Kelly Lindsay Photography: Blog http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Kelly Lindsay Photography kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com (Kelly Lindsay Photography) Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:42:00 GMT Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:42:00 GMT How To Prepare For Your Senior Session / Girls {Northwest Ohio Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/3/how-to-prepare-for-your-senior-session-/-girls-northwest-ohio-senior-photographer  

 

Congratulations!  You have booked your senior portrait session!  Now what???  Below I have a few tips and suggestions that will help you to look your very best in front of the camera.  Follow these guidelines in the weeks leading up to your senior session and I will take care of the rest!

 

  • Choose two to three outfit selections for a simple senior session and approximately five to six looks for a signature senior session.  When selecting your outfits take into consideration both the time of year and location for your session.  Make sure your outfits reflect YOUR personality and style! Prior to your session make sure your clothing pieces are both clean and wrinkle free.
  • Grab a bag and pack any accessories you will want for each outfit-jewelry, scarves, hair accessories, etc.  Bring along matching socks and shoes for each outfit if one pair will not coordinate with all of your options.  Now is the time to also remember and include the proper undergarments for each outfit as well!
  • If you are planning on including any props during your session-your ballet shoes, favorite books, softball gear, etc. - go ahead and pack that as well. Are you planning on including your car during your senior session?  Be sure to wash it the night before or day of your session.
  • Get a good night's rest the evening before your session so you look well rested in your portraits.
  • If you are considering a haircut prior to your session, schedule it for one to two weeks prior to the day of your portrait session. Do not drastically change your style and/or color from your current look in the event you do not like it. Consider having the hair stylist show you some easy looks you can do during your outfit changes to showcase a greater variety of images in your overall gallery.  
  • Practice your makeup the week leading up to your session so you can get it just right the day of your session.  Try to not overdo your makeup and bring along your cosmetics for any needed touch-ups. 
  • Avoid self tanner.  Are you wishing you had more of a sun kissed look for your senior portraits?  Just let me know!  It is much easier for me to warm your skin tone up during the editing process versus fixing orange, blotchy skin ;)
  • Acne.  It happens.  If you wake up two days prior to your session, or the morning of, and a few unwanted visitors have graced your face-avoid making it worse by picking at it.  Apply some makeup over the area (not too heavy) and leave it at that.  All of my senior sessions include basic retouching, which includes blemish removal; so do not even think twice about those blemishes!
  • Consider getting a manicure the day before your session to ensure your nails look their best.  Do not forget the color needs to match all of your outfit selections.  For this reason, and to keep a clean appearance, I suggest going with a french manicure or a simple clear coat of paint.
  • Is your best friend, boyfriend, or sibling joining you for a few images?  Do not forget to coordinate an outfit with them to avoid clashing.
  • Do not think twice OR stress over posing.  No...REALLY!  I want you to arrive to your senior session relaxed and ready to have fun.  I will guide you through the posing process and together we will create timeless portraits you will love sharing with your family and friends!

 

 

NOW BOOKING SUMMER 2018!!!

Are you a 2019 Northwest Ohio or Toledo Area high school senior?  Are you still searching for your senior portrait

photographer?  I would love to share with you and your family all about the Kelly Lindsay Photography Senior

Portrait Experience!  Jump over to the Contact page and request your copy of my Senior Welcome Guide and let's get your 

summer 2018 session on my calendar!  

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Jake / Bellevue High School {Lake Erie Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/3/jake-/-bellevue-high-school-lake-erie-senior-photographer Seniors guys versus senior girls.  I have learned over the last few years that guys and girls differ when it comes time for senior portraits.  For the most part, girls are over the moon that THEIR time in front of the camera has finally arrived!  Guys, on the other hand, reluctantly agree to a senior session because  their mom wants to document this special milestone (ahem...AND they have been promised food following our time together).  

 

However, every now and then I get a fella on my schedule who is genuinely excited for their senior portrait session.  Meet Jake, a 2018 Bellevue High School Senior, who happened to be one of the few guys I just mentioned!  Not only was Jake looking forward to his session, but he had ideas when it came to both poses and locations as well.  With the added help of his sister and mom, Jake's outfit selections were perfectly styled for our chosen locations during his summer session.  

 

During the summer months I like to schedule my sessions to take place in the evening with a start time of an hour or two before sunset.  The lighting during this time of day is flattering and I am always hopeful we will be blessed with a beautiful sunset as well!  Jake and his family are members of Bay Point Resort and Mariana in Marblehead, Ohio. Both Jake and mom desired for a portion of Jake's summer session to take place at Bay Point Resort, a location special to them holding many memories; therefore, we started our session at the gorgeous resort that is located along the shores of the great Lake Erie.  Following our time at Bay Point we made the short drive to the ever popular Marblehead Lighthouse to finish up our evening.  After the need to reschedule our initial session due to weather, we could not have asked for a better summer night the evening of Jake's senior session!  Enjoy some of my favorite images from my time with this 2018 Bellevue High School Senior.  Does anyone else LOVE the plaid, button down shirt that Jake brought along as much as I do?  Guys...you can never go wrong with a classic button down and a fun pop of color during the summer months is fantastic!

 

 

Thank you Jake and family for selecting Kelly Lindsay Photography for your senior portrait needs!  It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven along Lake Erie with me!  Jake, wishing you the very best during your remaining time at Bellevue High School and much success in your future endeavors!

 

NOW BOOKING SUMMER 2018!!!

Are you an upcoming 2019 Senior?  Have you booked YOUR senior portrait session?  The summer prior to the start of your senior year is an optimal time for your senior portrait session to take place!  Kelly Lindsay Photography is currently booking Toledo Area and Northwest Ohio high school seniors for summer 2018.  June, July, and August is filling quickly...don't miss your chance to get on my schedule!  

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Turning Two / Northwest Ohio Children's Photographer {Fremont, Ohio} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/3/turning-two-/-northwest-ohio-childrens-photographer-fremont-ohio One of my favorite things about photographing families is having a front row seat as my clients and their families grow!  I am blessed to share in many special moments and it is a perk to being a photographer I do not take lightly.  I have been photographing "Miss D" since her very beginning and was one of the first to know her Mama was expecting.  

