I love when seniors show off their great sense of style and bring a variety of looks. In this session below, Jennifer of Jennifer Weinman Photography, capture this senior’s favorite styles, a little country, a little classic and all modern, all while capturing her personality! Check out this shoot below and read what else Jennifer had to say about it! Thanks for sharing Jennifer! To see more of Jennifer’s work, click here.
What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
My main source of inspiration was just some of the ideas Morgan had combined with the style of clothing and accessories she brought. Once we chatted a bit more, it all came together rather seamlessly!
Where did this photo shoot take place?
This sessions was held at a few locations in and around our small town here in Grinnell. We hit up some more urban looking locations, as well as the local college, and a local farm. All of the locations were within just a few minutes of each other, which was perfect for this session since she had a variety of different looks she wanted to achieve.
Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Yes, absolutely! Morgan sent me photos of her wardrobe choices ahead of time with a few questions. I made a few suggestions, but for the most part, she came up with the clothing on her own. Knowing what she was planning to wear ahead of time was a HUGE help, because I could then envision each outfit at the various locations we would shoot at. She let me know which ones were her favorite (the blue blouse and the orange blouse with leather coat) and we made sure to really max out those outfits and locations. She also got her hair and make up done, which was included in her session.
What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
I shoot with a Nikon D800 for all of my senior sessions. I used a couple of different lenses, though I mostly shoot with the Nikon 85 1.4, and the Nikon 70-200 2.8. I also used a reflector.
What time of day were these taken?
Early-mid evening, in mid-August.
Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
For post-processing, I did color correction in Lightroom 4, and then I use Portraiture for skin softening in Photoshop. I do most of my editing by hand, but sometimes I will use actions, though I always try to make sure they aren’t too heavy handed. My favorite actions are from Red Leaf.
What is your favorite thing about this session?
Besides the fact that I LOVE Morgan’s red hair, I love that she just has this effortless yet polished look about her. She is so mature and sweet in person, and I love that this comes through in her photos. Plus, I think she looks a little bit like a young Gina Davis, don’t you think?!?
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
This session really shows off both Morgan’s style, as well as my own. She has great fashion taste that is both modern and stylish, but yet still incredibly fresh and all-American. I love that she looks beautiful and yet still entirely age-appropriate. That is SO important to me!
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Go out of your way to make your senior feel special. This only happens once, so make it memorable!
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