Mary is one smart and driven girl… and as you can see, quite beautiful as well. I have know Mary and her family since they moved to Arizona from Alaska. The time flew so fast and now she’s graduating (of course graduating in three years makes made the time go by a lot faster). Congratulations Mary.
Here are some of my favorite images from Mary’s senior portrait photography session.
When you take photographs of people, you look for identifying things about them, things that everyone else would notice. One of those things about Mary is her eyes. So lighting was extremely important to make sure her eyes were featured with enough light to show them off.
Mary’s sneior portrait session was photographed with the new Canon Mark 5D Mark III and a set of Canon Speedlight 600ex RT flashes. The RT in the name basically means these flashes have radio transmission capabilities. Which means extremely accurate off camera flash capability right from flash to flash, no additional hardware needed. In this next set of images you will see the beauty of the system.
In this next shot, I have a lot of sun coming down at Mary’s back, which gives her a great glow, but without some kind of forward light, I would have her face in too dark a shadow. So I have two Canon 600 Speedlights on either side the right flash just 2/3 stop higher in power than the other giving her a nice even fill on her face. These flashes are fantastic. Stay tuned for a full review of the flashes.
In this next shot, even though Mary is in the full shade of the house, I am able to give her a nice glow with the use of the Canon 600 Speedlight flashes. I absolutely love this shot.
It took me by surprise, but Mary can be quite the performer. After a little coaxing from her sisters and her mother, Mary opened up and gave us a great show.
Congratulations, Mary. I wish you the best. You’ll do great.
Senior Portrait Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Slideshow Music by Mindy Gledhill, Courtesy of Triple Scoop Music
Location: Gilbert Arizona and Chandler Arizona