Have you booked your portrait session for your Senior Pictures? I’d love to have you call my studio and inquire about our services. This is the time to book your session. July and August are almost full and you don’t want to be stuck doing them once school starts in the fall, that’s just asking for a headache when it comes to schedule conflicts.
I’ve put together my top 5 tips to get you prepared for a successful portrait experience that leaves everyone, even mom, feeling good at the end of the day. Read on!
- Check out all your options
You think I’d just say, call me, fall in love, be done! LOL! Well, that’s all fine and dandy, as long as you’re a very go with the flow kind of person… but if you haven’t researched the options, you won’t have any point of reference to judge quality, service and price. Is quality important to you? If the answer is a resounding yes, then choose a professional photographer, someone who has been in the business for a while and you’ve heard delivers a great product. Service is huge too! There are amazing photographers out there, delivering high quality photos at high and low prices, but if they’re so overbooked (because they’re cheap) or so high and mighty (because they’re so ridiculously expensive) then they are not going to treat you the way you deserve to be treated. Finding someone in the middle ground who is going to appreciate your business and work hard to please you, that’s who you’ll want to hire.
- Find the person you feel comfortable with
As soon as you get on the phone… and PLEASE, get on the phone with your photographer… you’ll know if this is a person you and your child will “click” with. The personality of your photographer is going to make or break the outcome of the session (AKA the beautiful portraits you hope to hang on your wall). Don’t sacrifice price for someone who takes forever to get back to your or seems annoyed by your questions. Having someone who is cheerful and patient is going to result in images with genuine expressions and natural poses.
- Ask the right questions
Instead of asking “How much is this going to cost?” instead ask, “What will I get for my investment?” You might be able to spend $500 at two different places and you would be amazed at the difference in the quanitity and quality of what you’ll be walking away with at the end
- Choose outfits with care
It used to be that there were “rules” about what to wear. Dark colors, solids, no prints, v-neck & long sleeves. Now days those rules are blown out of the water. Yes, if you follow those guidelines you’ll be able to get a nice, classic, simple portrait that focuses on your beautiful face… but life is so much more interesting and colorful than all that. So I always recommend one “classic” outfit and then ANYTHING GOES for the rest. Keep in mind, you’ll want to pick items that fit well, that flow over your body and don’t cling to areas you’re not wanting to showcase. Also, if you wear a print, just make sure it’s a flattering proportion to your body and if it’s paired with other items, let those be more simple so they don’t compete.
- Communicate with your photographer
My favorite part about almost everyone having a smart phone with a camera is that they are able to text me pictures of the outfits they’ve chosen and I can spend a day or two thinking about their upcoming session and where I might want to take them if we are going on-location. I also love when moms send me pictures they have of their older children that they want to capture something similar to, to complement the wall arrangement. Waiting to announce something like that at your ordering appointment isn’t a good idea, best to be proactive and that way your photographer can make sure they capture it, versus trying to find something that “fits” later.
Well, there you have it! My Top 5 Tips!
I’m super excited for all the upcoming senior portrait sessions this year. I hold off on doing them until after July 1st if possible, which most photographers would tell me I’m crazy, not to take advantage of June, but I just feel it’s too early! I think kids need a little break after school ends, and the mosquitoes get horrendous around here. We spray for them, but all those great places to get photographed, in the long grass or just off the beaten path will still be bad. And what about the June winds and rains? That’s just asking for rescheduling headaches. So I, along with my high school seniors take a break. I connect with my kids, take them to the park and the pool and just enjoy being with them. I hope you’ve been doing the same this month!
I had two boys I photographed for senior portraits named Jacob within two weeks of each other so I was doing my best to keep them straight. LOL! Luckily one went by Jacob, and I shared his pictures a little while back on the blog. And I actually wrote a post about Jake’s session already, but the power went out that day right as I was finishing it! Ugh! Usually my blog’s autosave feature keeps me from losing too much of my work, but I must have just written it so fast, it didn’t have time to save it. 🙂
Sooooo… we got into the holidays, and trying to get people’s Christmas Cards and holiday orders to them in time and poor Jake here never got shared! 😦
I’m thinking his mom and dad will be pretty happy to see this blog post as I know how excited they were for their son’s senior portrait session. He’s their only child so it’s even more sentimental, since you know as a parent, you’re not going to get to experience this moment again.
