Senior Inspiration – {Lillian Morse Photography}

July 13, 2016

Being a small town girl myself, I totally understand a senior who wants to see the world.  So for this senior session below, traveling to the big city of Atlanta was a must!

Photographer Lillian Morse of Lillian Morse Photography said, “My baby sister is graduating!  And even though we could have just driven out to the country and found several beautiful spots, that wasn’t big enough for our big dreamer.  This small town girl had her mind set on traveling the world, so we felt it was only appropriate to take her pictures in the big city of Atlanta, Georgia!”

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



What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?  

My senior is very cultured and plans to be an international studies major. This is why we decided to go to the city and incorporate a suitcase in some of the pictures to capture her love of travelling and adventure.

Where did this photo shoot take place?

We took these pictures in downtown Atlanta, GA. We took some by the fox theater, at the Marriott Marquis, and at Centennial Park.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?

Since this Senior is my own family, I was very hands on with our vision. We picked out the wardrobe together and I did her hair and makeup myself.


What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?

I used my Nikon D5100 Camera with a 50 mm Nikkor lens.

What time of day were these taken?

4:45 PM until dark (about 8:00 PM)

What is your favorite thing about this session?

Living in a small Georgia town, I really enjoyed the opportunity to try something different. And since she was my sister, it was really cool to know her so well personally, which made it easier to capture her personality on camera.

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?

I like to be a very hands on photographer. I enjoy talking about the perfect dress, or what hair style matches the look we are going for. I encourage my seniors to send me pictures and poses they like, so that I can get a grasp on their style and personality. I like for the senior to be in their element, because if they are comfortable, it will show in the pictures!

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?

Make it all about them! It’s more than just pictures for them, it’s an experience and a milestone in their life. They will remember if you made them feel comfortable and if you were open to trying new ideas.