Just in case you haven't heard, we have a new senior web page and blog. Be sure and go over and look at what is new. Soon the web address will be changed over for it, but until then you can get to it here: www.greatseniorportraits.com We really like the new look, and it is much better for iPhone and iPad users. Go check it out and let us know what you think!
Over the last three years we have taken three very different Senior Safari's all around Northeast Georgia. What we have planned for this year takes things to a new level. This year we are going right into the heart of Atlanta for a day of photography like we have never had before. Our Safari will take us from old rustic industrial areas then to graffiti walls and buildings to beautiful green parks. This Monday we will be going for a quick run through to be sure all of our times will work out, because we are having to deal with Atlanta traffic, and hopefully we will be adding a big surprise at the end.
This year's Safari is on Wednesday, June 19, which is only two weeks from today! One sad thing about our Senior Safari is that it is limited to only five or six seniors because of time and space. At this time we already have four seniors signed up for it, so if you are interested call us right away.
Last Friday we were honored to photograph Kaylynn from Jefferson High School. Kaylynn runs track and cross country for Jefferson. The sessions she chose were Studio, Outdoors and Road Trip - to her school's track and to Crow's lake, where her school competes in cross country. RIght now her plans are to study early childhood education after high school. We had an awesome time with Kaylynn and we hope she has a great summer! Thanks Kaylynn for choosing Bentley's!
A few weeks ago our annual senior magazine was mailed out to the class of 2014. And for the second year in a row the publisher chose it for a national advertising campaign for photographers, which we were pretty proud of - some of our past seniors are famous! In the middle of the magazine is a list of the session choices for this year along with a sale flier. If you missed out on that sale you still have a chance to save. Right after it expired we sent out a postcard with a June and July sale on it, not quite as big.
Remember if you want to save some money, and get some great senior portraits, act now. I read this morning that we only have 48 days till school starts back! That means that there isn't much time left, and the longer you wait the hotter it is going to get.
At Bentley Photography we are all about showing the different sides of everyone. There is more to you than a shot in a drape or tux on a blue background. Those always make you look just like everyone else. But think about it, you stood in line at the gym or cafeteria waiting to be photographed on the same background and by the same photographers that everyone else did. That is why seniors and parents who want more choose Bentley Photography for senior portraits.
In this post I don't really have much more to say, except that I wish I had this courthouse across the street from my studio! While there weren't that many places available to use, because of ladders and drop cloths, we made the best of what we had to work with. After they left where I was they went to two more locations with other photographers. At the end of the day everyone had a lot of great images from a variety of locations.
Are you interested in our upcoming Safari? Ours is limited to 6 seniors and includes lunch, snacks and transportation. It will be a full day of photography and fun! Let us know if you are interested, we are working on locations now.
"My portraits are clever, creative, cute and they have perfect quality products. My portraits were not overdone with photoshop! Thanks for keeping my freckles! Why get bad quality photos at school when you can support a community business with creative photos?!" --Kayla Vickery, Apalachee
Last night it really hit me hard! My baby is about to graduate. Tonight is the big night and hopefully we can get this one done without any rain. However, after thinking about it rain might help me keep my mind off of the reality that she is growing up. We are so proud of her and know she will go far. Mallory is one person that always looks for the good in everything and everyone. She has a good head on her shoulders, but to me she will always be my little girl. I will always remember her as the little girl in the back seat eating a chocolate doughnut with sprinkles on it on the way back from the beach.
Mallory plans on attending the University of Georgia to major in Nutritional Science and then go to school to be an Optometrist. Pray for us tonight, we are all going to need it!
Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a few class of 2013 seniors from Dacula High School. The thing to remember is that if you aren't happy with your senior portraits that your school did you still have a choice. If you are a student that doesn't want to give out any of those images that you didn't like, or a parent that just knows that there is something better out there, we are here to help. :)
Remember you don't have to settle for just any old photograph or photographer. You have a choice in how you want to be remembered. A lot of the school photography companies hire other high school students to do photography for them, how much do you think they know about making you look your best? If you are a parent why would you want to pay full price for photographs taken by someone with no experience? And is that the way you want to remember your child when they are gone and out of the nest? Not me! I wanted something better of my children, and I bet you do too.
Every year a few of my close photographer friends get together and help each other photograph different things. Every February it is my turn for help and everyone comes to help us photograph a large gymnastics center. Last May I we started doing a multi photographer senior safari for another of the photographers. This year we got together again and it was this past weekend. What happens is each photographer has a different location and thirty minutes to photograph two or three seniors. We start at 10 and photograph till about 5. This year because of the threatening weather my location was inside the old courthouse that is being refurbished. Over the course of the day we photographed about 19 seniors from the class of 2014. These are just a few of the images that I did of Julia.
I will be sure and post more of some of the others over the next few days.