We are so happy with all the submissions we’re getting for the “Published by Reset” series!! Such amazing work is coming through and we’re so happy to give our attendees another platform on which to showcase their work. Today we’re featuring Ashley Clauss of Bluebird Photography, based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Ashley recently shifted her business a bit to focus mostly on senior photography, so she’s submitted a session from one of her senior models. Read more about her business below!
“This year I switched my business to a high school senior specialty, and I’ve been having SO much fun capturing this special milestone for my clients! Madelyn is one of my senior models and her senior session was an absolute blast so I wanted to share some of my favorite images and tell you a little about her session.
When Madelyn and I met for her Fashion Consultation I asked her about any ideas she had in mind for her session. My goal is always to design senior sessions from scratch and push really hard to make each one original and unique. Madelyn said she wanted a mix of a natural setting and a more urban location for her gallery. She also wanted to incorporate one of her and her friends’ favorite fast food spots: Fort Wayne’s Original Coney Island! I was in LOOOOVE with the idea of a hotdog stand BFF shoot <3.
For her natural locations, we started at a nature preserve in Fort Wayne where (after a little hiking) we came to a gorgeous stream. We did some fun shots in the stream and Madelyn was a trooper fighting off the mosquitos, so we made sure to move quickly! After that we went to a local orchard. The lines of green apple trees and tall grass made a gorgeous backdrop, and the blues and greys in Madelyn’s outfit perfectly complimented the greens in our surroundings!
After that we made our way downtown where Madelyn completely rocked. out. the steps at Headwater’s Park. I love shooting on steps because they’re so versatile for posing. You can literally get a million different looks at the same spot.
For our next location we cut loose a little! Unfortunately at this point in the session it had started to rain. We thought we could wait it out but the radar didn’t look promising. So what did these 3 BFF’s do? They made eating hot dogs in the rain look like it was meant to be! Seriously, the neon “coney island” sign and the street lights in the background looked even better in the drizzle. And the hot dog chowing was the comic relief needed to pull this off flawlessly.
Just before sunset we headed up to a rooftop parking garage for some incredible model work by Madelyn. And to finish things off, we were rewarded for sticking out a rainy session with a gorgeous rainbow right over the city! Perfection- just like this senior!”‘
Ashley is a senior photographer in Fort Wayne specializing in fashion style photography for the modern teen. You can see more of her work on her website, Instagram & Facebook.