Senior Inspiration – {Lissa Chandler Photography}

August 06, 2015

Going through the outfits your senior has chosen for her session and matching them up with the perfect locations can make a session look completely seamless.

“Maddie and I went through all of her clothing and matched her outfits with our locations for the shoot,” said Lissa Chandler of Lissa Chandler Photography in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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





What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Maddie! My Senior Sessions are always centered directly around my clients and I had such a blast capturing Maddie for who she is now and who she wants to be in her future.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
This session took place at the historic downtown square in Fayetteville, Arkansas and at a nearby park. I loved the feel of the classic urban setting with the outfits Maddie chose for her session and absolutely love the park we chose to shoot in – there were so many settings and we captured such a killer sunset!

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Yes! Maddie and I went through all of her clothing and matched her outfits with our locations. Maddie has an awesome sense of style and everything lined up beautifully!

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
I used a 5d Mark III, 35L, Sigma 50 Art, and 85L. That’s it!

What time of day were these taken?
Golden Hour and Sunset


Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
Definitely! If you are shooting close to sunset, I totally recommend slightly underexposing your photograph so that, in post, you can bring back the sky. Skies add so much depth to photographs – particularly when they are rich with color – and I love the way the clouds and sun added so much character to Maddie’s photographs.

What is your favorite thing about this session?
My favorite thing about Maddie’s session was that, when we arrived at our second location, it became uncharacteristically dark. The sun slipped behind some dark clouds and, because I love light, I was a little bummed. But! By embracing the dark sky during sunset, we were able to create some truly unique photographs and, even though I was a little worried about the park photographs being too moody while I was taking them, they became my very favorite images from our session. I love them!

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
My photography style is fun, bright, and full of life. I also love vintage things and, because of this, my photographs have a slight vintage quality to them. Maddie’s poise and sense of style totally reflects this in my brand and I love how happy and personality driven her photographs are. This girl is the best!

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Have fun and don’t be afraid to try new things! I think that it is so important to get to know your Seniors and go with the flow. I love having fun with my Seniors and, when we’re having fun, it’s so easy to be spontaneous and try new things!