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!

Dress to Impress: Senior Sessions at The Camera’s Eye

During our senior sessions at The Camera’s Eye, I LOVE getting to know you and capturing your personality. And though it’s what’s on the inside that counts, clothing naturally plays an important part of your senior photos, and I get asked a LOT about how to dress…we’ve written about it before, but here are some key tips for this season…

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The big biggie: be yourself! There’s no use in taking a bunch of senior photos where you don’t wear what you normally wear and you don’t look or feel like yourself 🙂 People should recognize you in what you wear every day.

 

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I’m an environmental portrait artist…that means we will be trekking through fields, rivers, over rocks, and through funky terrain….THAT means: wear the comfy shoes, and carry the diva heels! I LOVE great shoes, so save them for when we’re actually shooting and I’ll get them in all their glory:)

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And as far as shoes go…make sure to match the socks if you’re wearing them. There’s nothing worse than white socks BLAZING out from under your pants and stealing the spotlight from your amazing shoes.
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This one is from your mother, but it is the #1 clothing retouch requested from your mothers….check for wrinkles in your clothes before you come and HANG your outfits prior.
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Ladies: think about your undergarments!  Straps other than the ones holding your shirt or dress up are DISTRACTING from your face. Straps distract!
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Most of all..SHARE with me… tell me what you’re bringing! Text or Snapchat your clothing choices.  I’ll plan around your outfits and it will remind us both to bring props, sporting equipment, locker room keys, jerseys, etc. 🙂
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Remember, I’m a professional photographer…which means I do MORE than just snap the camera. I WANT to work with you before and after our session to get  the photos you want 🙂 One of the best ways we can collaborate is over Pinterest…check out our senior style and senior photos boards to get pumped for your session!
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Call me at 607-426-6023 or email lisamcqueeney AT gmail DOT com to book your senior session with The Camera’s Eye today!

2015 Athens High School Senior – Tori

The wind has started knocking the leaves off the trees here in New York’s Southern Tier – so I wanted to share a senior session where we made use of the beautiful autumn while we still could! Tori is a 2015 senior from Athens High School, and she was referred to The Camera’s Eye by her friend Chloe – my Brooke Shields lookalike from earlier in the year 🙂

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Senior session style was key here! Tori spent a lot of time choosing her outfits – and, like a lot of us, she loves to shop so she even considered buying NEW things 🙂 (That’s not usually necessary for senior sessions with The Camera’s Eye, since I want to capture you as you are – but I certainly won’t discourage you if you know there’s a good sale going on!)

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In the end, Tori brought about 6 different outfits and we worked together to match the best ones with the scenery. Even though she’s into fashion, she’s an outdoorsy girl and wanted her senior photos to look natural. Her favorite shots? The ones we did on the railroad tracks.

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Tori, good luck in your last year at Athens High School!

Getting to Know High School Seniors at The Camera’s Eye

Diving into AP classes…heading up clubs and other activities…oh yeah, and applying to colleges…with everything else on your plate as your senior year approaches, senior portraits should NOT be another source of stress! At The Camera’s Eye, we make sure that your portrait session is fun and relaxed, and that planning your senior photos is collaborative process!

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As a professional photographer, I pride myself on providing a personalized photo session and REALLY knowing my clients! In many cases, I’ve known my seniors for years and have already worked with their families on everything from baby photos to high school dances. In other cases, our senior session is a jumping-off point for the future – engagement shoots, baby sessions, etc…

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The first step: I’ll send you a quick questionnaire in the mail, which you can fill out, snap a photo of, and text back to me. This is a good starting point to get the juices flowing, since what I need to know is: Who I am working with? Where can we shoot? Where are you most comfortable? What’s going to showcase your personality? This, however, isn’t the end of the road!

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Some of it might seem like the same chit-chatty questions you always get, like “What subject do you like in school?” “What sports do you play?” “Where do you work?” But trust me, we can use this! When we talk about your work schedule, it lets me know when you’re free – but it also tells me a little bit about your personality. Sports and hobbies can add flair to a senior photo session. Some of my favorite senior sessions have involved props, cultural outfits, and settings that seniors brought to ME.

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And, not to sound shallow, but how you dress tells me everything I really need to know 🙂 We’ll be using your personal style to craft your senior photo session style, so that you’ll have pictures that show YOU as truly YOU. Check out our senior style board on Pinterest for some ideas of outfits that can work for your senior session!

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2015 Athens High School Senior – Chloe

The Camera’s Eye recently had the pleasure of shooting a senior session with Chloe, a 2015 senior from Athens High School.

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Chloe was an absolute treat to work with! She’s quiet and composed, but she took direction like she had been working in front of a camera for years. Maybe it’s not just a coincidence that she could be a double for Brooke Shields? 🙂

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I really admire this ability to be comfortable and work the camera. Even though I’m a professional photographer, it’s not something I know how to do myself…my place is pretty squarely BEHIND the camera!

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Miss Chloe is an EXCELLENT example of how to accessorize for senior photos. She’s really into fashion, especially scarves. Notice the little touches of jewelry in each shot! Plus, as we mentioned in a previous post, the patterns in her outfits give her photos some personal flair, without being visually overwhelming.

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Best of luck to Chloe from The Camera’s Eye as she embarks on her senior year!