Senior week has come to a close and we're so grateful to have been able to feature some of the most inspirational senior photographers in our industry. Don't forget to get your entries in for our Image Contest for a chance to win $300, $250 or $150 and we'll announce our winners tomorrow!
To conclude, we are pleased to introduce Jennifer Corbett of As Always Photography. Jenny is known for her gorgeous senior images and was kind enough to take us behind the scenes on one of her recent shoots into the stunning scenery below the Wasatch Mountains. Enjoy!~
Photographing a high school senior is pretty much the most fun a photographer can have! When you’re spending the day with a bright young person with everything ahead of them, that optimism, excitement, and energy are just bound to rub off on you! Graduating from high school is such an incredible time — I absolutely love to capture seniors at that moment when they’re just about to go out and really become the person they’re meant to be.
For this session, we did a few behind the scenes shots of my model, Audrey, picking out her wardrobe and getting ready for the shoot. I always want my seniors to be comfortable in their wardrobe and feel their absolute best, so we talk a lot beforehand about what look we’re trying to achieve and what will look best in the images. I encourage clients to text me pictures of what’s in their closet so I can help them with the decision process.
Audrey has tons of cute clothes, so we just picked up a couple accessories at H&M on our way to the makeup studio.
Katie with KL Artistry does an incredible job on photo-ready makeup; her work is just flawless!
Once she finished Audrey’s fishtail braid and gave us a little “to-go” lip color for post-snack touch ups, we were on our way!
We made a quick stop in to Dear Lizzie, a favorite bistro/shop here in Utah, for a “Dizzy Lizzie” soda and a cupcake — Sustenance is important to keep your energy up throughout the shoot! ;)
I tend to shoot senior portraits that veer away from the more traditional posed images and I really try to make each session personally relevant for each client.
Audrey is an artist herself and her paintings have a strong focus on nature and floral themes, so we wanted to incorporate lots of Utah’s amazing wildflowers and stunning natural landscapes in her images.
She is definitely a free spirit with a truly bubbly, sunny personality and I adore capturing her carefree spirit.
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.