Senior Inspiration – {Kirstie Marie Photography}

June 30, 2014

Dreaming about moving to Nashville to pursue a career in music is a huge deal for a senior, and the perfect thing to center that senior’s photo shoot around.  In the shoot below photographer Kirstie Jones of Kirstie Marie Photography shows off this seniors musical talent and captures her dream of being a musician perfectly.

“I wanted this session to be a nod to her Texas roots and an ushering into her big, bright, beautiful future,” said Kirstie.

Check out this session below and read what else Kirstie had to share!  Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Kirstie!




What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Claire (senior) is an incredible musician. She is a singer, a song-writer, and plays multiple instruments. Claire brought her guitar to this session so I wanted to embody music as much as I could through emotional, motion-filled images.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
Arlington Texas at a location named 3825 S. Bowen

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Claire and her mom did all of the styling for this shoot and I trusted them 1000%. They brought balloons, flowers, a flower crown, and her gorgeous guitar!

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Contax 645, Zeiss 80m, Fuji 400H film, processing by PhotoVision Prints

What time of day were these taken?

Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
Film was processed by PhotoVision Prints.

What is your favorite thing about this session?
Claire sang to me this entire session. And her voice is angelic. She leads worship at her private school so I was able to request some of my all-time favorite worship songs for her to play me 🙂 She even played me some she wrote herself!

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
My senior year of high school was one of the most exciting times of my life. I had just come from some huge successes and was headed towards achieving my biggest dreams. My goal for photographing seniors is to capture the beauty and confidence naturally. I shoot with film because it is timeless, authentic, and there is such beauty in the imperfections. I want a lot of light, a lot of laughter, a lot of motion, and a lot of different emotions to come through my photographs.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Take your time with them! This senior session lasted over three hours. Don’t rush anything but give them the time and feedback to feel empowered and confident. The more relaxed they are the better the experience is 🙂