Senior Inspiration – {The Focused Soul}

August 25, 2016

A question I get a lot is, “when is the best season to do senior photos?”  I often answer that seniors should choose the season that best fits their personality.  In this session below, photographer Jenni of The Focused Soul, offered this client a session that gave her the opportunity to have her photos taken in both the fall and spring time!

“Sydnee chose my seasonal package and opted for an autumn and a spring session,” said Jenni.

I love that this session gave this senior a chance to have both seasons captured in her senior photos.  Check out this session below and read what else Jenni had to say about it.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with Seniorologie Jenni!





What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?

I didn’t even have to put much thought into this session.  We had planned on shooting in the families orchard but they didn’t get many blooms this year.  Instead,I wanted to wait for a sunny evening and shoot Sydnee in the glowing sunlight.

Where did this photo shoot take place?

Sydnee’s family owns a farm in rural southern Michigan and we chose to shoot there amongst the barns and fields.

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

Sydnee styled her session herself.  She chose actual vintage pieces from a local antique store.  The dresses are period pieces, with one being from the 1920’s.

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

I shot this session with the Nikon D3 and I used my 50mm 1.4 for most of the session.


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

All images were edited in Lightroom.

What is your favorite thing about this session?

Sydnee is my favorite this from this session.  She glowed from the second she stepped out of the house.  Every outfit was perfect, every smile, she moved gracefully, and she is just beautiful,

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

Sydnee is beautiful inside and out, with grace and confidence.  

I try to capture images that can be loved every year, that never go out of style.

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

Have fun!   Seriously!  This is going to be a memory for this senior that she will share with her family and friends.

Make it fun, but be sure to show them that you know what you’re doing.  Don’t be afraid to show the back of your camera, ask them what their vision for the session is, and to explain why you are doing something! Your confidence will drive theirs!