Can you believe it… school is back in full swing and this means all across the United States there is a new crop of high school seniors. In addition to applying for colleges, financial aid and scholarship packages….these young adults are also looking forward to having their senior portraits taken. Most schools in this area require students to submit a photo taken by a professional photographer, on a specific color background and the student must wear either a tux or a drape depending on the student’s gender.
Finding a photographer who can take the school required graduation photos in addition to the type of senior pictures the student REALLY wants can sometimes be a challenge. Few photographers in the area have a photo studio… and who really wants to rely on the images they’ll have to choose from on school photo day? Seniors are looking for a personalized, truly unique experience with their senior portrait photographer. They don’t want to feel like just one of the many people walking through the school photo camera line.
Here at Leap Photography, I offer a truly individualized portrait experience. I don’t photograph hundreds of people a day. I take the time to get to know my seniors and I walk them and their parents through the entire senior portrait process. The experience begins with the phone call, continues through the portraits session, a one on one image/proof reveal session, custom product designs proofs and of course the pick up of your purchased items.
I like to get to know each senior before the portrait session if possible. I try to find out a little bit about his/her personality so we can select a portrait location which is true to that particular seniors personality. If a person hates the outdoors…that last thing I’d suggest is a portrait session in the woods. I also talk to all my clients about clothing, hair and makeup selections. Giving suggestions on what colors photograph best and tips on makeup application for portraits, just helps each individual look and feel their best in portraits.
So…with all that said….here is a look at a selection of my client Taylor’s, favorite images from her photo session. This gorgeous gal fit the description I listed above to a T. She needed the traditional photo for her yearbook, but she did not want that photo to remember her senior year by. She’s not a tradition gal at all. She was looking for an urban photographer. Someone to take her around downtown Boise and capture her in an environment which felt comfortable and true to herself.
Thanks again Taylor and Carolyn (mom) for choosing Leap Photography. I had a great time getting to know the two of you and wish you both the best of luck on your new endeavors.
Lloyd, Emily and I met last January and immediately hit it off. At the time, the two had been engaged for a short while… and were still in the beginning stages of planning their wedding. In fact, they had just booked their venue and were beginning to think about the task of trying to find a wedding photographer. We met, and you could say the rest was history. The three of us fell in love with each others personalities, and I guess you could say a match was made in heaven. Shortly after our initial meeting, they booked me to capture both their wedding portraits and engagement photos.
We met up early in the spring to capture a few different looks for their engagement pictures. Not only did the couple have a few different outfit changes… but we utilized more than one location around Boise as a backdrop for their portraits.
After all was said and done, Lloyd and Emily used a number of different images from the engagement session in items used in their wedding. One image was used on their wedding invitation. Another was displayed on the guest book table at their wedding and a variety of images were incorporated into their wedding website and of course their social media pages.
All in all, the three of us had a blast during their engagement session and their wedding too (photos to be displayed in a later post). When these two start to giggle, it’s impossible not to laugh with them! Congratulation go all around to two people who are truly a match made in heaven.
Ashley and Andrew opted for a destination wedding in the Idaho mountains. Although these two live and work in Boise, they wanted to have their wedding somewhere in the great outdoors of Idaho. They were looking for a location that at the very least felt remote, but had vehicle accessibility for their guests. After looking at a number of wedding venues, they settled on Lazy R Ranch in Banks Idaho.
As many of you know….once you’ve got your venue selected and officially booked, it’s time to start thinking about booking all of the rest of your wedding vendors. Ashley and Andrew approached me about 10 months before their wedding. Professional photos were of high priority to them and they both wanted wedding pictures they could pass down to their children and grandchildren. So….looking for and booking their photographer was one of the first tasks accomplished in their wedding planning. I was hired to not only document their wedding day… but to capture engagement photos for “Save The Dates” and “Wedding Invites” as well.
Thanks Ashley and Andrew for choosing Leap Photography for your wedding portrait needs!
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