Many seniors amaze me with all their interests and talents. They have a varied personality with interests in many areas and it is important to capture all sides of a client to completely tell that client’s story.
In this session below by Kristin of Kristin Small Photography she captured this beautiful senior and all of her interests.
“Evelyn loves vintage clothes and items, as well as glamour, and we were able to incorporate them together in a fun and beautiful way,” said Kristin. “She is also a promising musician who performs at various venues in our area.”
Check out this beautiful session below and read what else Kristin had to say about it. Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Kristin!
What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
I was inspired, first, by my amazing model who is, not only beautiful, but a natural in front of the camera. I just let her fly. I was further inspired by who she is and what she is doing. She is a brilliant girl who is graduating from high school a year early. She is also a promising musician who performs at various venues in our area. Finally, she is a wholesome girl who has a hear for ministering to others. She is going to France to help at a teen camp and that provided much inspiration for our set-ups.
Where did this photo shoot take place?
We conducted the photo-shoot in Claremont, New Hampshire and Windsor, Vermont. Both are small, rural towns in New England.
Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
The ideas for the shoot were mostly from her and her mother. I did help with various concept ideas, but they mostly had their ideas in mind. Some ideas we were not able to execute, so we improvised with much success.
What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
I used my Canon 5D Mark II and a variety of Canon lenses, including the 135 2.0, 85 1.8, and 50 1.4.
What time of day were these taken?
Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
I am a “clean” editor, so I do most of my RAW work in Lightroom. In there, I work on color, light, and cropping. I do spot color cast removal and other minor tweaks as well. From there, I move the file to Photoshop Elements where I do more extensive work as necessary. Things like skin smoothing, spot removal, cloning, and adding any elements I want. I do not use presets or actions.
What is your favorite thing about this session?
Oh, what can I say? Evelyn is just gorgeous, so that is an inspiration in itself. She is such a natural model and that made my job so easy. I also love the late afternoon light. I try to go for “The Golden Hour,” but we couldn’t quite make that time and I was thrilled with the challenge and results of a time often overlooked. I love the environment — there is nothing more beautiful than New England in late spring. I love the amazing theme set-ups that she came up wit — the vintage, glamour, props, and styling — that was all her and her mother!
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
I would like this session to convey classic beauty (both in model and photography.) I want it to say “clean,” fresh, colorful, inspired, and tell a story.
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
I suggest that photographers encourage their models to really open up all possibilities for their shoot! Bring as much of themselves into it that they can. Think about all kinds of appropriate props and wardrobe options. Plan ahead. I emphasize grooming, makeup, and wardrobe (from head-to-toe.) Think outside the box — thematic shots are so FUN in Senior sessions! Make sure that you (the photographers) become familiar with your model. Have the Senior bring a family member or friend to help them relax and be another pair of eyes. Try new lighting, take chances, don’t go in with everything pre-planned; try something new and unique for that individual.
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