Nothing feels quite so awesome as being featured by an industry website. Recently Michelle Gifford Photography was featured by Seniorologie for last year’s session with Ryan from Citrus High School in Riverside CA. Times like these makes it so sweet to be a senior photographer.
Here’s a snippet of my interview. Head over to this link to read it all.
What was your inspiration for this photo shoot?
Ryan, the senior, said that all she wanted was a session that was different from everyone else’s. Ryan has a bright and bold personality. I wanted to showcase that. So, we brought in a lot of color and had a lot of fun.
Where did this photo shoot take place?
What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon 50d and 50mm 1.2 lens
What time of day were these taken?
3 hours before sunset
Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
I keep my post processing clean and simple.
What is your favorite thing about this session?
Ryan brought her friend and her friend’s young daughters with her. They were able to get involved with throwing the color. Unfortunately, they got a lot more color than they bargained for. When the girls threw the color powder at Ryan, the wind picked up and they got hot pink powder right in the face. It really was a party!
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
This session was all about the senior and who she is inside. I want these pictures to show that being creative can make your photos stand out.
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Stay fresh and don’t be afraid to have a little fun. I think we get a little too caught up in what other photographers in the industry are doing instead of listening to our seniors and doing what they want. Remember, you are in it for them.