Welcome back to the blog Kensey is being featured today! Kensey is representing Rochester High School. She is a 2020 senior and she was also on our KJP Senior Team for the year. We have loved getting to know her. I supported her and my niece by going to most of her home basketball games! They had a great season and I’m so glad I went. We started her senior photoshoot just like all other senior photoshoots we started in the studio with full on professional hair and airbrush makeup. Kensey chose a natural makeup look and 2 french braids! I love that Kensey chose to add braids for her senior pictures. I love when girls mix it up a bit with their hair or makeup because it can add to their unique style and more depth to their images. Our first location was downtown Rochester and we chose to do the courthouse since her outfit for that location was more dressy! I think Kenzie was the first senior of the class of 2020 class to go to the courthouse. For most of the summer they had some construction going on but I noticed there was this one spot that I thought we could use. I had never used this particular spot at the courthouse before so we tried it and we got some awesome images! fun fact that one spot at the courthouse I tried to go back the next week on another senior and they had completely removed those steps. So she was the first and last senior to have that little location at the courthouse. OMG! How did I almost forget to say it was so windy that we had a heck of a time trying to get any pose because it was just so windy.
Lets chat outfits for a second. Kensey is an awesome job pairing up her four different outfits. They all went together really well. One of her outfits went perfectly with one of my favorite downtown spots which is the famous blue brick wall. I discovered it a few years ago and when the sun is just right it is amazing. I have timed it out and know when the light will be just right. This is so important because the background isn;t as forgiving as most of my locations just shot correctly I can hide all of that with sun and just the right amount of angle.
Did I mention that Kensey is really tall! I had to have my stool at pretty much every single location because I would have been too short so I had to have my step stool so that I was shooting her at the right angle! Kensey being really tall also created an issue I had run into. So some postes like sitting on steps were a little more challenging since she had too much length! You would have never known from her images! I handled that like a champ and found poses that worked best for her!
One of Kensey must have locations was lake mantou! It’s never been a favorite of mine since the sun sets in the non favorable way for backlighting photographers. But I knew if we shot at the location last the sun could be down just enough that the light would be perfect and so that is exactly what we did and guess what ya’ll it was perfect.