NAPLES PHOTOGRAPHER Jun04

NAPLES PHOTOGRAPHER

As a Naples photographer, I get to work with a lot of amazing clients. This gorgeous girl is no different. Meet Kristina. Kristina came to me and had a very specific idea of how she wanted her senior portraits to look. She asked for them to be simple and neutral – going so far as to request a white background for most of them. She sent me some images she had seen on the Internet that stood out to her and the common denominator was that they were clean and modern and focused solely on the subject. I did some location scouting to come up with a white backdrop (without having to be inside a studio). In the process, I found this building… We had amazing lighting on this particular day and with that white building being such an automatic reflector it was a match made in heaven. This delicious environment lasted for all of 20 minutes – before a massive downpour came from our of nowhere. Ugh! Florida weather at its finest. Talk about a stunning smile. Such a gorgeous girl! When the rain decided to start pouring down on us, we ultimately had to make an executive decision to cancel the remainder of the session and reschedule it. We shot the 2nd part of her session on a different day and thankfully we had much better luck when it came to the rain. Kristina will be attending YALE UNIVERSITY this Fall to begin her journey into college. How awesome that she’s attending Yale! I encouraged her to go ahead and bring that “Y” sweater with her when she put together the wardrobe ideas for her shoot. Kristina graduated from The Community School of Naples here in Florida just last week. I was able...

AMANDA { ESTERO FLORIDA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER } May26

AMANDA { ESTERO FLORIDA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER }...

In early May, I met with Amanda for her senior portraits. Amanda brought her mom and sister along, and we created some amazing images of the women of this family. This session was extra special because Amanda had just finished her senior year in Estero, Florida, and will be heading off to college in Colorado next month—so far away! One of my favorite images of the session is the one with Amanda and her sister, because it represents two sisters who are extremely close and who have a strong bond with one another no matter how far apart they might be. At this age, teens aren’t always the best of “siblings,” but this family was very different—and it was so refreshing to see hugs given without being prompted! Following that same sentiment, my favorite moment was turning around to see Amanda’s sister crying while I was photographing their mom and Amanda together. It brought so much emotion to me just watching her genuine love show through. I truly admired the bond that the three of them have together and the rawness of the emotions that they all showed during the session. Thank you, Amanda and Cristy, for trusting me with this special moment! Amanda—I wish you the best of luck in Colorado, and I know you are going to do great...

VALERIE {NAPLES, FLORIDA SENIOR SHOOT} Mar24

VALERIE {NAPLES, FLORIDA SENIOR SHOOT}

In February, I met with Valerie and her mom, Connie, for Valerie’s senior high school portraits. Valerie was wonderful to shoot with. Although she had never been in front of the camera as a “model” before, you never would’ve known it. She worked with such grace and completely delivered all that my camera was able to soak up. Having her mom on set was such a treat; they were both so fun and so gracious. I felt like I had known both of them for years! With these new senior session offerings, we’re able to take an already fantastic senior shoot and add on the option of a high fashion look to the second half of the shoot. We shoot the first half of the session as we would normally. Then, we transform the client to look like someone completely different. This allows them to really be that “model for a day” and have fun with the transformation process. We’ll work with each senior girl to come up with a high fashion look that they can be excited about. We’ll not only capture the chapter of life that they’re in right now but also a FAB look like no other just for the fun of it all. In Valerie’s case, we went for a retro vintage vibe, and she killed it! My favorite part of the day was watching our make-up artist, Janea Soliven of J&A Make-Up Artistry, and hair genius, Corey Alphonse of La Te Da salon, transform Valerie from a normal teenager into a high fashion model. Their hair and make-up skills are unmatched, and that is why we have them as part of our team. We want only the best for our clients! Janea and Corey are always available for the best looks and the most unique transformations possible. We work extremely hard to find and use different locations from other photographers in the area. (Some of the best parts of being a photographer are the location scouting moments!) When we have a great location that we stumble upon, we use that environment in every way possible for that shoot. The first half of Valerie’s shoot was shot on location in Naples, while the second half took place at StillMotion Studios. I love the first image of Valerie outside against the wall because I love how the vibrancy of her smile pops with her surroundings. I also love the image of Valerie in the studio because it really accentuates just how beautiful her facial features really are. The hair and make-up techniques are fabulous, but it is truly this girl who makes those artistic applications pop! So… where else can you wear cool props, be done up by some of the top hair and make-up artists in the area, and play in front of the camera like you’re a true supermodel for the day??? Angie Seaman Photography wants to deliver a senior experience for you like no other. Don’t settle! You have been waiting for this moment for 12 years! Thank you to Valerie and Connie for trusting us with this moment! We could not have asked for a better...

TIME IS A THIEF {PHOTOGRAPHER’S KID} Mar23

TIME IS A THIEF {PHOTOGRAPHER’S KID}...

I almost left this kid in an alley tonight. On purpose. No joke. I was so very angry with him. We’d made a deal. I wanted a shoot with him so that I could replace one of the canvases on our wall from when he was younger. He promised he’d cooperate. I learned that his idea of cooperation and my idea of cooperation were two totally different things. He wanted to shoot for Instagram. I wanted to shoot for our wall at home. Those are two very different looks. After 20 minutes of arguing with him over why he wouldn’t give me a smile – why he wouldn’t just give me a real look – something – anything – and then him telling me “I’m not here to do one of your senior shoots. I’m not a client!” – Something just clicked and I had one of those ah-ha moments. His words began to echo in my head over and over. “I’m not a client!” It was one of those moments where God reminds you that time really is a thief and that in two short years he’ll be moving on toward college and adulthood. It was one of those reminders to shut up, bite my tongue in half and just appreciate that he’s here with me, one on one, and even standing in front of my lens for me. It’s his last night of Spring Break and instead of being with his friends, he’s here with me. His Mom. For him that was A LOT. I felt a nudge to quickly quit complaining and just shoot the moment. Instead of shooting what it looked like…I needed to shoot what it “felt” like. So I did. From that minute forward, I shot the session...