This morning I headed out to Wallace Marine Park in West Salem for a Senior Session with Ethan. We got to explore the gravel bar just north of the old Union Railroad Bridge, which is now a footpath bridge. I pulled out all of my puny jokes so that Ethan would crack a smile, but for over half of them he was shaking his head because they were so bad! Hahaha!
Here is part two of Jenna's Senior Photo Session (see part one here). It was the perfect Oregon day, overcast. Clouds filtering the bright sunshine actually is very flattering and you don't have to worry about squinting eyes!
But back to Jenna and our time on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis. We started at Furman Hall and ended up at Gill Coliseum, while stopping at Langton Hall and other scenic places along the way.
Nowadays, cell phones can take great photos, so people may want to have their friends take photos of them with their mobile telephones. But there’s a lot more than just snapping an image.
One of the major perks of hiring a photographer is that they know how to pose you. Sure, all the ladies can just have your hands on your hips for all your photos, but looking at picture after picture with hands on their hips can get a little redundant. But this pose does have it's place, especially with a little variation.
There's so many more options for posing and there's a flow that you can direct your models/clients through. Just have them do a couple things at a time and make sure to move your feet to capture different angles. Never stand in just one spot while taking photos, unless there's no where else for you to stand.
Last night I had a fantastic afternoon in four acres of tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm near Woodburn, Oregon.
I was accompanied by the fabulous, Jenna. She's more than ready to graduate this summer from Oregon State University and move on to teaching.
Autumn; it's my favorite time of year with the leaves turning and the brisk morning air. And this autumn I had the pleasure of capturing Lily's infectious smile. We enjoyed ourselves strolling through Salem's Bush's Pasture Park and a short jaunt down to an iconic alley way in downtown. The leaves were blanketing the park in golden hues and the sun was giving the last couple warms rays for the day. It was perfect.
Lily and I share our love for autumn, along with plaid and hot cocoa. She even gave me a tip since candy canes aren't in season yet. Add peppermint ice cream to your hot cocoa for a creamy, mint kick. YUM! I'll be trying that once I make a trip to the grocery store. Sounds perfect to have snuggled up with my pups with a blanket on the couch.
So without further ado, here are a couple sneak peeks of our time finding all the colorful leaves and quiet places at Bush's Pasture Park and the alley way across the street from the Wild Pear.
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