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Holly is one of those senior photography clients I have the grand opportunity of knowing pretty well before our photo session. Her mom is the amazing cake maker from Stacy’s For the Love of Cake, while you may have never tasted her cake (and trust me you’re certainly missing out), you’ve seen her work in our sample party printables photos and on our blog before. And now you’ve got a pregnant woman thinking and talking about cake.
During Holly’s session consult she said something along the lines of, “I babysit, I don’t really have hobbies that photograph well.” And since senior pictures in a pile of children wasn’t really
an option what we were going for we brain stormed together until we came up with some ideas. I think our brains really worked well together because her session was FANTASTIC and I absolutely love her pictures. She’s gorgeous which make my job incredibly easy and I’m a little in love with this new shoot location. Anyways, here are a few images from her session…
When Jaclyn e-mailed me and said she wanted to to her senior photo session at her horse stables I was a tad giddy. I love horses. My uncle shoed them for a living when I was little and he had a horse named Major and I would go with my uncle to the stables and ride. And then he would let me clean Major’s stall. I was quite proud of myself every time I looked into the stall after I had cleaned it. Little did I know I was doing an unwanted chore. And I’m about 99% sure my uncle had to go back into the stall and redo everything because quite frankly I was little and poop is heavy. And thus my love for horses was born.
Bill wasn’t quite sure about the horses. He’s from Philadelphia and I guess in that city horses aren’t as natural an occurrence as they are here in Houston and the surrounding areas. When we met Jaclyn’s horse I walked right over and pet his head. Bill stood back and stated quite frankly, “wow, that’s a big animal, I’ve never been this close to a horse.” He eventually warmed up to them and both of us stood in awe as Jaclyn maneuvered her horse and went soaring through the air as they jumped over a fence we had placed in the middle of the field.
Here are a few of our favorites from her photo shoot.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the shoot! Leave us a comment.
Melissa and I worked together to style her senior photo session. The goal was dreamy and whimsical with a touch of mystery. She has a great eye for fashion and picked out all her clothes. This was actually the same location we did the photo session with Tiffany and her girls, but to our surprise all the the tall grass had been mowed which completely changed the landscape of the location. It also revealed a plethora of blackberry vines which Melissa, Bill and I ate from throughout the shoot. Oddly enough, Melissa eats blackberries every morning and so it made the session even more “her”.
This lady is a fantastic woman. There is so much about her that reminds me of myself at that age. She’s beautiful and thoughtful and just all around awesome. And I’m in love with her photos…
(Because I take a feet shot of every client. It’s kinda my thing.)
(This one was an artistic experiment, I’m still not sure if it works.)
And that is Melissa.
PS. I’d love to hear your feedback on these images; which is your favorite, likes, don’t like, etc. Just leave it in the comments.
I recently did a senior photography session with Corey from Spring High School and we had a blast. We know each other from our old church so we got to skip that awkward get to know you phase. Corey was willing to do what ever I asked and add his own bit of humor to the shoot. His best friend joined him and he was a great help keeping Corey’s wardrobe together and making Corey laugh. Later his mom joined us too and I got some shots of the two of them together that just make me smile.
This was one that was thanks to Corey’s friend. It makes me smile.
This is definitely one of my favorites.
Tied with this one.
And I LOVE these pictures of Corey and his mom Jeanette. They make me smile and melt my heart a bit. She’s my kind of mom.
This last shot was sort of spur of the moment. I grabbed Corey as we were all chatting it up in the parking lot and brought him over to this sign/pole. It ended up being one of my favorite shots. And that’s my senior session with Corey.
I promise by blog hasn’t become all about the organic world. I’m still working, doing photo sessions and designing things.
This weekend I did a photo session with Natasha at her dad’s lake house on Lake Livingston. I’m so glad we did the session here. There was great scenery and she looked gorgeous, my job was way easy.
It’s also rare that I get to do a college senior session. Sometimes it’s like there is this void in my client’s photos. We do high school senior portraits and I don’t see them again until they get married. I’m pretty sure this is completely ridiculous. What about when the graduate from college, or get a dog, or buy a house, or heck just for fun?
Anyways that was a total tangent from the subject at hand, which is Natasha and her Lake Front College Senior Session.
Way back in my high school days I did a bit of video work, playing with the first edition of imovie and learning linear editing versus digital editing. In my college days I worked for a production company running camera, creating motion graphics and those sorts of things. We actually won a Telly for one of the pieces I worked on, it was pretty exciting. I freelanced for a while too, ran camera for the Tulsa Oilers hockey team. Video is kinda in my blood, but it’s dominated by my love for photography. I’ve always wanted to fuse the two and today that dream has become a reality.
With the help of my amazing husband and co-adventurer in this business of Diliberto Photo & Design (Bill) we created the above video of Josh’s Senior 2012 Photo Session. Josh is from Oak Ridge High School here in Spring, TX and is very active in theater. His director/theater teacher was a gem and let us use the stage for about an hour for his session.
I don’t know if I love the fusion video of Josh’s session more because it really shows the experience my seniors go through during their session or the idea that Bill and I made it together. He shot the video while I shot and directed the photo session. I basically handed him the camera and said by the way I need you to take this, shoot and follow me around. I’m more than impressed with his video shooting ability and creativity. He framed things wonderfully, got creative with shots and pretty much blew my mind.
I’m in love with the outcome. After I posted it on our facebook page Josh’s mom called me and admited that it made her cry. It wasn’t my intention but I’m glad that it moved her so. I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing more fusion videos from future Diliberto Photo & Design sessions.
Attention Houston, Spring, and surrounding areas…it’s our new model search time! All the details are below but I want to share with you my insane excitement about the 2012 seniors. Senior year is like entering a brand new era of life, the apex is graduation day. There is a TON to figure out college applications, decisions, finals, financial aid, living arrangements, goodbyes, prom, and a lot more. I think that’s why I love shooting senior sessions so much, each student is on the brink of a new chapter of life.
So thats all the details! Remember if you book your senior session with a friend (you have to shoot at the same time, but the cool part is you’ll get to do some shots together) you both get a discount on your session fee! And thats about it, pretty simple eh?