Megan started dating my nephew, a couple years ago, but it’s only been recently that I started to get to know her. Megan was a really good sport this past Christmas when she joined my family’s fairly aggressive white elephant game. She even managed to survive without a scratch, which is not always an easy thing to do.

I was really excited for the opportunity to get to know Megan even better when she volunteered to model for me. A friend and I decided to rent a studio for the sole purpose of playing around and testing out new techniques. I have to say Megan is a great model! She was so patient with us and willing to try different things.

One of the things I’ve learned about Megan is she is not only a Disney fan, she creates some fun Disney art. I’ve been following her on Instagram for a while and enjoy seeing what she calls “edits”. During her reveal session I had to have Megan explain how she does her artwork. She ended up showing me more of her artwork than I had seen before. If you are a Disney fan and enjoy seeing the movies in a different way you should follow Megan’s Instagram profile.

In the meantime enjoy some of my favorite images from our studio session . . . .

 

 

Studio portrait of woman wearing grey dress
Studio portrait of woman sitting by window
Studio portrait of woman in rainbow colored dress
Black and white studio portrait of woman sitting in chair
Studio portrait of woman in grey dress on black backdrop
Studio portrait of woman sitting in chair
Black and white studio portrait of woman
Studio portrait of woman twirling in a rainbow colored dress

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  • Dale Hardin

    Very happy to see your progress. Very obvious in this series that you developed that connection with your model. It really shows.

    My favorite shot is the one I commented on before. My second favorite is the black and white headshot (next to last posted here)

    I would like to see you work that one a bit more to reduce the grey in the bright areas. Would love to just sit back and watch you work sometime. Even promise to keep my mouth shut. :o)ReplyCancel

    • TeresaHuntPhotography

      Dale, next time you’re up this way maybe we can coordinate a photo shoot so you can watch me work. 😉ReplyCancel

If you’ve been following my blog you’ve probably noticed I’ve started doing studio work. I am enjoying experimenting with lighting and learning new things. To test out a new technique I asked my nephew to loan me a half hour of his time. I bribed him with a trip to the theater to see the newest Marvel movie 😉

I have to say Dang! I’m pretty sure my nephew could be a GQ model. 😉

To see the rest of Nick’s senior photos click here and here

high school senior, low light, studio
high school senior, studio, low light
high school senior, studio, low light
high school senior, studio, low light

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Sometimes people show up in your life just when you need them. For me that is the Dudley’s. I’d known Carl and Lori for many years. But when tragedy struck my life they showed up and supported me in so many ways. Whether it’s having me over for dinner, staying up late helping me process my many painful life questions or supporting my love of photography the Dudley’s have been amazing friends. So when they asked if I could take their family photos I was honored to have the opportunity to give back to them. 

It was fun watching Carl and Lori interact with their children and grandchildren. I got to see a different side of them as they acted silly to get the little ones to smile, or helped their daughters organize the large number of people. It was one of those sessions where you can see the love and familiarity of a family that moves in and out of each others lives. 

Carl and Lori, thank you so much for your unfailing support and for the honor of photographing your family. 

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family, couple, 2019
family, couple, 2019
adult sisters hugging
parents, daughters, family
3 couples, parents, daughters
grandparents with grandchildren
extended family sitting on stairs

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One of the perks of your aunt being your senior photos photographer is that you can have multiple photo shoots. My nephew Nick chose to have his senior photos taken at Wi-ne-ma where he spends much of his summer. But that session did not allow us to focus on Nick’s athletic interests. So we headed out again to showcase his years on the track team. 

Being a gifted athlete and one of the most agile people I know, Nick is a natural for track. He runs hurdles and does the high jump. And when he runs don’t blink or you’ll miss him. 😉

high school senior, track, 2019
high school senior, bleachers, 2019
high school senior, hurdle, track, 2019
high school senior, track, 2019,
high school senior, sun flare, athletic, 2019

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Last year for her birthday I gifted my niece a princess photo shoot. As we were setting up for her session I told my niece if she had fun we could do this every year. She had so much fun she was still wanting to take photos even after the sun went down and the light was gone. LOL!!

This year she decided on a mermaid photo shoot. Living a mere 2 hours from the Oregon Coast we had the perfect backdrop for our session, though weather there can be pretty unpredictable. Since my last few sessions at the coast had nice weather with the harshest light possible, I was hoping for nice weather and overcast skies. I got only half my wish. The sky was overcast, but it was cold and windy. My poor niece was freezing for most of her photo session. She was a great sport and stuck it out for as long as possible. I’m not sure I would have had her stamina in the cold and wind we were dealing with.

If I was a bit more creative with words, I would come up with a fun story to go along with these photos. But I’m more of a visual storyteller. 😉 So without further ado my niece the mermaid . . . .

mermaid, natural light, oregon coast

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