Clay | Indianapolis Senior Photography

I can't say enough good things about Clay. He's a bright, well spoken kid, and he was a pretty good sport about me taking 200 pictures of him. Of course, we have to give major props to his mom- the outfits she coordinated were all classic and perfect for pictures. It was a nice change in scenery from my typical senior session.

Who would have expected purple to be such a clean and crisp color for pictures? 

Here we have a classic example of how risk and adventure goes hand in hand with a Fringe Photography photoshoot. Clay balances on top of a wobbly chair.. props again to Mom for the brick wall suggestion.

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Clay, you killed it. Thank you for representing the boys this year! 

Sally | Indiana Senior Pictures

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You guys have probably seen this picture all over my website. I don't even know what happened here. We literally had just finished hair and makeup, and Sally basically sat down and did this. There's something about the tones, colors, light, and motion that is so ENCHANTING to me. I don't know.... do you feel the same?

The good news: you, too, can wear this beautiful dress for your senior portraits. It's waiting here in my studio wardrobe- just for you.

Through a window. I always love windows (even though they can be tricky!), if you get them right, you get beautiful light and catchlights in the eyes.

And... last but definitely not least, we ended up here. This field gets a perfect sunset in the perfect spot, and I would love to recreate this for you. I'm telling you- you would never guess where some of these photographs were located. Sometimes it just takes a small jewel in the middle of a busy part of town. What a perfect sunset! 

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Leslie | Indianapolis Senior Portraits

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Meet Leslie. Happy, outgoing, fun, and the perfect person to finish off my class of 2018 senior pictures! You'll see a lot more smiles from this girl. I think she can rock both looks, though.

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We totally got carried away in the studio. Different looks, outfits, and how gorgeous is this crystal dress on her?! I'm beginning to love studio more and more for senior portraits. Let's reinvent what graduation pictures are supposed to look like!

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I will never get tired of this light. If you come to my studio, you wouldn't believe how small and easy the setup is. It looks absolutely beautiful on everyone I photograph.

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I told you there would be smiles! I can just imagine that this girl makes EVERYONE's day at school. Thank you so much, Leslie, for choosing me to do your senior portraits. 

Take it back to...... This editorial shoot from 2017

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I am so very lucky to get to work with someone who totally outdoes me on the creative styling spectrum. It's just a matter of time before my HMUA, Megan, gets swooped up and transplanted to LA. But for now, I'm totally hanging on to her. 

All I had to do was show up, and the girls had already been working on hair and makeup for hours. I have seen Megan work with a lot of hair- real and fake, and I could've sworn she had used fake hair on Lillian. It had that crimped look like synthetic hair. But no, it was completely real and hand crimped to look like this. 

 

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This was the first look we started with. I was fortunate enough to win a coveted Silver award on this image in competition. We had beautiful natural light with a huge silver reflector, but I would say the key to this image was all in retouching. I typically do quite a bit more retouching than usual for my editorial work. Girls, if you're reading this, NO ONE has perfect skin. There are always problem areas along with makeup's natural wear and tear that need to be retouched. I am super picky and would rather spend more time on an image than to have it look smoothed out. Look for that detail in the skin!

 

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Next, we moved on to these looks. The crazy part about Megan & me collaborating is that we have really different ways of preparing for a shoot. I like to show up and rely on my brain and experience to get me through. I'm rarely prepared. Megan, on the other hand, will have an entire mood board and prepare for weeks. It's a miracle, but somehow we always end up getting really cool results this way. 

 

At this point, during our last look, I was getting really worried about the light. I was using natural light for this shoot, and each look change took a good amount of time. As you can see, the images are grainer, but I think they turned out gorgeous with the low light. A really moody, contrasty look. 

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What are your favorite images from this shoot? Comment and let me know. 

Happy Thursday!

-Safina

Saymah | Fishers Portrait Photographer

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I am so lucky to bond with my clients the way I do. Saymah has this unique energy to her. She can sit and show so much emotion in one still image. She basically makes my job seem very easy.

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"I love being photographed because it helps me bring visions to life." SK

This is our third project together. You may remember Saymah as the girl with the flower crown in the tree lined road. 

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"I love working with you because you're magical. You made a parking lot look like an enchanted forest. You are always willing to push the boundaries for the better outcome."

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