I really enjoy Oregon in the fall. I’m just saying. We get beautiful light, cool sunny days, good football at Autzen and a good deal of senior portraits.
Katie is a senior at Springfield, and I feel like I need to tell you right upfront that I didn’t do anything to her eyes… you probably wouldn’t believe me if I didn’t say so, but it is true. I have boring hazel/green eyes that do nothing interesting in any light, so it is always fun for me when I photograph amazing eyes. Honestly, I feel like so much of my editing is derived directly from the person I photograph. I know there is something to be said for consistent, clean work (Zack Arias taught me that), but I also feel strongly that variety is also a good thing. I use Totally Rad Actions if I use actions, and I definitely have found my favorite uses. Variety in personality means variety in work. That’s how I see it.
Katie has a totally infectious laugh and smile, but man, can this girl “do serious” well. We had a great time shooting and discovering new locations. I always try to bring something new to the table for my locations, even if it is somewhere I have shot before. It’s what I do. I love it, really. It forces me to pay attention to my surroundings and my clients.
Katie brought her friend Tori along with her, which is a great idea, it makes the whole day more fun. And trust me, I couldn’t get all the shots I get without the help of clients’ friends. Well, enjoy Katie’s session, and try not to covet her eye color.