 

From early on "Miss D" has always marched to the beat of her own drum and she demonstrated as such during her second birthday session.  Two years old equals toddler.  Let's talk toddlers!  Some photographers shy away from photographing toddlers.  As for me?  I LOVE them!  Maybe it is the mama of 5 in me, but toddlers do not intimidate this gal ;)  When it comes to photographing toddlers my approach is to take the good with the bad.  Embrace the serious stares as much as you do silly laughter.  Don't forget to wear your tennis shoes, because more often than not toddler sessions include being on the run and playing silly games!

 

On any given day your toddler throws a wide variety of looks your way.  As parents you are delighted in their giggles, often frustrated with their "out of nowhere" tantrum, and intrigued at their small faces of wonder as they learn about this big, big, BIG world.  As a photographer, I love being able to photograph the unpredictable toddler in front of my camera.  I enjoy being able to share with families a gallery full of images that range from apprehensive, shy stares to sweet smiles that come from talking about their favorite semi (as was the case during "Miss D's" portrait session).  

 

Enjoy some of my favorite images from my time with this brand new two year old....

 

 

 

A special thank you to the Miller family for continuing to trust me with your family's milestones!  I am fortunate to call you not only clients, but friends <3  It is always a pleasure seeing your family grow and change in front of my camera!

 

Are you a Northwest Ohio family in need of updated family portraits?  Warmer months are right around the corner and I am currently scheduling portrait sessions for the months of June, July, and August!  I would love the opportunity to work with you and your family...jump on over to the Contact page to inquire about my availability and to get your 2018 summer portrait session scheduled!

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Northwest Ohio and Toledo Area Senior Photographer {FAQ's} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/3/northwest-ohio-and-toledo-area-senior-photographer-faqs Hello month of March!!!!  The 2017-2018 school year will be coming to a close here in Northwest Ohio in just a few short months (crazy, right?!).  I would be lying if I did not admit that my head has already headed in the direction of spring and summer.  Warmer weather is right around the corner (just ignore today's weather forecast for a moment ;) ) and I am getting numerous inquires from 2019 Seniors and their parents looking for information and many ready to schedule their Summer 2018 senior portrait session.  I would like to take a few minutes to answer some of the most popular questions many families have regarding a senior portrait session with yours truly.   

 

 

Q.  What happens if I get sick or it rains?

A.  No worries!  We can always reschedule if you catch a bug or the weather does not cooperate.  Side note...did you know quite a few photographers (myself included!) love shooting on cloudy days!

 

Q.  How long does it take for my gallery to be completed?

A.  I strive to have sessions completed within 2-3 weeks.  During busy season (fall) please plan on a 3-4 week turnaround time. While you wait, I would love the opportunity to share a few "sneak peeks" for friends, family, and of course YOU to preview on both my Facebook and Instagram accounts.

 

Q.  Will I get the digital images from my session?  A print release?

A.  Yes, all of my senior portrait sessions include your edited, full resolution digital images delivered via digital download.  A print release with printing recommendations is included as well.  Don't wish to order prints on your own?  Clients have the option of ordering prints and products thru me!

 

Q.  How many outfit changes am I allowed?

A.  I place no restrictions on the number of outfit selections you include in your session; however, I like to remind clients that the time they spend changing is part of their session time.  I recommend to clients 2-3 outfit selections for the one hour session and 5-6 for the 2.5 hour session.

 

Q.  I have no idea location wise where I would like my session to take place!  Do you have suggestions?

A.  YES!  Are you looking for a rustic location?  Urban?  Do you love water?  We are blessed in Northwest Ohio to live along the great Lake Erie and many beautiful rivers run through our area.  We live within close proximity to numerous Ohio State Parks and Toledo Metroparks that offer a multitude of backgrounds.  Who knows...the location just right for YOU might be your very own backyard!  During our phone consultation or in person meeting I would be happy to discuss my personal favorite locations with you.

 

Q.  Can I bring a friend along to my session?

A.  I highly recommend to my clients to invite a friend to join them during our time together.  More often than not your best bud helps to put you at ease and in doing so helps me to bring out the best in YOU!  Your next question may be something along the lines of "Can my friend/boyfriend jump in for a few images?" and my answer is OF COURSE!

 

Q.  I have no idea what to wear!  Can you help?

A.  Oh goodness, YES!  Again, during our phone consultation or in person meeting we can discuss clothing, make up, accessories, etc.  I will be more than happy to share my "Do's and Don'ts" along with any recommendations I have.  My number one piece of advice when it comes to selecting your outfits is to STAY TRUE TO YOU!

 

Q.  I would like to see more of your work!  Do you have a senior portfolio?  

A.  I do!  Check it out right HERE!  As always, you can stay up to date with my latest work on both Facebook and Instagram (@kellylindsayphotography).

 

Q.  Is there a retainer to secure my session date?  

A.  Yes, all sessions require a $50 retainer fee to hold your session date.  This fee is due within 5 business days.  Your remaining balance is due at the time of our session.

 

Q.  I am ready to book!  What is the best way to get on your schedule?

A.  Fantastic!  Please e-mail kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com to get on my planner.  I can assure you our time together will be fun!

 

 

NOW BOOKING SUMMER 2018!!!

Are you an upcoming 2019 Senior?  Have you booked YOUR senior portrait session?  The summer prior to the start of your senior year is an optimal time for your senior portrait session to take place!  Kelly Lindsay Photography is currently booking Toledo Area and Northwest Ohio high school seniors for summer 2018.  June, July, and August is filling quickly...don't miss your chance to get on my schedule!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Suzie/ Oak Harbor Ohio Senior Portraits {Northwest Ohio Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/2/suzie/-oak-harbor-ohio-senior-portraits-northwest-ohio-senior-photographer I am thrilled to share Suzie's gorgeous session with all of you today!  The last Senior session I shared here on the blog featured a KLP Simple Senior session.  However, today I am sharing one of my sweet and stunning 2018 Seniors who scheduled a full-blown Signature Senior session. 

