Kacie's senior session was, no lie, one of the most fun I've had, and I love doing senior pictures. They're all fun to me, but Kacie's was awesome. I've photographed her sister before - for senior portraits awhile back and during my beauty shoot this summer (was it summer? Spring? No, summer. I'm so bad with time....). For Kacie's shoot, like Alex's, I went to their house, which is amazing. They have all this land and beautiful scenery. Normally my senior shoots have the studio shots first and then outdoors, but we switched it up and did the outside ones first.
The thing I really love about doing senior shoots is going somewhere that the person is comfortable and wants to be. Not just "oh, look, this is my studio and the places I already have set up." No. It's so much more interesting to go and photograph in someone's natural environment. Not only are they more comfortable, the images will be unique to them. No one else will have pictures on that porch swing, with those flowers in the background. Just Kacie. And that's really cool to me.
For the studio shots, I set up in their living room with a similar lighting pattern as I used for Drew's portraits last week. (Note: I am very proud of my lighting here, especially in this first image where she has on a white shirt. White shirt + white background + good seperation = win.) The beauty dish was more to the front than side, and the hair light closer to the background, but it was very similar. The shoot, however, was very different. Because we were having fun and Kacie's entire wardrobe was in the house, she changed a few times, grabbed hats and scarves and the camera clicked away for a bit longer than expected. When she becomes a model for Abercrombie, I told her, she better give them my name!