Showcasing who the senior is in her session is a great way to make sure you capture the essence of who she is with your camera. In this session below, this senior was into musical theater and dance so photographer Erika of Indie Pearl Photography made sure to incorporate that into this session.
“Hallie was in musical theater, in the Pensacola Youth Choir and also a dancer. She loves tap, so was dying to take some shots in her tap shoes. So cool.” said Erika.
Check out this beautiful session below and read what else Erika had to say about it. Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Erika!
What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
We approached this session just like all my sessions, to make her feel beautiful, which we achieved; but she also wanted to showcase who she is and what she loves. Hallie was in musical theater, in the Pensacola Youth Choir and also a dancer. She loves tap, so was dying to take some shots in her tap shoes. So cool.
Where did this photo shoot take place?
This session took place in downtown Pensacola at a local home and garden boutique. It is one of my favorite places to shoot. It has such beautiful light and the landscaping and all the different features of it make it the perfect place for seniors who want to have their photos taken in a cute, girlie setting.
What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
I used the Canon 5d Mark 3 along with a variety of lenses… the Sigma 35, 85, and 15mm fisheye.
What time of day were these taken?
Within 2 hours of sunset.
What is your favorite thing about this session?
I loved how confident Hallie was. There was hardly a point where she felt self-conscious in front of the camera. She was an absolute natural. She knew who she was and wasn’t afraid to be herself.
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
My approach to my senior sessions varies with what each of my seniors wants her photos to portray. What her personality type is… whether they have a classic, soft, quiet, wild, carefree, etc personality. Hallie has a very classic style and wanted to be able to dress up and feel beautiful, so I wanted to give her a more editorial shoot.
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
When I am shooting my seniors, I try to talk to them and direct them as much as possible while I’m shooting. The second you stop their confidence crashes and they wonder what to do next and if they’re doing everything wrong. It’s very intimidating and makes you feel very vulnerable being in front of a camera, and I don’t ever want my seniors to second guess themselves.
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