Those fields and flowers have always been a popular one for high school seniors. Being in Centre County, PA we happen to have lots of those around here. Though there has been a time—years and years ago—when we were chased off of the land owned by a VERY disgruntled farmer. To our defense, we were young and naive and didn’t realize that we were scouting on private property, but it served as a life lesson, more or less.
So for this blog post segment, try to imagine your inner flower child at play. We picked daisies, frolicked in long, grassy fields, and danced down dusty roads to our photographic satisfaction and (hopefully) your viewing pleasure! Kendall, a natural beauty with an eye for fashion and an adventurous spirit, became our hippie inspiration, our flower child, our “Jenny” from Forest Gump—according to Codi, our makeup and hair stylist. And if I must quote from Forest Gump—because how can I not? Kendall and the camera were like “peas and carrots,” perfectly paired for our benefit.
Since the skies were cloudy that day, we chose to use more of the natural light, but still wanted to give her a pop off of the background with our back lights. That’s the beauty of working with off camera flashes—you can create the light that you desire. Truth be told, nothing beats the natural sun, but we can sure fake it sometimes! 😉
In the end, we are so pleased with the photos! And though I don’t have it pictured below, we did have a sweet visitor watching us while only being a few feet away. Afterwards, the little fawn took a drink from a nearby puddle and then trotted happily down a quiet, country road. How’s that for a closing to a photoshoot?!
Are you feeling the peace, love, and happiness vibes yet? View the photos below and tell us what you think!
But before you scroll, a very special thanks goes to…
Model: Kendall McCarty
Makeup & Hair: Codi from Beauty and the Blush, Instagram – @beautyand_theblush website – www.beautyandtheblushllc.com
Wardrobe: The bell bottom jeans and cropped top are Kendall’s. The fringed vest is a Free People find from Poshmark.com.
Location: Various fields and roads in the Boalsburg area
Photographer: Andrea Knepper
Lighting & Post Production: Joel Knepper