In this blog post, we are going to take a look at Emily’s Shelbyville Senior Photography session. She is a Class of 2020 graduate of Martha Layne Collins High School. When we first met, I instantly noticed Emily’s happy and fun personality and just knew we were going to have a good time together. I really enjoyed working with her. She was open to whatever I thought would work best as far as settings and location, and really, she was up for anything!
Now let’s get to the good part - her session!
Emily brought this cute coral top, fun and flowy to our session. It wasn’t too dressy nor was it too casual. Paired with a pair of ripped jeans, it proved to be the perfect look for our first location - a nice rustic barn.
With her nestled in the shade, I used strobes to add just the right amount of light to her, positioning it exactly where I wanted it, and pairing it with some beautiful directional natural sunlight coming from the rising sun. Not every senior photography session needs to showcase them looking directly at the camera as you can see by how great these pictures turned out! Don’t ever be afraid to try out different angles, you most often end up with some interesting and different beautiful portraits.
We headed for a quick change next and Emily put on a sophisticated and really cool navy and white striped jumpsuit that looked great with our next location. This was a historic location and we used the foliage (and a awesome door nearby) to add lots of texture into the background of her photos.
As you can see, Emily is very photogenic and a complete natural in front of the camera. She has dazzling eyes and a perfect warm smile that matches her personality. I knew that I had to make sure both of those features shined through the pictures. I’m pretty sure I nailed it!
She headed in for a quick outfit change and adorned this adorable white flower print dress. We decided to put her in a few locations with even more texture. We used brick walls, steps with metal railing, and some super cool doors that really coordinated well with her dress. These were great locations for her that complemented her outfit and really made it pop.
Our last stop was with Emily’s cap and gown. She decided to forego the prom dress she brought (as it was just getting too hot, she said). We shot in the morning and the sun was really starting to heat things up. The Kentucky humidity was nothing to sneeze at and I admire her for not being afraid to say no!
We powered through the heat however and got the cap and gown pictures at a local park. She tossed her cap quite a few times before we nailed it the way that looked best for her photos. It was a lot of fun, even if the tree caught the cap a few times!
Emily was a true delight to work with, completely fun and chill. Full of energy, she went straight from her high school senior photography session to her graduation party! Whew! What a full day that was for her. We were able to commemorate her senior year and get the cap and gown, as well as the traditional graduation portraits, that she so deserved and missed out on due to coronavirus. I am so honored that Emily chose me for her Shelbyville Senior Photographer. I hope that she and her family love and cherish these pictures for years to come.
How did you like this look into Emily’s senior photography session? Ready to book your own session? Contact us today for your free consultation. Now is the time to celebrate YOU, the person you are, the person you have become. It is time to celebrate your milestones, your successes and look to your future.
Curious as to what a high school senior photography session entails? Check out one of our recent blog posts that goes into the details of what a session looks like!
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