Jake’s really into sports! Baseball and basketball in particular! He’s REALLY good at both and is going to SDSU on a baseball scholarship! Isn’t that awesome!? I’m thrilled because that’s where my younger brother and a couple of my younger cousins went and I know it’s a GREAT school! Hopefully he loves it.
We did some indoor and some on-location sports portraits so they could have a variety to choose from. My favorites are always the on-location. It just adds such a great element of realism to the image.
The hardest part of Jake’s sessions was scheduling them (oh, yeah, I forgot to mention we did two of them so we would have plenty of time to do the studio lighting in the gym and not overwhelm Jake taking so many on one day)… with all the sports games and practices, and mom & dad’s busy schedules… it wasn’t easy, but we made it work!
The easy part was Jake’s great attitude. He was attentive and generous with his smiles and he’s just so darn genuine that it shows through on his images.
Well, everyone, better get rolling! Have a great weekend! Hope your 2016 is off to a fantastic start!
Today I’m sharing images from a recent photo shoot for a high school senior. This good-looking guy is a stepbrother to a girl I photographed a little earlier in the summer. I was thrilled when we were wrapping up her session and her mom said she’d like to book her stepson’s portraits since his mom hadn’t arranged anything yet because they just had so much fun themselves.
Secretly, I wondered how the mood of the session would be when I found out both moms would be there… and it turned out we didn’t just have both moms, but also his sister and his girlfriend! Quite the entourage!
I was so happy to see how well his mom and his step-mom got along and the whole time we were laughing and the girls were teasing Joey. Everyone really had a fun experience. Even Joey! (Although I did kick them out of the camera room at first when they were all watching him like hawks over my shoulders, poor guy!) I’ve gotta say I’m very impressed with how well Joey handled all the women he was surrounded with that day. He’s definitely a great guy.
Looking at these photographs brings back so many awesome memories of that day, the beautiful weather, and the fun we shared.
Thanks for choosing Rebecca Lynne Photography!
Here’s another session I had scheduled for the day it rained. Chloe was also a great sport about trying to do a few outside that day, but she had a lot more outfits and had booked a session that included on-location photography. She had some specific locations in mind we were excited about that just wouldn’t work in the rain. She also planned on wearing her ballet leotard and ballet slippers and we did not want to ruin those in the muddy puddles!
So, what’s a girl to do? We rescheduled some of the outfits for the next day I had available AND that the weather forecast was promising a beautiful day.
We struck gold! Not only did the in-studio shots turn out amazing, but we were able to do the outdoor on-location portraits in a town I never go to with Seniors because it’s usually a bit too far away to stick within the time frame I normally have allotted for the sessions… but since we were able to schedule it separate, it worked wonderfully. I was very inspired and my creativity just took flight. I love these images and have already heard from Chloe that she does too.
Hope your Thursday is great!
Hi there! Wow! Where did August go?! I can’t believe it’s September, my older son is in school and the thought of decorating with pumpkins is starting to creep into the edges of my mind. I just have to say, I LOVE fall! The cooler weather, beautiful colors, and more structured schedules make life more enjoyable for this country girl! I am heading out to Sioux Falls for a couple photo shoots this weekend for past customers and I am wishing the weather was a little more fallish and not so summer-y (is that a word? LOL. Probably not.) today. It’s going to be roasty toasty warm from the sounds of it.
I have a new senior to share with you today, she is a stunner and totally down to earth and funny. I just had a blast with her and her best friend while we captured these great senior portraits for her. She just so happens to be another younger sibling to a senior guy I photographed a few years back. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I love my repeat customers! Loyal to the core! 🙂
It was quite the session, about everything that could go wrong, did… somehow we managed to get locked out of the car a couple miles down the road from the studio… but luckily her mom had decided to stay back in the studio lobby and work on paperwork she had to do and so she was able to bring my van to come pick us up. Then, we went over to their farm to take some portraits with her horse and what does the horse choose to do? Whips his head and smacks poor Katie right in the mouth, splitting her bottom lip and so that was the end of his photos! Bad boy!
