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Jen says:

“Brooklin’s session was one of my favorites – her style and clothing choices show off all of the different sides of her. We worked together up front to plan her outfits so that she would have all of the details put together for each one from head to toe.”

Jen’s Photography Tip:

When I’m working with seniors, I want to ensure that the setting, the lighting, and the outfit complement each other.

This way each set of images I produce for each ‘look’ shows off a different side of the senior’s personality, and also gives her a lot of variety.

It’s also important to vary your lighting during your sessions in order to create different ‘looks’ for your senior – otherwise the images are simply the same type of image with a different outfit.

Your goal is to create an experience for them that shows every side of their personality and individual style.


Jen used a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, and the Canon ED 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens to capture these images.

Jen Basford is an Edmond, Oklahoma Senior Portraits photographer, but also works with clients and seniors across the country. She is also one of the masterminds behind the website dedicated to senior portrait photography, Seniors Ignite.

See more tips on bringing out your Client’s Personality.

Need help with lighting ideas? Natural light photography is awesome, but you can really broaden your lighting horizons (and start bringing out the most of your client’s personality, just like Jen did in this session) when you start incorporating off-camera flash.

It’s not always easy at first, but there’s lots of literature and guides out there to help you get started with the basics.



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Published by Beth Teutschmann

A big fan of food, chaos, and all things fun, Beth is the owner of Starboard Editing, LLC - a photography post-production company focusing on anything from editing to blogging and SEO. When she's required to leave the confines of her dark room, she enjoys martial arts, eating, tattoos, cooking, ice cream, sillyness, eating, and traveling. You should probably say hi.

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