- RECENT EVENTS, TIPS, AND OTHER GOODIES -
August 13, 2013
A few years ago I was approached by a parent wanting me to take senior portraits of her daughter. I remember taking my senior portraits in high school and how I had my hair styled, new outfits selected and appointment time confirmed. Well, while I like my portraits to this day, it was like an over-priced factory production with the portrait company ushering in one senior after another, taking a few shots and moving us along. I only have the photos that I purchased which consisted of about 4 poses. So I knew that taking my friend’s daughter’s photos should be a different experience, one where I only focused on her for that session and where she would have the images for years to come.
I didn’t dive completely into the senior market until another client asked to me to take her daughter’s portraits as well. She in turn became my biggest source of advertisement because she made a slide show of the images to play at her daughter’s graduation and when I arrived she announced that I was the photographer that had taken the photos. I was caught by surprised and slightly embarrassed but it made me feel great when I left her graduation party with additional clients ready to schedule sessions for their seniors!
With the class of 2014, I decided to dive completely in to senior photography and offer it as a part of my business, which has previously focused on Weddings and Portraits. I consider senior portraits different from a regular session with couples or a family because this is one of the first times that a young lady or male gets to take individual photos outside of the annual yearbook photo. Also, I incorporate make-up into the session if desired, I help with clothing selections, and locations and usually spend more time editing their photos because some of them tend to be close shots of the face.
So I introduce you to my 2014 Senior Style Team!
Blake is actually a Class of 2013 graduate and former Senior Style client that returned to help me with marketing to the Class of 2014 seniors! He rocks and is headed to JMU this Fall!
Morgan is a Class of 2012 Senior Style client that is currently at JMU but is always willing to help me on shoots when I need her! She was one of my first models that I shot when I was in the process of building my portfolio!
Kenya is a Senior Style team member from the Class of 2014 and will be attending Princeton University on a Basketball scholarship! Congrats!
Sydney is a Class of 2014 Senior Style team member that has also been an honor roll student throughout her high school years and she plays the guitar and clarinet! Go Syd!
Ryan is a Class of 2014 Senior Style team member and also a basketball player for Colonial Forge High School!
Maya is a Class of 2014 Senior Style team member and while she may be petite she packs a lot of personality!
Sylvia is a Class of 2014 Senior Style team member and an honor roll student! She has also cheered for 8 years! I love how dedicated they are to their academics and activities!
Tanika is another Class of 2013 Senior Style team member and a graduate of Richmond Montgomery High School. She found me by way of her aunt and I am so happy that she came and is an awesome role model for her younger sisters.
Terri Baskin is a Virginia-based wedding and lifestyle photographer. Terri is passionate about her work and has shot weddings in Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia and St. Lucia! Her work has been featured on various wedding blogs such as Capitol Romance, United with Love, Every Last Detail and Pretty Brass Tacks. To book her for your engagement or lifestyle session or your wedding, please contact us today!