But, we knew with mine and Katie’s schedules, finding time to re-shoot wasn’t a great option and the weather was perfect, so we pushed on quickly, before her lip got puffy. I am in LOVE with the portraits we captured on the farm. So many pinterest worthy images, if I do say so myself!
Katie, thanks for being such a great sport! I appreciate your good-natured attitude through it all!
I love welcoming old friends back to the studio. Jenni visited in 2011 when her brother, Taylor was getting his senior portraits taken. Here’s a cute picture of them together back in 2011… #tbt
Well, since then, Jenni sure has grown up and is a gorgeous young lady who is very athletic like her older brother and very much interested in sports.
We actually did two full sessions in one day to capture all her cheerleading, track and softball images as well as all the more classic looks. She picked a wonderful variety of outfits so I felt like she opened a door for me and all my creativity just started flooding out.
I’m in love with these images. I had such a hard time narrowing it down but luckily since we did two sessions, I get to show twice as many for their proofs! LOL! Now they are faced with the hard part, choosing! (Yikes!)
But that reminds me to mention…. One of the best parts about choosing my studio is that I am there for my customers, every step of the way, with an amazing ordering experience where we work together, in my studio with their images and lots of samples and I’m able to show them different creative ideas for displaying their favorite images with my state of the art ordering software. It’s so great, why don’t you call and book your session today and see what it’s all about?! 507-383-2344
This is the younger sister of one of my previous seniors, so her mom knew the drill and they showed up ready to rock the session. I loved the great variety of outfit choices they made. We captured some cute images of her in her cheerleading uniform and got a great jumping shot!
Next there was this cute black lace tank with skinny jeans and heels, it was adorable! I love this fun one of her kicking up her heel. She is quite the character when it comes to making funny faces/poses. We had wayyyy too much fun.
There’s lots of other cute clothes and some great images that captured her love for running and hip-hop dance.
This girl is total model material, but she also has such great inner beauty.
This video showcases some of my favorite senior photo clients from last year that will be graduating soon and moving on to college, jobs, etc… AKA the “real world”… I wish them all the best in their future endeavors and hope they follow their hearts but take their brains along for the ride. 🙂
And remember: Dreams don’t work, unless you do.
LOVE YOU ALL!
This lovely lady found my studio simply through my website. She had no personal referrals, but just based off of what she saw on the site, she knew she would love working with me. You don’t know how good that makes me feel. She told me she really loved that all the images on my site felt natural and genuine. (Exactly what I’m shooting for!) Both her and her mom were so, so, excited!
I always try to contact the senior a few days prior to the session to hear more about their ideas and the outfits they’ve chosen. I ask them to take some quick pics of the outfits with their phone’s camera and text them to me so I can get a better feel for their style and start brainstorming which studio backdrops and outdoor locations would best compliment those looks.
This system really has helped me enhance my photography sessions to give them the best portrait experience I can.
What do you think? Did we hit a home run with the outfits & backgrounds? Leave a comment below!
It’s another returning customer! Yay! I can’t say enough how much I love those! I seriously appreciate them because I KNOW just how many “pro” photogs are popping up all over the place, trying to lure my loyal, satisfied customers away with a few glitzy images and the promise of LOW prices.
“You always get what you pay for.”
LOL! One of my favorite expressions and it usually rings true!
Back to Tyler… I met him on his family farm in the morning and we did some shots of him with his favorite brand of tractors, Allis-Chalmers. I love how the sky cooperated and gave us a brilliant blue to compliment the bright orange tractor.
Next we did some around the farm near some different sheds and a few in where they store the hay.
Don’t you love the one where’s he’s scratching his beard? That’s SOOOO him!
I will point out though, something you’ll probably notice yourself, is his glasses. I didn’t ask and so I wasn’t prepared for his self-tinting transitions lenses.
