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I have a feeling you’re going to see a traveling theme coming up in these next few self portraits of mine! We were in Orlando this week, we’re heading to Arizona in October, and I’ll be going to San Diego in November. I love traveling, so I’m super pumped for everything that’s coming up this fall:)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – one of the best parts of being my own boss is the ability to work from anywhere. As long as I have my laptop and wifi, I’m good to go. Jay had to go down to Orlando for a speaking engagement this week, so I decided to tag along with him:) Why not spend my work days pool side? Hence my self portrait for September: a little pool-side workflow!

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I’ll be the first to admit that these “workdays” usually turn into about an hour of work and the rest of the time chilling in the pool with a cold drink in my hand – but hey, I try;) And another awesome thing about being your own boss is giving yourself a much needed day off, right?!

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I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! My weekend was spent photographing a gorgeous wedding in Philly on Saturday, and now Jay and I are down in Florida for a few days. He has a work conference he’s attending, so I invited myself along for the ride. That’s the advantage of being your own boss and being able to work from anywhere! Because I’m definitely working all day. NOT spending time at the pool. That’s what we’ll keep telling ourselves;)

Next up on the blog is the beautiful Taylor! She’s another Class of 2017 senior at Cumberland Valley High School, and  I just love this girl. I had so much fun exploring new places with her during her shoot. Because I love asking every senior I work with this question, here is Taylor’s definition of true beauty: “You know, true beauty is having the confidence to know that you’re perfect. As cliché as it is, it really only matters what is on the inside because you cannot pick what you look like but you can pick who you want to be as a person. In the end you have the decision to do great things for yourself and for other people all based on your intellectual qualities and that by far outweighs having a perfect face or hair or eyes or body. Be yourself because that’s all that you can be! There is no other way to have true beauty than to own what you have.”

So well said! Here are a few of my favorites from Taylor’s senior session!

CV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at ChildrenCV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at Children

 

I love when girls want to incorporate water into their shoot! I’m always game:)

CV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at Children

 

While Taylor was getting her makeup done, she mentioned how she wished we had fields of sunflowers around us, because she love them so much. During her shoot we happened to walk past a patch of sunflowers in the middle of a little town – it was meant to be!

CV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at ChildrenCV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at ChildrenCV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at Children

 

One of my favorites!

CV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at ChildrenCV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at Children

 

So gorgeous!

CV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at ChildrenCV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at ChildrenCV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at Children

 

I loved this series below!

CV High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Taylor at Children

And here is a little bit about the impact Taylor wants to make on the world: “I know that I can’t make an impact on the world but if I had the ability to at least positively impact one person’s life then I know that I did something right for the world.”

Congrats on your senior year, Taylor!

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Is it just me, or has it been seniors, seniors, and more seniors on the blog lately?! As you can tell I’ve been CRAZY busy with seniors over the last few weeks, but I’m loving every minute of it. I always have SO much fun during these sessions, I love working with high school girls! Let’s be honest, I still feel like I’m 18 at heart, so I fit right in;) Next up is the lovely Sarah! Oh, how I adore this girl! She’s another amazing addition to the Class of 2017 TJP Senior Team this year, and she’s the sweetest!

To get to know her a bit better, here is Sarah’s definition of true beauty: “I believe true beauty is someone coming to terms with themselves and accepting them and others for who they are. True beauty is all in how you treat others the way you’d want to be treated and going out of your way to benefit others. It’s never too much work to share a few compliments throughout the day!”

See why I love these girls so much?! Sarah opted to upgrade her session to include more shooting time + more outfit options – and I’m so glad she did! The results were amazing:) Here are some of my favorites from her session!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.

 

Love!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.

 

I was so in love with the outfits she chose:

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.

 

Isn’t she so gorgeous?!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.

 

Those eyes though! So gorgeous!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Sarah in Boiling Springs.

And here is Sarah’s answer about what kind of impact she’d like to make on the world: “I want to represent how young woman can grow up to be strong and powerful. I want to be a role model for kids going through hard times who don’t always believe they can live up to their full potential. I want those kids especially to become everything they’ve dreamed of. Anything’s possible!”

I couldn’t have said it better myself – and I can’t wait to see the places you go in the future, Sarah!

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I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I had a rare weekend off and spent Saturday in one of my favorite places – Happy Valley, watching Penn State football:) And now it’s time for another gorgeous senior blog post to brighten up this dreary Monday! Chelsey is a Class of 2017 senior over at Cumberland Valley High School, and I love that she’s a part of my Senior Team this year! She’s such a bubbly, outgoing, hilarious, fun girl – our meet-ups are always so much fun when she’s a part of it:) She’s one of the overall THON chairs at CV High School, which is such a huge accomplishment!

And here is Chelsey’s definition of true beauty: “Someone is truly beautiful if they are happy, smiling, and always nice to everyone they meet.” Short, sweet, and I couldn’t agree more:) Here are some of my favorite pictures from Chelsey’s senior session!

Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.

 

So beautiful!

Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.

 

You can’t go wrong with a field full of flowers:

Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.

 

You have such gorgeous eyes, Chelsey!

Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.

 

One of my favorites!

Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.

 

So pretty:)

Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.Mechanicsburg senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Chelsey in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery.

And to end the post, here is a little bit about the impact Chelsey wants to make on the world: “I understand that realistically, I won’t cure cancer or end global warming, but anything I can do to help, or make the world a better place, I plan to do so!”

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I couldn’t wait to share Caroline’s session! We photographed her session way back in July, so I’ve been anxiously awaiting the time to post her pictures! Caroline wanted a field type setting, along with a great spot to get in the water – and I was so excited to find the perfect park for her session. This girl is so sweet and it makes me so happy that she’s a part of my Class of 2017 Senior Team. I can’t say enough amazing things about the girls on my Team this year, I love each and every one of them!

Caroline is a senior at Cumberland Valley High School, and loves being a part of the lacrosse team. Her answer was simple when I asked her the kind of impact she’d like to make on the world: she wants to help those in need. Short and simple, but so important and I love the response:)

Here are some of my favorites from Caroline’s session!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.

 

Doesn’t she have the best smile?!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.

 

We found a perfect spot in the water, I love these images!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.

 

Doesn’t she look so happy and carefree? I love it!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.

 

Love these images too!

Cumberland Valley High School senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Caroline in a park for her senior session.

Good luck in your senior year, Caroline!!!

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