Being my first time taking photographs for a senior, I just dove right in to see what I could catch. What I caught was treasure! I’m discovering seniors can be one of the best models out there. Full of energy, warmth, willingness to try a variation of shots, and most love the camera.
She asked for the shoot to take place at the botanical flower gardens in Austin,TX. There wasn’t just flowers, but old rustic buildings, bridges, bamboo walls and cacti sections which were all great photo backdrops. The key is to find all settings as an option, not just to focus on one backdrop.
I wanted to capture her exuberance of going out into the world independently with an air of confidence. I hadn’t met her before but I know her father who I worked with for many years, almost like a second father to me. Right off the bat I knew I would get along with her just like I do with her father.
Get to know them somewhat on a personal level ask them what they plan on doing after graduating, what their aspirations are, what makes them feel the most comfortable when taking pictures and to provide any examples they want you to take of.
I had her do different poses but also had her feel comfortable where she would naturally pose herself. It wasn’t too difficult being she is a natural model! Shoot as many pictures as possible to where you can find the best nuggets at the end to present to them and their family.
I enjoyed the experience and I think she did too! This is why I love taking photographs to connect with people and shine them in the best possible light.
Hope you enjoy! You can catch more photos of this shoot under my photography portfolio tab.
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