Amanda booked her session weeks in advance, wisely may I say. But, little did she know, the first day of 100+ temperatures in Oklahoma, 104 to be exact! 🙂 We battled the heat a bit, battled the bugs a lot, and in the end, it was all worth it!
The first option was to shoot inside and hope it cooled down a bit. Well it didn’t cool down much, but it worked well enough! We got some good stuff, kinda broke the ice between us and had some laughs. (by some i mean a lot) I really like to shoot a few images with a bit of mood to them. “he serious look” well we tried, and tried, and tried…. you get the point. the mood i was going for “the serious look” didn’t work out so well, BUT the mood I got was joy! which I think turned out pretty nice as well!!
I loved the color of her shirt and we wanted some POP. This image has pop for sure! Bright color, beautiful smile and just her overall glow made this image! I am pretty certain this came right after me asking, “hey give me a serious look here” then BAM, perfect expression 🙂
After shooting indoors for a bit, it was time to get out in the heat a bit! We headed out to one of my favorite spots. Full of wild flowers, a few stickers, some bugs and a bit of ants. I enjoy the wildflowers, the others are just bonus 🙂
After shooting the casual outfits. It was time to shoot her basketball gear! I LOVE SHOOTING SPORTS! Actually all hobbies. She plays the saxophone, and did not bring it with her. I made her aware of how upset I was 😉 Instruments, art supplies, sporting goods anything that personifies YOU, BRING IT! That is the point of YOUR Senior portraits! ok, bang to what we went and shot for her hoops wear!
i just love this shot! i love the lens flare, i love the light, the crop… ALL of it! This image and most the images from Amanda’s entire session wouldn’t of been possible without her mom helping out! Solid assistant!
The above image is is one of those, “you can not get this with out knowing how to use off camera flash” Some people really like the look of “natural light” which is very pretty, but certain things can only be done with off camera flash. (all these ball shots) That sky is awesome and check out that sunset in the trees. light falls off so pretty!
I usually do not do a whole lot of color toning. But I wanted something a bit different for this. So, I toned this up a bit with some blue hues and threw on a texture and, this is what I got. I like it!
I had such a good time shooting you Amanda. I hope you find a way to go to school in Waxahachie! Thanks for letting me be a part of your Senior year! And I pray for a speedy recovery on the ACL.