Russell and I bought our dream home in 2003. Located in Plainville, Connecticut, it is one of a handful of properties with close to two acres of land. We wanted a place where we could just go out our door and start taking pictures. This certainly qualified, though it needed some work to get it in shape. Most obvious to us, at least everytime it rained, was the need to pave the driveway. Our beautiful 19th century home came with a dirt driveway, and rain would literally turn it into a moat. I would look out my upstairs window and feel like a princess in a castle surrounded by water! Charming for sure, but not great for having clients over as we would have to warn them to wear mud shoes!
After some paving and other work, including creative set designs by my soulmate and business partner Russell, we were ready to do the outdoor portraits we wanted to create for our clients. Please join us for a pictorial essay of some of our favorite outdoor locations for senior photographs!
We have often been told by seniors that they love our natural settings. Each of these photos were taken in a different area of our yard (from left to right): Upper back yard, front yard (doesn't the landscape in back of Tiffany look like a painting?), and our lower back yard. Each area has it's own color palette and background.
Don't you just love a good tree to lean on? We think they make great props for portraits!
Stone walls add great depth and texture to our senior portraits.
Russell built this natural wood deck against a picturesque backdrop of color and trees.
Our barn provides a rustic setting popular with seniors. Although Russell didn't build it from scratch, he did spend many hours fixing it up.
Our swing shots are some of our most popular.
We also delight in photographing our seniors in fields of lush green and golden colors right across the street or next door to our studio location.
For seniors looking for something more unique, you don't have to travel too far. Less than a mile from our studio you can find all sorts of neat props and backgrounds including this graffiti wall and old rail road track.
To schedule your senior portrait session with Steadman Photography, call us today at (860) 793-1159. For more details on our services, visit our website at www.steadmanphotography.com.
Photographing high school seniors at our Plainville studio location gives us such pleasure partly because we feel so blessed to have such beautiful property with so many posing options -- it's sort of like living in a park! But we also find it a joy to work with the seniors and their parents who choose us to photograph this special time in their life. Kelsey plays basketball at Plainville High, and plans to graduate next June. Here are some of our favorite photos from her session.
This is a classic pose of a beautiful girl!
Here is something a little more funky. We think Kelsey totally rocks this shot!
Another fun shot -- this time against the weathered board behind our barn.
Russell built this deck specifically for our senior sessions. It's a new addition to our yard for 2013.
Another pose on the deck. Love those bracelets, Kelsey!
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