Suzie, a 2018 Senior at Oak Harbor, has a lovely style!  The evening of our session she brought along a wide variety of outfit selections for our our time together.  With that in mind, we moved around to a few different locations, allowing us the opportunity to work with a variety of backdrops that would pair well with Suzie's vast wardrobe.  While I love Simple Senior sessions as a means to challenge myself to work within one location, I equally enjoy the flexibility a Signature Senior session gives myself and my client.  The evening of Suzie's session we worked with urban alleys, downtown buildings, brick walls, fields of tall grass, a beautiful pond, sand, our great Lake Erie, and so much more.  This gorgeous Oak Harbor High School Senior's session pretty much had it all!

Suzie, a huge THANK YOU to you and your mom enough for choosing me as your senior photographer.  You are truly a sweetheart and beautiful from the inside out!  Wishing you the very best during these last few months of high school and in all your future endeavors! 

 

 

Now booking 2019 Seniors!!!

Are you a current Northwest Ohio high school junior?  Now is the time to start thinking about YOUR summer 2018 senior session!  I have officially opened my planner and sessions are booking quickly.  My current class of 2018 Seniors has been soooo good to me and I cannot wait for the all the fun to come with the Class of 2019!  Hop on over to my Contact page and request your copy of my Senior Welcome Guide.  Let's get your session on my calendar and work together to create a senior portrait gallery that is a true reflection of beautiful YOU!

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Marblehead Lighthouse Senior Portrait Session {Port Clinton Ohio Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/1/marblehead-lighthouse-senior-portrait-session-port-clinton-ohio-senior-photographer Did you know that Kelly Lindsay Photography offers a one hour Simple Senior Session in addition to the KLP Signature Senior Session that is two and a half hours in length?  Our Simple Senior Portrait session allows for one location with 2-3 outfit selections.  Over the last year our Simple Senior session has gained in popularity with those Northwest Ohio Seniors who have a simpler taste or clients that are opting for a second (or even third!) seasonal portrait session to document their high school experience.  Additionally, this one hour session is the perfect compromise between the Senior guy who wants little to do with being in front of the camera and Mom who desires Senior portraits of her "baby" ;) 

 

Drew, a 2018 Senior at Tiffin Columbian and his parents elected to schedule a Simple Senior session and I am excited to share my favorite images from our time together!  While Drew and his family reside in Tiffin, Ohio they frequent the shores of Lake Erie for family fun spending time on their boat, visiting local eateries, etc.  With the shores and beaches of Lake Erie holding special meaning to their family, they opted for Drew's session to take place at the always popular (and beautiful) Marblehead Lighthouse.

 

The evening of our mid August portrait session left us with gorgeous weather and beautiful light to work with.  Soon after meeting Drew I was drawn to his laid back personality, unique style, and stellar smile!  I will let Drew's portraits speak for themselves...ENJOY!

 

 

Thank you Drew (and family) for scheduling your Senior portraits with KLP!  It was a pleasure meeting the three of you...truly!  Wishing you the very best in these final months of high school and great success in your future endeavors.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BOOKING YOUR OWN CUSTOM SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION?

I am currently booking 2019 Seniors from Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Genoa, Woodmore, Fremont, and additional Northwest Ohio schools for summer 2018!  Hop on over to the Contact page to learn more about booking your own custom senior portrait session with Kelly Lindsay Photography!  I would love to send you a digital copy of my Senior Welcome Guide so together we can plan for YOUR session!

 

 

 

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Sarah / Oak Harbor Ohio Senior Portraits {Northwest Ohio Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/1/sarah-/-oak-harbor-ohio-senior-portraits-northwest-ohio-senior-photographer Sarah's senior portrait session took place towards the end of my Fall 2017 shooting season due to her busy sport and school schedule in addition to her job.  I love shooting at the location we agreed upon and it is absolutely stunning in the Fall!  These images are some of my very favorites of the season because of the variations of the location in addition to the beautiful light we had to work with the evening of our session!  Sarah's beauty, sweet personality, and stellar wardrobe didn't hurt either!  Check out the great variety we achieved for this Oak Harbor High School's Senior gallery at one location, with three outfit selections, and in less than an hour! 

 

 

Thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity to capture your senior portraits Sarah!  It was so fun and a total joy to work with you!  I am looking forward to meeting again to capture your sport images!  Continue rocking out your Senior year like only YOU can!

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BOOKING YOUR OWN CUSTOM SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION?

I am currently booking 2019 Seniors from Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Genoa, Woodmore, Fremont, and additional Northwest Ohio schools for summer 2018!  Hop on over to the Contact page to learn more about booking your own custom senior portrait session with Kelly Lindsay Photography!  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

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Now Booking Class of 2019 Northwest Ohio and Toledo Area High School Seniors http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2018/1/now-booking-class-of-2019-northwest-ohio-and-toledo-area-high-school-seniors Hello Class of 2019!!!

It is that time of year again! Who wants to get a jump start on their Senior year? A frequent question asked by parents of upcoming High School Seniors is WHEN should their son or daughter schedule their Senior portrait session for. The majority of the Seniors I work with are photographed the summer prior to the start of their Senior year. From previous experience (and talking with parents of past KLP Seniors) your child's Senior year is often a busy one! For those students active in sports, band, choir, etc. it can be difficult to schedule your Senior's portrait session between practices, games, and performances once the school year is in session. I strongly encourage families to consider scheduling a 2018 summer session for their 2019 High School Senior. In doing so you can breathe a little easier knowing you already have one task checked off that "To Do" list that comes along with the Senior year experience

I am excited to announce that my Summer 2018 calendar is now open for scheduling! Do you want to learn more about a custom Senior portrait experience for YOUR 2019 Senior? Hop on over to the Contact page or e-mail kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com to request a digital copy of my Senior Portrait Welcome Guide!

My current Class of 2018 Seniors has rocked my socks! It's your turn Class of 2019!

