Gilbert High School Senior Pictures
As a photographer, I’ve run into all types of themes, preferences, and location requests. However, every now and then, there’s someone who just wants to “live.” What do I mean by that? Well, Brianna is the perfect example!
A True-To-Life Photo Shoot
Graduating from Gilbert High School as part of the class of 2020, and given that Brianna is starting a new chapter, I thought it would be fun to feature her on the blog again! Brianna is expecting her first child…a baby boy due in January!!
Like many other young adults, she spends time with friends, plays softball, and impressively – lifts. Phew, it’s hard to find time to do much else! Just from looking at the photos, it’s easy to see this dynamic side of Brianna. While the locations are natural, outdoorsy, and oh-so sunny, there’s a certain aspect of authenticity to each photo. We get to see the real side of Brianna. And really – she just shines through. The camera clearly found a favorite!
Picking the Right Props and Poses
Though every moment was full of fun, smiles, and spontaneity, we still tried to incorporate everyday aspects of Brianna’s life. One very important part of her life is her cousin, Ashton. So when Brianna asked if she could join us a for a few shots, of course the answer was YES!!!
A softball glove here, a friend there, and the most perfect chalk sign– what more does a photoshoot need?!
Bring Out the Fun in photography
Brianna has a strong, colorful, and striking sense of style, and she was clearly not afraid to have some fun! I can’t even explain how happy I was when she choose these funky sunglasses from the style closet. A playful twist at the moment often turns into an eye-catching look, which clearly worked for Brianna! And of course, if you know me at all, we had to add in a floppy hat!
Solving the Glasses Issue
While Brianna’s glasses suit her wonderfully, they may have had a slight fight with the camera. You see, lens glare is a big no-no and general annoyance for anyone who’s expertly posed for hours to achieve photos they’ll love. It takes attention away from the face and hides your beautiful eyes! However, despite being outside under a shining sun, we managed to minimize pesky lens glare to the best of our ability and I did the rest afterwards during editing. To avoid it completely, it’s best to simply pop out the lenses before the shoot. No one ever notices and it makes getting authentic, natural reactions so much easier if you’re not constantly moving to avoid the glare.
Tips If You Wear Glasses for your Photos
Speaking of glasses and cameras, they don’t always go hand in hand. Here’s a way to get around some of those pesky issues so that you can wear your glasses with pride and ease!
- Remove the lenses if possible. Use an old pair of frames. It really is the best advice I can give!
- If lens removal isn’t possible, clean them just before the shoot, and we’ll take care of the rest with editing!
- Ask your photographer to be your eyes. Knowing where to look isn’t easy, but I always try to give you some direction!
A Surprise Guest
As an incredibly sunny day turned to night, it seemed we’d be treated to something perhaps even more beautiful than the glowing sun. As though the stars had aligned for Brianna’s shoot, the pink moon rose in the background. And not just any pink moon – the super pink moon! By catching it in the background, we managed to create a sort of “dreamy” effect. However, on closer inspection, with Brianna’s softball glove in shot, it might even look like she’s ready to make the catch of her life! Oh, and did I mention that this image was Brianna’s absolute favorite AND it was a published in Senior Year Magazine’s Best of 2020 issue? Yep, over the years I’ve had many award winning images published in top photography magazines! When you schedule your photo shoot with me, you might be next!
In the end, everything worked out perfectly. I had the time of my life capturing the many sides of Brianna’s bubbly and laid-back personality. So, I’d like to say a big thanks to Brianna for letting me capture this special time in her life – and best wishes to you and your new little family! I’m so excited for you!!
If you’re a senior from Gilbert High School, let’s get you on the schedule for your senior portraits!