My oldest daughter, Kaiya, is a senior at Wilson High School. Last year, as a junior, she decided to forego prom. She wanted to wait until this year to attend. This year rolled around, and she ended up going to not one, but two proms! Her boyfriend, Mitch, is a senior at Cocalico High School. So, they attended his prom on April 22nd and her prom on May 6th.
Cocalico's prom took place at The Eden Resort and Suites in Lancaster. I was shooting a wedding that day and was unable to take prom photos, but I came up with a backup plan. Kaiya and Mitch agreed to stop by the Reading Museum so my friend and fellow photographer April Westhafer could snap a few photos of them (which I later edited).
For Cocalico's prom, Kaiya wore a stunning navy dress from Rent the Runway. I love that website and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a dress for a special event or photoshoot, without the added commitment of purchasing it! Kaiya's hair and make-up were done at Iron Roots Salon in West Reading. Mitch rented his tux from Fifty-Fifty Tuxedos in Sinking Spring.
Wilson's prom took place at the Wilson High School. Since Kaiya and Mitch had a "floral" backdrop for their first set of photos, we decided to go with more of an urban backdrop for this session. This time we ended up at the GoggleWorks. (This is also the location of my new photography studio which will be opening in June!!)
For Wilson's prom, Kaiya wore a gorgeous navy dress from Macy's in New York City and elegant nude heels (also from Macy's). (Big thanks to her aunt Amy and uncle Yoshi for offering to take her on a prom shopping excursion in NYC!) Kaiya purchased material on Etsy and made her own beautiful choker! Kaiya's hair and make-up were again done at Iron Roots Salon in West Reading. Mitch rented his tux from Fifty-Fifty Tuxedos in Sinking Spring.
Here are a ton of photos from both April 22nd and May 6th. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! I can't believe how quickly my little girl has grown up, and I'm so amazed at the gorgeous, talented, strong young woman who she has become. I will forever cherish these photos and memories. Thank you, Kaiya and Mitch, for taking the time out of your hectic prom days to create these photos with us! You both looked absolutely incredible at both of your proms!