Senior Inspiration – {Lisa Marie Figueroa Photography}

May 30, 2013

Having now been to California for The Seniorologie Tour, I know that my suspicions about the light out west were right on!  The beautiful canyons, beaches and fauna are truly breathtaking.  Add the light and you have the perfect place for a senior photo shoot!  Have I mentioned that I am totally jealous?

The session featured below encompasses everything I mentioned above plus a beautiful senior and amazing talent from the photographer, Lisa Figueroa of Lisa Marie Figueroa Photography in Anaheim, California.

Lisa says the senior wanted a soft, whimsy shoot with a vintage vibe and that is exactly what was created in these photos.  Check out the session below and read what else Lisa had to say about it.  To view more of Lisa’s work, click here.  Thanks for sharing Lisa!

What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Joanna wanted light, airy and delicate. She had a few ideas on her pinterest so we worked together on capturing her ideas without compromising her uniqueness.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
This session took place at Peter’s Canyon in Orange and then at Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Yes. Joanna’s overall vision for her shoot was to be as soft and serene as possible. Given this, I prompted my client to consider a soft white dress with delicate details and also a second dress that might make a bolder statement. 

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
This session was shot with a Canon 5d Mark II. As for lens’ I used the 24-70mm 2.8L, 50mm 1.2L and the 70-200 2.8L

What time of day were these taken?
late afternoon 4:30-7:00 pm

Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
for these images I did some adjustments in bridge and curves, followed by my favorite Kubota Magic Sharp action and then processed with my own soft haze action to create a softer look.

What is your favorite thing about this session?
I loved that this session was so relaxed and easy to capture. Joanna was so nervous about being in front of the camera and yet, she was so comfortable and willing to do anything to accommodate my vision…including dancing on the beach in front of surfers!

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
That there is no limit or boundaries when it comes to ideas or photography styles. Just like Joanna, sometimes being a little different and opting for a unique path can create a beautiful experience.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Ask your client to create a pinterest board of her favorite photograph images or ideas. Those few images can give you so much feedback and insight on what he/or she might be looking for.