Senior Inspiration – {Wendy Childress Photography}

June 20, 2016

Summer is the perfect inspiration for a photo shoot!  So many fun things about summer can be incorporated into a photo shoot and a summer shoot is the perfect thing to give your reps before they head off to college.

In this fun photo shoot below, photographer Wendy Childress of Wendy Childress Photography said she wanted something that represented the carefree days of summer.  “I wanted something fun to work on with my senior model team before they left for college.  I imagined sun-filled images with laughter and girl friendships,” said Wendy.  “I came up with the American Summer theme after weeks of trying to put words to my vision!”

Check out this fun, American Summer photo shoot below and read what else Wendy had to say about it!  Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Wendy!

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American Summer session is a sun kissed young, carefree, laughter filled session with my Class of 2016 Senior model team.

American Summer session is a sun kissed young, carefree, laughter filled session with my Class of 2016 Senior model team.What was your Inspiration for this photo shoot?

My inspiration for this session was the carefree sun filled days of summer.  I wanted something fun to work on with my senior model team before they left for college.  I imagined sun filled images with laughter and girl friendships.  Once I had the van to work with, the session evolved from there.  I came up with the American Summer theme after weeks of trying to put words to my vision.  I wanted all american style, fun, sun filled summertime images.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
The photo shoot took place in an empty field in Carlsbad, Californian where the sunlight is beautiful in the afternoon!

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
I worked with my senior team to come up with clothing choices.  I explained my vision to them and asked them to collect clothing items they thought would coordinate with the style and color scheme.

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
I shoot with a Nikon D750 and a D7000.  I used a Nikon 50mm 1.8 and a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 and a reflector

American Summer session is a sun kissed young, carefree, laughter filled session with my Class of 2016 Senior model team.

American Summer session is a sun kissed young, carefree, laughter filled session with my Class of 2016 Senior model team.

American Summer session is a sun kissed young, carefree, laughter filled session with my Class of 2016 Senior model team.

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Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
My editing technique is simple, minor adjustments for contrast and sharpening with a matte finish

What is your favorite thing about this session?
My favorite thing about this session was how much fun we had shooting it!  I had a blast and my team absolutely loved it!  When they left, they asked if we could schedule one more session before they leave for college.  We laughed the whole time and the girls really bonded and enjoyed their experience.  One girl said “I will always remember this shoot, it was so fun!”

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
I want this session to convey how beautiful girl friendships are. Life is tough and girls can create competition between each other. Having girls who you can laugh with and share your dreams with makes life so much more enjoyable.  Every girl is beautiful for who they are and rejoicing in that with friends is a beautiful thing.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
One tip I can share with other photographers about photographing seniors is learn from them!  They are so amazing and have so much to offer!  Seniors are so smart and talented and balance so much with grace and integrity. They truly amaze me.

American Summer session is a sun kissed young, carefree, laughter filled session with my Class of 2016 Senior model team.

American Summer session is a sun kissed young, carefree, laughter filled session with my Class of 2016 Senior model team.