Updated: Oct 18
Let's talk about High School senior photoshoots here.
I don't have any problems with traditional location photos for the young people.
I think they look beautiful especially when you do them each season.
But I feel like I would like to try and offer something different here....
Play dress up ( which girls usually love), create some interesting looks using some different fabrics, accessories, makeup and hairstyle, that you can not see on most of the seniors photos.
I feel to get a student involved in the creative process, I would like to ask my clients how do they want to look like, maybe they have some dreams of how they want to be photographed.
Studio photoshoot sometimes gives us more options to play with, the looks and lighting, that I can control and not depend on weather outside. Also some kids are feeling more secure and comfortable in the studio than outside on location, where a lot of people are walking around and looking at them, making them feel awkward.
This photo was created for my daughter Myla . She is a dancer. She graduated High School as well as her dance program was done, and she was preparing for college. She wanted me to create amazing memories of her dance childhood and she was using her dance costume for those images.
We did some simple dance movements but it wasn't the goal to catch the movement. I did everything to catch the emotion in her eyes. The emotion which makes her personality come through her eyes.
Although she is even a really very funny person always joking around and laughing and smiling, I tried to show how serious and deep she can be sometimes. I am pulling the deepest sides of her soul.
And this is what I try to do for the graduates.
And I know that they will appreciate it after time, when they become older and change a lot, they will look at their portraits and will be amazed at how they've changed.
Take a look on some of her photos here
This photo below was inspired by the Old Hollywood style photos. Myla is choosing career of dancer and probably the actress and she love to change her look dramatically and see herself in different images.
We used black short wig, simple silk black dress and of course the dark red lipstick it's a quintessence of the whole Hollywood look. The lighting is so focused on her face that creates this dramatic look in a photo overall.
The photo was inspired by Great Gatsby movie where all details match with the elements of 20s fashion . The dress was bought in a antique store and her blonde curly wig was bought from the Party city store.
Let's give our kids opportunity to be creative all the time, give them a freedom to fantasize and make something unique, that no one have done before. 💥
If you really liked the looks and photographs, would you like to do the same for your graduate?