Yay!!!! Another gorgeous senior girl to play with!! And the really cool part, is we were given permission to photograph IN the Urbana Free Library as part of her session. Now how cool is that? Played in downtown Urbana, taking advantage of the art deco marquee at the Cinema and the flapper dress, before heading for the U of I Idea Garden….Where it promptly proceeded to RAIN…ALOT…FOR A LONG TIME!!! But, we stuck it out, dashed out among the sprinkles and got some amazing shots with dramatic skies and flowers!
Yep. That’s right folks, next year’s senior portraits are under way!!! And we started off with a BANG!!!! Beautiful Mindy didn’t want to do anything “normal”, so we didn’t. We had the pleasure of photographing at the Champaign Preservation and Conservation Association Warehouse, in and around salvaged bannisters and doors, bathtubs and radiators. Then we went around the corner and into an alley…normal until you realize she was wearing a prom dress at the time!!! A girl after my own heart, we rigged a tent ( Thanks to her dad, Jeff) and piled in cushions and books, lots of books!!! We photographed her favorite boots and a beautiful sunset, and then……the paint started flying! All in all a most wonderful way to kick-off the class of 2015 Senior portraits at Laura Trovillion Photography!!!
“Girl on Fire” – That was the theme of the photo session yesterday for the amazing H2O Salon in Downtown Urbana! Their unique approach to covering grey hair is why they are to be featured in a local magazine. As you can see, this isn’t your grandma’s hair coloring. Bold and colorful; wild and amazing; this hair color is like a beautiful canvas that you keep with you. Special thanks to stylist and colorist extrordinaire, Maggie, seen in the last photo with Erin, sporting her own cranberry colored hair!
And because I had a little down time…We included Kendal’s new headshots for the Salon’s webpage!
Braving the cold and the wind, Abbey and I set forth to create some amazing senior photos…..And as you can tell, WE DID!!! Hair and Makeup by Tia Crom!!
Taylor, a senior at St. Thomas-More, could have had a bad day, it was windy, it got cold and we had already rescheduled once. Taylor had an AWESOME day, despite the wind, her hair looked amazing. Despite the cold, she ventured into the pond. We got fun, amazing and beautiful photos for Taylor’s Senior Portrait Session! Crazy weather proof hair and makeup by Tia Crom!
Sydney chose to explore the funky alleys and sidestreets of downtown Urbana, with a quick stop on Campus to get some awesome water and reflection shots as we lost light and the streetlights came on! Special thanks to Caitlin Cole for all of her help! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems.
Sami is a Fisher High School Senior, wanting an urban experience for her senior portraits. I think we found it in downtown Champaign! Hair and Makeup by Sarah Kellems!
Glam the Gown is such a fun photoshoot. All of the fun of dressing up in a gorgeous gown and having your hair and makeup done without the rush and the hassles. Taylor totally rocked this shoot to showcase one of her prom gowns from this last year. Gotta love a purple sparkly dress and mile-high pumps! Its the ultimate dress-up date for yourself! Wouldn’t everyone love more than just some snaps of themselves looking just freaking amazing?
This is JaNelle. When I announced that I was photographing Glam the Gown Portraits, she contacted me within seconds….”I have only one photo of me in my wedding dress, and everything else is blurry, scenery, or from the knees down. Can you make me beautiful?” Before leaving after her session, she told me that I had made her feel like a queen, and that every bride should feel that way. I think she is beautiful and I am happy that I made her feel beautiful too!
Proving that Glam the Gown Portraits aren’t just for brides. Caitlin wore this gorgeous dress to prom and wanted some amazing photos of herself in it. I think she totally rocked it! Can you say “not your average prom pix?” Check back later for some of the location photos! Hair and makeup by the amazing Tia Crum.
Serena, beautiful woman with amazing eyes. She has no idea how beautiful she really is. I hope I have shown her through my camera the true light that shines within her. Thank you for trusting me.
We know a little bit about transforming women at Laura Trovillion Photography. This is what we do. The glamour photographs on my site aren’t models, they are real women. These are the same women that you see picking up their kids from school, stopping by the grocery, or in this particular case, enjoying spring break. Normally this process occurs over a couple of hours with 3 to 5 clothing changes, some tweaks to your hair and makeup and changing up the background and props. On April 20, 2013 we have raised the stakes – We are transforming one woman every thirty minutes for ten hours. Is 15 minutes total enough for hair and makeup? Can she be posed and photographed in 15? Will she look amazing? The answers are yes, yes and YES. Two weeks ago, we did a trial run and these are the results!
