Senior portrait photography – perhaps more than any other type of portrait photography – follows very definite trends dictated not only by the tastes of the younger clientele of the time, but also by the practices of the few photographers who grab the bulk of the senior portrait business in any given area.
Unfortunately, the nature of the business makes it easy for a photographer to fall into a routine of set looks and poses and many of these shoots are handled in an assembly-line fashion for the sake of profitability.So in order to force myself to think of each shoot independently, I generally don’t set up my lights prior to the shoot and I wait to do so until we’ve talked a bit about our goals for the final product.
Taylor wanted something a little different for her senior portraits, so she came to me. Never mind the fact that she’s ready to graduate and therefore about a year late in getting it done. Better late than never, right?
I decided to enhance her natural beauty by photographing her under large, soft lights and with very shallow range of focus. A black & white treatment finishes off the image beautifully.
So many stunning images from this shoot – Taylor and her mom had quite a difficult time settling on the ones they wanted!