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Getting the Photos You Want

When I met Abby and her mom Lori to talk about planning Abby’s senior fashion session, I heard Abby express a concern I hear again and again from many of my clients, “The [insert big brand name] photography studio didn’t capture who I am.  My eyes were closed in the photos and I wasn’t given many options to choose from.”

 

I hear so many clients share a similar story; they went to a large studio and had photos taken by a person with a camera, but they weren’t pleased with how the photos turned out.  The lighting wasn’t flattering.  The posing was rigid, non-existent, or poorly executed.  And the results were the same: a dissatisfied client.

When Abby told me about her experience with the big name photography studio that photographed her entire senior class for yearbook photos, I really wanted to help give her a photo (or 50) that she could feel proud of.  I could see in her mother’s eyes that having a photo of her daughter that really captured her daughter’s personality was what she was hoping for; Lori wanted to be able to send out a photo of her daughter that not only looked fantastic but truly captured her daughter’s personality.

I immediately asked Abby to tell me about herself.  We sat down in my office and talked about what Abby was interested in as a high school senior, what her plans were beyond high school, and what she loved to do when she wasn’t studying.  I learned that Abby loved literature, writing and playing the guitar.  So I made sure we captured that side of her at her senior photo session.  Lori wanted Abby to be able to have a senior photo session that also had an artistic style with a lean towards fashion.  I was more than happy to help her and Abby get the results they were after.

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On the day of her photo shoot, I arranged for Abby to have makeup and hair done with one of my best artists, Mindy.  We also selected outfits, jewelry, accessories and props, and selected a venue based around the feel that Abby wanted for her senior photos.  After having professional hair and makeup with Mindy, Abby and Lori met us at a gorgeous venue in Leesburg where we spent the next two hours moving from scene to scene and capturing the beauty that Abby is at this important time in her life.

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In life, sometimes to get what you want, you have to ask for it.  When it comes to getting photographs of yourself that you can be proud of, I am more than happy to help you customize, envision, and create your dream photo session.

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