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!

2016 Senior Sessions with The Camera’s Eye

Hard to believe it is already more than halfway through September, and the kids I’ve been meeting in my senior sessions are now officially seniors!
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I have had such a blast getting to know the 2016 area seniors through our sessions at The Camera’s Eye. So many unique personalities, and so many true collaborators in the process of crafting a personal senior session!

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Through the end of October, The Camera’s Eye is shooting senior sessions SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. So if you haven’t booked yet, it’s not too late!

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All of my seniors, take note: The Camera’s Eye deadline for your yearbook picture choice is October 1st. This gives me time to edit and send off your photo to your school by the school’s deadline. Check out our previous blog post for help in choosing a senior yearbook photo.
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And if you haven’t scheduled yet? Email me at lisamcqueeney AT gmail DOT com or give me a ring at 607 426 6023. Don’t miss the boat on getting your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye!

2015 Owego Free Academy Senior – Megan

Meet Megan, a 2015 senior at Owego Free Academy who had a recent senior session with The Camera’s Eye! We got some great shots in a variety of fun outdoor locales.

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Hard to believe this girl is a tough-as-nails soccer goalie – she’s as easygoing and down-to-earth as can be!

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Plus, I LOVE the outfits Megan chose for her senior session. Everything is both casual and stylish – and check out the range of tones and colors!

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I’m looking forward to meeting even more seniors at The Camera’s Eye as the summer starts to wind to a close. Stay tuned – soon we’ll be sharing some more tips about senior photos, including how to choose your all-important yearbook photo!

2015 Owego Free Academy Senior – Mary

I get to meet all sorts of high school seniors when it comes to senior portrait sessions at The Camera’s Eye. This includes seniors who are shy, those who aren’t sure what to wear, or those who are a little nervous when it comes to their first professional photography session. However…Mary, a 2015 senior from Owego Free Academy, definitely does NOT fall into any of these categories!

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In addition to being a cheerleader, Mary is a total free spirit and loves having her picture taken – she’s been dying to get her senior photos done ever since she was a freshman. She really took to our outdoor settings and loved spending time posing in the flowers!

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One of the reasons this senior session was so much fun was because Mary completely enjoyed being herself. As for senior style: To make sure her outfits matched her personality, Mary chose relatively casual clothes, both dresses and other outfits. She is a self-described “outdoorsy girl” with just “a hint of someone who loves to dress fancy.”

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I think that her smile and the butterflies on her shirt say it all 🙂  Mary – thanks for letting The Camera’s Eye capture your senior session, and good luck in your senior year at OFA!

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Creating Your Graduation Announcements with The Camera’s Eye

It’s a crazy time of year for graduating high schoolers, which means we’re pretty busy ourselves at The Camera’s Eye!

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Graduation announcements and party invites are finding their way into everyone’s mailboxes. I love working with high school seniors and their parents to design cards and other products from our senior session photos, which are completely unique for each student.

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Would you want to show up at prom wearing the same dress as someone else? I doubt it! At The Camera’s Eye, we offer completely customizable graduation announcements, ensuring that you’re getting something that’s yours and yours alone.

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I usually touch base with the moms and dads about the nitty gritty details of the graduation or other event. But the seniors have the most important input – telling me their favorite colors and the type of style they are looking for. Flowery? Bold and outgoing? Softer and understated? Things like a printed font list can be helpful, but at this point in the process, having worked with them during their senior session, I usually have any given senior’s style down pat.