“Elizabeth, who goes by Liz, is a 2016 senior in a small farming community outside of Dallas, TX. She is a student athlete, playing soccer on both club and her high school teams. She hopes to attend college on a soccer scholarship next year.
Liz is one of those “girl next door types” who has no idea how beautiful she is. Her mom told me she has been approached by model agencies twice and in both instances had no interest because she couldn’t fit something like that in with her soccer.“
Most seniors use my stylist, but Liz chose to do her own. I have to admit I was a little concerned since she rarely gets glammed up, but I was very pleased when she showed up looking like she had spent the last hour with a professional stylist.“
My camera gear consists of Canon 5d MK3, 70-200, 135 and on occasion a 35-70. Probably 99% of my photography is done with the 70-200. In studio, I use Photogenic lighting and various Larson and Cheetah modifiers.
Liz’s session was scheduled the day after a parachute I had purchased had arrived, so we decided to use it. The parachute is actually green, but I changed it to red to match her shirt in post-production. I submitted this image in PPA competition and it did very well this year.“
The best part of Liz’s session was when her dad came to her sales session and saw a beautiful teen he didn’t recognize. No t-shirts, no shorts, no hair in a ponytail. He might have reached for the Kleenix box, but what happens in my sales room stays in my sales room.“