RHS High School Senior ::: Emma

Because you just can't get the best idea of how we do Senior Sessions or how great and detailed a photo can be from Instagram, I'm going to blog post as many of my High School Seniors as possible, starting off with Emma. But don't worry, I didn't skip anyone and will try my best to get around to every senior I shoot.

  Emma wanted to show her RHS pride and have some shots taken in front of the school. Also, a photo like this would work perfect for grad party invites and thank you cards!

Emma wanted to show her RHS pride and have some shots taken in front of the school. Also, a photo like this would work perfect for grad party invites and thank you cards!

This session with Emma was fantastic! We lucked out with a great day, great light and to be honest some really great locations. However, a lot of the time we put so much emphasis on the location that it gets a bit stressful. In the end, it isn't nearly as important as we think.

Sure, I really like to highlight our amazing island in some way or another, however...you may be shocked at where some of the photos are taken. In the photos below, I will explain where some of them were shot. 

I like to think I am more of a face photographer, I love photographing a little closer to my subjects to really show them and their eyes. So much is in the eyes, but I also love to show off Cape Breton and what we sometimes take for granted!

  One of my favourite shots from the session, this is actually on the side of the road in Blacketts Lake. I'm standing on the pavement for this photo. We don't have to go far for beauty.

One of my favourite shots from the session, this is actually on the side of the road in Blacketts Lake. I'm standing on the pavement for this photo. We don't have to go far for beauty.

We started this session in the large field in East Bay beside St. Mary's Catholic Church. There is an old house up on the hill and a massive field. A lot of times, just finding one cool spot to meet up with my clients is key, from there, anything is possible.

  Directly behind the church are these spaced out trees, there are quite a few options on this whole property. Below is another example.

Directly behind the church are these spaced out trees, there are quite a few options on this whole property. Below is another example.

 Just back a little from the shot above this one is another almost perfect line of tall trees, good light and that cool house in the back!

Just back a little from the shot above this one is another almost perfect line of tall trees, good light and that cool house in the back!

 In the parking lot of the church, sometimes shots like this work, sometimes they don't. I like the leading line with the paint that leads the eye directly to Emma and that warm sunlight sneaking in through the back.. She was a trooper for just doing whatever I asked, laying, sitting or jumping on anything!

In the parking lot of the church, sometimes shots like this work, sometimes they don't. I like the leading line with the paint that leads the eye directly to Emma and that warm sunlight sneaking in through the back.. She was a trooper for just doing whatever I asked, laying, sitting or jumping on anything!

Of course, with how I shoot every image, I always need a helping hand from a parent on our sessions. I use off camera lights for my sessions and when it is windy I can't risk my equipment tipping over and falling over.

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Mom to the rescue!

This is actually a great thing for me. Moms will typically see things that I won't. A hair out of place or a shirt sitting a certain way that is not flattering. They don't become directors of the photo session but it is always great to have an extra set of eyes.

  The old brown school building next to Gillis Lake Road works so well. You get that rustic feeling here, with the old steps and it's very close to the road so we made a quick stop while on the way back to my "#stillunderrenovationstudio" for a quick grad gown portrait.

The old brown school building next to Gillis Lake Road works so well. You get that rustic feeling here, with the old steps and it's very close to the road so we made a quick stop while on the way back to my "#stillunderrenovationstudio" for a quick grad gown portrait.

Yup! I'm still doing the grad gown photos. A lot of the time we do these outside, which you will see in the coming posts, but when we are close to my studio, we drop in for a quick shoot. I like to stay away from the studio as much as possible. I am afraid I will spend too much time in there and not enough outside being creative with locations. However, I still love it in there and will use it when needed!

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If you are interested in booking a session with me, have some cool ideas or just want to know more about what I do, please send me a message today!

I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Over the last 12 years I have photographed thousands of people, families and hundreds of weddings locally and abroad.
I now focus on wedding and high school senior photography. If you have a unique idea for some images, let me know!
Cape Breton Island Graduation Photographer • Scott McIntyre