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Senior Inspiration – {Erin Krizizke Photography}

I love Rock -n- Roll!  Put another dime in the jute box baby!  Does this song make me seem old?  Well, I can’t help but sing this song when I see these super cool rocker chic photographs submitted by Erin of Erin Krizizke Photography!  What a fun session!!

Erin says that this senior loves her guitars and wanted a senior session that showed off her edgy, rock-n-roll side!  I think that was definitely accomplished in this photo shoot and I just love how it turned out!!  I also love that Erin was able to capture a softer side to this senior as well.  It is always great to give a senior photos that reflect everything that senior loves!

Check out this session below and read what Erin had to say about it.  Be sure to check out Erin’s other work here.  Thanks for sharing Erin!!

What was your inspiration for the photo shoot?
I had done this Senior’s older brother’s senior pictures a few years ago and she was already starting to plan for her pictures back then!  I was inspired by her love of music and the different sides to her personality.
How did you manage to do both the soft romantic look and the rocker chic look?
We achieved both these looks by clothing, location, lighting and facial expressions.
Where did this photo shoot take place?
The rocker chic pics were done downtown.  I searched around ahead of time to find alley’s and garage doors that I thought would work well.  The soft romantic images were done at a park.
Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
I did.  I knew she wanted to showcases her rocker side as well as her sweet side.  They trusted me to pick locations that would work well for that and I trusted them with clothing choices:)
What camera, lens and equipment were used for this shoot?
I shoot with a Canon 40D.  Most images were taken with my 50mm, but I also used my 17-55mm here and there.
What time of day were these taken?
From about 5:30 til 7:30
Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
In Photoshop I always use an action that I call “Defog, Pop and Eyes” which sharpens things up, pops the colors and the eyes.  Then I use some of Brett Jarnagin’s actions – Awesomeness for some and The Fashion Action for some and I take the opacity back to just get a subtle effect of those actions.
What is your favorite thing about this session?
This senior was incredibly sweet and talented.  When she was in the chair in the field she was actually playing and it was an amazing experience with the sun going down, the beautiful warm light and her playing her guitar.  And the fiery red hair contrasting with her amazing blue eyes was a close second:)
What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
Her multi-faceted personality and my ability to capture those unique parts of a senior.  I think they all have so much to tell through their images!
What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Make them comfortable so who they are shines through and get them to have fun, their senior pictures are a special occasion and they should love it.  This will always result in the client loving their images!