I tried my old trick that I’ve used in the past in this situation, which is to hide them in a pocket for a while until they turn back to clear before shooting a few quick shots.
Well, the lenses weren’t transitioning back very fast at all. And it was FREEZING out that day… so we did the best we could and I knew the in-studio portraits were going to be fine and I knew from the past that those were the ones his mom liked to order for her own wall and to give as gifts, so I went ahead and processed the images as best I could to lighten the lenses… but there wasn’t a lot I could do and still have it look good.
I sucked up my pride and offered to re-shoot the ones that were their favorite, that they wanted to order, but his mom is so sweet, she knew that’s just the way he always looks anyway and she ordered without hesitation.
Did I mention I love this woman??? LOL!
Thank God for small graces.
P.S. As advice, be sure to mention to your photographer, in case they don’t ask if you or a family member wear transitions lenses. As a favor, a lot of optometrists will borrow you a set of frames that are the same or very similar to your glasses that don’t have glass which will also help with the problem of glass glare! 🙂 As for me, I plan on adding this to the list of questions I ask when customers call to book their sessions!
This session is from last fall, but I just got so far behind on my posts and I still wanted to showcase this lovely senior because she is so photogenic!
Anne’s senior portrait session was the one that included both indoor studio portraits and outdoor, on-location portraits as well.
I love these sessions because I can really customize the backdrops to fit the outfit… and also find the locations with perfect lighting! Anything can look good if the lighting is right!!! (Just my $0.02 for you)
After the fun indoor shots showcasing her unique activities like playing the tuba in her high school band, and drama with the Stebens Children’s Theatre we were ready to head out for some cool outdoor images.
Anne had couple fun hats she wanted to wear with some of her outfits, so for the furry mad-bomber hat, I decided the railroad tracks would be perfect. I know, I know some people think the RR track pictures are overdone, but I’m with her and her mom on this one. The image is just so symbolic of young adulthood, and this being just the beginning of their life journey.
Call me a hopeless romantic.
Oh, and the ones in her prom dress by the water… those remind me of some kind of fairy tale… like The Princess and the Frog or The Swan Princess. I just love it!
Anyhow, that’s enough out of me for today!
This lovely lady was in one of my very first family portraits I took “professionally”. I had a Canon 35mm film SLR (the EOS Rebel X) and I only had an on-camera flash, and we did it at her grandparent’s home just a few miles from my studio. It was a classic family portrait by the fireplace. Everyone in their Sunday best.
I remember how adorable her older brother looked in his winter sweater, and I already photographed his senior portraits in 2009, and now he’s been asking about wedding portraits (crazy, right?) … but right now it’s Casey’s turn in the limelight.
She was this sweet, shy little girl, and now she’s transformed into this lovely young woman and it makes me so proud to know that after all these years, they still feel like my photography is their favorite.
It just humbles me so much, knowing I’m able to share this gift I’ve been given (professionally) for over a decade now with families. To have that kind of history with a client is surely a gift itself.
For Casey’s senior session, we took some cute indoor portraits and then moved outside to take some images with her gun. I have a great tree house that looks like a log cabin way in back, that I don’t bring many customers to, but it seemed like it would be perfect for the portraits we were trying to create.
On the way back, Casey spotted the cute kittens we had running around by the barn. They are very tame since I have a little boy that loves to play with them and she scooped one up and cuddled it close and with my lightning fast reflexes, I went “click” that was one of my favorite images from the entire session.
I was so busy with photo sessions this last fall, that I wasn’t able to post as many of my sessions on my blog as I would have liked… so I’m going to play a little catch-up now, in these blustery days of winter that are a little slower on the shooting side of things. I am still crazy busy with making business plans for this coming year, organizing my studio and preparing for taxes, but at least I’m near a computer and can take a little break for a few minutes to blog about some of these amazing sessions I am dying to share with you.
Without any further ado… Let me show you some fantastic portraits I took of Dylan.
I fell in love with his mom on the phone. That’s right. She’s super straight-forward and one of those people that “lays-it-all-out-there-for-you” kind of people. MY KIND OF PERSON! 🙂
So I knew right away that her son, Dylan, was a nice looking guy that enjoyed wearing more trendy clothes, he was big into sports (soccer and track in particular) and had a sweet Jeep that he’d love to get some shots with.
