Category Archives: Senior Pictures

Recently we did pictures at the fairgrounds. Typically, this involves kids, families, maybe some babies, but this year we did something a little new in the mix; seniors! I loved these. Senior sessions are fun enough, but add in summer and the fun vibes of the fairgrounds, does it get any better? The other thing…

For around the last four years, senior pictures have been a type of session I’ve not really pursued heavily, but it’s easily one of my favorite types of sessions. This summer I have decided to start pushing senior pictures a lot more. On top of that, since our photography is constantly evolving, I have pushed…

We’re getting a little bit of a head start on senior pictures this year with Trent’s senior session downtown Effingham, IL. After talking about some locations and looks for the pictures, Trent wanted to have something a little more urban looking and downtown Effingham has so much to offer to accomplish such a unique look. I…

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s about time not just for summer, family vacations, a summer job, but it’s also a time to start preparing for your senior pictures. This leads to the age old questions; why? Why do senior pictures? Your senior year is a huge deal! You’ve been in school now for…

I feel like at this point, Chicago is becoming a second home for us. It’s kind of a good thing, because the more we go up there, the quicker the drives seem to get. Not sure how it’s working out that way, but I’ll take it. Brooke found us through a search online and scheduled…

I received an inquiry from Rachael about doing pictures in Chicago. She was going to be visiting some schools, but she was a fan of Chicago and the cubs and wanted to incorporate a little bit of the cubs and a lot of Chicago character into her pictures. Ultimately, she wanted pictures that were going…

Senior pictures in the fall are always highly desired, but it seems like it can get difficult during this time. Some days it may be 90 degrees, the next 60 and raining. We actually rescheduled our first attempt at a session because it was oddly hot and humid. It was one of those days where…

I don’t know what it is about this late summer/early fall sun, but the lighting in all of our sessions so far has be absolutely perfect. Colors are vibrant, the lighting isn’t too harsh, but not too dark, and the weather of course is perfect. Kaitlin’s session was just that, perfect. We started her senior…

There’s something pretty awesome about shooting downtown a large city, especially when it’s Chicago, IL senior pictures. Erika contacted me last month about doing pictures downtown and after just getting back from Madison’s senior session downtown Chicago, I was definitely ready to go back. Erika is from Wisconsin, so not only was it a drive…

Senior guys are just awesome to work with. Being a guy myself I know how most of them feel especially when it comes time for senior pictures. Unlike senior girls, most guys aren’t excited for school time to roll around because it means picture time, it’s quite the opposite. I know, I was in those…

I have always said that cloud skies are the best for portrait sessions, because of the natural softbox it makes by diffusing the sun light. This is exactly what we had in Chicago for most of the session with Madison. It started out last week, I received a call from Madison’s mom explaining that their…

This past weekend we attended a workshop hosted by Just Shoot group on facebook and led by Jessica Edwards Photography up in Iowa. It was a 6-hour crash course on everything from business, studio lighting, shooting, etc. It was pretty fantastic and definitely beneficial for us. Continued education, in my opinion, should be a requirement…

Last year, it seemed like we got one week of fall weather and then it was hot for a little while, stormy and then extremely cold. This year, it’s a different story, and it’s been perfect for photo sessions. The fall colors are sticking around quite a while. The temperature is perfect, and all of…

This past weekend was a weekend of fun sessions for me. From family, to pinup and fashion, and with Ashten’s we nailed down a fashion and senior session in one sitting. First of all the senior session. Working with Ashten, I knew it would be a great time. Having worked with the family for Calee’s…

A couple years ago I had my logo created. I knew when it was made that I wanted the SH to somehow be incorporated and what was mad was an S and an H together that sort of created an infinity sign, but not too much. But the S and H were very defined. The…

Spring is finally here!! And what a day we had to photograph Kami’s senior pictures!! A little windy, but I’m not going to complain about anything weather with the winter we had… at least I won’t complain until the heat index reach 100+ with a massive humidity percentage. Until then, we’ll focus on this session….

When Tiffany contacted me in regards to her senior session, I looked at my schedule for a Saturday that she wanted and I had a shoot in the morning and a shoot in the evening already booked on top of a commercial session mixed in somewhere during that day. Thankfully she was wanting her pictures…

It’s always fund to get something a little off the wall, something to break down the way shoots typically go, and Hailey did just that. Hailey wanted to have some of her pictures in her dance studio, and of course I did not know what to expect until I got there. I was looking around…

It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but it was two years ago that I had Bailey’s senior pictures – Adam’s sister. It’s awesome being able to revisit places like a family farm with 2 years in between. Because it doesn’t feel that long ago that we were doing Bailey’s session, but yet it was…

Doing senior sessions for guys rock! Why? I can do things with the pictures that I can’t with girls. I know I’ve said this in the past (oh well), but with senior girls I tend to do more of a soft edit, it just make sense right? Girls have the soft glow edits and guys…

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