My Photography

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Senior Photoshoot: Thomas

Last weekend I took the senior pictures of Thomas, the big brother of Tessie's friend Hope. He plays football with his highschool team, so first we took some sports shots.

Then we went downtown for more pictures.

Finally we went to my favorite park for photos.

Thomas was a super easy and cooperative model, and we were all happy with the results!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Four friends

As promised, here are the Maria & friends photos! These four have been friends since our family moved to South Dakota in 2005. Now the twins are off to college, so the girls came up to accompany Maria on her shoot and so they could get some photos together too.

They're just too cute.

Then we had a twins picture, per my mom's special request.

After that we moved onto some individual shots. I just did a 2 minute shoot with each girl while Bia took a posing break. I shot Nicole last year and it was fun to take a few pictures of her again!

Cecilia is off to study nursing in Cleveland this year.

And twin Susannah will study Biology in upstate New York.

The twins are leaving tomorrow and we wish them the best!

 Hooray for good friends!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Senior Photoshoot: Maria

My lovely little sister Maria will be a senior in high school this year! She's 10 years younger than I am and it's crazy how much can change in a 10-year interim. She has friends who are off to college next week and she wanted to have them join in on her senior photoshoot, so last Sunday they came over and we headed downtown. I'll be doing another photoshoot with her later on in the fall outdoors, but this was a really fun start. In my next post I'll share the pictures I took of the four friends, but for now here are the first batch of Maria's senior pictures!

It's so fun shooting family members and close friends, because I'm in a unique position to really draw their unfiltered personality out of them, and I'm able to get such natural photos as a result.

We got some really lovely shots, and her friends did a great job of making her laugh!

Towards the end of the shoot, my camera was almost out of battery, so we decided to head to a local coffee shop for some post-shoot treats. But as we walked there I was happy I had the dredges of battery juice to get this very last photo, which I just love!

What a beautiful sister I have!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Senior Photoshoot: Sheila

Last weekend I had a session with Sheila, who is the daughter of my dad's colleague and is half-Brazilian, just like me! I did a really quick photoshoot with her last year, and this year she contacted me asking me to take her senior photos, which I was really excited about, especially with my new lens on order. Tessie and Maria came along as my assistants, which was fun, especially because they see her at school. We had a fun and successful photoshoot!

We loved her map shirt from Brazil, which meant a lot to her, especially because she travels a lot.

At first we wandered around downtown, which has some lovely backgrounds.

The whole shoot was relaxed and had a great feel.

After that we went to the Nature Center close to town for some more outdoorsy pictures. Sheila swims competitively and she wanted a picture in her swimming jacket next to the water.

Throughout the night I captured some really lovely shots, and was so pleased!

She was such a great model, and we had so much fun all together!

The next day I shot Maria and friendsstay tuned for that!