 

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Congratulations Northwest Ohio 2017 Graduates {Ohio Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/5/congratulations-northwest-ohio-2017-graduates-ohio-senior-photographer Congratulations to all of the AMAZING 2017 High School Graduates I had the opportunity to work with throughout the last year. I can say without a doubt in the last 12 months I truly fell in love with photographing Seniors. While the majority of these young ladies and gentleman are soon to be graduates of Oak Harbor, I was also blessed to work with students from Norwalk, Danbury, Port Clinton, Clyde, Toledo Christian Schools, and Lakota. For that I am humbled and most grateful.

Thank you to each and every one of you for allowing me to capture this beautiful time in your life. I thank you for sharing your stories with me and then allowing me to tell them thru images. It was an honor. I have become friends with many of you and your parents thru Facebook and Instagram. In doing so I have continued to follow your stories. The concerts, the games, the matches, the recitals. I have learned of your future plans and my heart swells for each journey that lies ahead. And yes there were a few tears shed seeing prom pictures, pictures of you with your proud parents, and of friendships that began years ago...that shouldn't surprise most of you at this point

Congrats and Best Wishes,
Kelly

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Shannah/ Oak Harbor High School {Oak Harbor Ohio Senior Portrait Session} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/5/shannah/-oak-harbor-high-school-oak-harbor-ohio-senior-portrait-session Welcome back!  Today I have a pretty special session to share with you.  The beautiful Miss Shannah!  This gal kicked off my Senior 2017 sessions and we did it with a bang.  I worked with her older brother a few years prior...in fact his session was one that made me realize I LOVE working with high school seniors!  I was excited when Mom invited me back over to their home and neighboring area to photograph their daughter.  The area is ideal to me...tall grass, old barn, and gorgeous summer light in the evenings!

 

Shannah is one of those gals you easily like.  She has an outgoing personality, genuine smile, and is up for anything.  She’s confident, both when chatting about school and life, and when she’s standing by herself in the middle of a field getting her photo taken.  Working with her makes my job pretty effortless!  Enjoy some of my favorites from her session...including those with a pig (a first for me!).

 

Thank you Shannah, Mom, and friend for a beautiful summer evening!  I consider it a great honor to have captured both of your children's high school senior portraits.  The four of you are one of the kindest (and funniest) families I have ever worked with!  Stop back to see more of Shannah when I share the Fall portion of her Senior session in the weeks to come!  Shannah, wishing you an early Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Oak Harbor High School!  You have worked hard and I am excited for what the future holds for you! 

 

Now Booking 2018 Northwest Ohio High School Seniors!!!

Hello Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, and Northwest Ohio High School 2018 Seniors!  Are you getting excited?  YOUR Senior year is right around the corner!  Have you thought about your Senior Portraits?  Now is the time to start planning!  I am currently booking 2018 High School Seniors for both summer and fall sessions.  Are you interested in learning more about a Custom Senior Portrait Experience with Kelly Lindsay Photography?  Jump over the to the Contact page and request your digital copy of my Senior Portrait Magazine.  Let's work together to tell your unique story!

 

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kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com (Kelly Lindsay Photography) elmore ohio senior photographer lake erie senior photographer northwest ohio childrens photographer northwest ohio senior photographer oak harbor ohio photographer oak harbor ohio senior photographer port clinton ohio photographer toledo ohio senior photographer http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/5/shannah/-oak-harbor-high-school-oak-harbor-ohio-senior-portrait-session Mon, 15 May 2017 14:48:18 GMT
Now Booking 2018 Northwest Ohio High School Seniors {Lake Erie Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/5/now-booking-2018-northwest-ohio-high-school-seniors-lake-erie-senior-photographer Hello Class of 2018!  Are you beginning to think about your Senior year?  Is scheduling your Senior Portraits at the top of your To-Do list?  It should be!  Do you live in Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, along Lake Erie, or surrounding Northwest Ohio area?  If you are ready to learn more about a custom Senior Portrait Experience with Kelly Lindsay Photography...do not wait!  We are already busy booking and planning sessions for summer and fall.  Spaces are limited and sessions go quickly!  I am excited to work with The Class of 2018...let me help tell YOUR Senior story!

 

Hop on over to the Contact Page to request my Senior Portrait Magazine or e-mail kellylindsayphotography.com so together we can plan your custom Senior Portrait Experience! 

 

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kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com (Kelly Lindsay Photography) lake erie senior photographer northwest ohio senior photographer oak harbor ohio photographer oak harbor ohio senior photographer ohio senior photographer port clinton ohio senior photographer toledo ohio senior photographer http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/5/now-booking-2018-northwest-ohio-high-school-seniors-lake-erie-senior-photographer Thu, 11 May 2017 01:11:02 GMT
Tieler / Norwalk High School {Sandusky, Ohio Senior Portrait Session} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/5/tieler-/-norwalk-high-school-sandusky-ohio-senior-portrait-session Every now and then a session comes along and within the first few images I know for certain it will result in my new favorite gallery.  Such was the case when I worked with the beautiful Tieler (Tie for short), a 2017 graduate of Norwalk High School.  Having worked with Tie's family in the past during a couple of family portrait sessions I already knew of her sweet personality, kind heart, and her natural beauty.  The weather could not have been more perfect the evening of Tie's session and coupled with the most amazing outfit selections...well, her session was a dream come true for this photographer.

We found some new favorite locations of mine (insert happy dance) while shooting Tie's senior portraits in downtown Sandusky, Ohio.  With the turn of every street corner a new area called out to me.  Enjoy some of my favorites from Tie's session!

For Tie's first outfit she selected a beautifully colored maxi dress.  Prior to our session I spent some time Googling areas within downtown Sandusky and came across the most unique brick wall I have laid my eyes upon.  I was delighted we were able to incorporate it into Tie's senior portraits!

Tie's next outfit was a fun, free flowing tank top paired with jeans and her favorite pair of Converse.  We photographed this next set of images in front of the Sandusky State Theatre before heading across the street to yellow, chippy paint that was beckoning me.  With very little direction, Tie gave me a variety of looks...this girl can work a camera!

