Big beautiful brown eyes!
I had the opportunity recently to do a photo session with a high school Senior who is close and dear to my heart. I have watched this young lady grow up from a baby into a lovely, respectful, mature young adult who has an awesome future ahead of her.
I painted several figurative oil paintings on canvas of Madelyn and her sisters when they were younger from images created around Glenview Mansion in Rockville Maryland. So on a hot, hot muggy evening, we decided to go back there again to create some memorable portraits in honor of her high school graduation from Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, MD. In spite of the heat, Madelyn didn’t fuss or complain at all. In fact, I thought she looked quite natural in front of the camera and we had a great time!
I love this background – particularly when I make it soft using a very wide aperture lens! I had Madelyn stand on a wall to bring her up more in line with the foliage. Looks just like a painting!
She really was having fun! This is a special occasion.
We decided to add a bold pink top to change up the color palette a bit. It worked well with the large white stately columns, green foliage, and below we have some images with pink and white flowers as well.
Madelyn is beautiful inside and out! This particular location was a reference for a couple of my oil paintings, so this is a very special image to me.
Love the old stone wall! Madelyn was limber enough take on some challenging positions. She really did a great job.
Ah the lovely flowers! They make a nice foil for those big brown eyes and gorgeous long brown hair.
Had to capture those beautiful long dark eyelashes in classic black & white. With the lens open to about f2, the lashes are in sharp focus and the background quickly goes soft.
Seemed like a great opportunity to launch my quadcopter/drone to capture some arial images too! Just kidding. Didnt need to get that high off the ground for this one.
I recently created portraits for another Stone Ridge School graduating senior on campus, here.
The best high school senior photography in MD-DC-VA at Mark Lovett Photography in Gaithersburg, MD.