Posted on March 21, 2016
Wow! This shoot was all about chasing some beautiful natural light. We had a perfect day of cloud filtered sunlight at this Downtown St Petersburg Florida High School Senior Portrait session. I love photographing senior portraits in between our busy spring schedule of weddings and family portraits. Downtown St Pete Florida offers a very vibrant arts community with the Mahaffey Theatre and Dali museum next door to each other along Beach Drive. Both venues feature great art inside their walls and amazing architectural details. Living in Saint Petersburg Florida is very inspiring for me as a photographer, because I feel like I have access to so many great arts locations.
When photographing Senior portraits, I try to select a location which suits my clients personality and interests and this session delivers some nice minimalist touches along with some nice leading lines.
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Posted on December 13, 2015
My clients vacation twice a year at Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites and hired me to photograph their daughter’s photos for her high school senior portraits. I photographed this senior beach session on a beautiful November evening, with perfect clouds and a little bit of wind to add some drama! The sand at treasure Island beach had formed into ripples, so I took advantage of the effect and shot some early strobist portraits in bright daylight with two Saberstrips. I love mixing natural light portraits with strobist shots at the beach; it truly provides two different looks. As much as I love photographing clients in natural light, some of my favorite images from this session are lit by two flashes inside two SaberStrips horizontal above my client.
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Posted on May 26, 2014
This senior portrait session was so much fun! It was a thrill to photograph Lily, the sister of one of my previous senior portrait clients. Lily lives in inland Florida and decided the beach would be a great location for her session. I had her stop by the house so I could help select outfits; one of my favorite parts of designing a senior portrait session. Lily is a natural beauty (like her sister) and I love how her hazel eyes and warm medium brown hair pop in these senior portraits.
We headed out to St Pete Beach Treasure Island on for a sunset shoot on a beautiful warm night. Scott and I started out shooting these first portraits of Lily in her blue dress with natural light.
For a few images while the sun was quite bright, I utilized off camera high speed synch fill to allow me to shoot at 2.8 at 4000th of a second with my Nikon D800 in commander mode with our Radio Popper PX triggers.
We walked out towards the water and took advantage of the gorgeous dunes this beach offers. Mom’s favorite dress was this cute red strapless and I think it looks amazing in this beach setting. Typically at this time of day we photograph our strobist shots with an Einstein and a 50 inch soft box. Scott likes to add a neutral density filter to get to nice portrait aperatures. When the sun was covered by the clouds I turned off my triggers and photographed Lily in natural light.
Closer to sunset we moved towards the waters edge where I like shoot a few remaining moments of natural light. At this time, Scott prepares two Saberstrips on a boom stand. Lily’s sister loaned her the cute colorful top and I love how it compliments the soft pastel colors of the sky at sunset.
On the drive back into St Petersburg, I had Lily change into this cute black dress and Scott suggested this location near the Green Bench Brewing Co. Scott handheld one SaberStrip for me while I quickly captured these images with my 85mm at 2.8. It was fun to give Lily another look and setting to her senior portrait session.
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