Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A New Look

Sometimes it is fun to try new things and go new places...that is one reason I love taking Senior portraits. All of the young people I have met are such unique individuals. They may all be going through this last year of high school at the same time, but their journeys are different as are their goals & interests. A big thanks to Ashley for taking me to some new places and helping me to take a new look at some familiar places! In the spirit of trying something different, I used a texture on the picture above. It definitely gives it a sort of a new "old" look...like an old photograph you found while digging through the attic.

Ashley, you did a great job...I hope you like your sneak peek!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Window Seat

Hey Addison, here is your sneak peek. Thanks for hanging out with all us girls (4 to 1 ratio) for a few hours. You did a great job with the photo session and I love the way your images turned out. I wanted to say that I thought you had some very cool ideas...the window shot is definitely one of my all time favorites!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ladies before Gentlemen...

I know...strange title for this post. Let me explain...last week, I had a senior session with two cousins. They are both graduating from the same high school and wanted to have their pictures done at the same time. Both Jenna & Addison did a great job and were fun together. Between the two of them and Jenna's sister & Addison's mom, there was plenty of goofing around, laughs and beautiful smiles. Addison was ever the gentleman and often deferred to Jenna, patiently waiting until it was his turn. We managed to take photos of both of them in the time it takes normally to do one session, and although we used the same location, the images look very different from each other.

Following the flow of the shoot, I am putting Jenna's sneak peek on the blog first. As you will see, Jenna looked totally amazing and the session was lots fun! As I began editing, I had to laugh at the many proofs of her making funny faces, being silly and basically having a great time. Even when we struggled a bit with the wind blowing her hair around, she just took it all in stride. Scroll down to the bottom to see what I mean. Oh, and don't forget to tune in tomorrow for Addison's pics!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Livin' in the Sweet Virginia Breeze

While this will definitely give you a clue to my age, I just have to say that I love that song! The Robbin Thompson Band has been on my mind as these last days of this summer in Virginia have been just wonderful! Our usual fare of hot & humid weather had given way to some gorgeous mild afternoons with cool breezes.

Last weekend, I was drove out to Sugarloaf Farms for an engagement session with Jack & Christy. These two are a fun couple and quite cute together! The farm where we photographed is truly one of the most beautiful pieces of land in the valley & Jack is fortunate to work there! You can see some of the landscape in this sneak peek. Christy & Jack, thanks for a fun afternoon...can't wait to go back and photograph the reception next summer!

(Okay, seriously...in the picture below, aren't you just dying to know what Jack said to her with that sly look in his eye??? Whatever it was, it sure made her blush & giggle! This one proves the point that you have to watch out for those quiet, cowboy types!)

We spent over an hour just walking and taking photos. It was fun and relaxing for me and even the happy couple seemed to relax & forget I was there at times.