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Emma and her horses senior portrait session (Dayton senior portrait photographer)

Emma is a lovely girl who shows horses in 4H and other venues as well. She has been an equestrian for some time and Lynn, her mom, showed me a portrait they had from when she first started with one horse. Could I get a similar portrait of her now with the same horse?

It was not difficult at all to get some really nice pictures with this very photogenic horse and rider.

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Here are some of the other horse portraits we took along with some we did with her alone at one of the Dayton area metro parks.

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Gorgeous Senior Portrait Keepsake Album

Dana is a lovely girl that I photographed in the fall

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 After talking with her mom, we decided to create an album

I am working with a graphic designer to custom design each album and the albums are leather-bound with photographic pages. This is not a press printed product with the standard book pages, but each page is printed photographically onto photographic paper. I also go ahead with additional things like full color correction on every image.

 

I have one sample album from another senior, but I will also be ordering a studio sample of this album to show people. Dana’s mom reminded me that I had pictures of Dan riding her horse at a local horse show last year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to include some of those in the design of the album? Yes, of course it would.

 

Below is the link to the album. In order to look, you will have to enter your name and email address, but please do NOT use the comment feature on the online display of the album. Click on the link or the photo below and take a look, then come back to this blog and make any comments you want to make here.

 

Click on the picture below or this link to see the custom designed pages: Dana’s Album  Then come back here and click on the comment button on this blog.

Danas Album Gorgeous Senior Portrait Keepsake Album

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Fall Colors and Alicia G’s Senior Portrait session in Dayton Ohio (Dayton Senior Portrait Photographer)

Alicia G’s senior portraits came out so nicely. What a lovely young lady.

After rescheduling about 4 different times, we finally were able to meet up (Alicia with her mom) at one of the local metro parks for her senior portraits. She had a dress she wanted to be photographed in and then a casual outfit with blue jeans and a nice sweater.

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Dana and her haflinger (Dayton senior portrait photographer)

We started with Dana’s frisky haflinger

Dana rides her haflinger almost every day according to her mom. We met for her senior portraits at the horse trailer parking area at Carriage Hill Metro Park in Huber Heights, Ohio. A couple of stable buddies were there for a short ride, so Dana’s horse was pretty frisky. We did not have any problems though and her horse perked his ears frequently as he heard the other riders just down the path.

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I’m only sharing a few images as Dana’s senior portrait sneak peek which I also shared on Facebook. 

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After shooting with the horse for a little while, Karin, Dana’s mom took the horse back to the stable so that we could explore the Carriage Hill park for places for more portraits. Just looking at Dana with her little haflinger made me think of how much fun she must have riding him almost every day. I think they have a blast together.

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 We found some nice spots at the Carriage Hill Visitor Center where history is reenacted every weekend. There are fields plowed by man and horse and many other displays and activities for the family, especially families with kids. But, today was a weekday evening and we were just looking for nice spots to pose Dana for her senior portraits.

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Karin helped by holding a reflector for me for some of the pictures throughout the session. It always helps to have mom or a friend along to help out. There are many more pictures which Karin and Dana will get to choose from for Dana’s enlargements, perhaps an album, and gift prints for family and friends. 

 

This is a typical “walk through the park” portrait session. It makes for more relaxed and comfortable posing and conversations to relax my subject. Dana had one more outfit that we also photographed, but I usually only show 3-4 images in my sneak peek images.

 

To schedule or discuss your interests in a senior portrait session, just pick up the phone and call me at 937-478-6222, or you are also welcome to use the contact page or my email: peter@photosbypdemott.com

 

 

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Same park, same family, different girl – Dayton area senior portraits

So fun to be able to do the senior portraits for two people in the same family  

I photographed Liz Mahan a couple of years ago and received a call from Mrs. Mahan to photograph her other daughter  as well. I also appreciate what that says about what they think about my work in photography. Melissa Mahan was lovely for the session and brought a perfect variety of outfits for the time we had to shoot.

You’ll have to excuse me, it’s been some time since I have posted on my blog. I’m hoping to get back up to speed starting with this post. The web site has been updated to be more mobile friendly and I have added a few things along the way. But, I have to gather some more information about Melissa and I will add more as soon as I get the more to share.

With each outfit we walked around the park finding fun and interesting poses to photograph. Several people on Facebook have commented on her lovely smile.

Melissa Mahan by woods Same park, same family, different girl   Dayton area senior portraits

The natural tones of this outfit matched perfectly with the post and wood along with the beautiful plants at the Wegerzyn Garden Center.

Soft warm colors Same park, same family, different girl   Dayton area senior portraits

If you look at my portrait work, generally speaking you will not see a lot of “fad” styling and gimmicky props. If there are going to be props, they need to say something about the person and it needs to be something they relate to. My goal is to capture my subject in a way that will be pleasing and will not be out of style next year or two years from now. The last thing that I want if for a portrait to come off the wall and be placed in the back of the closet because it has gone out of style.

Melissa on park bench Same park, same family, different girl   Dayton area senior portraits

Melissas great smile Same park, same family, different girl   Dayton area senior portraits 

I had a great time with Melissa and her mom making portraits that will last. In a couple of weeks I will have another senior portrait from another family who had their son’s portraits made a couple of years ago. 

Peter DeMott Photography • 937-478-6222 • peter@photosbypdemott.com • Location and studio portrait photography • I also specialize in equine portraits for those who have horses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Noel’s senior portrait session with beautiful white dress

Noel seems so comfortable in her own skin. At her school in Wyoming Cincinnati all the girls graduate in white dresses so they wanted to have some of her senior portraits taken with the white dress.

I have to say, that Noel was just lovely. In this first portrait, I just think that she looks like a model, so elegant and yet comfortable being photographed. Once those braces are off, Noel is going to break the hearts of a lot of young men as she goes off to college in the fall.

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After the family makes some selections, I will be having the braces removed from her teeth. Noel explained that her braces were supposed to be off by June 1st, but that when she went for her last orthodontics appointment they explained that they would have to stay for another 6 weeks.

If you would like to schedule a photography session for your senior student please look around my web site: Senior Portrait Pricing 

You can contact me by phone or the contact page: Contact Peter DeMott Photography: Contact Peter DeMott Photography

 

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