Kelsey Satterwhite - Behind the Scenes Senior Portrait | Emily McGonigle Photography

This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with Kelsey Satterwhite, one of my 2014 senior models, on her senior portraits! The day of Kelsey's session, it was hot and the forecast threatened rain. However, knowing that we would have indoor options to camp out in, should the rain decide to come, we went ahead and pushed forward with the shoot anyway, and hoped the rain would stay away.

On Kelsey's shoot, I once again had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Jessica Steingard. When both Jessica and Kelsey arrived, we got to chatting about how Kelsey wanted her hair and makeup done for her session. She described soft curls and light makeup that enhanced her facial features, rather than heavier makeup that drew attention away from her natural beauty.

IMG_9899 copy
IMG_9912 copy
IMG_9917
IMG_9933 copy
IMG_9941

Kelsey's pamper session was a great time for everyone. Kelsey, Jessica, and I chatted about life, fashion, and about how much Jessica and I loved Kelsey's red hair!

IMG_9944
IMG_9946
IMG_9948
IMG_9951 copy

We got a good number of clothing changes in for Kelsey, and also gave her an up-do for a few looks. While she was back at home-base getting changed or having her hair and makeup touched up, my friend Matthew Simmons, who was helping me with Kelsey's shoot that day, gleefully posed for the camera so we could test the next lightning set up, as evidenced by the following images:

IMG_0129 copy

But in all seriousness, we all had a ton of fun that day, despite the fact that Kelsey and I briefly became a smorgasbord for the mosquitos we ran into during the beginning of the day (Remind me to keep bug spray in my camera bag from now on...).

Here is a preview image from Kelsey's session:

IMG_0146-Edit

If you're interested in booking a senior session of your own, visit the Contact Me page and drop me a line!

You can also contact Jessica Steingard for your hair and makeup needs here: www.jessicasteingard.com.

Thank you again to both Jessica and Matthew for all your help on Kelsey's shoot!

--

Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin Senior Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Brentwood Senior Portrait Photographer | Hannah Wilmes

Hey there friends! I hope you all have been doing well!

Well, I'm back with another batch of final images from a senior portrait session! This time, the images are of the one and only Hannah Wilmes! You may remember Hannah from her behind the scenes blog post a while back.

Like Emily Gabhart, Hannah was one of my Senior Models for 2013! She was amazing to photograph and was completely comfortable in front of the camera! I got to work with the lovely Jessica Steingard again on Hannah's session. Jessica did a lovely job with Hannah's hair and makeup, and was super great with changing looks on the fly as Hannah changed outfits and we moved from location to location.

The day of Hannah's session was simply beautiful. We had a lot of sunlight to work with and a huge area to photograph within. There were a lot of different looks accomplished that day. Hannah was down for anything I threw at her! Tall grass? No problem! Tree climbing? Great! Trekking barefoot to the next location? ...Well, I didn't make her do that... her free-spirited self decided upon that one all on her own, but I thought that was pretty awesome, haha.

When we first started shooting, Hannah had started without her signature bracelets. At one point she expressed how strange it felt to not be wearing them, and I asked her if she'd like the photos better *with* them in, to which she confirmed she would. So I asked her to put them back on, because I wanted these photos to be something she would love, and if not having her signature in them was going to affect that, I didn't want her not to have it! PLUS... they really did help to compliment her look. Of course there was an outfit that just looked better without them, but she wore them whenever it suited the style!

Here are some favorites from Hannah's session that day:

Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography
Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Senior Portrait Photographer, Emily McGonigle Photography

Isn't Hannah GREAT?! I loved working on these with her!

As I mentioned before, Hannah was one of my senior models for 2013, and if you'd like to find out how YOU can become a senior model for 2014, check out my Senior Model Casting Call.

Thank you again to Jessica Steingard for her help with this session! If you are interested in booking Jessica for an event, check out her website: www.jessicasteingard.com

Until next time!!

--

Emily McGonigle Photography is a Brentwood Senior Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Senior Portrait Photography | Behind the Scenes | Hannah W.

Hey there, friends!  About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful Hannah W. on her senior portrait session!  Hannah also happens to be my second senior model, my other senior model being Emily G. Hannah and I met at my place so that she could get her hair and makeup done before we traveled to our location.  I had the immense pleasure of getting to work with Jessica Steingard once again!  She is an incredibly talented hair and makeup artist, super friendly and SUPER fast.  If you're ever looking to hire a makeup artist and hairstylist for any reason, definitely give her a shout!

Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee

While Jessica worked on Hannah's hair, we had some fun conversation, including stories Hannah told us about her newly rescued kitten! (Awww, kitties!!! <3 ).

Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee

After Jessica was done with Hannah's first look, and Hannah's outfits were picked out for the session, we hit the road and traveled to our location.  I was super excited because it was a *gorgeous* day out.  I'm glad it was too, because there was quite a hike between a few of the spots we wanted to shoot at.

During Hannah's session, we were able to get in four different looks.  All of them tied together in the sense that they all had a bohemian, "Free People" kind of feel to them, which was perfect for Hannah's look and personality.  For example, when Hannah first rolled up to my house, she exited her vehicle not wearing shoes.  She explained to me that she loved the outdoors and she loved being barefoot.  After I heard that, it solidified even more for me, that we were going to get along just fine.  While the bottoms of my feet don't have QUITE the adventurous hiking experience as Hannah's do, I tend to prefer bare feet myself.  Shoes are just so constricting, don't you agree? ;)  That's why, for my every day wear, my show of choice is the Puma Speedcat.  Super thin, super light almost like you're not even wearing shoes.  Haha!  But I digress...

For each look, we changed up Hannah's accessories and for a couple looks Jessica changed Hannah's hair and makeup a bit.  There were a set of accessories that were pretty consistent throughout, except for one look that I recall, and those were her bracelets.  We had started the session out without them, but a few shots in, Hannah jumped up and exclaimed, "I need my bracelets! I forgot to put them back on, and I feel naked without them!"

Totally fine with me!  They went great with her various looks! :)

Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee

Hannah's shoot went super smoothly.  She actually has some experience as a model, so she made my job super easy as far as posing and expression was concerned.  She was super comfortable in front of the camera and not afraid to try anything!  I love that!

At one point I let her know that I wanted to go into some tall grass.  I had bug spray with me, but I let her know that if she was not comfortable trudging through some deep vegetation and taller grasses, that she was more than welcome to decline.  My number one concern for my clients is that they're happy and comfortable, so I would never make them do anything they wouldn't want to do.  But Hannah was a trouper.  She was ALL about going into the grass, and so we did.  And we got some killer shots because of it!  (It also helped that we walked out of there chigger-bite-free... but still.  LOL -- I think the fact that it was a little cooler around the time her session was done, helped that fact.)

Here is a preview of one of my favorite images from the day -- One of the shots I got after our foray into the tall grass.:

Senior Portrait Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Brentwood, Tennessee

More to come, stay tuned!!

Special thanks again to Jessica Steingard for her work on Hannah's shoot! -- www.jessicasteingard.comCLICK HERE and 'like' Emily McGonigle Photography on Facebook!