Even though I have a personal reason to love this particular senior (yes, my own daughter), I do love how these photos turned out! Delanie is a huge Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s fan – her work, her look, her charm and her wisdom. So, we took that inspiration and ran with it. For Delanie’s senior pictures we decided to stray off the usual path and really stylize our session and be specific about the final look we wanted to achieve. It took a little thought, brainstorming, planning and shopping. Delanie found a great dress that had that Audrey feeling, then added in the accessories – gloves, pearls, and fascinator. Then we shopped for a few Tiffany’s blue props… a shopping bag, jewelry boxes and flowers. But I think the thing that really makes the look, is the lashes! They are big and bold and really make Delanie’s eyes pop with that Wow! We spent an early evening around the downtown area of Bismarck, using the streets, alleys, and store fronts as our sets. We got some funny looks, some interested looks, and even a whistle. It takes a little courage to step out of your comfort zone and push the limits a little, but oh, so worth it! We finished the evening at a Red Lobster, where we ordered a virgin blue martini ( I had a refreshing glass of Chardonnay) to finish off the evening. I have to say, the restaurant staff were awesome and totally helped us create the look we were going for!
I had never done a totally themed shoot before and I loved it. Delanie loved it and said it was her favorite of all the photos we have taken together over the years.
What you see below are going to be actual pages of a book I have planned to put together. And I have some more ideas rolling around in my head for a few more of these “inspired sessions”. I really like the idea of creating a story with photos and with words and having a “finished product”, such as a book.
If you have a sense of adventure, can act up a part, like things a little different, give me a call/message/email. I have some ideas, but you may have some of your own as well. Brainstorming and talking through ideas like these is the best way to really get the creativity flowing and come up with something quite spectacular!
Themed senior picture…hmmmm….may be the next great thing!