelry. Love the backdrops, too!

  • Julina

    What lovely gifts these would be! It’s so hard to photograph items in an appealing way and you nailed it!

  • What a fun shoot! These are great product photos and the fit the brand so well. Good job.

  • SUCH FUN PIECES!! 😀

taylor
class of 2016

and last but definatley not least….my fourth senior rep this year is taylor.
she has such a sweet, kind and gentle soul. she is stunning (has the most amazing eyes) and just as
beautiful on the inside.

the fun thing with being a rep is that they get two sessions…..which give them a chance to do something
fun/different with one of them. taylor took advantage of that and i LOOOOVE that she did.

thank you so much taylor (and julie!)….it was such a great time. looking forward to next time. xo

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  • Kristine B

    How fun! Love the different looks she chose! Her eyes ARE gorgeous!! Great session!

  • Michelle

    These are STUNNING! I love her first outfit and boa. What a great idea. She’s gorgeous and your photos are too!

  • Julie

    Shannon! These are fantastic! What a fun evening…Love so many, it’s hard to chose a favorite! Thank You!

  • Gisselle

    These are awesome, Shannon!! Love them all, great job!

  • rachel

    These are awesome! So many different styles, and she pulls them all off so perfectly!

  • oh my goodness, these are gorgeous!! Also, she has THE most beautiful hair!!

  • She’s a great model. You also are great at seniors.

  • Julina

    these (as ALWAYS) are amazing! You must have a long line of seniors waiting to be photographed by you. My daughter is 18 months. Should I book her senior session NOW? Well done!

  • She’s SOOOOOOO pretty! Your bw images are gorgeous! Who am I kidding, ALL your images are gorgeous!!!

  • Such a fun session! Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl! Awesome job!!

  • Justina

    LOVE the retro shots, how neat! Taylor’s so pretty and I bet you’ll have so much fun on her second session!

  • Just gorgeous — such great variety and creativity! Well done! (Gorgeous girl, too!)

  • What a beauty and a cutie! She looks so fun and bubbly like that coke bottle! Great session! The close up with thee green background is to die for! Great job Shannon!

  • lauren

    What a gorgeous girl! Awesome stuff Shannon!

  • You have the BEST reps this year, Shannon!! Taylor is just stunning! And I love the fun styling you did with her! These are perfection!!