We did this future rockstar’s senior portraits near Waterway Square in The Woodlands. He was easy to work with, and had lots of ideas about poses and such. I was quite happy with what we got in just a short amount of time. I love doing senior portraits because they usually have such great ideas and interesting props which allow for a lot more edgy portraits than normal.
We started at 8:00a, so that it wouldn’t get too hot out, during the course of our portrait session. We started at the Woodlands Waterway, near some of the restaurants. This first picture was actually taken at the entrance to a parking garage. The tile matched his purple shirt perfectly. The light was coming in overhead from a tinted glass canopy, which seemed to diffuse the light a little bit. The tile was only complete down to his waist, so all of these pictures were taken from the waist up.
The second picture was taken near The Woodlands Waterway. There is a stairway that I was able to get up on and take the portraits pointing down at him. There was light bouncing all around the stairwell, but I did use a small reflector to bounce some more light into this senior’s face.
The last two portraits were taken at a little known out of the way place in The Woodlands, on College Park road. I used a reflector on the last portrait, but only natural light on the second to last photo. These old scarred and beaten freight trailers were just the urban and grungy backdrop that this senior was hoping for.
These senior portraits lent themselves to an edgy and colorful post-production. I brightened the colors and sharpened the details, which allowed the colorful nature of this senior’s personality to shine through. I did play with the lighting a bit, which made these senior portraits really unique.