Class of 2015 Senior Models | Concord Senior Photographer

I am excited to be here writing about my 2015 Senior Model Photo shoot! I am thrilled to share with you all of the hard work that went into creating what was a HUGE SUCCESS! This all started with a BIG idea in the Fall of 2013. Over time it evolved going through many changes with the help of my awesome photographer friends, inspiration from magazines and pinterest, and the reality of what could and couldn't be done.  The days leading up to this big shoot, my worst fears came true. The weather forecast was 70% chance of rain at the exact start time of our shoot.  After much denial, the reality set in and I had to push forward.  Luckily I had my learned my lesson from photo shoots in the past and booked a venue that gave me options if it were to rain.  That was a big sigh of relief for me.  However, so many of my visions included props and sunshine.  Let's be honest, almost ALL of my visions.  I had to switch gears because it was likely to downpour and be cold!

The first thing I did was prayed. It's true. I literally sat in my office chair and put it all into God's hands. It was out of my control now and I trusted he would give me exactly what I needed. The second thing I did was run to Target and spend $250 on umbrella's and rain coats.  I messaged all of my models and told them to bring rain boots if they had them.  We were gonna make lemonade with lemons folks! I started to dream up awesome ideas for photographing in the rain.  I scoured pinterest for a couple hours looking at rainy photo shoots.  I was ready to take on the rain!

On the day of the shoot, the weather forecast held up it's end of the bargain.  We had dark stormy clouds, super cold temperatures, and rain! Lots of rain.  It was that annoying slow misty rain too. Of course!

I decided to take more of an editorial direction with the shoot. Photographing as if I were photographing for a magazine. I aimed for images that were clean, simple, and showcased my gorgeous 2015 High School Seniors.  I eliminated all of my prop ideas and kept my head held high!

After two hours of shooting, THE SUN.  The clouds parted and the sun came out! The craziest part of all this, it is exactly when I would've hoped for the sun.  Exactly.  I teared up, looked up at the sky, and said "Thank you!" I truly felt blessed in that moment.

At the end of the day I was giddy with excitement.  I felt that the shoot was a HUGE SUCCESS and although we freezed our buns off, we survived!

Check out this AWESOME video, by Iron Kite Films, that highlights our crazy day!

Melissa+Hunt+-+Senior+Styled+Shoot-HD from Melissa Hunt on Vimeo.

This year I was so excited to create a magazine that featured each one of my Senior Models!  There are 46 pages filled top to bottom with their beautiful images. Here's a little peek....

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Each model received their very own copy to share with their family and friends!  To view the full magazine head over to

http://issuu.com/melissalynnhunt/docs/mlh_issuu

I would like to THANK all of the extremely talented artists, volunteers, friends, venue, clothing store, parents and models.  Without each of you this would have never been possible and I would have never survived!

Venue: Adaumont Farms

Clothing: Altar'd State

Videography: Iron Kite Films

Kelsie Boles

Holly Williams

Erin Ashley Makeup

Brittany Salay

Megan Moraites

Lauren

Kayleigh

Madison

Mary Hannah

Grayson

 

**Melissa Lynn Hunt, Concord Senior Photographer, also serves Charlotte, Huntersville, Harrisburg, Greensboro, Burlington, Raleigh and many other areas.

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