Posted on September 11, 2020
Downtown Saint Petersburg offers a variety of outdoor locations for portrait sessions and one of my favorites is the Salvador Dali Museum and Mahaffey Theatre exteriors. For this high school senior session we started along the corridors of the Mahaffey which offers a fun perspective line of columns, crisp concrete lines and natural greenery. Then we strolled over towards the highly reflective exterior of the Dali Museum’s enigma dome, which offers a blue glass reflection of the palm trees along the approach to the museum. At senior sessions I typically suggest three outfits to add variety. To end the session we strolled along the Tampa Bay waterfront of South Yacht Basin.
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Posted on June 15, 2013
Sometimes an overcast and slightly rainy summer afternoon allows for a great Senior portrait photo session.
I met Chloe’s dad, Lee last summer while visiting Scott in Calgary, Canada. Lee joined Scott on some outdoor adventures in Banff and Kananaskis, and I remember hearing about one memorable snowy hike to Ribbon Falls which involved a smart decision to turn around at the chains. A year later, Lee’s daughter Chloe needed her senior portraits taken, and I was thrilled that they liked my photography portfolio and hired me to photograph Chloe.
I was excited to meet and work with Chloe, and within minutes I knew we were going to have a great portrait session. In additional to her natural beauty, Chloe has an effervescent personality which lights up in front of the camera. She will be starting her first year of college in weeks, and her decision to study Hospitality Management suits her warm and confident presence.
After selecting outfits, we drove around downtown Saint Petersburg FL looking for ideal light and locations. Since it was an overcast day, I photographed the session with natural light and sometimes adding fill light from one SaberStrip on a light stand with a Nikon SB 800 inside.