Senior Inspiration – {KC Photography}

August 11, 2014

When seniors bring a huge variety of outfits for their session, anything from a casual look to their cap and gown to their prom dress, you know it is going to be a fun session!

The beautiful session below by Kayla Cobb of KC Photography is an example of how a casual look and a prom dress can be in the same session to create a lot of options for the client!

Check out this session below and read what Kayla had to say about it!  Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Kayla!



What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
I’ll be honest here. I’m a little obsessed with Disney princesses! I loved all of Morgan’s outfits, but I knew her pink, bejeweled prom dress would be the show stopper. Because she’s petite and has beautiful long, dark hair, she really does LOOK like someone straight out of a Disney flick! I made sure to keep her posing very soft and girly, going along with the sort of royal theme.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
Morgan’s session took place in Guntersville, Alabama. This location provided us with some great options, including shooting on the docks at Lake Guntersville, as well as the super cute downtown area.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
I knew Morgan was bringing along her prom dress, so I wanted to get some very elegant shots with her at one of my favorite locations, a big willow tree by the water.

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon 5D MK II and Sigma 35mm 1.4

What time of day were these taken?
5 pm

What is your favorite thing about this session?
I absolutely loved how Morgan looked in that pink dress! The shots of her near the willow tree are my favorites because of how ethereal and regal she looks.

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
Morgan was a perfect client! She brought plenty of outfit options and allowed me to lead the way with styling, while still keeping her looks uniquely her own. I always strive to make my seniors feel comfortable in front of the lens, especially in those “awkward” poses they don’t naturally fall into.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Be their friend! The only way to get natural facial expressions and posing is to truly engage your senior client. It’s important to discuss their hobbies, school, plans for college, music– whatever gets them talking and helps them relax! This not only makes them look better in photos, but makes their time with you enjoyable, and not just another item on their senior year check list.