Senior Inspiration – {Beyond Imagination Photography}

November 04, 2013

Seniors that show unique style are so much fun to photograph!  In the session below by Jodi Krautkramer of Beyond Imagination Photography this senior shows her unique and fun style as well as her fun personality in the clothing she chose for the session and in these beautiful photographs.

Check out what Jodi had to say about this session and see the gorgeous images below!  Also, check out more of Jodi’s work here.  Thanks for sharing Jodi!

What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
I had put together a rep program a month before, and Sarah had taken a part in the program, so I already knew what kind of person she was and how photogenic she is.  Once she contacted me to schedule her summer senior session, I knew I had to take advantage of all of her characteristics!

Where did this photo shoot take place?
This photo shoot took place in Wausau, Wisconsin at an abandoned lot that had a run down building on it, tall grass and water front!

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
I actually did not collaborate, because I already knew she had it all.  She wears vintage style already, so I knew that she was going to bring that a long.  Her sense of style also called for variety in color and patterns.

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
I used my 5d Mark III and my 85mm lens, that is it!  (and perfect sunlight)!

What time of day were these taken?
We started at 5:30 PM until about 7 PM

What is your favorite thing about this session?
There are so many favorite things, I would have to say her attire is my favorite, but most of all the fun personality that she was not afraid to display to the camera.  I captured exactly who she is!

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
My goal as a photographer is to photograph my subjects exactly who they are.  Personality wise.  This session conveyed exactly that.  It showed the style Sarah loved, the personality she has and the spunk that she holds.  This session spells out perfectly the session I want to capture.  I want them to be natural!!

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
A tip I would share, is to spend the first 10 minutes of the session making the senior feel comfortable, even if that means not taking any photographs.  It is so important for the senior to feel comfortable with you, once that happens, then she/he can feel comfortable in front of the camera.  They can be able to display who they truly are.