A Florida Senior Session

Today’s featured session comes to you from Kristina Houser Photography of Tampa, Florida.

Here’s what Kristina shared with us about this beautifully lit session:

“From the second I saw Anna’s tiny profile picture thumbnail, I knew this was going to be an epic shoot. She possessed that certain something, which I believe all photographers secretly hope their Senior will bring to the shoot. Once we finally met face-to-face, while Anna was having her make-up done before the shoot… I am pretty sure that I squealed aloud with excitement. Then she stood up. “Wow! you’re even taller than in your photo!” I struck gold. An 18-year old with poise, a passion for art, and the face of a supermodel.

The session was a breeze. Her mother and younger sister came along to root her on. We went to Downtown St. Pete and set-up in front of a museum. Once we found the perfect spot to start, I took a test shot to check my exposure. After peeking at the back of the camera, I quickly put it down in the grass, walked past her mom and signaled, “let’s wrap this up, we are done here.” I was being silly, of course, but Anna NAILED this shot and it just got better from there.

With my encouragement Anna brought her prom dress along – which made mom happy to see her daughter back in a dress she had invested so much money in! We threw in some tulle and had some fun! I had her throw it and pose…throw it and pose… until we got the shot. We also did some more casual poses and trendy clothes, complete with head-pieces, flowers and a ukulele! I always strive to show the Senior’s personality through my work. It is about freezing this special transitional moment of their lives in time.

I used my Nikon D600, a 50mm 1.8 and my 24-70mm 2.8.
I was wearing a white shirt, which worked great as a reflector while I was shooting into the back-light! I literally used no other light source or reflector during this shoot. Just exposed for the scene as the sun went down.”

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Love the prom dress shots!!!

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Keep those fabulous sessions coming our way ๐Ÿ™‚

Lisa