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Torie's Senior Modeling Session

Torie's Senior Modeling Session at Walck Portraits in Coudersport Pa

We had a blast with Torie!  We planned to spend some time in the camera room, and then head outside.  Torie did a wonderful job picking out cohesive outfits which our backdrops and locations complimented well.  We like to have fun with our seniors, and Torie was up for the experience.  We had her spin in her dress while Meg (my wife and co-owner of Walck Portraits) used a light reflector as a fan for her hair!  This resulted in a few fun photos, as well as some amazing captures :)

Once we finished up in the studio, we headed out to the Baker's Creek area of Coudersport PA and trekked into the snow!  BRRRRRRRR it was cold, but this didn't seem to bother Torie!  I had packed a bunch of lighting gear with anticipation that the sun would be too low, but to my surprise, the light was just perfect.  So happy these short winter days are starting to get longer!  Check out some of the images in the snow from this slideshow:

Shortly after our session, we brought Torie and her mom back the studio, where we showed them all of the finished images on our larger than life projector screen.  They loved them!  They ordered a handful of our die-cut wallets, a few 8x10's printed on our professional Metallica Kodak Endura papers, and a hand designed 5x7'' album.  The album is my favorite!

"We had family photos done previously and were thrilled with the results!  Tim is very easy to work with and he makes the process fun. The finished product is amazing and well worth the investment."  -  Jalyn Tezik (Torie's mom)


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