Ashton is a senior at Denton Guyer. We decided to go to Grapevine and work through their main street with all of the charm and decor for her Guyer Senior Portraits. We walked up and down the streets creating extraordinary looks with ordinary things. Take a look below to see more of our journey through the streets of Grapevine, Texas.
I really wanted to stretch the creativity on this photo shoot and Ashton and her mom was more than game to give it a go and have fun with it. Grapevine had been an area that I had been to several times for their Christmas activities (which are legendary) but I had never been there yet for a photo shoot.
Our first stop was to work with some shadows that I saw on the side of a building by where we were parked. I know this may not be there later as the sun changed, so this became our first area to work with. You can see that photo below with the shadow cutting across her to create an interesting look out of an ordinary wall.
We ventured on to this second spot that you see above and below. This was actually the Master Made Feed store in Grapevine. They were even kind enough to let us have 2 AA batteries needed for one of my flashes.
I loved all of the different colors in the lawn ornaments and knew it would be an interesting background for Ashton’s Guyer senior portraits. I also knew that it would present a really fun challenge, which is what this shoot was all about. It was not just the different colors, but it also gave it a very rustic Texas feel.
After spending some time at the feed store, it was time to carry on down the street. We made our way closer into the middle of main street and our next stop was on the side of the historic visitors center.
There was beautiful light hitting this area as well as they had these little ledges that I knew that we could sit on next to the windows. It got us out of the hot sun but at the same time could take advantage of the beautiful light pouring in.
Her mom was there to help me hold our lights on this shoot and that was definitely handy in the somewhat windy conditions. I love this photo below, which is a close up of Ashton and shows off her nice makeup, eyes, and beautiful long hair.
One of the other goals of this shoot was to do a lot more focus on interesting and creative poses inside one location spots more than I typically do. These two shots below are a perfect example of that. Paying attention to the smallest of details really helps elevate those poses to the next level.
Something we often tell people in poses is ‘soft hands’ and to point your toes. You can see that happening in both of these photos. Using a simple ledge like this, with beautiful lighting and a great pose, makes it look like a fashion shoot in the streets of New York City.
I have been well known over the years for my use of finding or creating interesting light in my photographs. As I talked about at the beginning of this post, I saw this light coming across this metal wall as we made our way out of the cars. I knew this location would keep changing as the day went on, so it was time to stop then and there to take this photo.
The lighting on her was perfect for this photo and required nothing but natural light. A fun hat, by the way, makes for a great accessory on a photo shoot.
You can’t go wrong with a fun red dress. It’s bold and gets a lot of attention in any scene. This was a homecoming style dress and added a fancier element to the photos that the other two more relaxed outfits did not.
See more of her photos from various parts of the photo shoot by scrolling below and checking them out. I hope that you enjoyed what you saw of Ashton’s photos and are ready to book your free consultation to talk about your own Senior Portraits!