Hands down these next three images are my favorites from her session.  The laugh in the middle photo?  What mama would not want that hanging on their wall?  We changed things up a bit for Tie's next look...going from a fun, casual look to one a bit more dressier.  I love the way Tie stands out in her beautiful, lace romper against an exterior wall covered in lush greenery.  A dainty pearl necklace accessorized Tie's neutral colored romper perfectly!

Tieler is a gifted Senior dancer having danced (and taught) for Northstar Dance Center.  The next few sets from Tie's session allowed us to express her love of dance.  I love that Tie was able to throw caution to the wind and freely dance in the middle of downtown Sandusky.  The results were stunning!

 

Thank you Tieler (and mom) for allowing me to be a part of your Senior year!  I truly enjoyed our evening together and your session will forever be one of my favorites!  Tieler, I am so excited to hear the news that you have been selected for Ashland University's Dance Team.  What an honor!  You have worked hard and I know you will continue to do so as you begin a new journey!  Keep on dancing.  Keep on smiling.  In doing so, you bring joy to so many others.

 

Now Booking Northwest Ohio 2018 High School Seniors!!!

 

Are you 2018 Graduate of Norwalk High School looking to schedule a custom senior portrait session?  I am currently booking Summer 2017 sessions for the graduating class of 2018.  Hop on over to my Contact page to request your copy of my Senior Portrait Magazine.  Let's chat and plan your upcoming senior portrait experience! 

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Ryan / Clyde High School {Clyde, Ohio Senior Portrait Session} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/4/ryan-/-clyde-high-school-clyde-ohio-senior-portrait-session Ryan, a 2017 graduate of Clyde High School, was easily one of my favorite Northwest Ohio Seniors to work with this past year!  Why?  This handsome, athletic Clyde Senior also happens to be my cousin.  Truth be told, I am still in denial that my youngest cousin (and former ring bearer in my wedding who was cuuuuuute) is about to graduate; however, I am so excited for what the future holds for him! Ryan and his family were open to my suggestion of shooting in a handful of the areas in which he grew up.   In doing so, I was given the opportunity to shoot in a variety of locations that were new to me.

The night of Ryan's session in his hometown of Green Springs I spotted these amazing red doors while in route to his house.  When shooting high school seniors I am continuously looking for various textures and colors to photograph my clients in front of.  I love making a location most would not think twice about into something creative and unique!

 

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Along the same street as the rich red doors was an aged brick wall.  Before hopping in our cars and heading to our next location, we captured the next set of images.  Ryan stayed in his classic v-neck tee with jeans, but by quickly adding layering on a plaid shirt we had a new look for his gallery in no time at all!

 

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From there we made the short drive to Clyde's Community Park.  Photographing Ryan at this location was extra special as he played endless hours of baseball there during his youth.  With lush green grass, covered bridges, and a large pond we easily came across beautiful views that we could incorporate into Ryan's images.

 

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Ryan is a multi sport athlete at Clyde High School who has excelled in football, wrestling, and baseball during the last four years (let's be real...he was kicking butt prior to that as well ;) ).  We captured some of his final images for the evening by photographing him in his Varsity Jacket and favorite Clyde Fliers pullover at his high school.

 

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With very little light remaining we ended our evening on a small brick road that I had noticed earlier in the evening.  Again, I am always eager to find alluring textures to work with and challenging myself to provide my clients with unique images.

 

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Thank you Ryan, Aunt Barb, and Cheyenne for a fun filled evening!  It was an honor documenting this special time in Ryan's life.  Ryan, it has been a pleasure to watch you grow over the years.  I pray that my 5 sons have the heart, drive, and determination that you show as they continue in their own lives.  Thank you for being such an awesome role model!  Wishing you the very best during this next phase in your life!

 

Now Booking Northwest Ohio 2018 Seniors!!!

 

Are you an upcoming 2018 High School Senior of Clyde High School, Oak Harbor High School, or surrounding Northwest Ohio?  Are you interested in a custom senior portrait experience that highlights your individual style and interests?  Do you want to learn more about a Senior Portrait Session with Kelly Lindsay Photography?  I would love to share my Senior Portrait Magazine with you!  Head on over to Contact page and request a copy.  I would love to get you on my Summer 2017 Schedule!

 

 

 

 

 

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Choosing the Right Accessories for Your Senior Portraits {Oak Harbor Senior Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/4/choosing-the-right-accessories-for-your-senior-portraits-oak-harbor-senior-photographer Ashley 8Ashley 8

You have your outfits planned, know exactly what you are going to do with your hair, and have been perfecting your smokey eye!  Now it is time to consider your accessories, which can make or break your outfit. Here are a few things to keep in mind...

  • Do not let your accessories wear you. Too big or too zany can overwhelm your face and body, taking away from the overall image. This is about YOU!
  • Choose accessories that mean something to you. Maybe you want to wear a ring your mother gave you or the earrings that always earn you compliments.
  • Try not to choose anything that is heavily ornamented. In a few years, ultra trendy items can look really dated. Funky and fun are great, but be thoughtful when selecting your accessories.
  • Make sure your accessories work well together with your outfit. For example, a thin belt may flatter your figure more than a thick belt. And those dangly earrings may look best with your hair up while the studs look good with your hair down.
  • Prior to your session get a second (or even third) opinion.  Put on each outfit and coordinating accessories that you plan to wear for your session and ask for someone's advice.  Perhaps you could snap a few pictures to see how your outfit photographs head to toe! 

 

Check out a few of my 2017 Seniors and their great use of accessories during their senior portrait experience!

 

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NOW BOOKING 2018 SENIORS!

 

Are you an Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, or Northwest Ohio high school junior interested in hearing more about a custom senior portrait experience with Kelly Lindsay Photography?  Hop over to the Contact page and request an updated copy of my Senior Portrait Magazine.  I would love the opportunity to work with you to create senior portraits that reflect your personal interests and style!

