A Senior and Family Combined Session- West Hartford Senior Portrait and Family Photographer

I had the opportunity to photograph three siblings this past weekend in a combined senior portrait and sibling/family session. This is a wonderful option for families who would like to do a more quick and casual senior session, but would also like to add in some shots of the siblings together before their graduating senior heads off to his/her post high school adventures.

These kid were truly wonderful to work with and they really made my job very easy to do. This session is also a perfect example of how photo shoots do not need to be over styled and posed to be fabulous. You just need great natural light, a scenic location, and a relaxed atmosphere. With a session like that, you can’t go wrong!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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Senior Portrait Session- Senior Portrait Photographer West Hartford, CT

Last week, I had the opportunity to shoot a senior portrait session for the daughter of one of my regular clients. She is such a sweet, beautiful girl and I really love the way her session turned out. Since photography is her hobby, she brought along her camera and we took some really fun photography shots, which I love! Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

Introducing Caoilinn, Kathryn Deane Photography’s 2012 Senior Portrait Rep! Senior Portrait Photographer West Hartford

This post will have a few more photos than my average sneak peak would because I am featuring Caoilinn, my official 2012 Kathryn Deane Photography Senior Portrait Rep!  She will be working as a representative for Kathryn Deane Photography for the 2012/2013 school year and I am thrilled to have her on board. Not only is she gorgeous and incredibly photogenic, she is also a hardworking student, athlete, and overall talented high school senior. Prior to Caoilinn’s session, we chatted about her personal style in clothing, her interests, etc which helped me to get a better idea of who she was and what she likes. I find that getting to know my clients beforehand helps me to create a vision in my mind for the style and feel for our session. As I learned more about Caoilinn, I knew that I wanted to a mix of her two sides….her natural, girl next door look and her funky, fashionable style. We headed out to her gorgeous backyard for the first half of our session and then to Blue Back Square for the second part. The following are several of my favorites from our session. Is she gorgeous, or what?!

Mentoring and Models in NYC- Child, Family, and Newborn Photographer West Hartford, CT

A week ago, I had the opportunity to travel into the city for a one on one mentoring session with the amazingly talented Benita Cloward of BRC Photography in Oklahoma. Benita and I worked on and discussed everything from shooting and editing to business and marketing. I don’t think there was a single thing we missed! It was not only a ton of fun, but it was also exactly the type of experience I was looking for to take my photography to the next level. What I loved the most about working with Benita is that she is a no frills photographer. She is not spending a lot of time altering her images in Photoshop, carrying around tons of lighting or devices to manipulate the shot, or counting on an entourage of assistants to get the photo she wants. She is so skilled that she knows exactly what to do with just her camera and a lens to get what she is looking for. That is precisely the type of photographer you want when you hire someone to shoot your wedding, family, baby, or child. And I am so thrilled to have been given the opportunity to “look behind the curtains” and see exactly how a photographer with that level of talent makes it all happen. Here are a few samples of my shots of our beautiful model, Brittany, who allowed us to march her through the streets of New York with all kinds of crazy outfits on. Thank you again to both Benita and Brittany for giving me such a fantastic learning experience in NYC….

Back to School Senior Portrait Session – Senior Portraits West Hartford, CT

So today I had the opportunity to photograph an adorable young woman who is about to start her senior year of high school next week. Before she heads off to school, we met up for her senior portrait session….which turned out AMAZING!!! I couldn’t have been any happier with the photos. It is always a pleasure to shoot someone who is both beautiful and easy going. We had a great time and I am so happy that she and her mother asked me to capture this moment in time for them both to enjoy and remember forever. Here are a few of my favorite photos from our session: