There are several ways to approach a senior portrait session. Usually the senior talks it over with his or her parents and comes to me with a theme in mind. In this case, they were interested in featuring some of the local landmarks of their hometown, Vancouver, Washington.
In this area, it seems pretty standard to do senior portraits outdoors, which can be tricky during the rainy season. Fortunately, cloudy days can make for some great photographs. As long as it isn't raining enough to damage the camera gear or dampen the hair, we can create great images.
One classic Vancouver landmark is the Interstate bridge and you can use the river itself as a neutral background for a closeup portrait.
A interesting new landmark is the amazing tentacle sculpture on Main Street. We got several fun shots here.
Esther Short Park makes a great place for a photoshoot on a cloudy weekday. On weekends it can be a bit too crowded.
Watch out for that salmon!
The photos you see here are a pretty good example of my style. This shoot took about two hours. The young lady was delightful and only needed a few minutes to get into the mood. I feel we captured her personality pretty well.
Her parents were quite pleased and she loved sharing the pix online with her friends and relatives.