Senior Inspiration – {Lady & Gent Photography}

September 09, 2015

Best friend sessions can be a way to document a friendship that seniors will miss when they go off to college or it can be a way to celebrate a friendship that will continue to flourish while at college.

These friends are going from high school friends to college roommates and they needed beautiful photos of their ongoing friendship to decorate the walls of their new home!

Check out this fun session below and read what Becca and Kevin of Lady & Gent Photography in Portland, Oregon had to say about it.  Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Becca and Kevin!





What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
I wanted these photos to be really fun, light, and carefree. This is such an exciting time in a student’s life. They have worked so hard, finals are done, graduation is next week, and all of summer’s adventures are planned and memories are ready to be made. I wanted these photos to reflect exactly where these ladies are in life RIGHT NOW.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
These photos were taken at Oregon’s beautiful McMenamins Edgefield Resort just outside of Portland.

So much charm and character….its ridiculous!

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Yes! Just like the inspiration for the shoot, I wanted to make sure that their wardrobe reflected the carefree celebratory vibe I was going for.

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon 5D Markiii
35mm 1.4
50mm 1.2
85mm 1.2


What time of day were these taken?

Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
Edited in LightRoom with VSCO film presets

What is your favorite thing about this session?
SO much JOY. Since their official senior photos were long behind them (and also the stress of the “perfect” yearbook photo) they were freed of any stress and able to totally just relax, have a great time, and celebrate how far they had some together in the previous years!

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
I love capturing a senior’s true personality. What makes them who they are. These girls come to life when they are together. I am thrilled that I was able to capture that infectious energy in these photos.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
When I am shooting more than one senior together, I will bring a fellow lady photographer friend with me. It is really great to have someone chatting with the other girls when I might be focusing on taking pictures of one girl. They also stay engaged and excited when the chatting about the future doesn’t ever have to stop! I am all about keeping the energy level up the whole time we are together.