Gorgeous family, great weather and beautiful location!
2016 Fisher Senior Gabe, just wanted to get this over with quickly. Like a lot of senior guys, I am pretty sure he was getting senior photos just to make his mom happy. Two hours and 4 locations and clothing changes later, we took this last photo with his pride and joy. Turns out it wasn’t so bad after all! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s regular sneak peek for more awesomeness from Gabe’s senior sitting!
One of the really fun parts of my job each year, is shooting and designing the flags for the Fisher senior athletes. I get so excited about another opportunity to have fun and be creative. And it feels really awesome, seeing them hanging above the field or in the gym for everyone to see. Here are the 2015 Fisher Senior Football Players!
After being rained out on Monday, we had a perfect evening yesterday for the Varner’s family portraits on their farm. Technically this isn’t the best photo from the shoot. It’s the one that makes me smile. You can’t look at those happy faces, and not want to smile. This is just one of those times where genuine smiles and laughter trump all.
This beautiful senior was thrilled to have autumn color for her senior pictures. Having recently moved to Central IL from Florida, the fall color was a special photo opportunity.
I enjoy it when guys come in and actually talk about what they want to do for senior portraits.Even though he is kinda quiet, Nolan had some definite ideas and lots of game! ( and he gets bonus points for a) laughing at my lame joke and b) there was fire involved!) Yeah, he gets to see those first…..watch facebook in about a week to see some way cool baseball sportraits!
Okay, so here at last is the official sneak peek of Tyler!
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!
So many to choose from….but this is my current fav!
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!
I just couldn’t resist sharing this sneak peek portrait of Rachel from last night Her eyes just pop off the screen…..Be sure to tell her how much you love it when you see her!!!
Delaney is another one of those awesome senior girls that cannot take a bad photo, and never quits smiling!!! No fear, no hesitation when I say… “Climb down those rocks or jump into that water fall!” And she does and then Awesomeness occurs! Had a blast driving all over downtown Champaign and then campus, and then back to downtown, and then back to Campus! I think it was totally worth it though cause we got some really sweet senior photos!
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!
Caroline’s mom and I have been friends for….ever! So when her girls get to be seniors, they make the trek from Central Florida to Central Illinois for me to do their Senior Portraits! Makes me feel pretty good! So here is Cari, Rockin’ Central IL!
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!!!
Dashing into Urbana between snowstorms, I had the pleasure of photographing another beautiful Model with Non-traditional color to cover her grey! Edith Peacock, owner of H2O Salon has taken covering up the grey to a whole new level of fun. Anyone interested should contact her at 217-337-1480. Its a great new way to add a little color to your life!
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!
Hannah was unsure coming in for her senior portraits. She doesn’t like to have her picture taken. She isn’t really crazy about a lot of makeup either. I asked her to trust me. Half-way through her shoot she was rocking the posing and looking beautiful and seeing how amazing she is. When I look at these photos, I see an AWESOME senior!!! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems.
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!!
Why settle for normal when you can have fun? The Clanton family was sssoooo much fun during their complimentary family portrait session!
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!
See more photos on my facebook page
There is no I in Team. The team wins or loses. Through my lens I see all. Moments where it all works. Moments to remember. Moments to be proud of. To see more of this game be sure to check out my Facebook!
This years hair trends are softer, more casual and natural, even when they are updos. Here are two examples of beautiful soft messy updos from H2O salon located in downtown Urbana IL. Notice the incorporation of braiding as well as curls in the first series of photographs, and off-center swirls in the second series. A special thanks to these girls for allowing us to photograph their homecoming looks!
The littlest Kellems girl turned 9 months, so we went to great-grandma’s farm to celebrate the event. Guess what mom and dad’s favorite football team is????
A few shots from the recent match against University High School.
Here is another selection of sports action photos from last nights Volleyball match!
Sports Action photos from the Fisher-GCMS vs. Oakwood Soccer match on 9.3.13
A few images from the Fisher High School Varsity Football game last Friday night!!!
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
Hayden is a Fisher High School Senior. He has a quick smile and an intense stare. He’s a bit of the class clown with a passion for baseball and fishing. He promised his mom that he would give full co-operation for an hour, and then had enough fun that he gave us TWO Hours! Here is a quick peek at what we did!
Gilvie is a 2014 Fisher High School Senior. I am impressed that he took the time to chose locations around Fisher that mean something important to him. Impressed because he took the time, and impressed by the locations he chose. He may drive his mom a little crazy, but really he’s a pretty good guy!
Its that time of year, when you realize your baby is going to college….and you want a family photo! This was a really fun, laid back session and I love being able to get reflections AND a dock!
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!
I had the pleasure of taking these three beautiful Class of 2014 Seniors to Downtown Chicago’s Millenium Park this week for a Senior Portrait Mini-Session. It is so inspiring to go somewhere that you have never photographed before. It was a great adventure for all of us, and hopefully I will get the opportunity to go back for a full senior session later this year. Special thanks to Kathy Browning for driving, and helping to make this trip awesome!
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.
Congratulations Class of 2013!!!
I would never reccommend a senior wait this late in the year to get senior pictures. Sometimes, though, everything just works out beautifully. Tim is one of those crazy busy seniors that just didn’t have time for photos until this week! We lucked into a beautiful day weather-wise and the gardens at Lake of the Woods were gorgeous as well. Because Theatre and Music are two of his passions, it was only fitting to finish his senior session on the set of his last play at Mahomet High School, and a final chord on the beautiful grand piano. Tim was a pleasure to finally photograph and I wish him luck at Minnesota!
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!
These Class of 2014 Seniors ROCK! It was cold, snowy, spring break and a Sunday afternoon….And they totally brought their A game! For most of these seniors, it was the first time in front of my camera. For everyone involved, its was the first time creating amazing senior images in 30 minutes.
These mini-shoots were a trial run for our Makeover Marathon in April. The girls arrived with straight hair and no makeup. In 15 minutes the amazing Hair and Makeup artists, Sarah Kellems, Tia Crom and Stefani Smith transformed these girls. Each girl then spent 15 minutes in front of my camera, where we achieved multiple images where they look like covergirls! The guys were spared the hair and makeup, but spent an intense 15 minutes in front of the camera as well. I am excited to be working with such a great group of seniors. They are all so beautiful! Special thanks to Stefani, Sarah and Tia – you ladies are AMAZING!!!
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.
Michelle is a very pretty, kind of quiet Senior at Fisher High School. Due to the crappy weather, we were unable to do any location photography, but these photos aren’t about the surroundings, they are about the beautiful person in front of the camera. She has a great smile when I could coax it out of her. She was amazing and a pleasure to photograph. Hair and Makeup by the awesome Sarah Kellems.
This darling little diva was a pleasure to photograph, just to see what she would do next. I didn’t get a lot of the traditional gummy grin pictures, but the variety of her expressions is just adorable.
Senior boys with trucks, cowboy hats and flaming bats…what more could a photographer want? I had a great time photographing Brendan’s senior portraits this week. We totally lucked out with nice weather, not warm enough to go without a coat, but at least we weren’t freezing to death, it is February after all! I wish him luck at SIU where he will be majoring in Civil Engineering!