Senior Reps | Class of 2019

I loved doing my senior rep sessions last year and I'm so excited to work with some new seniors again this year! The past week I met up with each of them to do a mini session to get to know them a little better and finalize some plans for their individual stylized sessions coming up the next couple months (waterfalls, colorful fairs, car cemeteries, abandoned places...trust me, these are going to be the coolest senior photos I've ever done!). 

Keep scrolling to meet the wonderful Reagan Lynn Photography Class of 2019 Senior Reps!


Claire


Alejandro


Jessica


Ruthie

I'm currently booking normal senior sessions for the Class of 2019 - get 15% off any summer or fall session if you book by July 1st! Shoot me a message HERE to get your adventure started!

Meet My Interns

This summer, I decided to try something new and have interns! I needed a little extra help with my business and wanted to help some newer photographers get started on building a better portfolio and be confident in their work. I've already loved the work these two have been doing and I can't wait to see what they create this summer!

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Mason Pippenger

Mason is a junior at Ball State University majoring in Magazine Journalism with a minor in Professional Writing and Digital Media.

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What inspired you to start photography? Honestly, Instagram did. I saw that people could take amazing photos just with their iPhones, so I started doing it and eventually really got into it.

What is your favorite thing to capture? People, but telling a story or a deeper meaning with them.

What is a goal you have for this internship? Build my portfolio, start a website, learn how to grow professionally

Who are your favorite photographers/instagrammers?

  • Kyle Krieger (@kylekrieger) My self-portrait king, very interesting poses and uses of light
  • Luke Austin (@lukeaustinphoto) Takes stunning pure photos of the LGBTQ+ community, many being people of color
  • David Uzochukwu (@daviduzochukwu) He has a very creative mind, with portraits and with just anything he produces.  Very vivid and entrancing photos that are hard to forget. Also his editing is very cool.
  • Ben Sasso (@bensasso) Uses such interesting poses and his use of props is funny and very creative. Also, his theme is perfect.
  • Petra Collins @(petrafcollins) One of my favorite all-time photographers. Has her own very unique and feminine style with photos and videos and it’s gotten her big places.

What’s your dream career? Being a creative director for a magazine

Favorite place to travel/take photos? Anywhere outside

Interesting fact about you? One time I broke my neck and didn’t know for 3 days

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Sidny Grow

Sidny is a sophomore at Ball State University majoring in Business Administration.

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What inspired you to start photography? I’m not really sure what inspired me to start, I just always loved the idea that I could freeze time.

Who are your favorite photographers/Instagrammers? I don’t really have favorites.. I just like photos that make me happy. I admire Meg Bitton because of her work ethic, as in she’s always coming out with new workshops to help people learn.  Annie Leibovitz…because obviously. She’s taken so many iconic images!!!

What is your favorite thing to capture? Seniors and engagements

What is a goal you have for this internship? Just to be more confident in my work.

What’s your dream career? Owning my own studio would be pretty cool.

Favorite place to travel/take photos? I don’t travel as much as I would like to, however I do visit Florida every summer with my family. Dream vacation has got to be to Alaska. I want to hike to the magic bus along the Stampede trail where Chris McCandless died (who Into the Wild was about).  I don’t think I really have a favorite place to take photos.

Interesting fact about you? Two things: First, I’m actually named after Sidney Prescott in the movie Scream. Second thing, I’m a Certified Radio Operator, and I have my own nightly show on a commercial radio station!

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Tips for New Photographers

Directing and coming up with a concept for a photoshoot can be a fun a great learning experience for any new photographers. Finally being able to make the ideas in your head become reality is a feeling like no other. But getting there is not always as easy as it seems. So here’s 3 tips to keep in mind while directing a shoot to make it run smoothly, but have a fun time doing it.

1. Have a theme / location in mind

This is the fun part. If you’re trying to plan a photoshoot, you probably have a creative mind. This can be a really good trait to have, but don’t get lost or spend too much time thinking about all the possibilities and routes you could take for this one shoot. Make a list of your favorite ideas and choose one and you can come back to the other ideas for another shoot. For me, I noticed that there was a lot of construction was being done on my campus and so that’s what I decided to go with.

Finding a location for my theme was easy, but it isn’t always easy and it may require you to put off certain ideas until you can find a location that can offer you what you want.

2. Find a model

This step isn’t too hard. People love getting photos of themselves, especially for free. Posting a simple Instagram story with the location feature is a way to meet new models and get your name out there. If more than one person responds to your story, go through and try to find someone who looks like they could fit the aesthetic of the shoot.

(ps. Asking good friends is a simple way to get models. Branch out and shoot with people you haven’t before. Plus it grows your network.)

3. Use your surroundings

So you’ve started shooting. You’ve gotten a lot of good shots, but you’re running out of ideas. Look around! You don’t have to stick exactly to your theme or idea. If you see a cool building, go tell your model to pose in front of it. If you see a nearby field, go into it. While I had a construction theme in mind, I couldn’t refuse some shots in some nice greenery. Don’t pass up the opportunity for cool shots because you think you need to have one path in mind.

Hopefully these tips will help you if you’re thinking about styling a photoshoot. Overall, don’t be afraid to get outside of the box to the photos you want.

Extra tip: Make sure your memory card has enough space...It really helps.

This post + photoshoot were done by Mason Pippenger, summer intern for Reagan Lynn Photography. Models: Bailey + Winter

Christiana + Katherine

Now that college is finally over and I have a little bit more free time, I'm pulling out the sessions from the spring semester I didn't have a chance to get edited and share. In February, I got the chance to meet back up with Christiana and Katherine after meeting them a month before at the Hub meet-up in Indy. We spent an hour or so exploring some cool places on the outskirts of downtown and ended with some perfect warm lighting and bright colors.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be traveling around the midwest exploring new places and I would love to meet some new people along the way! If you live in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio or Illinois -- head over to my contact page and let's set up a session!