Senior Model Spotlight – Loren – Woodruff High School

I had a great time with Loren and her mom, who made a great photographer’s assistant, at this session.  We used some areas around Hub-Bub in downtown Spartanburg and the grounds at Milliken to get a mix of urban and rural looks.  I love the way this session turned out.

Joni – a Broome High School senior portrait session

This session was all downtown Spartanburg.  Our average senior session is 90 minutes and we encourage our seniors to bring multiple outfits.  Joni is from Broome High School in Spartanburg and is one of our newest senior models.  We started the session at West Main Artist’s Co-op and continued through a couple of locations around parks and murals in downtown Spartanburg.  Want a great deal on your senior portrait session?  Email us about becoming a senior model.  Our models get a free session in exchange for promoting our senior portrait services via Facebook.  We may have an opening at your Greenville or Spartanburg high school.  We are still booking sessions for class of 2011 and havc begun shooting 2012 sessions.  Check out our Michael Lamb Photography Facebook page for examples of our senior model’s sessions.

Em – a Michael Lamb Photography senior portrait session

Em was our first senior from the SC Governor’s School for the Arts!  I love these “walk and shoot” sessions.  We started outside the Governors School, through Falls Park and into downtown Greenville.  Our senior models get a free session in exchange for promoting our senior portrait services to their school and friends.  Please contact us to learn more about becoming a Michael Lamb Photography senior model or scheduling a portrait session.  We have begun photographing class of 2012, but it’s not too late for 2011 seniors to have some unique portraits made.

Noah Guthrie, singer, songwriter, senior model

I am lucky enough to know Noah and his family from our chruch, in Spartanburg SC.  Noah is one of our newest senior models in the area.  I love the images and hope he can use them as his senior portraits and promotion images for his up-and-coming shows.  If you haven’t heard Noah’s music please check it out at  Enjoy the pics!

Trash the prom dress.

The reactions I get when we use the term “trash the dress” are funny.  Most people have heard of these sessions.  Many of them have seen examples of the images on Facebook or a wedding photographer’s web site and think the images are really cool, but suggest they trash their own dress and they look at you like you’re crazy. 

These sessions should be called “you’re never going to use the dress again, so use the opportunity of owning such a cool gown to get some once-in-a-lifetime portraits”, though I realize it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. 

I think the big idea is that these sessions don’t begin with the purpose of ruining anything beyond what a dry cleaner can make right, but allow us to take a gown into situations that we otherwise wouldn’t.  Obviously a photographer has to be very careful with a client’s wedding dress when doing a traditional bridal portrait before the ceremony, but the client and photographer can be much more relaxed with it if they are doing a “day after” session.

Trash the dress sessions for wedding dresses have been popular for years.  What about prom or other formal dresses? 

We had the opportunity to do a “trash the prom dress” session a year ago with one of our senior models.  Seniors, consider using your dress as part of your senior portrait session or even an additional session after your portraits.   Make your senior portraits unlike anything your school has ever seen.  We are currently looking for senior models from many high schools in the Spartanburg & Greenville areas.   Our senior models get an absolutely free session in exchange for promoting our senior portrait services.  Please visit our Facebook page to see our most recent senior sessions and shoot us a message or call us for full details on becoming a senior model.

Megan, a senior portrait session.

I have been lucky enough to have photographed Megan twice now.  Our first session was her senior portraits last year.  These are some of my favorite images from our last session a few months ago.

Megan – a Michael Lamb Photography senior model

What is a senior model?  Our senior models get a totally free session simply for doing a little advertising for us, mostly via Facebook.  In exchange we use their images in our portfolio and advertising.  We are still shooting class of 2011 and will be looking for class of 2012 models in weeks.

Megan is from a Greenville area school.  She found us through one of our models from Dorman High School in Spartanburg.  We all (but mostly Megan) braved the cold in downtown Greenville  early this December to get these shots.  Meredith and I thought they were awesome and we got them turned around in time for Megan to use them on her page in her senior yearbook.  Check’em out.

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