Guiding your senior clients in what to wear is a great way to add a special touch to your client experience.
In this beautiful session below, photographer Kristen Lenox of K. Lenox Photography said, “One thing I always make sure is that the senior wears clothes that she feels beautiful in and outfits that are her.”
“I don’t recommend wearing clothes or trying a new style for the shoot because it wouldn’t accurately represent who she is.”
Check out this session below and read what else Kristen had to say about it. Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Kristen!
What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Like all of my seniors- they are the inspiration. I always try to incorporate who they are into the images we produce. Olivia is an artist and really wanted me to photograph her senior pictures. She hopes to move to NYC after graduation to find herself as an artist.
Where did this photo shoot take place?
This photo session took place at an open field in West Chesterfield NH and Brattleboro VT.
Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Yep! I always touch base with all my seniors about their outfits. I also bring along a portable changing room so that we can change up looks not matter where we are. Many times- the seniors will bring a suitcase of outfits and depending on where the session leads us- we will decide on outfits as we go.
One thing I always make sure though is that the senior wears clothes that she feels beautiful in, and outfits that are her. I don’t recommend wearing clothes or trying a new style for the shoot because it wouldn’t accurately represent who she is.
What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 600 Ex-RT flash (both on and off camera at times)
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L is II
What time of day were these taken?
Evening- Golden hour.
Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
I use Lightroom to process 99% of my images. Upon import I use a preset from Pure Photoshop actions called Subtle portrait. From there I tweak as necessary. I like to keep my editing to a minimum.
What is your favorite thing about this session?
Honestly- I had no idea how long Olivia’s hair was until she took it down halfway through out the session! I was amazed! I loved everything about this session. I loved how Olivia had her own visions and ideas. And… we had the most perfect light!
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
I love working with light- both natural and flash. I love sun-flare and a nice rim light.
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Really get to know your seniors and try to relate to them on their level. I never just meet up and start shooting. I take the time to chat- listen to music and go through all of their outfits before we get started. This builds a foundation for a relationship… and it gets them to relax.