Senior Portrait Blog / Friday Favorites

This Friday's Favorites show the beautiful simplicity of Black & White photography.  (We pumped up the contrast a little for more definition and a blown out look.)

Black and white photos make for classic, yet contemporary, looking senior portraits.  Don't forget to come back to check out our

senior portrait blog for more of Friday's Favorites!

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Senior Portrait Blog / New Senior Site

Yay!  It is finally live.  We have been patiently waiting to see our "New Senior Portrait Site" in action.  Check it out for yourself here.

Here are the marketing materials we designed to match our new site.  Check your mailbox soon for the first mailer!

Thanks for taking the time to check out our senior portrait blog!

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Senior Portrait Blog / A Little Vintage Inspiration

One popular senior photography trend that we love, brings a little nostalgia to your photographs.  It is slightly whimsical, dreamy and has lots of vintage inspiration.  So many of today's fashions are vintage inspired, so what better way to show off your threads than vintage portraits.

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Senior Portrait Blog / Friday Favorites

We were so exited to photograpy Shannon Thompson from Mountain View this week.  We have had such beautiful weather this past month, we were aching to get out and photograph a senior with all of the flowers in bloom.  She even let us photograph her at her Grandmother's farm in Lilburn!  Here are a few of our favorites from the session.

The first three images were from the farm...complete with a cute black kitty!

The last two were taken at the studio.  We LOVE the volleyball she brought!

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Senior Portrait Blog / Investing in Your Memories

Let's face it...  your senior year adds up quick.  There are senior dues, prom tickets, college applications, etc.  One other item to add to the list is senior portraits.  I bet if I were to ask a parent of a high school senior when the last time their child had professional portraits taken (other than the ones at school,) he/she will say it has been several years.  Possibly even over ten years!

Most people do not consider this: after your senior year, the next time that you will most likely have professional portraits will be at your wedding.  YES!  YOUR WEDDING!  I know... that is crazy to think about.  However, it is also crazy for parents to think about their child going off to college.  But don't worry... they will come back when they run out of money or want a good home cooked meal.  I did at least:)

Anyways, when you child is off to school, what will you have to remember them by?  Portraits of course!  You will have beautiful portraits that remind you exactly of your child.  We know that this is an important time in your life as well as your senior's.   We want to capture your child's memories and create one-of-a-kind documentation for you to swoon over for years and years.

That is why we offer multiple sessions for you to choose from.  From the standard tux or drape to our 6 outfit session, you are sure to get the session you want.  As for the portrait end of things, most people spend anywhere from $200 to $1800; however, we do not have a minimum purchase at our studio.  This allows every senior and their family to go home with portraits reminding them of this time. We have Collections, A-La-Carte pricing, and other custom items available.  We also offer bonus gifts when you reach different levels of spending.

Bottom line... this is an important time in your life and memories are worth the investment.  To download our pricing, click here.

 

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Senior Portrait Blog / Friday Favorites

The truth of the matter alone is that most senior guys do not want to have their picture taken.  This fact is exactly why we highly reccommend that senior guys bring items from their favorite sport or activity to their session.  This is always a great icebreaker to get the guys at ease in front of the camera.  What does this mean for you?  It means more personal and relaxed portraits with natural smiles.  Check out a few of our favorites below.

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Senior Portrait Blog / Portrait Styles for Everyone

Take a look at our senior galleries and you will see a mix of styles... some traditional and some more contemporary.  We think it is important that we offer a balance between the two styles.  Trends are ever changing and it is imperative that we offer current trends but still offer a little something that will remain timeless in years to come.  (I grew up in the 80's... although 80's clothing is back in style, I would die if ALL of my pictures of me were wearing parachute pants.  I NEVER want to re-visit that era again!)

Many people think that the word traditional means "old."  I, however, believe that traditional is "timeless."  Yes, traditional photos can possibly look old, but that is usually due to particular clothing or hairstyles in the portrait.  A simple suggestion to avoid a senior portrait looking old in the years to come: choose a simple outfit to be photographed in... A solid white dress or khakis and a polo with minimal or no accessories in your hair would be ideal.

Lynn's style leans a little more on the traditional side, so she is sure to create a timeless piece of art for you to hang on your wall.  I try to shoot a little more candid, by experimenting and trying new ideas when I shoot.  I aim for storytelling imagery.

We, as a team, strive to reach a balance of hapiness for both our seniors and our parents.  Most parents tend to like the more traditional approach, while a lot of our seniors like to push the boundaries of photography and get a more trendy look.  This is why we have not defined our style as one look or the other.  We feel that both of our styles combined create a perfect harmony between both parents' and seniors' wants and needs for senior portraits.

To taylor a session to fit your unique individual lifestyle, we highly suggest a consultation with us prior to your session.  This allows us to hone in on your specific style and make suggestions along the way.

 

 

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