Senior Inspiration – {Lux Senior Photography}

September 03, 2015

Being able to educate your clients is an important part of our jobs as photographers.  Client’s may say they want one particular look but giving them options may be what they really want.

“Sarah wanted all downtown locations.  I did, however, talk her into a nice spot at the end that had a bit of an overlook for the sunset!”

I think having the different options for locations made this a well rounded photo shoot and gave this senior a wonderful experience!  Check out this beautiful session below and read what Erin Neace of Lux Senior Photography in Dayton, Ohio had to say about it!





What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Sarah’s style was my inspiration for this shoot – she picked great outfits! Sarah is also very elegant and has a refined look. I knew I had to showcase her in some fabulous locations! The shiny granite wall and the pale palette of the courthouse columns and steps really made her look stand out.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
Various locations in downtown Dayton, Ohio, as well as a secret spot that has a nice vantage point of the sunset.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Sarah picked out all of these cute outfits completely on her own. She texted me pictures and I approved of all of them! I always check my seniors’ outfits before the shoot to be sure everything will look good in photographs, but normally I give them complete control – this is all about them after all! The concept was really made up of her desire to be mostly downtown and I picked the exact locations.

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon 5D Mark iii, Sigma 50 Art, Canon 85L, and a large white reflector.


What time of day were these taken?
The 2 hours before sunset.

Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?

What is your favorite thing about this session?
My favorite part of the session was the courthouse portion! I had wanted to shoot there for a while but just hadn’t had the chance – I seemed to have extra light and freedom to move around in the city more this time. I told Sarah she reminded me of a Greek goddess with those columns behind her!

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
I really wanted Sarah’s elegance, style, and personality to show in these images. I think we definitely accomplished that. I also love shooting downtown and finding knockout locations, so this session really illustrates that about my photographic style.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Coordinating your senior’s outfits with your locations can really take your photography to the next level! Think of each session as a pseudo styled shoot and make sure everything pulls together.