I’ve known Mariah’s family for years, so I was so excited to have the chance to do her senior pictures! When the day came, Mariah, her mom, Lisa (who just happens to be a good friend of mine!), and I packed up the car and headed all over looking for fun spots to shoot!
We started out by Muncie’s own White River, where I tried to be quite the acrobat to get to the angles I wanted to shoot from without falling in the water!! I have waded in the White River before to get shots (and was happy to do so!!), but I just didn’t want to FALL in unexpectedly!!
Next we made a stop at this wall that was covered with ivy. I had just seen it the day before while I was out driving and I immediately thought, “I need to bring Mariah here!” I love the texture it brought to the background.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this next one!!
After the ivy-covered wall stop, we headed downtown.
The next one is another favorite!! I brought this chair along, thinking we’d definitely find a place to use it and we ended up using it in two great spots! The great thing about this chair is that it is so lightweight, and the legs are removable!! Talk about being perfect for on-location settings! Who knew a chair that looks like this would be so easy to take on-the-go?
Downtown is such a great place to shoot. I wanted to get a few of Mariah with the city in the background.
I had a little fun with the post processing color on this one.
After a few on the sidewalk, we decided to actually head out into the street and have some fun with the fisheye lens! I really liked what we came away with.
But we couldn’t stop there!! We decided that we definitely needed to pull the chair we’d used earlier back out and head into the street with it. Mariah and I would wait for the light down the street to turn red, then run out, set the chair up and shoot while Lisa stood guard and yelled for us to get out of the street when a car was coming! Fortunately, Muncie’s downtown streets weren’t TOO busy that evening. We got some really fun shots that were a perfect way to end the session, and just as we were ready to finish up, it started pouring down rain!! Perfect timing!!
Thanks, Mariah, for letting me photograph you and thanks Lisa, for coming along for the session!! I had a great time and I hope you did as well!
Filed under: Portraits, Seniors on August 27th, 2009 | 2 Comments »