ALRIGHT! I was off and running with this one!
We started at the studio, captured some great, more traditional, yet modern portraits. Just keeping it nice and simple. Natural expressions, always key!
Next, we headed to the Big Ol’ City of Albert Lea… LOL! Yeah, you heard me, I said big city… Those of you from around here know that is a little bit of a joke. But it’s truly a great place to go for a variety of backgrounds. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I yearn to live closer to an actual city that would have TONS of options, but then I would worry about the safety of my customers…
Anyhow, you should know by now that I don’t need a big fancy city to find the PERFECT backdrop for senior portraits. We have so many great locations, right here, locally, and I plan on opening your eyes to them! (Well, without giving away my top-secret locations!!!) 😉
Although, it’s rather obvious we did some of these at Tiger Field, which was totally appropriate since that’s where Dylan has all his home sporting events. I would much rather do on-location sporting images, than take one of those in-studio shots with all the uniforms lying on the floor or hanging behind the kid… ugh! They make me want to barf! (excuse my drama)
Oh! What’s that you say? You think you’ve seen an image like that I’ve taken??? Well, you caught me… I may have done them once or twice before… but ONLY on request! And even then, I always try some other ideas as well, because indoor sports portraits can be very cool. I’ll admit that much.
As you can see, we captured Dylan in some great locations and captured all the different sides of his personality, which made mom VERY happy and ended up in some AWESOME collages that will hang on their walls and be proudly displayed at his graduation open house. Which is what this whole senior portrait experience is really all about. (That, and being treated like a Rock Star for the day!)
As we come up on the Thanksgiving holiday, I just want to say how thankful I am for my wonderful customers… especially these lovely senior girls I got to photograph this year! (And a few guys too!) 😉
This here is the lovely Kalina. I had a great time with her and her mom. She picked some great outfits to wear with lots of variety on the dressiness level and lots of fun colors!
We had to do the classic white dress in the field of flowers image, but we made sure to get some more unique shots as well.
My favorite images were with her puppy, Muffin. She’s a cocker spaniel bichon mix, and looks like a stuffed animal! Seriously, a cuddle-magnet!
We also stopped at a top secret location that only I have access to, for this rocking image with the sunflowers.
And what do you think of this image of her playing the piano with her reflection??? She’s so gorgeous!
Well, I had a very fun and very busy day when I drove down to Osage, Iowa to meet with Kendra and her mom for a morning of on-location portraits in their hometown. I photographed Kendra’s older brother, Kolby a few years back and so they were all very excited to create some amazing images for this beautiful young lady.
I’m always honored when my customers return to me. And I’ve done lots of returning families with younger siblings becoming Seniors this year, which makes me VERY HAPPY! I know just how many other photographers there are out there these days, creating facebook pages and trying to lure my customers away with lower prices or fancy photo treatments. I know I’m doing something right when people tell me they want MY EXPERIENCE, MY TALENT… I love that they enjoy the simplicity of my images and the natural expressions I am able to coax out of their loved ones.
I can’t imagine trying to do anything else. This is who I am, this is my style and my brand. I dabble in the props and cutesy stuff a little bit with newborns, but I just can’t help myself… what else are you going to do with a sleeping baby??? LOL!
But back to Kendra, and her images…
We did some at her grandparent’s place where they have this fantastic gazebo built into the bluffs overlooking the river below… such a magical location!
Then we went down to the river itself, and around town… finding sources of inspiration everywhere we looked!
We also took some with her (very tame and docile) award winning heifer… it’s almost like it’s a girl relaxing by the tree with her horse! A beautiful creature indeed!
After the morning festivities, we gathered up her immediate family for a little session at their home farm.
But, we still weren’t done!!! Once we finished that, we drove over to Kendra’s grandparent’s farm to photograph the whole Berg clan!
Look at these cute little cousins she has! They are just too cute!
All in all, it was a jam-packed day and I was darn happy to set my heavy camera down at the end… but it was definitely worth it when I saw all these great memories we created together.
