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Virginia Beach Senior Photography Session
Meet Haley. She is a Virginia Beach high school senior that came to us for your senior photos. We knew from the moment we met Haley, she would be so photogenic. She is a beautiful high school senior and loves being in front of the camera. We have built such a great relationship with Haley. So much so, we have called her to come a model for us on a number of occasions since her original senior portrait appointment.
Just recently Haley was able to come in a model for a video shoot. Once again she was perfect. Her photos were just stunning. When she arrived at the studio we noticed that she was wearing a jacket that had fur around the hood. Immediately we knew that we wanted to create some unique senior portraits with her wearing the jacket.
Ring Light Photography
We love using our ring light for our senior photography. The ring light creates some cool senior portraits The ring light is a steady light that creates a unique shadowless appearance. It casts the shadows directly behind the subject.
Beauty Dish Lighting Techniques
The beauty dish is a photographic lighting device used by most fashion photographers. It is a very flattering light. It reflects the light to create a focused lighting source on the subject. This draws the viewer’s eyes to the subject. Here are some of the photos that we took during Haley’s senior photography session using the beauty dish.
Studio Senior Portraits
During Haley’s senior session we photographed some photos in the studio. We start every senior photography session at our studio. Before the senior arrives we have our photography sets ready, complete with props and lighting. Here you can view our studio.
Sometimes when photographers have trouble posing their high school senior clients. If you are having problems we have a tips that may help.
Photographing Senior Hobbies and Sports
We always encourage our seniors to bring in their clothing and props that highlight their hobbies and sports. We think this is important because we are documenting history. We are capturing what makes a high school senior unique.
Outdoor Senior Photography Session
Outdoor senior portraits are very popular. Most seniors want us to photograph a portion of their session outdoors. On this Virginia Beach senior photography session, we went on location. When we photograph on location we try to provide some props to make the scene more interesting. You will see here that we provided a vintage truck as well as a vintage couch. Incorporating the right props can add interest to a photograph.
Beach Senior Photography Session
We already mentioned how most seniors want some of their portraits on location. One location that is always on the top of everyone’s list is the beach. The beach is such a big part of our lives. We are in an area that is surrounded by beautiful beaches. Since Haley is a Virginia Beach high school senior, the beach was a must on her list. We photographed two different types of beach sessions with Haley. We did a regular beach session and also a trash the dress photography session. Here is the first part of Haley’s beach photo session.
Trash the Dress Senior Photography Session
You may be wondering what is a Trash the Dress photography session. Read more about this type of session. We begin our Trash the Dress sessions at sunset since they are usually shorter sessions. Why is that, you may be thinking? It is simply because once our clients are wet, the session ends quickly. Even though Haley’s water shots didn’t take long, I think we got some amazing photos. What do you think?
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Trash the Dress
Who wants to trash their dress? Well that may sound shocking at first, but when you consider the images that will get from the session, you may reconsider.
Trash the dress is a trend that is happening that gives brides an excuse to wear their wedding gowns for a second time. The result is amazing wedding photos. On a wedding day we can’t have a bride in urban settings in the ocean, however we can for this session.
It is a new wedding style photography session that creates a contrasting image. An elegant bride in the city streets, abandoned buildings or in the water. This contrasting image is generally breathtaking and captures everyone’s eye.
Mario and Meredith did their Trash the Dress session on their one year anniversary.
Urban Trash the Dress Portraits
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We started their portrait session in downtown. We wanted to incorporate the texture of the old brick and texture of our historic area.
Having the lightrail in downtown, we decided to include it in a photograph. By using the technique of dragging the shutter we were able to create a unique picture. By using this technique we are able to blur the moving object while freezing the bride and groom in the frame.
Beach Trash the Dress Pictures
At sunset we headed to the beach to finish our session. We always shoot our beach portraits at sunset allowing us to have great light. We knew that this would definitely be the last stop for photos because Meredith wanted to get in the ocean in her wedding gown.
Before getting in the water we like to utilize the other areas of the beach. Using the sand dunes and the jettys we get a variety of looks in a small area.
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What a beautiful sunset we had. The colors in the sky were amazing. By using the off camera lighting technique, we are able to create dramatic portraits.
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What do you think? Are you ready to Trash your Dress? Contact us today for more information.
By the way, Mario and Meredith are pregnant. Next up will be newborn portraits!
Senior portraits are so much fun to capture. Senior photography has risen to a different level. Senior portraits for us are done in our studio, in our downtown urban area and in Hannah’s case at the beach. Beach portraits are very popular since we live in a city surrounded by water. With Hannah she not only choose the beach, but we photographed her at sunset and did a Trash the Dress session with her as well.
Check out Hannah’s Senior Experience.
What do you get when you have 2 beautiful people, they get all dressed up in the wedding attire and they choose an amazing location for their aftershoot?….you get this…
Brooke and Peter wanted to go over and beyond just beautiful wedding portraits. They wanted the chance to put back on their wedding dress and suit and Brooke wanted the chance to have her hair and make up done. After all of that, we spent a couple of amazing hours touring and photography them on location at the Charleston, WV Capital.
With all the marble, columns and the amazing dome ceiling it truly sets the background for amazing photography.
Have a look at a beautiful on location aftershoot with Brooke and Peter.
Sometimes it’s just fun to do something that is not the “typical setting” for a certain type of couture. That is exactly why we love doing Trash the Dress and Trash the Formal Shoots. Sometimes we find ourselves out shooting in the breaking of the waves of the Bay or Ocean. Then sometimes we find ourselves shooting in the depths of an urban setting in the dirty, yet beautiful alley ways of downtown and on top of buildings. That’s exactly what we did with Ashley. Ashley came to her shoot in the perfect color for a Trash the Dress in an outdoor location. We didn’t really trash her dress, but had fun trying!