The beautiful senior was originally scheduled for a week ago today….Cold, wind and rain/snow caused us to rethink our plan. What a difference a week makes! I saw this blue wall a few weeks ago in downtown Urbana, and just knew that Johanna, a SJO senior, was going to look amazing with this as a backdrop. I love how it makes her beautiful blue eyes just POP! Special thanks to H2O Salon for hair and make up. Stay tuned til tomorrow for more photos of this gorgeous senior!
Here are a few more images from my senior shoot with Leighanne, a senior at Urbana High School. Super fun and creative and absolutely gorgeous as well!
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!!!
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.
Macy has this wonderfully classic 40’s film star look about her. She is very into music, singing in the chorus and playing saxaphone in the band. Seeing her, you can almost imagine her standing next to a baby grand, singing the blues in some posh jazz club! 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!
Life comes full circle. I first photographed Amy as a Fisher High School Senior. Then she met Matt and fell in love, so I photographed their beautiful engagement portraits. Last year we created gorgeous portraits of Amy with her Mom. And now I have the honor of photographing Matt and Amy anticipating their first child. Its things like this that make me so happy!
Senior Hans Carmien signs letter of intent to play football at SIU. We have had the pleasure of photographing Hans in various sports throughout his high school career and wish him the best of luck as a Saluki!
Last night the varsity girls played at home against the Vikings. Here are a couple favorite images from that game. As always, these girls are so much fun to watch. Check out our Facebook page, Laura Trovillion Photography, to see more action photos from this game!
Here are a few images from last night’s home game against PBL. The Girls went into overtime and ended up winning the game! If you would like to see more images from this game head over to our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/laura-trovillion-photography/28374617796
Claire is a fun-loving, book reading, loves-to-argue kinda girl! She was so much fun. She could pull this beautiful smile one minute and a do- you-really-want- to-mess-with-me look the next! We shot like crazy until we ran out of light and then found an indoor location and shot some more. Watch for her softball Sportraits next week!!! Hair and makeup by the awesome Sarah Kellems!
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
The Williams family took advantage of our complimentary senior family portrait session. We went to the Sangamon River Forest Preserve located south of Fisher. We got some great family photos and some goofy ones too! It was a beautiful evening for a photo shoot and an absolutely lovely family.
In a contemporary portrait, is it enough to just portray a beautiful woman? Or should the portrait convey who she is besides beautiful? This image of Kirsten was part of a concept shoot to illustrate who she is. Personally I think we nailed it. I would love to hear opinions from others who know her. If we were to photograph you, who would you be?
Laura Trovillion Photography is looking for members of the class of 2013 to become part of the LTP ELITE SQUAD! Squad members will receive: complimentary mini session, complimentary full senior sitting with free upgrades including our ever popular sportrait, complimentary product upgrades to senior portrait packages, discounts on sports action photos, a bigger variety of images in portrait packages. the coolest products around and above all, some of the most awesome senior pictures in the area. Membership is limited, so do not delay. Call me at 217-239-1658 or email me at email@example.com for details. Elite squad membership is open to all High Schools in the Champaign, Piatt, Moultrie and Sangamon county areas.
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!
Jordan is from Gibson City and his senior portrait sitting was just about what you would expect from someone who eats, sleeps and breathes soccer. The first half of the photoshoot were shots for mom. These we took in funky places and alleys in downtown Champaign. The second half of the shoot was the “fun” half and taken on the soccer fields at Parkland College. It didn’t really matter which half it was, cause Jordan totally rocked the shoot! Special thanks to Storm for helping with the lights and being the defender for the soccer shots.
Senior portraits are always alot of fun. When you add a gorgeous day, dramtic skies and a beautiful fashion savvy senior, it doesn’t get much better than that! Leah is a Senior at University High School in Urbana IL. She is very into photography and architecture and fashion, so the U of I campus was a great backdrop for her incredible photoshoot! We climbed trees, crawled over walls, dodged ultimate frisbee players, got upclose and personal with a rosebush and ultimately toughed out being swarmeed by mosquitoes to get some awesome photographs. Here are a few of my favs!
Its so, so much fun to photograph children, especially when you have been doing so since they were born! This is Leah on the occasion of her Fourth Birthday! She is so bright and active, she reminds me of a butterfly, flitting from person to person and place to place! I just love the juxtaposition of the pink dress and the bare feet, especially as she swings her bat at the pinata! Happy Birthday Leah! May your wishes come true!
Ashley’s senior portrait sitting was on the Uof I campus. She wanted trees, and flowers, and grasses and cool architecture, and what better place than campus! We started at Japan House with their beautiful scuptural trees and outdoor spaces. Then we hiked to the Idea Gardens, with gorgeous flowers and grasses. Finally we headed to east campus and Krannert, the Spurlock Museum and the Administration Building for cool brick, glass (for reflections) and water. Its great to keep finding and experiencing new places and new looks in ordinary places. Ashley was super fun to work with and we got some just incredible photos!!
As you may have noticed, we do a few high school senior portraits here! As the end of summer looms, I start getting lots of calls wanting to know more about our senior portraits. So I am about to embark on a shameless plug for my studio and why you should bring your senior here!( ‘Cause its my blog and all!)
