Why Specialize In Senior Portraits?
Why do I specialize in high school senior photography? Well, let me answer by having you glance at the image on the left. This was my senior photo for high school. Although It was lit correctly from the front with umbrella lighting; and the photographer used a great little hair-light behind me (camera left) to separate my chestnut colored hair from the dark background, it shows nothing more than a smiling (sort of) 17 year old. From this picture, you would never know that I was in choir, loved gymnastics, and photography. The session lasted no more than 20 minutes, including ordering the print package. I want to give you more. I want to work with you to create a shoot that reflects exactly who you are at this significant moment in time. I want you to have an experience that you will remember and I want you to have the amazing images to go with them. I have spent years behind a camera and the one time I was afforded the opportunity to stand in for a model that did not show up for a shoot was a seminal moment. THAT was the moment that I discovered exactly how hard it can be to sit on the other side of the camera. Because I understand that feeling very well, I will work to make sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera and strive to make your experience an excellent one.
What does it take to actually make an amazing session come to life? I began this blog so that you could get a sneak peak in what it is like behind the scenes. In my next blog you will see a photoshoot with a Parisienne look. We had a makeup artist, and hairstylist that worked together with both the model and me to make it happen. A beautiful wardrobe along with hair and makeup came together beautifully to create the look we were going for. I am excited for you to see the results when it goes live tomorrow afternoon! ~Kathleen
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