Mary Richards Photography

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Senior Style ~ Ally

We had beautiful sunshine the first morning of our senior sessions with Ally.  The sun was in her hair,  and the temps were just right for spending time at Palmer Park and downtown Janesville.  I typically do my sessions in the evenings, and this was my first in the morning this summer, so I had some new locations in mind since the lighting is different.  We had a great time!

 Downtown offers some great lines and textures, and I knew her funky denim and Converse shoes would work perfectly for this location! Ally has great style, and it was fun to capture her laughter throughout the session.

Our second morning featured very different weather!  We met at Riverside Park, and the wind was really blowing -- not to mention the temperatures felt like a chilly fall morning.  I am amazed that we captured what we did, because many times her hair was blowing everywhere!  The willows and Devil's Staircase at the park offered such serene views, which paired well with her simple style that day.

Next we went to a terrific textured warehouse, and an ivy covered wall, and the neatest HOT PINK doors and windows to really pop with her black and white stripes.  Thanks, Ally, for trying these new locations with me that day!  It was super fun!  I hope you have a wonderful senior year.  I just know you have a bright future ahead of you!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Senior Style ~ Maggie Session 2

A few weeks ago I had session #2 for this sweet senior! We had some fun trying the new props I brought along, such as a suitcase, a stool, and an antique wooden folding chair I painted bright blue.  Maggie was so relaxed -- even in 90+ temps.  I just love her smile.  This girl is going places, just watch!

Tonight was the first time I had done any sessions at these locations, and I want to thank Maggie for allowing us to try some new things.  I keep learning and growing so much as a photographer, and a lot of it is due to taking risks with the right client.  Maggie, you are amazing!

It has been a busy few weeks with seniors and babies, so I'll have much more for you to see very soon.  Please stop back!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Senior Style ~ Bryce

I recently had the special treat of working with this young man for his senior portraits.  Bryce was a natural, and followed me around downtown Janesville to find some cool spots without complaint!   Thank goodness we waited out the rain, because we had such a good time.  We have another session soon, so be watching for more.

My senior sessions this summer are booked, but if you still need a session in September, I do have limited availability before the schools need your yearbook photo.  Just send me a message!