Sarah – 2018 Waverly High School Senior

 

Sarah is a rising senior at Waverly High School, and I am loving her senior session style! Sarah picked out her outfits by focusing on what represented her and what might be fun in her photos with The Camera’s Eye. As you can tell, she LOVES flowers.

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She also loves St. Augustine, Florida and even hopes to go to college there! That’s where her T-shirt is from in the super casual and super gorgeous shot below:

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Even though Sarah LOVES having her photo taken and feeling like a model, she was super nervous about her senior session…but she soon saw that I can make it FUN!
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We tried lots of different scenes and managed to get something awesome out of every single one. I had a ton of fun with her session, and even added her to my Snapchat story that day 🙂
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Sarah, best of luck in your last year at Waverly and thank you for doing your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye!

Laura – 2018 Maine Endwell Senior

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Laura deliberately waited until school started to schedule her senior session – her summer was crazy busy and the school schedule forced her into a routine where we could set a time and date 🙂

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Laura did a FAB job choosing her senior session clothing and keeping it natural! She wanted to get all kinds of different colors in there, which you can see in her various outfits.

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Likewise, she kept her hair natural and curly – making it easy for her senior photos to look just like HER! Laura likes her hair down and her mom really wanted some shots with it up…so why not do both?

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The temperature may not have felt like it the last couple of days, but autumn is HERE in the Southern Tier! The daily shooting times are getting shorter and yearbook deadlines are just around the corner – so contact The Camera’s Eye to book today!

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2018 Maine Endwell Senior – Hailey

Meet Hailey, a 2018 senior from Maine Endwell! We had an awesome senior session! Even better is the fact that I photographed her sister Erin two years ago, and I love working with the same family over the years!


Everyone has their own approach to planning out their senior photos, and Hailey didn’t spend a whole lot of time worrying about what to wear…which worked out great! She focused on choosing solids so they would stand out against whatever background I put her up against 🙂

And, for all my potential senior clients who are not thrilled abut having their photos taken…did you know that Hailey is part of your club? 😉 I promise I can make your senior photo session with The Camera’s Eye comfortable and maybe even FUN.

Slots for seniors with The Camera’s Eye are filling fast, so call or email today to book a session!

Having a Comfortable Senior Session with The Camera’s Eye

No matter where we are or what you wear, I want you to be comfortable during your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye. That’s why it’s important for YOU to bring a little bit of home with you! Think siblings…best friends…pets! And then cue the gorgeous natural smiles:

Keep in mind – we don’t want your pet (or other ‘significant other’) to dominate your session with The Camera’s Eye. Think about only having your pet for part of the session and having someone there to take him or her home while we focus on you!

Same goes for human companions- it’s super distracting for both of us if your sister or bestie is taking cell phone pictures while we’re trying to knock out YOUR professional session. It also slows us down – we move around a LOT and we need to optimize your time behind the camera, and make it all about you! I do love meeting the people in your life, and I LOVE seeing them add just that right amount of bubble and shine to your portraits!

School is starting up, but it’s not too late to schedule a senior session with me – contact me today!

Abby – 2018 Owego Free Academy Senior

Meet Abby, a superstar rising senior from Owego Free Academy! As an honors student taking college courses, it’s hard to believe she has time for anything else…

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…BUT, Abby is also a leader in the community, taking part in Global Leadership Now, YES LEADS, and the Interact Club, to name just a few…

#Seniorpics 2Oh, and did I mention she is also a top athlete? She’s lettered in track and cross country, but NOTHING compares to how much she loves softball!

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It’s clear this girl is headed places – and the most exciting place she’s headed is Italy! Abby has the honor of representing the USA Athletes International team in the Italian Softball Series next summer in Florence. She is just one of just FOURTEEN young women from across the country selected to represent the US – pretty incredible stuff!

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To do that, she needs to raise a bunch of money – please click here to help send Abby to Italy!

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Besides all of these accomplishments – Abby is an absolute sweetheart with a positive attitude and a striking personality. I’m so glad I got to know her through her urban senior session with The Camera’s Eye – best of luck to her in her senior year, Italy, college, and beyond!

