Ellie’s Senior Pictures in Polka Dots was one of the few outfit and location combinations we didn’t pre-visualize. In fact, we were looking to shoot this gorgeous black 3-piece outfit with some neon lights, but couldn’t find them. So, we wandered around times square in NYC looking for a location that would accentuate the details in Ellie’s outfit. Finally, we found the LITERALLY PERFECT backdrop. It was also black, and it also had polka dots, but reversed from Ellie’s tip. Notice the repeated pattern composition trick I used here to draw your eye into our model.
Speaking of model, as we were shooting these shots we hear a little girl say this: “Look mom it’s a model!” That, obviously, made us feel pretty great, but Ellie was already rocking the confident look in her senior pictures in polka dots. Also, can we take a moment for these white patent leather boots? Goodness.
You might wonder how to light senior pictures at night. These images were taken in the dark with only the polka dots lighting the way, so I had to add some light. I wanted it to look natural, though, so I lit Ellie in a way that looked like it was the polka dots lighting her. A simple off-camera light did the trick. (get that light here)
This senior pictures in polka dots series was short and sweet (kinda like this blog post), but definitely one of my favorites. Sometimes simple is the most striking, don’t you agree?
Talk to you soon,
Want to see more of Ellie’s senior pictures in NYC?
Harry Potter themed senior pictures
Ellie’s Senior Pictures in a Bookstore
NYC Senior Photos in the Hudson River
Ellie’s Senior Pictures at NYU
Senior pictures in a record store
Ellie’s Senior pictures at the Museum of Ice Cream
Senior pictures in a subway station
Ellie’s Senior Pictures at the W Hotel in NYC
Museum of Ice Cream Senior Pictures (pt2)