For Kaitlyn’s senior pictures it was important to her that we captured her personality and that they “felt like a representation of her.” This is a priority I hear from many seniors and it is at the core of why I love senior photography.
My business started by taking pictures for friends back in 2009 when I was still in high school and while my early work did capture who my peers were, my skills have evolved quiet a bit over the last decade. I love to use setting and environment to make my clients feel relaxed. I crack silly jokes and make weird poses behind the camera to get them smiling (even if they are laughing AT me instead of WITH me) It’s important to get to know them, what they like and dislike, what they hope to do after high school, how they would describe themselves…. this is how I know I successfully create images that feel authentic. I want them to look back on these pictures with pride. Nothing is more precious to me than when I sit down with these students and their families to see the reaction they have in our order review appointments and how excited they are to share the pictures with loved ones and friends. Kaitlyn’s brilliant smile, sparkling eyes, and bubbly attitude will take her far!
Scroll down to see images from our session together along with some feedback and tips from Kaitlyn.
What advice would you give other seniors for their photo sessions? How was your session?
It was better than expected and a lot of fun! Kara is awesome and really captured my personality. First piece of advice, use Kara Reese Photography. Second, don’t be afraid to show some teeth and try something new. Let your personality shine. Plan your outfits, hair and makeup before hand. I picked three outfits and did my makeup and hair myself because I wanted it to look like me. Don’t be self conscious, Kara has very good ideas so trust her!
What concerns did you have about getting your photos taken?
Acne. The outcome was awesome! I am very pleased at how the photos were retouched and they look very natural. Just keep everything else simple!