Category Archives: Senior Portraits

Whatever It Takes

I love to create portraits that look effortless, as though a person were caught in a moment of natural beauty. But the behind-the-scene truth is that much effort is expended to look effortless! Take this portrait of Jamie: she looks carefree, the light on her is flattering, the setting is vibrant. The portrait speaks of […]

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A Forever Expression

  Photography is about a lot of things, and many of them are technical. But the one element of photography that everyone can see immediately, and can judge for themselves, is expression. A winning smile, broad and happy, is always a favorite. One can hardly go wrong with a smile. Nor can one go wrong […]

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Black and White Forever

I love the look that comes when shooting in black and white. With every outdoor senior session I do, I try to find some way to shoot one set of images that way. This calls for extra effort—finding the right light and location, putting up a backdrop, getting the hair light just right, setting the […]

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The Music Within

The greatest joy of portrait photography is the creativity that happens when you match a person and their character with the light, the setting, the expression, and the gesture. This creative moment came together especially well with Jack’s senior portrait. Jack loves music and is an accomplished pianist. Not having a grand piano in my […]

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Over the Top Senior Portrait

Some times ya gotta go all out. That’s what I do, when I find out a senior is into sports. There’s a lighting setup for sports photography that has been developed by commercial photographers who shoot for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Nike, etc. that makes an athlete look awesome. They come across strong, confident, forceful, larger […]

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