I had the honor of photographing Karrin’s older sister, Karissa, way back in 2007 for her senior session. Now, it was little sis’s turn! And boy, did this girl bring it on!!!
I LOVE the fun basketball images we got. She loves this dribbling picture.
And this ivory lacy top was my favorite indoor outfit with this awesome attitude pose.
Then we went outside and did some fun ones in her cute yellow sundress! LOVE LOVE LOVE this one where she’s laying in the grass.
At this point in the game, it gets harder and harder to make each senior session unique… but I think we knocked this one out of the park!
P.S. We did a sisters portrait back in 2007 and again this year… Karrin sure changed! Glad her mom had me do that picture for them back then.
Well, I just counted them up, and I did portraits for seniors from 11, yes, I said ELEVEN different high schools! That’s crazy! I know, if you live in/near a city, that probably doesn’t sound like that many… but when you live in Podunk, IA like me, 😉 where the closest town’s population is less than 2,000 and the nearest “big” town is less than 20,000… you appreciate little facts like these!
It was a huge “validating” moment for me to count those up… mainly because I know just how choosy my seniors are that come to me. They REALLY care about what their senior portraits look like. They are very EXCITED and fully INVESTED in making the session fun and unique.
I only wish I had the time to do in-person premiere viewing appts so I could see their reactions when they see their gallery for the very first time. But I get plenty of ecstatic texts soon after to reassure me of their happiness… that and requests to put images on facebook ASAP!
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Anyhow… back to the task at hand… I need to share some new images with you. These are actually a bit on the older side since I got behind on sharing so I’ll just keep this short and sweet.
Michaela here is the first Newman Catholic Senior I’ve photographed (I think…) She is simply stunning.
Her long dark hair and dark eyes photograph well, and I didn’t have any trouble getting her to crack that killer smile of hers.
I had the privilege of meeting her boyfriend and taking a few portraits of them together as well.
This young lady was a lot of fun for me to photograph because I felt like I knew her a little better than most of the seniors I take portraits of.
She wrote to me earlier in the summer, asking if I’d mentor her for one of her senior projects where she shadows someone in a career she’s interested in. Of course, I was happy to help and we met a couple different times… I gave her my best to get a “Big Picture” of what it’s like to be a portrait photographer… and the many aspects of my job.
She also go to shadow me on a fun family photo shoot and see me in action.
I love helping young people pursue their passion. We all need to find out what it is that we really love to do, and then figure out how to use that to create a service that will bring us the fulfillment we long for in our careers!!! (Okay, off my soap box) 🙂
So, since Sam here, loves photography, she wanted to do some images with her camera… a nice little number, I must say!
But my vision, to create something a little more artistic… I had her wear one of her dresses and I borrowed her a cute vintage Kodak camera I adore, and go stand in the long grass… I just feel like the picture tells me a story. Maybe it’s a little bit of fantasy, but it’s so cute if you ask me!
She also talked her dad into retrieving their t-top Camaro from their cabin to pose with… I loved, loved that look! Since it was an older model, having her wear her letterman jacket gives the images a retro feel.
Can you tell I love that vintage look???
She had some other cute outfits too, you’ll have to check out in the slideshow below.
Hi there! I’m just trying to play catch up today! I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately and trying to keep on top of things… shoots, proofing, ordering, packaging, phone calls, emails, facebook, blog… it all adds up!
Luckily, I made a great choice this year, sending Collin to a daycare in Northwood so I wouldn’t have to run him to daycare after pre-school which has been a total life-saver! (Especially since he goes 3x week now, not just two.)
I told myself I was going to start hitting the treadmill again now that I have to run into town, but my workload hasn’t allowed it quite yet. I have high hopes for next week though! My butt will be fat soon if it doesn’t get out of this office chair! … although I do tell myself I have been doing lots of sessions and house work in my off time (staining and painting) so I have kept pretty active. But it’s not a good replacement for some good, hard cardio… they say it helps you work (focus) better too.
Ahhh… enough about my life. On to more fun things!
