BRINGING CREATIVITY TO YOUR SHOOT

Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography

YOUR SHOOTS ARE MEANT TO BE CREATIVE.

Gone are the days of boring, stiff, flat photoshoots – it’s time to get creative. 

Photoshoots are meant to capture a special time in your life, your personality, your vibe – at least in my opinion. Bringing in the things that makes you, you, just makes sense. This doesn’t have to be millions of props or renting out a space, just bringing your personality and a good outfit can make a world of difference. Not to beat a dead horse but – GET CREATIVE! Time to think outside the box!

WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PHOTOSHOOT CREATIVE:

  • Picking your Location: A location doesn’t necessarily have to be sentimental. As long as it represents the story you’re trying to tell – you’re golden. This could be an overlook on the parkway that brings in your love of nature, your hometown downtown, or just a random parking lot your vining with.
  • Outfits: Picking your outfit is crucial. You want your outfit to be special of course, but you also want it to be something you would actually wear. I know that sounds like a ‘duh’ moment – but don’t wear something you’re going to constantly question.. I promise, it’ll show up on camera. For example, I almost exclusively wear graphic tee’s, leggings and vans. While I may not show up to pictures with my family, that level of comfort will definitely be something I think about. Now if it’s a brand shoot, or a content session for social media – you’ll definitely catch me in a Harley tee and my fave black platform vans.
  • Creative Elements: This may or may not be my favorite part. I’m hesitant to use the word “props” because I don’t mean that a glass bottle of coke or a photo frame around your face is the game changer – but bringing those things into a story that’s already being told, that’s the game changer.
Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography

A couple weeks back I had the opportunity to work with Gabe to shoot his senior portraits. Now I’ll be honest – senior boys scare me lol. But Gabe completely changed my mind! This was the perfect shoot to showcase when explaining creative shoots. We shot at a storage building with a gravel lot it was the most perfect backdrop for the story we were telling. Gabe also brought creative elements like:

  • A classic car
  • His sweet pup
  • A bad ass rat rod that he built himself
  • Representation of the sports he plays
    And probably my favorite of them all – 
  • His future career path + passion – Welding

This shoot was SO MUCH FUN to be a part of and I hope it inspires you to be creative in your next shoot!

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Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography
Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography
Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography
Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography
Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography
Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography
Ashe County North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer Photography

This shoot was just EVERYTHING and i’m so excited I finally got to share it with y’all.

TTYL Pals!
– Mary Beth

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