This senior’s name is Summer and to me this session screams a summer day! What a great inspiration for this photo shoot!
Rachel of Rachel Nichole Photography shares below this beautiful session and answers some questions about how this shoot was created. Check it out and be sure to check out Rachel’s other work here
. Thanks for sharing Rachel!!
What was your inspiration for this photo shoot? This was a session done for Summer who is Miss Manchester. She wanted something unique and different. I had found these old windows at a local shop in town called the wood and stone shop. I wanted to do something vintage with a shabby chic feel. We set up the windows with the suitcases and chaise lounge to make an outside shabby chic room. We built a frame and suspened the windows and flower pots from the frame. We decided on a white vintage inspired dress to go with the overall feel of the session.
Where did this photo shoot take place? The photo session took place in Manchester,Tennessee
Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot? Yes we did. I love to discuss what type of feel each senior wants for there session and then go over outfits and accessiories. We then pick out a location based upon what they are wanting there session to be like.
What camera, lens and equipment were used for this shoot? I use a canon mark II and I shot this session with my 28-75 2.8 lens as well as a 85mm 1.4 lens
What time of day were these taken? These where taken about two hours before sunset.
Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session? I used adobe camera raw for some slight tweaks then brought them over in photo shop where i ran a florabella action called rain after a few of my own teaks. Then i tweaked the action a bit till i got the look i wanted. I also used a Jessica Drossin Texture on some of the images.
What is your favorite thing about this session? I loved finding these amazing windows at a local shop here in town. It was so much fun to invision this shoot and see it all come together. One of my favorite ” behind the scenes moments” was my assistant for the day Jean Carroll she is in her 80s and she lent us her flower pots and helped me out she was amazing !
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style? Summer is very beautiful and unique and i wanted the session to represent that for her. I want all of my seniors to feel special and to have fun. I want them to have images that are not just pictures but works of art.
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors? One of the best tips for me was to talk with your seniors and find out there style so you can design a session that is all about them.