Senior Inspiration – {Mandy Haber Photography}

September 11, 2013

Getting photos taken while on vacation in one of your favorite spots is so much fun!  I do this with my family when we are on vacation and I think it is an excellent idea for seniors as well!!

Mandy Haber of Mandy Haber Photography says that this senior wanted something different than her friends back in Texas so she thought it would be perfect to have them taken at her favorite place!

“She has vacationed in Perdido Key with her family every summer for most of her life,” said Mandy.

What a perfect place to capture not only her senior photos but also a way to remember all those summers spent at the beach!!

Check out this session below and be sure to check out more of Mandy’s work here.  Thanks for sharing Mandy!!

What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Callie is obviously a beautiful girl and we wanted her images to portray her natural beauty while incorporating her love for the beach.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
Callie wanted to shoot her session at the beach. The beach doesn’t provide for much variety as far as posing and scenery are concerned, so I suggested we start out at a local marina and then end at the beach. 

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Of course! Your senior session should always be a reflection of your own tastes and personality. Not the photographer! I have what to wear boards on Pinterest that I send to seniors. And I tell them what colors don’t photograph great, but the sky is the limit! I think Callie did a great job choosing outfits that fit the locations perfectly! 

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Nikon d700 and Nikon 20-800mm 2.8 

What time of day were these taken?
about an hour before sunset

Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
My post processing is very minimal. I use ACR for exposure and white balance corrections. And CS5 for any other work that needs to be done. Callie had professional hair and make up before the session, so her skin was pretty much flawless! 

What is your favorite thing about this session?
My favorite thing about the session is the sweet simplicity. 

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
My approach to seniors is very natural and “girl next door”. I want seniors to see my work and think that it could be them in any image. 

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
I come from a place where I specialize in families. So learning posing for seniors has been the most difficult aspect of senior photography for me. I would recommend trying out the poses yourself. So that you can SHOW a senior what exactly it is you’d like them to do.