Colors have a huge influence in photography. We’ve all heard of the psychology of colors, whether it is related to mood, emotions, marketing, art, etc. Virginia is full of spectacular colors, and fall foliage is a very popular time for senior and family portraits. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, communication is key when selecting […]

The power of color~foliage session

This amazing Senior opted for the full experience, including multiple locations! Carrington’s ‘goal’ was to make sure she included her brother, her precious golden retriever, soccer, and cap & gown photos as part of her senior portraits. It truly is an experience for seniors…their time to shine and feel special, and I love that I […]

Photographing your passion during Senior Portraits is my goal!

As a professional photographer, it’s my job to show your true self through your portraits. It’s not necessary to be comfortable in front of the camera, and I won’t try to portray you in a different manner. I want your family to say “that’s who you are” when seeing the final product. Welcome back to […]

Radiant Senior Portraits at Gari Melcher’s studio grounds

Bring a friend, or a sibling, or a pet! We will have twice as much fun 😉 Let’s talk about a few (and there are many) elements to achieve aesthetically pleasing portraits. Browse my previous posts for more tips! MOVEMENT naturally draws attention to photos, evokes emotion, and heartfelt impact. Some examples of capturing movement […]

BFF Senior Session downtown Fredericksburg

My previous blog post touched on location selection and some elements such as lighting, color harmony/wardrobe to achieve an aesthetically pleasing portrait. There are so many elements, so I will be tackling a few at a time. TEXTURE AND PATTERNS MAKE GREAT BACKGROUNDS AND FOREGROUNDS. Brick, cobblestone, tile, and wood to name a few. There […]

Belmont Estate Senior Portraits, Fredericksburg VA

Have camera, will travel~DESTINATION SENIOR PORTRAITS. I traveled from Virginia to Ocean Isle, Beach, NC for Kayleigh’s senior portrait session. I fell in love with this lovely, easygoing little beach town. The cool thing about hiring a photographer from out of the area is that your portraits will look a little different from the local […]

Ocean Isle Beach, NC Senior Portraits

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