After 15 minutes in hair and makeup:
And here are 9 of 10 fantastic images photographed in 15 minutes:
And another before:
And after 15 minute of hair and makeup:
And 9 of the 10 amazing photos we achieved in 15 minutes of photography:
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I just loved photographing Angie. She has such a great laugh. I found myself working to capture the laugh as well as the sexy! And then Bob arrived and they were just too gorgeous for words! Hair and makeup by Tia Crom.
I just love meeting and photographing women…especially when I see how beautiful they are and I know it will translate to images. Sue was an absolute riot and a joy to work with!! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems, assisted by Alleigh Rose.
Jackie is a beautiful woman, inside and out. She is also a ton of fun to work with! She was game for everything, and I like that we got a great variety of images from her session. Hair and makeup by Stefani Smith!
I knew Alex was going to be alot of fun. We did all kinds of fun photos in little out-of-the-way places on the University of Illinois Campus. Flowers, grasses, architecture, scupture and a drop dead gorgeous senior girl, its a recipe for AWESOMENESS!!!! ( and I love her freckles!!) Hair and makeup by the amazing Sarah Kellems
This mom went a step beyond what we have done thus far in that she wanted pictures with her daughter, but also her son.(much to his dismay) Boys and later Men, as a rule aren’t much into pictures, but I think this time we pulled it off. We got some abosolutely gorgeous shots of Tiffany, and then daughter Grace and son Landen. Then we put them all together and had a little fun! I hope she enjoys these images as much as I loved taking them! Hair and makeup by Stefani Smith.
Crystal used her 25th wedding anniversary as a reason to indulge in a contemporary portrait session. She is an amazing woman with a unique sense of humor and we had a great time. I had several klutz moments, but we all survived, and there are some really wonderful images to show for it!
Wow! So much fun with this mom of 5 and her about-to-be-a-senior daughter! I am so glad we had the opportunity to create these amazing photos for them! I can’t wait to show them the rest!!! Can you say Awesome Mother’s Day Gift? Hair and makeup by Stefani Smith!
Our portraits of women series include young women too! Can you imagine how much fun this would be getting hair/makeup and photos with your best girlfriends? Seriously though, Kirsten is a super sweet person and a beautiful young woman inside and out! Hair and Makeup by Sarah Kellems.
I am having so much fun photographing these women, and Brooke was no exception. She was constantly cracking jokes during her sitting and making all of us laugh until our sides hurt. Brook has amazing eyes, and I love the combination of her blonde hair and brown eyes…
This beautiful woman is Sarah. Would you believe that she is mom to three very active kids? I just love how easy going and laid back she is, and her gorgeous hair…..don’t even get me started. I think sometimes as women, we get stuck in a mom rut and forget that we are beautiful and a little bit sexy!
Leah is part three in my creative fashion photography series. She is an awesome model and great fun to work with! Hair and Makeup by Stefani Smith, video by Carli Wilson( video coming soon) and creative direction, photography and Dove Bars provided by yours truly, Laura Trovillion Photography. Be sure to let us know what you think!
We have just taken image sharing in the Champaign-Urbana area to the next level! Now exclusively at Laura Trovillion Photography, you can get your favorite images from your Family, infant/child or Senior Portrait Session as an album on your smartphone!!! Share your awesome images from LTP with all of your friends and relatives, just by pulling out your phone! This works on iphone/ipad and android phones and tablets! Stand out from the crowd with Laura Trovillion Photography, where Awesome is just the Beginning!
ALong the line of our Midas Touch shoot, I bring you bedazzled. And who better to model than Ms. Bling herself, Connor Hawk!
Special thanks to Connor who was sooooo patient during the 4 hours of makeup. To Stefani Smith for 4+ hours of creating amazing hair and makeup, and Carly for all of her help and video expertise. ( Watch for the video next week!!!)
And so I bring you………………………………….BEDAZZLED by Laura Trovillion Photography!
So sometimes I get these wild ideas for photoshoots and convince a bunch of people that it will be very cool…and it ususually is. Special thanks to Dakota – very patient model, Stefani Smith – hair and makeup extrordinare, Carly Wilson -video ( yes there will be a video) and lighting tech, dress from Karen’s Kloset. Photos by yours truly here at Laura Trovillion Photography! So without further adieu….I present …..THE MIDAS TOUCH