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Alexa / Oak Harbor High School {Lake Erie, Ohio Senior Portrait Session} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/4/alexa-/-oak-harbor-high-school-lake-erie-ohio-senior-portrait-session When Alexa, a 2017 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, contacted me to discuss her Senior Portraits I may have let out a little squeal.  While I do not know Alexa very well, I grew up with her older brothers and sister and considered it an honor that her family trusted me to document such a special time in Alexa's life!  From our discussion prior to our session it was clear the vibe Alexa wanted her portraits to portray (you have to love a girl who knows what she wants!).  Her overall gallery resulted in a lovely collection of fun, rustic, and timeless images.

We started our evening together at a family barn just outside of our village of Oak Harbor.  Alexa's navy, printed blouse paired with jeans was the perfect contrast to the aged, red barn.  I would like to make it known early on that Alexa's use of accessories throughout her session was spot on.  The earrings, bracelets, and shoes she carefully selected for each outfit were never a distraction.  However, each piece gave an additional layer to her overall look that merely enhanced her final images.  Let's be real though...that smile makes YOU smile, right?!

 

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Next we ventured to Pearson Park where we hoped the bountiful wildflowers would still be in bloom.  Luck was on our side and we found a beautiful area to work with.  This set of images are my favorite from Alexa's session.  The ornate pink chair used in the following images resides in Alexa's room and is where she sits to apply her make up.  The addition of the chair not only allowed for a variety of images while remaining in one location, but also gives her portraits a personalized touch!

 

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Finally, we ended our session along the shores of Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park as the sun was beginning to set.  The beautiful light and colors of the evening were a lovely compliment to Alexa's classy romper and fun sandals.  Delicate gold accents to her outfit were the perfect touch!

 

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With a few minutes of the sunset left, we photographed Alexa in front of the waters of Lake Erie.  For her final images Alexa chose an adorable white dress again paired with gold accents.  She even threw her graduation gown over her dress for a couple of playful images!

 

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Many thanks Alexa and Mom for a delightful session!  It was a pleasure catching up and getting to know Alexa a little better.  I wish you the very best on your upcoming graduation from Oak Harbor High School and look forward to keeping up with you on your future endeavors!

 

NOW BOOKING 2018 SENIORS!

Are you an Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, or Northwest Ohio high school junior interested in hearing more about a custom senior portrait experience with Kelly Lindsay Photography?  Hop over to the Contact page and request an updated copy of my Senior Portrait Magazine.  I would love the opportunity to work with you to create senior portraits that reflect your personal interests and style! 

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Daisy / Danbury High School {Lakeside, Ohio Senior Portrait Session} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/daisy-/-danbury-high-school-lakeside-ohio-senior-portrait-session Daisy, a soon to be 2017 graduate of Danbury High School, was a joy to work with!  With an amazing sense of style and personality to match, she helped to kick start what ended up being an amazing group of 2017 Northwest Ohio seniors I photographed over the summer and fall. 

A long time resident of Danbury, Ohio Daisy grew up spending her summers at the ever popular and picturesque Lakeside, Ohio.  Now as a teenager and high school student Daisy is employed at both the bike shop and fan favorite Sloopy's located within the community of Lakeside.  When it came time to choose a location for her summer senior portraits, Lakeside was the undeniable choice!

During the summer months I shoot sunset sessions rather often along the shores of Lake Erie; therefore, I knew I wanted to end our session on the pier and alongside the rock lined beach.  With that information, we started our session at the fun (and colorful) old school house. 

 

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After a quick outfit change into this flattering, short summer dress and we made great use of the abundant summer greenery before heading "downtown" where I had noticed some beautifully planted flower beds upon my arrival.  Daisy's magenta colored dress was a lovely contrast to the yellow flowers!

 

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With another outfit selection, the sun was beginning to set.  Daisy's neutral, yet playful bib overalls were perfect for this location where brightly colored kayaks were gathered.  The warm light here was just amazing.  Not far from the kayaks (and right across from the bike shop where Daisy and Mom work in the summer) was a stunning red barn wall that just called out to us before Daisy changed into her final outfit.

 

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Daisy selected a classic "little black dress" for her final outfit.  Earlier during our session, Daisy made mention of a front porch she has always admired within the Lakeside community.  She indicated that she also loved the American Flag that proudly hangs on the front of the home as well.  After a quick knock on the door and approval from the home owner we captured a few beautiful images on the steps before moving on. 

 

 

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As the sun was setting we ended Daisy's senior session as I intended...on the pier with the waters of Lake Erie behind her before a final set of images among the grand rocks that line the beach shore.  From start to finish this session was nothing short of perfect!

 

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A huge thank you to Daisy and her mom for a fun session full of laughter!  Daisy, I wish you the very best during the final months of your senior year at Danbury High School.  You have already accomplished so much at a young age and I know greater things await you!

 

Are you a Danbury, Port Clinton, or summer resident of Lakeside interested in a custom senior portrait session?  I would love the opportunity to share with you more information regarding a session with Kelly Lindsay Photography.  Stop by my Contact page to request a copy of my Senior Portait Magazine!

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kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com (Kelly Lindsay Photography) danburyhighschool danburyohio lakeerieseniorsession lakesideohiophotographer lakesideohioseniorsession northwest ohio beach session northwestohioseniorphotographer oak harbor ohio photographer http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/daisy-/-danbury-high-school-lakeside-ohio-senior-portrait-session Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:41:17 GMT
How Many Hours Do I Need to Book My Wedding Photographer For? {Thursday Tips} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/how-many-hours-do-i-need-to-book-my-wedding-photographer-for-thursday-tips One of my most frequently asked questions regarding wedding photography is:  How long should I book my wedding photographer for?  This is a GREAT question, and I am here to (hopefully) help you find the answer.

 

What do you want covered?

The first step is deciding what important details you want covered.  Do you desire a lot of getting ready shots prior to the ceremony?  Do you want your photographer to stay for the entire duration of your reception?  These details will affect the length of time you will need your photographer there.  If you want your photographer to stay until your reception exit and you want a lot of candid, getting ready images, you will need full day coverage.  If you just want a few preparation shots, that will knock off some time needed.  If you want your photographer to simply stay for the main events at the reception (toasts, cake cutting, special dances, etc.) and not until the last song is played , then this will also shorten the day.  By deciding on a start and/or end time, this is the beginning step to booking the package right for you.

