Christie | Senior Portraits | Class of 2016

June 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I've been photographing Christie and her sisters for a few years now. Man, they sure do grow up fast! Christie is a high school graduate, Class of 2016. Smart. Ambitious. Talented. Those are the three words that come to mind when I think of her. Oh, and she's totally gorgeous!! 

We did Christie's session in two parts. First, we spent the whole day exploring different nooks and crannies in downtown Chicago. For the second part, we went to Gallery Park in Glenview, Illinois for outdoor park images; then to my studio for images in her softball uniform. 

Christie did a great job of styling her shoot. Her makeup was done earlier in the day by Juliette B. Christie, her mom and I rode the train downtown to find the perfect places for her shoot. 

soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016In a hidden alley, just of State St. in downtown Chicago, Christie poses for her high school senior session with city life as her backdrop. Christie poses in a hidden alley just off State St. in downtown Chicago. City life serves as the backdrop. 
soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016-10soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016-10 Christie poses outside the Lyric Opera in Chicago for her senior shoot. The wind was blowing magnificently. Always a bonus when the wind cooperates. 

soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016Christie sits just outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago in a custom made tutu by Sonce Landa for her session. Balanced with edge from her Converse shoes, Christie is relaxed and poised. After a beautiful dinner at Benny's Chophouse, we went across the street, near Trump International Hotel & Tower. Christie wore a custom made tutu and converse to give it a playful feel. Totally my idea and she was a great sport about it! It so works!

soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016Christie poses across from the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago, just near the river walk. Next look was across from the Wrigley Building. Here, I put mom to work as my official off-camera light holder. I think mom's got potential! 

soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016A favorite spot for a wedding day, Christie stands on a median outside the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago for her high school senior session in a blue evening gown. A popular place for a wedding day, Christie poses on the median on Michigan Avenue, just outside the Wrigley Building, wearing a navy formal dress. Taxis were honking as they rushed by shuttling their passengers. 

soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016Playing with long exposures on a median on Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Christie held still like a champ while the camera did its magic on the tripod. Down the street, closer to the water tower (one of the few things to survive the Great Chicago Fire), Christie let me work with her, long exposures, and light trails on Michigan Avenue. She's got great coordination and stood perfectly still while the camera did its magic on the tripod. 

soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016Christie poses for a collegiate look at her high school senior session in Glenview, Illinois at Gallery park, near Sonce Landa Photography's studio. Christie lays in the grass at Gallery Park in Glenview, Illinois. A textured sweater playfully contradicts the wedge sandals she has on, which I totally want to steal...err...borrow. 

soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016soncelanda-christie-senior-class-of-2016Christie poses for the in-studio portion of her high school senior session. She chose to wear her softball uniform. She plans to continue to play at her university.

Christie finished her session in studio, posing her her softball uniform. Softball was such an important part of her high school career and she plans to continue playing for her university.

I wish you the best of luck in college!! You're totally gonna rock it! I can't wait to see what your future holds!

xoxo

 


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