Amy Horn

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these aren’t your mother’s senior pictures!


That’s the word I would use to describe today’s senior pictures sessions. Today’s seniors have the most jam-packed lives. Trying to capture all aspects of their complicated young lives can be a task during a senior picture session.

When I worked with William, he told me he played flute in the school band since junior high. While he wanted to include that aspect of his life, he didn’t want a traditional “band” photo. We compromised on an artistic shot that he and his parents liked.

Thinking outside of the box is what senior pictures are all about.

Juniors, I’m looking for some representatives the following high schools: Madison Consolidated, Southwestern, Lawrenceburg, South Ripley, Milan, South Dearborn and East Central. If you are selected as a representative, 50 percent of your session fee is waived. Other perks of being a representative can be discussed at a the pre-session consultation.

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don’t rush a good photo

Many times clients begin their search for finding a photographer with great intentions. They look for someone who can match their own style and needs. Then, somehow a great shift happens. The focus changes from finding a perfect match of style to finding a perfect match for the wallet instead. Many photographers, I also do this, charge by an hourly rate. Clients often ask me if I’ll cut my rates in half for a 30-minute session rather than an hour. Depending on the shoot and customers needs, I’ll accommodate.

The purpose of this entry is to warn: Allow time to shoot.

Not only will the photographer feel rushed, but you, as a subject, will also. There is a big difference in a subject from the first frame to the last. I recently photographed a good friend of mine, Laura, who generally doesn’t like her picture taken. She was amazing. In freezing temperatures, we trotted throughout downtown Madison, Indiana to capture a few poses. I’ll post some more from her shoot later, but here is the difference between a first shot and one 30 minutes into the shoot.

In the first photos, a subject wants to recognize the camera exists and do what comes naturally, smile. But if you’re looking for a more photojournalistic style of photography, allow yourself time to adapt to being photographed. The end result is more natural, un-staged photographs.

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