I am a one woman studio, I shoot on Monday and Wednesday in the late afternoon and early evening. I then schedule ordering sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. Yes, if you had your pictures done with me on Monday or Wednesday, I CAN have them ready the following day. You just have to tell me that is what you want to do! On days that I am not shooting or meeting with clients, I am shooting sports action for Fisher High School and area papers.
The ordering session is when you will see your images for the first time, projected bigger than life on our studio wall! I do expect you to place your order at this time, and half of the order total is required as a deposit with the balance due when everything is picked up! My LTPSENIOR Crew has coupon cards good for $$ off.
One very unique thing about my studio is that we don’t limit your poses. Often you will see packages that will say ” so many 5×7’s and 8x 10’s from 3 poses”. At Laura Trovillion Photography when we state” XX number of gift prints in a package,” every single one can be different.
This year we are offering custom wall prints framed, matted and framed, gallery wrapped canvas and on metal. If you haven’t seen these, you need to stop in and lay your eyes on these awesome options as well as our new wallet tins, and pursbooks!
Which brings me to our ever popular books. There are two book options: first is our Storybook. Its called a storybook, because it tells the WHOLE STORY of your senior shoot. It is a custom hardbound book, with layflat UV coated pages and unique layouts featuring multiple images per spread. Storybooks are available as an 8×8 or new 10 x 10 size. Can you say WOW? The second is our sessionbook – its a custom hardbound offset press book. The covers are custom designed and each page has one image in a fine art format. The session book is offered in the traditional 8×8 size and also our new 10 x 10 size.
I will contact you about a week before your senior portrait sitting to discuss what you want, what your parents want, where you want to go and how we are going to make this all happen. We make a plan. Plans are good. If we don’t have a plan before your sitting, we will end up spending a chunk of your sitting…making a plan. I am a pretty creative person and we have done some pretty wild things, but I have to have a starting point and an idea of what you want, and without those, we are just spitting into the wind….and that’s not fun for anybody!
As far as the sittings go, I am pretty much game for anything short of jumping out of a plane. I have shot all over Central Illinois and have found some really, really cool places to shoot. And I am constantly on the lookout for the next awesome idea/shooting venue!
And that my friends is my shameless plug for Laura Trovillion Photography Senior Portraits! We currently have a few openings still available in September, so give me a call at 217-239-1658. We will begin booking family sessions for holiday cards and gifts on October 3!
Stay tuned right here for my latest senior….Parker Perrero!
This is Serena at 21. I love the idea of commemorating special birthdays with portraits. It creates a running dialogue in the story of your life. We had an amazing evening to shoot. It was on the warm side without being meltdown hot and there was just a touch of a breeze. We shot mostly around the U of I campus, taking advantage of the students being gone. There are so many great places to shoot around the campus area. Serena was just amazing, and we had so much fun!!!
Literally, the heat index was like 115 degrees, but Connor is an absolute doll, so we made the best of it. We began in downtown Champaign, I just love the brown marble of the News Gazette building, and we were able to shoot on the north side, out of the sun and wind. Bentley, her dog, was the secondary star of this shoot venue, then he went home with grandma! We hit a couple of other fun places like the old train station,( I love the brick drive) and the outdoor seating at Cafe Luna and their incredible “grafitti” walls! Then we were off to campus and the quad while there are very few students around! And at the end of a long, very hot session, she had a bit of a splash in the fountain!!!
Jacy chose to have a more urban theme for her Senior portraits, so we went down to Champaign and found all kinds of color and texture for backgrounds and a water fountain to play in! During our planning session, she brought up her love for sidewalk chalk, so we paid homage to her chalk artistry. Finally we went to the lake at Greenwood acres where she shows us just how elegant you can be in a beat-up rowboat! Silly, serious, intense, dramatic and just plain beautiful are all words that I would use to sum up Jacy’s senior photos. Take a look and let us know what you think!
Its funny sometimes how life travels in circles. I find myself circling back in my photography to a place where my photos tell a story. Not an intricate full on tale, but a moment captured that tells you more about the person than just that they are beautiful. I tweaked this concept with my Class of 2012 Crew. We got a little crazy with some of them, but I wanted to really put an exclamation point to each story. Senior Pictures are such an amazing milestone in the lives of our kids and I feel that their stories should be told!
So, if you have a Class of 2012 Senior who wants more from his or her senior pictures, give us a call at 217-239-1658. We are currently booking for late July and August !
We have made it easier to find us!!! Now you can get to your favorite senior, baby/kids and family photographer by entering one of our new addresses.
either address will bring you here, where we are working hard to update and bring you more seniors, more newborns and kids and more families for your viewing pleasure!
Our navigation will be changing as well. Soon we will have separate tabs for newborn/kids and families as well as a new individuals tab! Watch for our changes, its going to be an exciting time!
Laura’s senior sitting was such a fun mix of tomboy, girl next door and magazine ad model. She and her mom scouted a totally amazing sculpture garden in Meadowbrook Park, and then more great vistas and backgrounds at the U of I arboretum/idea garden. Then we were off to downtown Champaign, where we lost daylight, but found cool things to do with the various lights and signs and alleyways. Finally we ended up back in Fisher for some laid back studio shots. All together it was a pretty awesome shoot of a pretty awesome girl!
After being rained out the first time, we finally got Olivia down to campus for her shoot! It was sssooo much fun and she was game for anything. We did grunge, we did wooded scenic, we did architectural, we did grandeur, we did it all and had a blast doing it!