Miss Alli here was all sorts of fun, with her mom, Kris at her senior photo session. I had a great time seeing all her cute outfits.
She has the BEST smile! All teeth! No holding back! I didn’t pick many serious looks for her proofs because that just wasn’t her style. Although I’m sure a bunch of her friends will love them.
Alli here is a huntress like me… so I was pumped when she said she brought along her shotgun. She is a young Tiffany Lakosky!
It was also interesting to find out she’s a tough cookie too! She’s pitched SIX, that’s right, I said SIX, no run games! What a woman!!!
Well, back to the not-so-fun parts of my job!
When Morgan and her family arrived to my studio, I knew they were serious about their senior portraits! 🙂 There was Morgan, and mom… but there was Dad too!!! I know!!! When does dad ever come with to senior portraits??? Well, I’ve had two of them in the studio so far this year.
They are BIG into sports and athletics since both parents are teachers and coaches. I just loved working with them. Honestly, it was a blast to do all the sports and try to think of fun poses for each one. They did a collage of images when their son graduated so that’s what we kind of have in mind for these.
Also, Morgan had a bunch of really, really cute outfits to wear for the rest of her indoor/outdoor, on-location session.
I love the little red shorts… and the flowy, yellow and gray top. Beautiful!
Every once and a while, you have those seniors that just want to do one or two outfits. I don’t have it very often, but I always appreciate those customers just as much. You know, even if they only want a couple outfits, they chose my studio because they really wanted to look AMAZING in those two outfits. 🙂
So I was happy to photograph Alejandra here for her senior portrait session. We did a few outside too, since the weather was so nice that day.
Christine, or Teeny, as her mama likes to call her is just the sweetest little thing!
It was so funny, because I’ve been asking the seniors to send me pictures of their outfits before the session, via text message, so I can be a little more prepared with backgrounds and location ideas.
Well… Christine’s mom made her pose in her clothes right after tennis practice when she was all grimy and she had her hair in a ponytail for some of them, and it was curly, and she was wearing glasses. And for some reason she looked super tall.
You can imagine my surprise when this tiny little thing with straight hair and contacts walks in my door. LOL!
We had a great time that day. Teeny had lots of cute outfits and we made them ALL look AMAZING!
It’s been so crazy around the studio the last few weeks, with high school seniors stopping by almost every day. Between the photo shoots and the ordering appts… the time just flies by!
I feel so blessed this year. I’ve been meeting some amazing high school seniors and their families. Abbi here was one of the latest. She blew me away with her personality. She’s beautiful, inside and out… but she really knocked my socks off when she posed in her cheerleading and danceline outfits.
Maybe it helps that Mason City’s colors are the same as my old highschool colors, but I LOVE their uniforms! Marketing research proves that red, black and white are the most effective attention grabbing colors. And I agree, whole heartedly.
But back to Abbi’s sweet jumping skills… isn’t she amazing! LOVE THIS! We definitely need to do some kind of multi-opening collage with these. They are just TOO good to just simply be in the proof book or a wallet sized print.
I also loved all of Abbi’s other outfits. Seriously, if I could fit in her clothes, I would have done a reprints/wardrobe swap! heheee. Not sure how thrilled my husband would be about that idea. 😉
Of course, we had to do the images in the field of flowers… this time I loaded up my big orange chair. Definitely a favorite garage sale find! The girls laughed as I drove it down my driveway on my ATV. LOL! They even took my picture.
(I believe you can’t take yourself too seriously! Show your personality and don’t worry so much about impressing people. They should love you for who you really are.)
Well, it’s true. I do take lots and lots of portraits for senior girls, but this year the guys have been few and far between. Paul here, was actually my first for the ’12-’13 school year! Crazy!
I love working with guys. At least the ones like Paul. He was so happy and smiled a ton. I didn’t have to beg for a little grin like I do with some moody teenage boys.
His mom was thrilled to see her little boy all grown up and looking so handsome in his shirt and tie studio shots.
I adore the outdoor images, with the black and whites and the vintage toned images.
And the indoor ones for drumline turned out pretty darn cool too! They rock.
Great job Paul!