From High School Senior pictures

Jenny – Fisher Class of 2015

I am so in love with Jenny’s beautiful red hair! And Allerton Park was the perfect place to showcase this gorgeous senior! We had exceptional Karma going that night, as we not only didn’t get rained on, but got an amazing sunset as the final, final last shot!! Here are just a few of the amazing photos from her shoot!

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Class of 2015 – Rachel

Rachel was a lot of fun to work with! She went from “can’t keep a straight face, to supermodel serious, to girl-next-door”  in a heartbeat! She was game for anything, and we played on the U of I quad until dark! These are just a few of my favorites. I swear these girls are killing me as I try to edit all of these amazing photos!

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Class of 2015 – Time to book your senior photos!

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It doesn’t seem possible, heck 2014 hasn’t even graduated yet, but NOW is the time to book your Laura Trovillion Photography Senior Portrait!  We are fully booked for June and only have 3 sessions still available for July. Call me now at 217-897-1166 to get secure your sitting! Don’t wait til next fall, cause it may be too late!

Three P’s to better senior pictures – The final P: PLAY

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This is going to be a big DUH moment, but a lot of Seniors and other people don’t get this….You gotta play! This is about YOU! It’s about YOU having FUN! You being You, whatever that may be! Senior portraits aren’t something that is done TO you, they are created WITH you. If you don’t show up, I’m just taking a bunch of still-lifes. When you start to have fun, spontaneous things happen, and when they do, they can be uber cool. The trick is to be ready for them and jump on it. Play, dance, jump in the water, climb a tree, do a victory spike in the end zone,do the funky chicken, back flip off the diving board, what ever floats your boat or rocks your world….Have fun with it…..Life’s too short for pictures that look like you are bored stiff  or have a stick in an awkward place.

What makes a Senior Portrait Great!

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When choosing a Senior Portrait Photographer, you probably do one of two things(or both) ask friends and search the internet. After about the 500thousandth photo, your eyes are glazed and your fingers numb. How are you supposed to know what is just okay and what is great? This is why I have put together this lovely graphic with some quick tips on what to look for!

  • Beautiful skin – good retouching to remove blemishes without making your Senior’s skin look plastic
  • Eyes that sparkle – This is a result of two things: light being correctly positioned to create “catchlights” and illuminating the eyes. The other reason is they are having fun!
  • Professional hair and makeup – I consider this a must for my seniors. It makes all the difference in the world.
  • Poses that flatter you – We cannot all be model thin and able to pose beautifully at will. The photographer should know how to pose you, “clear down to your eyelashes”, so you look your best! No one likes to feel awkward in front of the camera!
  • Variety – Multiple poses with each outfit/background are a must. You need a variety of verticals and horizontals: smiling and serious: casual and formal: beautifully posed and carefree dancing
  • Gorgeous Lighting – This is last, but most important. Look for photos that demonstrate the photographer’s ability to handle any situation and create different looks with light. Do they have the skill? Do they have the equipment?
  • If in doubt look for the Laura Trovillion Photography Logo! You will know its Awesome!