Senior Inspiration – {C Marie Studios}

November 21, 2016

So many teenagers are so incredibly talented and showcasing their talent is one thing that makes being a senior photographer so great!

In this session below by photographer Caroline Adams of C Marie Studios in Atlanta the senior’s love for dance and performing arts shines through the photos!

“Maggie’s talent was definitely the inspiration!” said Caroline.  “For the dance shots, I told her where to stand, then snapped away as she turned, leaped and posed.”

Check out this senior’s amazing moves and this photographer’s talent at capturing her subject perfectly below!  Thanks Caroline for sharing this with Seniorologie!

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photo-1photo-6What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Maggie’s talent was definitely the inspiration!  For the dance shots, I told her where to stand, then I snapped away as she turned, leaped, and posed.  She had an audience of little girls the entire time!

Where did this photo shoot take place?
We went to the Westside Provisions district in west midtown Atlanta, a recently revitalized industrial area of town.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Maggie brought a lot of dance clothes to choose from, so we sorted through them together and opted for simple, casual looks that would fit well with the urban setting.

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
I used my Nikon D610 camera with an AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens.  The full frame sensor combined with a handheld reflector helped me combat the cloudy skies.

photo-2photo-7photo-3What time of day were these taken?
7-8PM

Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
I focused on getting as much as possible correct in camera, so I only needed to make slight adjustments to contrast, saturation, and sharpness (mostly on the eyes) in post-processing.

What is your favorite thing about this session?
My favorite thing would be a combination of the beautiful light and Maggie’s graceful dance poses!

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
For this session, Maggie preferred a hip and urban vibe to a formal ballet setting, so you can see her personality, style, beauty, and talent all shine through in these photos.  My first priority when photographing seniors is to represent each one and his or her unique style and personality.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Learn about your senior so that the photos are a true representation of who they are instead of a generic session that you could insert anyone into.  They will feel more comfortable, and the photos will show that.

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