Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On Location Senior Photos in Port Deposit, Maryland

I had such a great time working with this talented and lovely young woman during our split studio and on location senior portrait session in Maryland. Since she is a singer and musician, we had some fun with props that were related to her talents as well as doing some of the more edgy fashion photos to show off her rockin dresses.

We stepped outside the studio and into the garden for some lovely images that matched the dress and pearls.

You don't have to travel far for some fun on location senior portrait images. This one was taken on a patio. 
Our next on location senior photo shoot was the waterfront in Port Deposit, Maryland.

Port Deposit is famous for its granite.
Senior portrait sessions are often split between the studio and on location because moms and grandmoms still want a few traditional drape shots.
Since we were already in the studio, I grabbed some vintage sheet music (Yes, I just have random stuff like that in the prop closets...) and we got some fun shots that were a tribute to this talented senior's singing ability.
When she pulled out her favorite sheet music of all time, we grabbed a few close ups.
I like to complete a senior portrait session with this shot - standing in the middle of the road to symbolize the fact that childhood is behind her and she is ready to begin the exciting and challenging journey into the rest of her life.

Well, class of 2012, this lovely young woman is my last senior from your year! Time to say congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. You've worked hard for 13 years to get to this spot, from Kindergarten finger painting to 12th grade English term papers. I couldn't be more proud of the young men and women who are on their way to moving Cecil County forward for the next few decades. I wish you all success (and a bit of fun!) as you begin the next phase of your life, whether it is college, vocational school, or a new job.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Special Beauty Portrait Package for July - Cecil and Harford County, Maryland

If you are a fan of my facebook page or subscribe to my email newsletter, you are already aware that July is all about beauty and fashion here at Katelyn Thomas Photography.

Not sure if you want to get your portrait done all by your lonesome? I'd be happy to work with you to create the perfect beauty portrait party package. Invite some friends over, get your makeup done and take turns getting your portraits done. I'll add a keepsake mini accordion album of the event for each guest to your package and the party hostess will get to choose a nice bonus gift, such as a gift certificate for a family session in the future or a personalized rubber iPhone cover. (Party packages do not need to be booked for the week of July 23rd to have makeup included.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Creative Umbrella Beauty Portrait Session on the Susquehanna River in Perryville, Maryland

What do you do when you have an awesome red and white umbrella, red vintage beads and a perfect location in Perryville, Maryland for an edgy fashion forward beauty portrait session? Well, you put it all together, of course! A themed photography shoot really can help take your session from lovely to "Wow!"
We could have just gone for some fun beauty head shots with whatever outfit the client arrived in and some random makeup. Instead, we went with a few general guidelines for wardrobe and makeup ahead of time. I recommended jeans and a shirt, a white dress or a red and white polka dot dress and red shoes. I wanted red lips and Jessica suggested something a bit less dramatic than a smokey eye. The result? Something a bit more special than pretty pictures of a lovely woman.
For the best result, consider having your makeup and hair done by a professional. I have worked with several great artists who are great with doing just the right amount of makeup for a photo shoot.

Evening light is perfect for an on location beauty portrait session like this one.
I like to add a few soft black and white images to every session. They are especially important when you're using bold colors, since black and white will blend beautifully with any decor and allow clients to give a beautifully framed canvas print from even the most colorful session to a loved one with a more conservative color palette.
This image is what I envisioned the moment I saw the big red and white umbrella. If you have a special prop you'd like to use in your session, let me know ahead of time so I can work on ideas for incorporating it into your shoot and provide some suggestions for your wardrobe and makeup.

You don't need to use all your props in every photo. Sometimes, you may just want to use one for a pop of color. Some photos may not have any props. All together, they still tell a lovely story.

After I've got the more traditional photos done, I like to pull out some creative lenses to get a few fun artsy shots. This image is done with one of the amazing Lensbaby lenses.

Close up beauty photos that show expressive eyes and a lovely face aren't the whole story. I like to do a few poses that show at least a peek at where we are, too.

If you don't have any fun props, don't feel like you can't have a session like this, too. My studio contains more hats than Imelda Marcus has shoes and a whole closet filled with a variety of other props like chairs and vintage suitcases. I'd love to help you put together a session that showcases your love of music, your dream of travel, or something else that is an important part of your life.

Remember, July is beauty/fashion month here at the studio. Book an appointment for the week of July 23rd and get professional makeup by Ren and two beautiful little accordion albums included with your basic, standard, or deluxe session package. Call 410-378-4521, e-mail me, or message me on facebook to book your session.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Junkyard Beauty Portraits - Fashion Glamour Photography in Maryland

Earlier this year, I had a chance to do an on location beauty portrait shoot with a lovely model in an amazing junkyard. Makeup by Ren did the makeup and hair. Gretchen Johnson Glam did the styling. This summer, during the week of July 23rd, I'm teaming up with Ren to do a week of on location fashion glamour photography in the Cecil County, Maryland, Harford County, Maryland, Newark, Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania area.

During this week, makeup is included in the Basic, Standard and Deluxe session packages. In addition, you receive two lovely little accordion albums and $50 off the package of your choice.

Here's a look at Ren's beautiful makeup job and some of the fun fashion style beauty portraits we ended up with!
Beauty portrait close up

Edgy fashion photography

Fun glamour portrait in Nottingham, PA

On location beauty photography

Maryland beauty photography

Relaxed and fun beauty portrait session
If you want to take advantage of the special make up enhanced beauty portrait package for the week of July 23rd, call 410-378-4521, e-mail me or message me on facebook to hold your time slot. I am limiting the number of sessions to be sure you really get the one on one attention and pampering you deserve. (Class of 2013 seniors looking for special outdoor senior portraits that have a fashion edge are also welcome to book a beauty session.)