Archives for Seniors

Fun With Sports!

We have been doing a lot of Portrait Collages this summer.  I like them because they offer a more creative look than just having the kid kneeling in front of a fence, holding a soccer ball.  I thought you might like to see a few of the newest creations: I created this for my son’s baseball coach.  We were looking for a cool thank-you gift and thought this would be the perfect item.  I created the portrait of his son without him knowing, then the team pitched in to get it framed for him.  One of the interesting elements of this piece is the faded scorebook in the background.  The boy’s grandfather kept score at most of our games this season, so the handwritten scorebook in the background is actually his grandfather’s handwriting.  How cool is that? For this high school senior, we were looking to create something that highlighted her swimming and gymnastics involvement.  She was so easy to photograph and I was thrilled with the images we had to work with.  I think the final piece really tells her story.
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Finale

This week, I was in charge of creating a slideshow for the graduating 8th graders at Westwood.  I had all nine students in my photography class this year, so I wanted to make sure to end the show with a strong image. I came up with this shot while photographing the dress rehearsal of their play, “Shakespeare’s Bedtime Stories.”  I thought an image of them taking their final bow would be the perfect ending to the slideshow.  I setup behind them and we adjusted the spotlights to make sure we had the right ones one and the right ones off.  I was thrilled with the final results.
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Two Faces

Sometimes, the best images are a result of just playing around. This week, I was creating a headshot for a Gusi’s theater audition.  We ended up with a very moody, mysterious portrait – which I was thrilled with!  (I hope Gusi likes it too) During the course of the session, I decided to try a few shots with my infrared camera.  This is the camera that I used for the IR shots on the fine art website (www.lourceyfineart.com).  Up to this point, I have only used it for landscape photography – not sure how it would work on a portrait. Needless to say, the image we came up with was stunning: The skin went very pale and her hair turned blue – it was so cool!  What is amazing is to look at the two images together and notice how different she looks.  Probably a little too far out there for most portrait sessions, but we certainly created a very unique image. Post a comment and let me know what you think!
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Gusi, Bri & Sami

I had a great session with Gusi, Bri & Sami this weekend. Despite the heat, we had a great time and came away with some fabulous images.  We photographed in an old, empty building in McKinney.  It provided TONS of great shooting locations.  The problem was deciding which scene to photograph first!  We are working on a senior album for Gusi and really got off to a great start!   Let me know what you think!
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