Senior Inspiration – {Hudson Street Studios}

June 16, 2016

Teens are making a huge impact these days and this teen definitely stands out!  By putting together a Used Prom Dress Initiative she helped tons of teens find prom dresses!

Photographer Carole Volpe was so inspired by her senior client and the Used Prom Dress Initiative that she put together the shoot below based on this idea!

“She put together a used prom dress event for girls to buy and sell their dresses.  It received so much press that the local mall donated store space and part of the proceeds go to the anti-bullying campaign,” said Carole.

Check out this awesome shoot that shows the contrast between dressy and grungy!  Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Carole!!


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promkristinahaleyWhat was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Corning, NY – it is where I grew up. I don’t think I appreciated it as a teenager growing up, like I do now as a photographer! I live about 1.5 hours away but my family is still there. It’s so charming, especially Historic Market Street.
But more importantly, it was my rep that inspired me with her used prom dress initiative.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
Historic Market Street in Corning, NY
Home to Corning Glass Works.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Yes, I did collaborate with my Rep in Corning for this shoot. She actually put together a used prom dress event for girls to buy and sell their dresses. It rec’d so much press that the local Mall donated store space Part of the proceeds go to the anti-bullying campaign. The event is really a win-win because girls get to sell their old dresses and buyers get a great deal on slightly used dresses.
We decided to do a shoot with contrast or dressy vs grungy.

grungecourtney3boardscourtneyWhat camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon 5D Mark iii
Sigma 35mm Art

What time of day were these taken?
1-3 pm

What is your favorite thing about this session?
The contrast of dressy and grungy.

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
It’s about being a teen…the contrasts of all the highs and lows, ups and downs they face on a daily basis. Be you…do you.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Think deeper. Challenge them to step out of their comfort zone a bit…show them new ideas of what can be when it comes to style and location choices. Always listen to their idea, yet guide them to what could be, based on those ideas.