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Award Winning Senior Photos

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Suzy’s senior photo session created several award winning senior photos for me.  Her grandfather was a well known photographer in California yet she chose me to do her senior photos.  The duo-tone (b/w and color) of Suzy with the sunflower has won multiple portrait awards in photo competitions and expos!

Suzy’s senior photos were shot in and around a studio.  It was a great place to shoot both inside and outside!

Suzy was a real pro to work with.  At age 18 she was used to being in front of a camera as her grandfather was a well known photographer in California.  We were very honored to photograph her senior photos!

Even though my grandfather was a photographer I wanted Mike to do my senior photos. I wanted something chic, casual, classy & edgy. I’m so happy with how they turned out!Suzy P.
These photos of Suzy have won multiple portrait awards!  I was conducting a portrait class while shooting them and we spent extra time on posing Suzy just the right way, setting the lighting (typically just a flash or two).Female High School Senior Photos | Shawnee Mission | Blue Valley | Desoto | Kansas City - www.highschoolseniors.photos

During her photo session, Suzy did Female High School Senior Photos | Shawnee Mission | Blue Valley | Desoto | Kansas City - www.highschoolseniors.photosthree or four clothing changes. I really encourage this! Each clothing change brought out a new and different part of her character. I always bring some flowers or dried flowers to have the girls use as a prop to hold or play with! For Suzy, a yellow sunflower was perfect. She wore a white sundress. Very light and fresh.

I worked from different angles to get a different shot and to show my students what a change in perspective would do.   Using natural light and a bit of fill flash on my camera was all I needed. 

The location was an office building with stairs. We moved from lower to upper floors (with outer patios). This allowed for some great sky shots behind her while the fill flash illuminated her just perfectly! I think the results turned out great and Suzy was very pleased!