Fun and laid back is exactly what I think of when looking at these beautiful photos by Sara Tallent of Sara Tallent Photography in Tampa, Florida! Sara says that her style is exactly that and that she aims to showcase her seniors exactly how they are.
“Kylie’s sweet personality was my main inspiration,” said Sara. “She’s got a happy, easy-going vibe that I really wanted to come across in the photos.”
Check out this beautiful session below and read what else Sara had to say about it. Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Sara!
What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Kylie’s sweet personality was my main inspiration. She’s got a happy, easy-going vibe that I really wanted to come across in the photos.
Where did this photo shoot take place?
This shoot took place at various locations in South Tampa.
Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
Collaborating with seniors and coming up with outfits is one of my favorite parts of working with senior clients. Kylie texted me a few pics of outfits she had in mind, and brought lots of different pieces with her. She has great taste! Plus I’d been looking for any excuse to accessorize with tassel bracelets, and when I saw her blue dress I knew we had to use them.
What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon mark II 5D, Canon 50 mm 1.2, reflector
What time of day were these taken?
Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
If you love color like I do, then bumping up the Blue Primary saturation slider in Lightroom just a touch can do wonders to boost the colors of your photo without making the skin tones crazy.
What is your favorite thing about this session?
My favorite thing about this session is probably that denim romper! So cute.
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
My style is pretty fun, and laid back, just like Kylie’s personality so we had a fun day together and ended up with some great images. I also work really hard to get images right in my camera so that I’m not doing tons of editing after the fact. The main thing I always want my clients to know is that what they’re seeing in their images is a true reflection of them, and their gorgeousness! Not the result of some photoshop manipulation on my computer.
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
While I love the “golden hour” before sunset just as much as the next photog, it’s not the only time I’ll shoot. Here in Tampa, the one thing you can count on is rain in the afternoon, which makes that time of day humid, super hot, and really, REALLY buggy. Not the most fun for your senior photos. We had to cancel Kylie’s session once for rain, so we ended up rescheduling earlier in the day. Weather-wise it was much more comfortable, and I love the light airy images you can get in open shade.
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