Senior Inspiration – {LeenaBee Photography}

January 09, 2017

On a cold winter day like today, I dream of the spring and summer.  When the sun is out and the weather is warm and photographing a senior can include chasing the sun to get those beautiful sun drenched photos!

In this session below, photographer Teresa of LeenaBee Photography in Dublin did just that!

“We wanted the session to be light, airy, sun-kissed and natural,” said Teresa.  “We chose light colors for her outfits and did a lot of sun chasing to give the images organic warmth.”

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

Website:  www.LeenaBeePhotography.com

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ciera-senior-6ciera-senior-1What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
We wanted the session to be light, airy, sun kissed and natural. We chose light colors for her outfits and did a lot of sun chasing to give the images organic warmth.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
Red Trabue Nature Reserve in Dublin, Ohio

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Nikon d610
Tamaron 24-70mm 2.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4

What time of day were these taken?
7:15-8:45PM

ciera-senior-2ciera-senior-3What is your favorite thing about this session?
How natural Ciera was in front of the camera.  I hardly had to give any coaching, she was so comfortable and easy-going.  This shines through in her gallery of raw emotion and joy. We also have a personal connection (former student)

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
Ciera is fun-loving, GORGEOUS and kind.  Hopefully her images portray her in a bright, clean, beautiful way, that match her warm personality!  We love lifestyle sessions that show the person’s true self.  We also love sunset sessions, using that ‘golden hour’ to capture the light and create sun-kissed images.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
We are [mostly] lifestyle photographers and want to capture the senior’s personality, not “poses.”  To create natural, unposed images, tell the senior to ‘Never Stop Moving!”  Each time they hear your camera click, have them change something about how they are standing/sitting.  Tilt their head.  Flip their hair.  Grab their necklace.  Shift weight to the other leg.  Change their smile. And on and on!

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