Naperville Senior Photographer, Chicago Senior Photographer | Will

Summers are a hectic time for most parents.  Kids out of school, schedules out the door, preparing for your eldest child to go away to college.  Then with only days to spare, you realize, “Crap, we never got his senior pictures done!”  LOL  Well, if you read my blog, you will know that this is not my only last minute senior session before they are off to college.  With senior girls, they tend to love their sessions and have ideas and be excited.  However, I’ve noticed for senior boys, they  tend to feel dragged along to appease mom.  That’s okay, I’ll make it “bearable” for them.;)

Will here recently graduated Naperville North High School.  As I write this, he has already begun his new life as a college student at Cornell University.  Good luck, Will!  They wanted him to wear a suit for some of the pictures, and it is my preference to go a bit edgy with guys in suits to be a bit different, to give a powerful feel to them.  Then of course, I always want seniors to have an outfit that is casual and “them”.

 

I’m a fan of the over the shoulder look, myself.

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After the suit in the studio, it was time to take pictures outside.

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Not sure why, but I really love this next one of him.

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Firefly Nights Photography has won an international award for best senior picture in competition.  We continue to be named Naperville’s Best Photographer year after year.  We specialize in portraits, which means maternity, newborns, babies, children, family, high school seniors, as well as athletes.  Take a look at our galleries to see more of our work.  If you are interested in having us photograph your own family, please contact us.  We look forward to working with you.

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Naperville Family Photographer, Hinsdale Family Photographer

Family pictures in studio.  This family hasn’t had family pictures done in way too long!  With the son in college and the daughter in high school, they were long overdue.  They were super nice and easy.  I look forward to seeing them again for some holiday pictures soon.

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Naperville Photographer, Downers Grove Senior Photographer | Lindsey

Senior photography is so much fun.  Hands down, it allows me to be the most creative, so I definitely love doing it.  I photographed Lindsey’s best friend earlier this summer, and now it was her turn for this Naperville Central High School senior.  She had her hair and makeup professionally done by my team, and then we headed for some urban pictures with her awesome red pants and polka dot top.  I love being able to show all parts of a teenager’s personality.  And with all that hair, thank goodness it wasn’t overly windy!  But it was super humid. Blah.

I always really love the edginess of this secret grunge wall.  And the editing is different and fun.

 

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Then it was time for an outfit change and the big skies and fields….and bugs.  Oh, there was a specific fallen log I wanted to use, but when we got there, it had ants all over it. As she tells me this, I look down, and ants were crawling all over my foot!  Ugh, just remembering it makes me shudder!  We went to a location I haven’t used in a long time, and I really need to remember to go here more often.  Such beautiful, open fields, darker grasses, and a nice gazebo, as well.

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I love daisies, and it made for a perfect time for “He loves me, he loves me not”, which made her laugh.

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And then down a path to a marshier  area with these lovely dark grasses.

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You may remember my image like the below, but with all the flowers?  Well, that is Lindsey’s best friend, so we thought we would do the same thing for her – but minus the flowers.  They both have the longest hair ever!

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And then up to the gazebo with this soft light.

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Firefly Nights Photography is an internationally award-winning photographer and named Naperville’s Best Photographer.  We specialize in portraits of all kinds – maternity, newborn, child, senior, family, and athletes.  If you live in Chicago or its surrounding suburbs like Elmhurst, Hinsdale, St. Charles, and are looking for a photographer, contact us today!

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Candy - August 29, 2014 - 4:48 pm

These photos are great! What a beautiful young lady!

Amy G. - August 29, 2014 - 8:50 pm

What a gorgeous senior! Love the variety between the two locations and great posing. Nice work!

Naperville Senior Photographer, Chicago Senior photographer | Gone Girl

Jennifer was a little late in the game on getting her senior pictures done.  She was a 2014 senior at Waubonsie Valley High School, but they never got around to doing more than the required yearbook headshot.  Before they knew it, the school year and summer had passed them by.  On the day of our session, she was merely two days away from leaving for college!  Both her mother and younger sister come into the studio, which led to lots of laughing during the session.  Hopefully, I will get to see her younger sister in another few years.

Jennifer had an edgy style with a big smile.  After seeing her outfits, we decided to do some edgy studio pictures as well as heading down to the riverwalk.  It was a horribly humid day, so I was thankful to be in studio for at least part of the time.  What you don’t see in these pictures are all the bug bites that covered her legs and arms.  Seriously, the poor girls was COVERED with mosquito bites!

I’m loving this dark, edgy background with her.  Some dramatic lighting can make for a bold look.

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While I will ask girls to put their hands through their hair, sometimes it is actually functional.  With her long side bangs, her hair was constantly falling across her eye.  This saved me having to edit it out. LOL

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And then it was time to go out and sweat.  I think this was my favorite outfit.  I love the ones that show the quintessential self of the client.

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International award-winning high school senior photographer, Firefly Nights Photography, works to make each senior portrait session unique to your senior.  If you have a 2015 senior, then it is time to schedule your session with Firefly Nights Photography.  Located in Naperville, our clients come from all over Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, especially St. Charles, Hinsdale, and Downers Grove.  Of course, we also offer portrait photography for all purposes – maternity, newborn, baby, child, athlete, and family photography.

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Naperville Photographer, Elmhurst Photographer | Family Portraits

Family portraits do not stop when your children are no longer little.  It is important to do them every few years.  People change, they age, and at some point, your children or grandchildren will want to look back at them and see you through the timeline offered by pictures.  We lucked out with great weather for this next family.  With the oldest daughter getting ready to go back to college, and the youngest daughter starting her senior year in high school, this is a milestone year before there are no more children at home.  Perfect time for a family picture.  We also included the mother’s sister who lives with them.

I thoroughly enjoyed photographing this Naperville family.  The two sisters could not be more different, yet both still so nice.  And their mom cracked me up as she wanted to make sure I made her look good (which was very easy).  But I already knew the golden rule of family pictures – if mom doesn’t look good, it doesn’t matter about every one else.  The picture won’t be purchased unless mom looks good. LOL  You laugh, but it is true time and time again.  It’s a good thing I do boudoir work and really know how to photograph women well.;)

 

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If you would like to have maternity, newborn, baby, child, family, high school senior, or athletes portraits done by award-winning Firefly Nights Photography, please contact us today!  We are located in downtown Naperville and easily service clients from Chicago and all of its surrounding suburbs, especially Hinsdale, Downers Grove, and St. Charles.

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