Bit of Urban and a Bit of Nature a Senior Portrait Session

July 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

     

Abby's Senior Pictures at the Celery Bog

      We recently had the opportunity to photograph Abby's Senior Pictures.  We started downtown Lafayette to take advantage of the Alley Ways and local graffiti.  We love urban settings for Senior Sessions and Lafayette has some interesting backdrops.  

Garage Door in an way. Downtown Lafayette

Abby's Senior PicturesSteps street side Downtown Lafayette

     The Advantage of photographing on location is, you have unlimited options for backdrops.  This is why we never went the studio route.  Studio's can really limit your options, of course you are limited on weather conditions, but the results really pay off.  Urban setting can be casual or sophisticated, the options are yours.  

      Of course you can mix it up, like Abby did.  After shooting downtown we headed to the Celery Bogs in West Lafayette, just 10 minutes away.  This changed the entire setting.  The Celery Bogs in West Lafayette offers a great backdrop.  It's probably one of our favorite places to photograph.  

Abby's Senior PicturesOne of the trails at the Celery Bog

    Sometimes these area's can get interesting for the photographer, I had to climb off of a small bridge to get the angel that I needed.  

      The images opportunities are also great here.  Tall grass, shaded trails, water backdrops etc...   There is also a great place here to change outfits as well, which is a big plus.  The Bog can be busy, so weekdays are best.

Tips for on location shoots for Senior Portraits

  • Evenings are the best!  Middle of the day shoots are tough, because the sun is not your friend.   The evening offers great soft light.
  • Remember you could be setting on the ground or leaning against a brick wall.  This should be in your mind when choosing outfits.
  • Where are you going to change, this is the toughest part about on location shoots.   
  • Makeup (if you wear it) should never be shiny,  the light bounces off and does not work well for your skin tones. 
  • Have Fun!!!

 

A couple more images from the session.

Abby's Senior PicturesOpen trail at the Celery Bog

Abby's Senior PicturesAwesome white brick, Downtown Lafayette


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