Ceremony Length

Next, you need to think about the length of your wedding ceremony.  For a Catholic wedding, the ceremony tends to be longer; therefore, you will need to allot more time for that.  If you want full coverage of getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception, I would suggest full day coverage for Catholic weddings.  If you have a shorter ceremony, you will not need to take out as much time from your schedule.

Location Transfer

Now let's talk about location.  If you have a shorter ceremony and your reception is at the same venue as your ceremony, then you will not require as much time because you can take out travel time.  I would estimate a wedding shorter in length with a reception at the same venue to need six to eight hours of coverage, depending on formal portraits.

Along the same lines, if your reception is at a different venue, you will need to include travel time into your schedule.  In addition, incorporate the amount of time it takes to pack up all of your belongings to take to the reception (better yet request a trusted family member or friend to help get this done prior to the start of the ceremony or immediately following).  If you are stopping for photos along the drive to the reception, more time will need to be added for that as well.

Formal Portrait Requirements

For formal portraits, you have to take into consideration how many people are in your bridal party.  How many family members will be part of your family portraits?  If you have a smaller bridal party and a smaller family having included in photos, (and you are at the same location for the duration of the day), then six to seven hours of coverage will suffice.  If you have a larger family and/or bridal party, you will need closer to eight to nine hours of coverage.

Special Exit

If you are doing a special exit from the reception, for example a sparkler exit, you will more than likely need full day coverage.

When Simple Works

Some weddings can be covered in four hours.  If you are having a backyard wedding, a courthouse wedding, or a shorter reception (for example, no dancing) with a sit down dinner at a restaurant, then your coverage can be met in a shorter amount of time.

Finally

Other things to consider?  Are you doing a first look prior to the ceremony?  How much time do you have between the ceremony and reception?  Are you planning on capturing all bridal party images following the ceremony or will some be taken prior (think groom/groomsman images and bride/bridesmaid images)?  Communication between a couple and their photographer is key to achieving a a beautiful gallery of wedding images that tells the story of the day.  Do not be afraid to ask your photographer how much time he or she will need for family portraits, bride/groom portraits, etc.  Plan for this in advance and together work on a timeline for the day.  It is much easier to find "hidden" 10-15 minute pockets of time weeks ahead of time versus on the big day!

Congratulations and Happy Planning!

 

 

Are you a 2017 bride or groom of Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, or surrounding Northwest Ohio looking for a wedding photographer to tell the story of your special day?  Head on over to the Contact page, shoot me a message, and let's get together to discuss my various wedding packages!

 

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kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com (Kelly Lindsay Photography) findlay ohio photographer findlay ohio wedding lakeside ohio photographer lakeside ohio wedding northwest ohio wedding photographer oak harbor ohio photographer oak harbor ohio wedding photographer thursday tips wedding photography http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/how-many-hours-do-i-need-to-book-my-wedding-photographer-for-thursday-tips Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:54:38 GMT
Sisters / Port Clinton Beach Portrait Session {Lake Erie Photographer} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/sisters-/-port-clinton-beach-portrait-session-lake-erie-photographer Good morning!  Who could use some cuteness (and a reminder that summer will be here before we know it!) on this dreary day?  Personally, I know I could!  I adore winter...when there is snow.  No snow on the ground?  You might as well take me straight to summer! 

The session I am sharing with you today is hands down one of my favorite "sister sessions" to date!  Mom contacted me after I had worked with both of her daughters while shooting Oak Harbor Youth Soccer League photos.  Not going to lie as soon as she said who her daughters were I remembered exactly who they were, because they are adorable.  Like "will you marry one of my boys adorable"! 

So why is their session one of my favorite sister sessions to date?  Maybe it's because the lighting was spot on the evening of our session.  Maybe it's because we were shooting at one of my favorite beaches....hello, East Harbor State Park!  Perhaps it's because their outfit selections were perfection! Let's not forget these sisters are 100% adorable.  Truth be told, this session is one of my favorites for all the reasons I just gave; however, they also showed up with a kitten.  Yes, a kitten.  In Mom's purse.  You see on the way to the session Mom and daughters passed a sign for free kittens so they stopped..and left with a kitten...headed to a photo session.  Now, I need for you to understand I was that young girl growing up who brought easily a hundred kittens home.  No really.  And I built them elaborate cat houses made out of cardboard boxes.  So yea, I pretty much fell in love with mom and girls before the first click of my shutter.  Now I know you are wondering did we take a few pictures with the kitten?  What do you think ;)

 

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Thank you sweet girls for an amazing summer session!  It was an absolute delight seeing you outside of your soccer uniforms and the sweet relationship you share!

Are you looking to book your own family beach portrait session along Lake Erie?  I am now booking Summer 2017 sessions for the Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, and surrounding Northwest Ohio!  Use the contact page or e-mail kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com to get the ball rolling on your custom session!

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kellylindsayphotography@yahoo.com (Kelly Lindsay Photography) east harbor state park photo session lake erie beach session lake erie photographer natural light photographer northwest ohio beach session northwest ohio childrens photographer northwest ohio family photography oak harbor ohio children photographer oak harbor ohio photographer port clinton ohio photographer http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/sisters-/-port-clinton-beach-portrait-session-lake-erie-photographer Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:20:06 GMT
Preparing Your Child for Their Portrait Session {NW Ohio Photographer / Thursday Tips} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/preparing-your-child-for-their-portrait-session-nw-ohio-photographer-/-thursday-tips Your session is right around the corner!  Are you ready?  Excited?  Is your child ready?  I have prepared a checklist of things for you to remember in order to make sure your child is prepared for their portrait session!

