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.

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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!

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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:

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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:


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:

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.