Walking in stilettos isn’t easy. Honestly, I wouldn’t know; I’ve never braved the task. But I’m sure to Jocelyn’s relief, strutting the catwalk wasn’t in stored for her that evening. She may have the natural beauty like a model, but she’s the type of girl who would rather go quad riding down a mudded trail in the woods than wobble down a runway in six inch heels. Though, not only did Jocelyn look great in heels, they gave her that edge we were shooting for in the photos.
With these type of styled photoshoots, we like to explore new location options for potential senior shoots for the upcoming season, and we like to test and experiment new lighting techniques or styles. Penn State is far from new. Sure there are new buildings added on campus each year, but the university itself is rather old and historic looking in comparison. What I wanted was strong architectural elements—straight lines, massive structures, and a modern appeal. Being that we’re located in central PA, those cityscapes are miles away. So the challenge with our chosen location, Penn State’s Pattee and Paterno Library, was how do we make a relatively known, old structure look unidentifiable and modern? Now, I’m not going to lie; we did take a few shots showing the entire building. But with select cropping, moody lighting, and edgy styling, I think we accomplished a series of photos that could potentially hold their own in a fashion magazine. What do you think? Scroll through the photos and give us your opinion in the comment section.
But before you scroll, we need to give a huge thank you to Jocelyn and our stylists!
Model: Jocelyn Weaver – She’s sweet as can be and can rock any look, but this is not her first time modeling! Recently, she modeled as a prom promoter for Formalities.
Hair: Alayni Caprio – She nails each coveted hair inspiration every time! You can follow her on Instagram @hair.by.alayni and book an appointment with her at Portfolio A Salon in Boalsburg, PA.
Makeup: Lexi Rickard – She’s the owner and an amazing makeup artist at Northeast Beauty Co. You can find her on Instagram @northeastbeautyco or on her website, www.northeastbeautyco.com. Lexi also models for Lock Boutique in Bellefonte, PA.
Photographer: Andrea Knepper – Oh hey, that’s me!
Lighting Expert: Joel Knepper