Emma and her mom came to my studio looking for a senior photographer that fit her portrait needs. I gave them a tour and then we discussed the type of photos they desired and the type of wall art they wanted for their home. Once we squared away the details, we scheduled a date.
On the day of the senior session, they had a mental list of photos they definitely wanted and I was bound to achieve it!
We started off in the dressing room. Haley Watkins from Sapphire Salon applied her makeup beautifully and fixed her hair half up and half down. Emma looked divine!
While she was in the salon chair, she was served fresh fruit while I went through her clothing items to see all that she brought. Each outfit chosen was for a specific backdrop or photo prop.
My son, Chance skillfully recorded video of the entire day. He made sure to capture details that we may have overlooked.
Paula Turner was my awesome assistant. She was there to make certain that Emma had everything she needed, all of her hair was perfectly in place, and the portrait lighting was spot on.
The three of us and Emma’s mom, Kristina were the dream team!
We started the photography session using the two indoor portrait bays and worked our way to the outdoor studio. She really liked the graffitied oil barrels, tire swing, and egg chair. ((One of my favorite indoor photographs of her is on the red chair.))
We then headed out to a special ivy wall and then the Mattoon High School. Since Emma is in the Color Guard, we wanted to get some action shots of her throwing her riffle and twirling her MHS flag.
Once we were done there, we headed back to the studio to get drinks and pack up her clothes for our final portrait destination; Fox Ridge.
Her dad and Brody her dog met us there. Her dad had a special photo prop... a McDonald’s Happy Meal. She sat on a footbridge and indulged in her favorite meal as I snapped photos. I must say, it was a fun moment!
We then went down to a deserted, sandy beach that Emma and Kristina had chosen for her photos. This was the moment I couldn’t wait for! I had a special dress for her to wear on the beach and in the water. It was a gorgeous, red parachute dress. Emma was so lovely! She made this dress sing! Let me tell you!, it was a photography dream come true!
Once we were done with those photographs, Emma changed and had some portraits taken with her dad, and finally her mamma.
Chance, Paula, and I shook out the sand from our shoes and headed to McDonald's for a treat.
It was a fun-filled photography day! I loved every moment of photographing Emma. I hope you enjoy her portraits.
I would love to know, which photo is your favorite?