  • Do not forget to feed your child before the session.  Also, pack snacks in the event hunger strikes again while we are shooting (because let's be real...kids are always hungry!).
  • Bring more than one outfit.  Make sure you always have backup clothes just in case.  I suggest not changing your child into their session clothing until after you feed him.  If you plan on dressing your child upon arrival for your session, please plan accordingly arriving ahead of time.
  • Let your child help when picking out their clothes for the session (unless their fashion taste is questionable...ha!).  By letting your child wear his favorite shirt or shoes, etc. this will help him feel more comfortable.  If his choice of clothing doesn't match, see if you can use that shirt as an undershirt or tell him he can put in on for a couple of shots at the end of the session!
  • If you have a younger child, try to schedule the session around her naptime so she will be well rested and happy for photos.
  • Have a bribe in place.  Bring fruit snacks, goldfish, candy (avoid chocolate...I recommend smarties) and let him know that if he cooperates he will get said bribery.  Parents I have worked with in the past have bribed their children by telling them if they are good, they can watch a video on Mommy or Daddy's phone.  Use whatever you think will work for YOUR child.  Who is up for ice cream after the session?!
  • Bring along her favorite toy or blanket.  This will help your child be comfortable in a new, unfamiliar surrounding.  Please be aware that this may become a prop in some of the images, so bring an item that is pleasing to the eyes, smaller in size, or has sentimental value.
  • Talk to your child about their upcoming session and explain what is going to happen.  If your child is informed about the situation, it will help to be less scary for her when she comes to the session.  Tell her she is going to meet a new friend who is going to take some pictures of her.  Let her know that you will be right there with her and that we are going to have lots of fun!  We might change her clothes once or twice and ask her to sit a certain way.  During the session, we can show her a couple of the images so she can put two and two together.
  • Bring Grandma (or someone else your child adores).  Bringing along reinforcement is always a good plan.  If grandma lives close by, or if your child's favorite uncle has the day off work, bring him or her with you.  We can use this family member to help get your child to relax and laugh.

Hopefully a few (or all) of the above tips will help to make your child's portrait session a success!  When it's time for your session, try to keep in mind that not every image captured has to have huge smiles.  Some of my personal favorite images of my own kids are those that have serious faces or the tiniest of grins.  As a photographer and mother of 5 myself, I understand that sometimes we just simply need to take a break during our session.  And I am okay with that.  In return, I ask that you smile and tolerate my off key, horrible rendition of any children's song that comes to my head.  Consider my accompanying animal sounds to get your child to look my direction an added gift to you.  No thanks needed....just join in the fun!  

 

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Anzlee / Oak Harbor High School Senior {Port Clinton, Ohio Senior Portrait Session} http://kellylindsayphotography.com/blog/2017/1/anzlee-/-oak-harbor-high-school-senior-port-clinton-ohio-senior-portrait-session Oh, dear readers.  Let me tell ya a little something something.  The Class of 2017 has been good to me.  So very good to me.  In the coming weeks I have what appears to be a never ending group of gorgeous girls and handsome fellas that help to make up the 2017 graduating class from Oak Harbor High School, Port Clinton High School, and various other Northwest Ohio High Schools!  Hold on, because you are in for a fun and beautiful ride!

Today, I could not be more delighted to share a selection of images that showcases Anzlee's Summer Session.  Anzlee is an up and coming 2017 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.  I have been fortunate enough to work with Anzlee and her family on a few occasions since the beginning of Kelly Lindsay Photography and when Mom contacted me to schedule her oldest daughter's Senior Portraits I may have squealed ;) 

Mom and Anzlee opted to split Anzlee's time with me up into two different sessions...a summer and fall session.  This decision is an ongoing trend in the area of Senior Portraits and one that allows for a diverse collection of images in a Senior's final gallery.  Anzlee (and her family!) love the beach so scheduling her summer session along the shores of Lake Erie was the perfect choice.  I presented Anzlee's mom with a few area beaches local to Oak Harbor and we quickly decided East Harbor State Park in Port Clinton, Ohio would best fit our needs. 

The evening of our session we had gorgeous weather accompanied by stunning light...two wins for any photographer!  We quickly breezed thru Anzlee's 3 outfits in under an hour and even captured a handful of images with her handsome, funny boyfriend (NOW fiance...so happy for you two and your families).  Anzlee started her session in a classically colored black and white dress.  I loved the details along the hemline and sleeves that featured cutouts.  A walkway towards the beach lined with tall grass was the great starting point for our session. 

 

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Before changing into her second outfit selection, we captured a few additional images as Anzlee sat among the larger rocks that line the shores of East Harbor beach.  I absolutely adore the image below of her laughing!  Fun fact!  Literally 2-3 feet away from these rocks was a couple lounging along the shore.  It didn't phase Anzlee a bit and that was another reason I enjoyed our time together so much. 

 

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For Anzlee's second outfit selection she wore a simple pair of jean shorts with a stylish tank top.  The addition of the gold necklace was just the right touch for this ensemble.  And why not go barefoot when on the beach?  Or in my case?  All of the time.  Ha!

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And would you have ever guessed there was a young boy sitting on top of the life guard stand in this image?  Let's face it when you are shooting on location you run into "obstacles", but with very little effort we can always work around them ;)

 

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For Anzlee's final outfit of her summer session she selected a beautiful black and white romper with thin straps.  A pair of earrings and black sandals proved to be just the right accessories!  We photographed this last set of images in my always favorite beach grass where Anzlee really stood out in front of the green background.  A quick 360 turn and we captured her final remaining images in front of the water of Lake Erie. 

 

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Anzlee and family...I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to capture Anzlee's Senior Portraits!  It is always a true pleasure to see all of you (or even a small sampling of your family ;) ).  Anzlee, I wish you the very best in these final months of your Senior year at Oak Harbor High School!  I look forward to following your future path and know for certain you will continue to bring joy and pride to your parents and family!

Want to see more of this beautiful girl?  Stop back when I feature her beyond amazing Fall session!  Are you a 2018 Senior of Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, or Northwest Ohio?  Do you want to learn more about a custom Senior Portrait Session with Kelly Lindsay Photography?  Hop on over to my Contact page and inquire about my Senior Portrait Magazine...I am now booking Summer 2017 sessions.  Let's get the ball rolling on yours!

 

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