We photographed Sierra on a perfect sunny morning for her senior session! Sierra has been representing our studio as a spokesmodel this year and for her spokesmodel session we were completely in the studio. We used basketballs, fire, huge fluffy hearts and tutus and it was fantastic. After doing all that during the winter we were excited to get outdoors to get, well…. photos of simply Sierra! After some potentially shaky looking forecasts we ended up with a gem of a morning…
Love the flower in her hair! Sierra nominated both Ally and me for the ALS ice bucket challenge (which we did) a few days before her session so we let her think we were going to get her back somehow on the day of her session (but of course we wouldn’t do that). Sierra has a great personality – very outgoing and she’s funny, and as the baby in a family of athletes she and I personally have a lot in common!
The lighting on this next shot is great – it was hitting this pathway just right and Reflecto helped out too…
When we met for our consultation Sierra had a few specific spots that she liked at several different places, and since we were spending our entire time on location our strategy was to stay on this side of town where we could drive and cherry pick spots from multiple locales and it worked out well!
Here is our fun behind the scenes vine from the morning:
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Even the breeze cooperated to give her hair a nice little blowy effect!
Beautiful right? Just relaxing in the grass, hanging out on pathways, and then there’s this which you saw in the vine:
Love. It. Just classic beauty all the way around! It has been a pleasure having Sierra represent our studio this year and we hope you enjoyed these highlights from her senior session!
Sierra’s session starts a little trend with the class of 2015 spokesmodels as the first of three younger siblings of former seniors of ours and she is also one of five in this class whom we have photographed before. Sierra actually appeared on the cover of our brochure from last year with the rest of her wonderful family, and we photographed two of her older siblings for their senior pictures featured here and here. Sierra’s family has a strong athletic tradition and we of course wanted to highlight that here, but that was only a part of her session, and we will get to that a little later. There are plenty of sides to Sierra so we wanted to present some options for the senior who can display versatility! The “glamour AND grit”!!!
For now let’s start with super cute.
Just a simple white background and a nice smile can work every time and we like poses that frame the face like this one. We also like a thoughtful pose up close in black and white like this next one – stunning!
We also love a little bit of attitude – so much fun! Loving the leather…
Now is where the session started to “heat up”! Check out this behind-the-scenes vine of the action and you will see what we mean…
Glam, grit, GREAT!!! @SierraWangler5 spokesmodeling and on fire!!!
We have always been a big fan of setting things on fire here – athletic equipment, instruments, anything but the senior! We may not have invented this next idea but it was a first for us. We loved the idea of combining the “glamour and grit” in the same photo – beautiful girl, fantastic dress, hair and makeup done but with a basketball on fire – symbolizing the grace, toughness, and the demands of handling the pressure when the heat is on in a tough gritty sport like basketball. Here is the fabulous result! Enjoy!