Posts with tag: "senior photos"
Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Barbara Steadman, Plainville CT Senior Photographer
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You arrive at our studio and you look around, thinking "how can my photos be different from my friends?"  Afterall, many senior photographers have standard poses, props and backgrounds they use.  However, you can take control of your portrait session so that the resulting photographs express your personality in a way that's different from anyone else.  You are a unique individual and your photos should reflect that. One way to make sure that happens is to schedule a pre photo consultation.   But even if you skip this step, your portraits can still be a one-of-a-kind knock your socks off expression of YOU!  

All it takes is a little organization and pre-planning.  

  • First choose your outfits carefully.  We encourage our seniors to bring up to four changes of clothes.  If you play sports or are involved in another activity that requires special gear or clothing, bring that too. The goal is to pose for portraits in clothes that reflect who you are -- whether playful, romantic, athletic, intellectual or some other trait describes you, choose your outfits accordingly.  If you have several facets to your personality -- and most people do -- bring outfits to showcase your different moods.  You might like to dress up for a party, and go hiking too.  Your outfit choices should tell your whole story!
  • Bring accessories to spice up those four clothing choices.  Hats, belts, jewelry, scarves, boots and shoes can give a totally different look to the same outfit. 
  • Wearing your hair both in an up do, and down to your shoulders can add glam. 
  • Bring props.  Think interests and hobbies.  If you're an artist, bring your sketch pad.  if you play an instrument, bring it (well, unless it's a piano).  If you fish, bring your pole (we even have a brook next to our property).  Whatever it is, we can make you look like a natural!  
  • Don't forget your BFF -- whether he or she is your significant other, childhood friend since grammar school, or of the furry variety, we want to photograph you together.  You can even bring your sports team for an awesome group photograph.  We never charge extra for buddy shots even if there's multiple buddies in it!  

Many times we create our best portraits by catching you unaware, so don't be afraid to be yourself.  Don't wait for our instructions, but mug for the camera and strike your own poses.  We may just click the shutter and get the best photo of the session.  Of course we're always there to guide and direct, but sometimes just being yourself can make a relaxed and natural looking portrait that everyone will love!   

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Monday, November 25, 2013
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Connecticut high school senior Thi was able to take advantage of the unusually warm weather we had on November 2.  What a glorious fall day it turned out to be for senior photos of such a pretty young lady!   

 








Thi's senior photos were taken at our studio location in Plainville, CT.  We feel really blessed to have such a vibrant backdrop for our senior and family portraits.  If you like Thi's senior photos, let us know in the comments section below or tell us on Facebook -- we'd love to hear from you!  To view our website, please click HERE.

 
Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Katie's mom, Mary and I used to work together in the corporate world . . . which we have both since left behind with (almost) no regrets!  Mary teaches and gets to spend more time with her beautiful girls (including the four-legged Keeley), and I now get to pursue what I love to do most which is to take photographs of my awesome seniors and their families.  I was super excited when Mary called us to book Katie's senior session as well as the family portrait session which we include as part of the senior experience.
 
This is the family portrait we took before taking Katie's senior portraits.  I've known Mary since before Ashley (Katie's younger sister) was born!  That's a lot of years ago, but it seems like only yesterday Russell and I were surrounding Ashley with stuffed animals for a baby portrait that was used to promote the March of Dimes campaign.  Wish I could find it so I could post it here -- Ashley was such an adorable baby!



   
We also included a "buddy" shot of Katie and Ashley with Keeley, the second Wheaten Terrier we've photographed this year. Wheatens are my favorite breed -- probably because our very own Cody is a Wheaten.  Keeley was such a good girl posing between Katie and Ashley.  Most Wheatens would be lunging toward the camera, tail wagging of course.  These dogs, as rambunctious as they are, are so loveable.   


We asked Katie and Keeley to pose for this close up -- as close to "cheek-to-cheek" as possible.  Isn't Katie's complexion a perfect blend with the autumn gold and yellow background? 

More photos of Katie:






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