Tosa West HS class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Grace

Allow me to introduce this adorable, sweet and lovely girl from Wauwatosa West High School’s graduating class of 2020.

This is Grace.

This photo encapsulates her light and airy personality. You know Grace, she’s a walk in the park. (sorry, that was pretty bad.)


Grace’s mom, Melissa was a practical Girl Scout when it came to getting her daughter ready for her senior portrait session. She made me wish we were ALL that prepared (ha, myself included). So thanks to Team Mann, I’ve come up with this handy little list of odds and ends to bring to your session.


  1. Wardrobe change. Sure you want the extra outfit or two, the dance costume or sports uniform. Don’t forget the proper undergarments, shoes and accessories!

  2. Hair products. Whether it’s hairspray for some lift or bobby pins and a ponytail holder for a total change, you may want to refresh your ‘do so bring it along.

  3. Makeup. Even if you didn’t have your makeup done by a pro, you should bring along extras for touch ups. Powder, mascara, lipstick and gloss don’t take up a lot of space and can make a huge difference mid-session (especially outside in the wind and sun).

    And some things I always have…

  4. Blotting papers. If we are outside in the heat, these babies are priceless.

  5. Clips. I always have clips with me (the clamp-y kind from Home Depot). We may need to “take in” a dress or a jacket and this is an easy way to do it without bringing along a seamstress.

  6. Towel. We may need to wipe down a table, you may want something to plop down on in the dirt or… you may elect to dry off after frolicking in the river. You never know.

  7. An all-terrain wagon. Who do you think is going to carry all of this stuff?!?

Is your yearbook deadline looming? Are you WAY past due for family photos? Let’s talk. I’d love to help you out with whatever photographic conundrum you’re dealing with.