What can we say, this has been a blog post that we have been putting off since finishing up Lainey’s last senior session. To say that it breaks our hearts that her senior portrait sessions have came to an end would be a huge understatement! Lainey had a total of 4 sessions with us throughout 2019 and 2020 and she seriously KILLED IT during every session. She was one of the easiest girls that we have ever had the pleasure of photographing, and it really shows in her photos! We always consider ourselves extremely lucky when we come across someone that is as beautiful, inside and out, as Lainey and has such a unique personality. It has been such a fun journey, documenting Lainey throughout her senior year and we have loved every last second that we spent with her and her awesome family. We love her whole family dearly, and none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for them!
Lainey’s senior portraits have received A LOT of attention on social media throughout the year but there was on photo in particular that absolutely blew up! Like so many other seniors, Lainey’s senior year was much different than planned, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She knew that she wanted to do something creative and unique during her spring session that expressed what senior life was like. We collaborated together on the idea and came up with the image below. Wow! After her session was complete and the final image was edited, we were just in awe with how it turned out. This quarantined themed senior portrait was even noticed by the local news and WSAZ aired it on their channel, where thousands of others were able to see it! How cool! It is most definitely going to be a hard one to top!
When Lainey told us that she wanted to incorporate her saxophone into one of her sessions, we knew we needed to do something cool for her. We decided to end one of her sessions with her playing her saxophone on a rooftop, overlooking her hometown and they turned out amazing! What’s even cooler is that we shot her last session inside the same building due to weather, and ended that session on the roof again. This time, we were able to create a stunning image of Lainey and her prom date cuddled under a umbrella, during an absolute monsoon! We placed a small, portable flash behind them so that we could create a dramatic back lighting, and also showed the rain pouring down. Another image that is going to be hard to top!
Until next time, Lainey! Love ya!
Brandon + Holly