This week’s Photographer of the Week award and blog feature has been awarded to LeeEllen, the owner of L.E.Photography! LeeEllen services Baton Rouge and the Ascension Parish in Louisiana.
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What inspired this session and how was it planned?
Deeya (the senior) reached out to me over Instagram, and once she decided on a date and a package, we started talking location. I always like to ask what kind of “vibe” they are going for to help guide them in choosing a location. We designated a meeting place, and when she walked up wearing her chaniya choli, my jaw dropped! I was instantly so excited and so inspired! I knew exactly where I wanted to go in our downtown area that would truly show off the outfit to all of its glory!!
What was your favorite thing about this session/senior?
My favorite thing about the day was how Deeya incorporated her and her families Indian/Hindu culture into her senior portraits. It is obviously an important part of her life; and for her to boldly share that and walk around downtown with everyone’s eyes on her, it was a true testament to her passion for tradition.
What lenses did you use?
I mainly used my favorite lens, 85mm 1.8, but I did use my 35 mm 1.4 for a few shots.
Check out the lenses here:
Nikon 85mm f/1.8: https://amzn.to/2rICifT
Canon 85mm f/1.8: https://amzn.to/2EB7W7t
Nikon 35mm f/1.8: https://amzn.to/2rGZ6wB
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART: https://amzn.to/2BpjlU5
Canon EF 35mm f/2: https://amzn.to/2ScD8xm
What is your #1 tip for marketing to seniors that you’d like other photographers to know?
My tip to other photographers would be to think about doing a giveaway. I did one at the beginning of the year and that doubled my amount of followers and inquires on my sessions started pouring in! Get your name out there!!
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Beautiful session. I love the way that she added the Indian coulture into the session as well.