Samara W~Day two~Outdoor session

Samara and I went to beautiful Parke county for our outdoor session. I’m so glad that the weather was nicer than when we did the studio session. It was windy and a little chilly, but the sun was out and it was such a beautiful day.

I could seriously do Senior sessions for the rest of my life. I LOVE hanging out with Seniors, they are so much fun. All the seniors that I photographed are full of fun and are willing to try new things. Samara and I had a lot of laughs. Poor thing probably has thorns in her flag, lol.

For this post, I’m going to try to include some information about the pictures about what I was thinking when I took the shot to maybe help other photographers.

In the image below, it was taken toward the end of our session. There is a field in Parke County with a bunch of old antique and rusty cars. I’ve tried twice to go and get permission to photograph in there, but no one is ever home. So, when we saw this old barn, I told her that we would go by there on our way back to Clinton. When I asked the permission, the guy looked like I had horns growing out of my head. There was a huge dog there too that looked like he could eat us for a snack. LOL When we were walking around the barn, there were two old cars that were so cool.

I always look at the sun to see where it is and how it makes the environment look. I told Samara to face towards it and in this picture, I believe I bumped my ISO up to 800 and used 100% natural light. I think it looks so wonderful.

Samara is in the drill team at High School and I had an image in my mind that I knew that I had to capture. We tried to find a hill where there wouldn’t be any trees in the background. Well, after getting lost briefly we found a hill. I asked her to climb it, only to find out that she had to go through sticker bushes to get to an open area. :o( Sorry Samara. This image came out exactly how I imagined it. I love the way she posed and the way she held the flag. I think it was worth the adventure.

I just love the way the light is hitting her face. So beautiful!

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I added a texture to the last one. I asked her, “Is this the look you give your mom?” She said yes! I LOVE it, so full of attitude.

Thanks Samara for an awesome time!! You are so great!

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Travis Owney
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 09:48:59

    The lighting on these is superb and I love your location choices. You definitely captured Samara’s beauty. Great work!

  2. julielawsonphotography
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 10:10:06

    Thanks Travis! :o)

  3. Julie McLeod
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 10:55:24

    I’m running out of things to say about your work, Julie! 😉

    These are just beautiful. Great locations and light. I love the creativity of the ‘capture the flag’ shot.

    I appreciate you adding commentary about your choices and such – I feel almost like I got to tag along on the shoot (burrs and all!)

  4. suehenryphotography
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 13:58:13

    I can feel your business growing by leaps and bounds. You do such a wonderful job of capturing the personalities of your clients. The “flag shot” is fantastic-ly spectacular!!!!!

  5. JRP
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 15:12:34

    Julie – you’re getting better and better and better and better….and better…and…. these are just so great.

    the old cars are my favorite aspect as well as the light you got….follow the light!

    the flag shot – its really moving! love this series. shes a lucky girl to have found you!

    I can’t wait until next week – I can’t believe it’s here! I want some magical Julie photos of me!!!

  6. Vinnie
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 21:25:41

    I’m really enjoying my visits to your blog more and more each time. The old barn & cars are fantastic and who wouldn’t love that flag shot! Very nice.

  7. Oscar
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 14:27:16

    Very pretty girls in your neck o’ the woods!

    I like the shot by the old cars

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