Katya and her mother met up with me a little over a month ago to capture her senior portraits. At the time, Katya was just a few months away from graduation. She was in need of photos to not only commemorate the event… but to use in graduation announcements.
Senior Portrait location
Katya mother was the one who initially reached out. At first, the duo was not sure about what type of photo session they would like, studio or on-location. After some discussion, I discovered they really wanted photos with a relaxed natural look. With this in mind, I offered up some suggestions for potential photo shoot locations. After reviewing their options, it was decided Kathryn Albertson Park would be the best fit for Katya’s senior portrait session.
The Photo Shoot
The three of us met on a weeknight after school. I had never met either of these ladies before. So, while we strolled through the park capturing photos, we chatted and got to know each other a bit better. This helped make the experience for Katya as relaxed and fun as possible.
Although many high school seniors look forward to their senior pictures, they are often nervous on the day of the photo shoot. They have a lot of concerns about how to pose, what expression looks best and of course, what to wear. Many of them are also aware that their senior portraits are the photos which will remain on their parent’s walls for years to come. With this in mind, I try to make all of my photo sessions as laid back and relaxed as possible.
On any given day of the year, the areas of Kathryn Albertson Park which are usable for photos varies. Boise had been experiencing quite a bit of rain around the time of Katya’s senior portrait session. Although this made the grass a luscious green color, the ground was soaking wet! This made walking through some areas of the park a challenge. Katya and her mother were troopers! Although we were walking around and jumping over sections of mud… we all managed to leave the park relatively mud free.
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Below are just a few of Katya’s favorite images from her session.
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Dalton, his mother and I met up earlier this summer to capture senior portraits of Dalton. At the time, he was just about ready to graduate from high school.
They had decided that they did want professional pictures…..but didn’t want to have images taken in the photo studio. They would prefer to have Dalton’s portrait taken outside and wanted a location which had a more natural look. So… I suggested Kathryn Albertson Park, right in the heart of downtown Boise.
Below are just a few of their favorite images from the session.
If you, or someone you know has a 2018 graduate…don’t forget…Leap Photography is more than just a corporate headshot and wedding photographer….. we photograph high school seniors too!
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.
Do you live in Boise, Eagle, Meridian or anywhere in the surrounding Treasure Valley area? Are you or a loved one a member of the Class of 2017? If you said answered yes to either of these questions....now is the time to schedule your senior portrait session. Don't settle for ordinary.....call Leap Photography to schedule your senior portrait session.
This gal was just one of the 2016 high school graduates who came to Leap Photography for their senior portraits this past year.
As you may have noticed…I’m a bit behind in posting shoots here on the blog. I assure you it’s not because of a lack of images. I’ve just been busy and have not done a good job of keeping on top of the photo reveals. So, have no fear…many more images will be debuting here, on the blog, in the coming days/weeks. I have a number of different images to reveal from sessions, events and weddings I have photographed. For now, here is a glimpse into Taylor’s downtown Boise senior session.
I want to take a moment to let all my clients of 2012 know how much I appreciate your business. I’ve had a great time getting to know all of you who came to me for the first time. I hope to see you in the coming years for any additional portrait needs. For all my long time clients; thank you, for once again entrusting me to photograph your family milestones.