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.

  • October 15, 2009 - 8:30 pm

    jena - gorgeous work, jay! love the “best friends” shots 🙂

  • October 15, 2009 - 8:47 pm

    Sarah - I was wondering what, if any, actions you used. It’s nice to hear the hows and whys of your work 🙂 Beautiful photos, as usual!

  • October 15, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    Beth - wow Jay!! GORGEOUS!!

  • October 15, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    Brooke Dainty - love the first one. the colors are just too good.

  • October 15, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    michael rowley - first and last are easily my favorite. nice work, jay.

  • October 15, 2009 - 9:47 pm

    Chris Lin - Nice Jay, way to rock this session. Those are some killer baby blues on Katie, especially in the last two.

  • October 15, 2009 - 9:55 pm

    stephen.hunton@gmail.com - WOW… dude, you’re rockin it man. great session.

  • October 16, 2009 - 12:25 am

    jayeads - thanks you guys… i appreciate the feedback on shoots. plus, i like to know if what i did connected with anyone or if they were like “eh, it’s so-so.”

    sarah – i do use actions. the TOTALLY RAD ACTIONS, to be exact. BUT, i use them in ways that separates the final product from someone else who may use the same action sets. what i REALLY love about the TRA sets is the core-actions they include become some of my bread and butter, used on every shot, kind of treatments. thinks like contrast and color is directly derived from your camera and lenses, but i like to amplify certain aspects with the TRA stuff. I can actually throw a link on here so you can check them out. Everyone has to think through what kinds of actions they use, and use them wisely. that’s what i think.

  • October 16, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    daniel lateulade - Jay, these images are seriously amazing. You seriously inspiring me to pick myself up an 85 1.2 and a little bit more talent 😉

  • October 16, 2009 - 6:57 pm

    jayeads - wow, thank you daniel. i think one of my next posts will be about photographers who inspire me, because there are so many

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