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Bringing Some Flair to Your Senior Session

Still stressing about what to wear for your senior session with The Camera’s Eye? Solids with flair are always a safe choice! And what is flair?  In these images, you will see the client’s favorite color with a material pattern, or a piece of material missing, or a string or subtle eyelet pattern to the shirt…

 

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All of this is fantastic flair – it adds a little visual interest, but doesn’t distract from your face! Contact me today to set up your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye – we can chat more about how to get the best senior session for you 🙂

 

 

Clothes, Patterns, and Your Senior Session

Students are always concerned about what to wear to their senior session, and they ALWAYS ask.. “should I avoid patterns?”  As a general rule, yes, but…like all rules…I believe in breaking them for the good of photography  ; )

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If you bring patterns, I’ll either simplify the background so the pattern is the standout or, I’ll play with the colors in the pattern.

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Either way… you are more then welcome to bring patterns to your senior session with The Camera’s Eye!

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That way I can make sure you’re getting the attention you deserve during your senior photo session 🙂

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As always, wear what you are comfortable with, and I’ll make sure the real YOU shines through 🙂

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Contact me today to set up your senior photo session with The Camera’s Eye!

Mallory – 2018 Waverly High School Senior

Check out Mallory, a 2018 Waverly High School senior! I’ve worked with Mallory’s family for years but haven’t seen them in a while, and it was so nice to catch up and swap stories!

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Mallory didn’t come to me with anything super specific in mind for her senior shoot, which is fine! She loves having her photo taken, and I think it shows 🙂

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She also shows some awesome senior photo style – keeping it SIMPLE. For starters, her favorite and most comfortable jeans!

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She stuck with her favorite colors for tops, as well as her absolute favorite green dress. Noticing a theme?

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The flowered dress is SO fun and flowy, which is great for all the different poses we tried out!

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Thanks to Mallory for such a fun senior session with The Camera’s Eye, and best of luck to her in her last year at Waverly!

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Newborn Session with Adelyn at The Camera’s Eye

Welcome to the world, Miss Adelyn! Sarah and Jenise brought their little bundle in to me just a few days after she was born – they were back and forth a bit about doing a newborn shoot, but once she was finally here, they knew they would regret not getting the photos.

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The ladies brought a few memorable stuffed items and a softball glove, but there was really no major planning…sometimes the way to do things involving a newborn 🙂

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We do have babies that aren’t as fast asleep as Adelyn was – which is totally fine. That’s why we try to schedule newborn shoots at The Camera’s Eye before the baby is two weeks old, but you’ll get amazing photos either way!

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Since Adelyn was sleeping away, we did a few extra shots in this ADORABLE Minnie Mouse outfit. And, as happens with EVERY newborn shoot, she left this crocheted diaper a little less white than when we started 🙂

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We took our time to make sure everyone was comfortable. I have a Boppy and a wipes warmer in the studio, and we played Adelyn some lullabies – even used an app on my phone to create some soothing vibrations for her!

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I absolutely loved getting to meet Sarah and Jenise and their little sweet pea. I’m so glad they had a memorable experience with Adelyn’s newborn shoot. As Sarah put it, “I will never forget how it felt watching Lisa take pictures of our new baby. It was one of those moments that you think about while pregnant, and then was coming true in front of me.”

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Hoping to have Adelyn back in the studio for her 6-month shoot and beyond! Lots of love to this family from The Camera’s Eye.

Makeup and Senior Photos!

Q: What suggestions do you have for makeup for senior photos? I normally wear light foundation, eyeliner and mascara with a lip color.

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A: Of course you want to look your best for your senior photos! So how can you use makeup to do that? I always tell my seniors – do exactly what you normally do, with just a HINT of extra blush for the camera.

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This leaves you looking like YOU, and fabulously camera ready. Don’t forget some extra lip balm or blush to add that shimmer 🙂

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NOW is the time to be scheduling your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye! Contact me today so we can figure out the when and where 🙂