Erie Senior Pictures: Maria

Maria began her session indoors at our studio. In this image, she is modeling a lovely dress she made herself.
 We gelled a backdrop to a compatible color to her clothing:
 Heading to the beach, we had just a short time to see the sun sneak behind a cloud bank before it set.  More pink!
 Here’s a nice image of Maria walking along the beach. Though it did not rain, there were no other people on the beach tonight.

Lovely images, Maria!

Lake Erie Senior Portraits: Rebecca

Perfect weather for senior portraits tonight. Deep blue skies, 80 degrees, a nice breeze, and no hint of the rain that pounded us earlier today.
Rebecca started in the studio. We captured some really nice indoor images. The first was against a plain black background, and the second against “high key” white:
We matched the colors on her top with some gels in our background light for this interesting image:
Then we shifted to natural light in the studio for this image against one of our brick walls, with the amazing north-facing light we have:
Look at how soft the light is coming from the left. I finished it in a gentle BW/sepia finish.
We ventured outdoors after the studio session, and among other settings, we captured this great image at an incredible Presque Isle sunset:

Lovely images, Rebecca! It was a pleasure working with you!

Erie Portrait Photography: Backdrop Session

This weekend, I hosted Leah and Lydia, who helped me photograph all of my backdrops. Over the years I have collected ten different backdrops, which I use for my indoor photography.

These lovely ladies were great sports. I went through my whole set of drops and they chose clothing which worked with each backdrop color scheme. We kept the session relaxed, and we captured many individual images and also several of them together.

I intend to use the images to create a backdrop sampler for my changing room, so my clients can see and choose the backdrops as they prepare for their sessions.

In post production, I applied one of my favorite soft/warm filters which works great for senior girls.

Thanks ladies, for a great session!