Class of 2013: Sunshine – Landstown

Know more about our senior models. The senior for this article is Sunshine, a 2013 senior from Landstown HS in Virginia Beach. Continue Reading →

Kiana – Kempsville ’11

We had a great time during our senior session with Kiana. We had a blast with Kiana and her mom. Kiana is a 2011 senior at Kempsville High School.

We started our session at the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk. We went to the Japanese Gardens, but it was closed for a wedding reception. We finished our session as the sun set at Nauticus and captured some great images.

I’ve posted a few pictures below. Don’t forget to watch the video at the bottom of the post.

Taylor – Atlantic Shores

Taylor was my first senior for the class of 2010. Her photo shoot was the first post of this blog. You can find her pictures & previous post here.

I use Animoto for my slideshows. I like Animoto because it’s easy to use and the slideshows are edgy, with music included. Now, you can add video footage to your slideshow. The video gives a behind the scenes look at my senior sessions. The screen size is smaller for blog and facebook pages. Seniors can order a DVD version to watch at home and share with friends. The videos look really impressive on a big screen TV.

Any senior that wants to purchase an Animoto DVD of their photo session or if anyone wants more information on getting an animoto slideshow, just give me a call.

Megan

I’ve been so busy with my senior sessions that I’ve haven’t been able to keep up with my blog posts. The 2010 senior season is off to a great start. I’ve been shooting almost everyday and I’ve had some really great photo shoots. Now that school is about to start, hopefully I can get caught up on all my posts.

Megan, a cheerleader at Kellam, is one of my senior models. We had a great time during our session and it was fun getting to know her and her mom.

We started off in Norfolk, near Harbor Park. Once the traffic through the downtown tunnel died down, we headed over to Portsmouth. We were able to get some good train shots over there. When we were done, we headed back to Norfolk. We stopped at the Half Moone Cruise Center, before ending the night at the pier at Nauticus.

Take a look at some of the photos from our session and don’t forget to watch the video slideshow at the bottom of the post.
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Leslie

I took a few of Leslie’s favorite images from her photo session and used them to create this 10×20 storyboard. It is mounted on 2mm styrene and has a linen finish. The styrene keeps it flat and the finish helps keep fingerprints of the print. I order all my wall prints like this. When I frame the print, I don’t have to worry about any glare because I don’t use the glass.

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Rachel

I’ve been out on location shooting so much lately, I’ve fallen a little behind in my blog posts. I usually post a few sneak peeks on facebook & myspace within a day or two of the session (FB & Myspace pages can be found under the ‘links’ button). Once I’ve processed the photos and created the video, then I’ll post about that particular shoot.

We had a great shoot with Rachel around the downtown Norfolk area. After starting out around Harbor Park, we headed towards Town Point Park. As always, we started walking and found a few awesome new spots. We had a blast with Rachel, a 2010 senior from Kempsville High School, and her mom. Rachel is a cheerleader and track athlete. She also cheers with FAME. It was fun talking with her mom about the contrasts I was trying to create between Rachel’s various outfits and the urban, edgy look of downtown. We did have the strange smells around the water taxi area, so we didn’t stay there long. We had a good laugh as Rachel’s mom was joking about her finding a place to change around the Half Moone Cruise Center. We finished up at the pier near Nauticus as the sun was going down.

We had a great time and a lot of laughs during the shoot and created some outstanding images. Be sure to check out her video slideshow at the bottom of the post. Feel free to leave a comment to let me know what you think. Enjoy.

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Leslie

Leslie, a 2009 graduate of Atlantic Shores, is another person who I first photographed as an athlete.

After discussing the various locations she wanted to go for her session, she decided on an urban, edgy background for her photos. We went to downtown Norfolk and our first stop was under the I-264 underpass, next to Harbor Park. She was working just as hard as I was as she walked up, in heels, directly under the highway, for some great shots at the top.

Before ending the session at Nauticus as the sun was going down, we shot around the downtown area. We found some really great locations that provided some interesting backgrounds. It was great working with Leslie and I liked that she had a bunch of ideas of her own for various shots and poses. She definitely made my job easier. Thanks Leslie!

It was an outstanding session that provided some great images. Enjoy the photos and don’t forget to watch the video slideshow at the bottom of the post.

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Heather

As it turns out, our senior session was the not the first time I had taken photos of Heather. A few weeks ago, I was taking action photos of the Greenbriar Christian soccer team. They defeated Nansemond-Suffolk Academy for their first TCIS win. Sometime after that we made arrangements to take her senior photos.

We went to downtown Norfolk for our photo session and just walked around looking for various backgrounds we liked. If we saw something that looked interesting or different, we stopped and took some pictures. When we headed over to Nauticus, it was packed with people as Churchland High School was having their prom next door. We managed and we got some amazing images. It was a fun shoot and Tyler and I had a great time getting to know Heather and her mom. Enjoy the photos and the music video.

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