Every now and then I get the chance to stray away from wedding photography and photograph a high school senior portrait. I love them! They are so much fun! My favorite thing about photographing these sessions is getting to know the student and then photographing images that really represent their personality.
I’ve known Jordan for a few years now and for as long as I have known him, he has been a big fan of the stop-animation film The Nightmare Before Christmas. So, naturally, this was the first thing I had in mind for Jordan’s photo session.
These are two of my favorite photos. The photograph on the right is inspired by one of the promo shots from the actual movie. A battery powered strobe with a beauty dish attached makes a great substitution for the moon!
Jordan’s girl friend Whitlee helped add the Nightmare theme even more. We had a blast at MAC Makeup in the Green Hills Mall. Many women shopping in this up-scale Nashville mall had to stop and see what was going on with our crazy makeup session. Thanks to Bridgette P and the rest of the ladies at MAC for being so creative and doing such a great job!
Jordan is a HUGE fan of Red Bull. When I saw these tables at a restaurant in East Nashville, we had to take advantage of the opportunity. The other great thing about shooting high school senior portraits in East Nashville is the near by park, a great place to photograph some more traditional shots
I’ll admit that these last couple images are not totally Jordan’s style, but sometimes as a photographer we need to capture things for ourselves. I really liked this mural and thought it would make a cool set. Plus, it was just fun!
Thanks Jordan and Whitlee for letting me get creative with you and for sharing in such a fun time with this photo session!