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Sisters, friends, athletes, country girls, models . . .those are just a few adjectives used to  describe these two.  They wanted their senior session to reveal things they loved like fashion, America, and each other.

Edgy Editorial images are a must at the studio!  We always shoot a few that look like they could be in a magazine spread!

And we can’t forget about prom!

Here’s what Sierra had to say about her photo shoot.


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Meet Alyssa, she’s one of a kind.   She wanted her senior pictures to reflect just that. She wanted to show her classy side, her sassy side, her spunk, her love of fashion, independence, and I wanted to show off her beauty.  Here’s what we came up with!


Outfits from Free People, Anthropologie, Sherri Hill!!!!!

 

 


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Fashion is a statement, say something important. Savannah wanted her senior portraits to reflect her love of fashion, mixing high-end brands with vintage pieces, her car,  and her mom.  


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Haley Turner is planning her dorm room decor for freshman year at UK, but we can’t forget every single image we shot together, because they were perfect!  Here are some of my favorite editorial studio shots, along with outdoor locations and even prom.


Want to hear what Haley had to say about her session?


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In order to show how I shoot for competition, I thought I would show how this session unfolded and my editing and thought process for conceptual photography with a child.

I was inspired by the art work that hangs in all Fazoli’s restaurants.  They have giant canvased of kids eating pasta and I LOVE pasta, so an idea was born.  I made a pinterest board of kids eating pasta.  I found an adorable toddler model, Presley, and invited her to my studio.

I called Frances’ Diner in Hazard, KY and asked Frances to make me some spaghetti noodles.  They loved the idea and were glad to help.

These are some images that led up to my finished product.

Step 1.  It took us about 5 minutes of coaxing just to get Presley to pick up the fork.

step 2.   We then decided her hair needed to go up in pig tails.

Step 3.  Presley was thinking,   “Are you kidding me?  You call this a photo shoot?” Step 4.  The editing process began.  I knew this was the expression I wanted!  YES!

But it needed to be flipped horizontal in Photoshop so the composition would be stronger!   Then began the arduous editing process.  I re-exported her from Light Room, color corrected, straightened the crop and realized the NOODLES were out of focus!  CRAP!  Back to the drawing board.

I called Frances’ Diner again, got more noodles and did a reshoot of the noodles.  Yes, I’m insane at this point. 

Ok, back to Photoshop . . . I added some “in focus” noodles, painted and basically created Presley some “in focus” fingers, softened her skin, burned down the bowl, painted her hair, eyes, sharpened and softened until I came up with the finished result.   Voila!     This image scored a 96 at SEPPA  and made the Loan Collection in 2016. 

Thanks for going on this Spaghetti journey with me!

~Shutter Suz

 

 

 


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