Andrea
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs
October 5, 2006

Look out, world… Andrea is graduating from high school this year, and she will be famous shortly thereafter! She is an actress, singer, dancer, and total riot. She stars as Janet in the Colorado Springs stage production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and I can’t wait to go see her in it the next time I have a free Saturday. Andrea was fun to photograph! She didn’t need any direction–I just told her where to stand, and then said, “OK, now do your thing.” Remember this face, because she’s going to be a superstar someday soon.

More of Andrea’s senior portraits

 


We started the photo shoot in downtown Manitou Springs.


Next we headed to the Garden of the Gods, where she posed for the camera in front of a crowd of rowdy tourists.

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these are so ardorable! i love them! great job to the photographer! [and andrea(?)]

I always wanted to be Magenta…I guess I’m a bit-part kinda person!!!

Great job with the photos, as always πŸ™‚

These are fantastic! She’s so cute and it looks like you really captured her well.

I’ve never really done a portrait shoot before, and I’m going to (try) to take my friend’s senior pictures. What do you usually take along when you do a shoot like this one, as far as equipment, props or anything else?
Jen

young Meg Ryan

I could see that too. She definetely let’s her personality shine through in the pictures. Charlotte takes a mean picture too, so together they made some great pictures.

And this girl is cute as a button.

Thank you! Jon took the picture πŸ™‚

She sure does!
I was thinking she had a bit of a young Meg Ryan aura about her, but Bridget Fonda is a much closer fit.

In either case, she’s a very pretty young lady and obviously loves performing for the camera, and just as obviously, the camera loves her. πŸ™‚

… and Char will be able to say “I knew here when…”

I’ve used ImageReady a couple of times to make animated GIF’s (for example, the LJ icon I’m using here) and while it took a little while to get the technique down, it turned out to be fairly easy, especially once you’ve gone through the process the first time.

Thanks so much! I’ll give it a try. πŸ™‚

I think it’s awesome that she’s Janet! I’m definitely going to go cheer her on sometime.

Thanks! I do have Photoshop and ImageReady. I’ll see if I can figure it out, and if not, I’ll send you an email. Thanks!!

Hello to you in Russia! I think it’s going to snow here in Colorado today, too. πŸ™‚

Re: Microsoft GIF Animator

Very cool, thanks! I’ll check it out.

Fantastic! Mike and I always feel awkward when we go through a buffet line near the beginning of dinnertime, but it really has to happen that way. We’ve made the mistake too many times of waiting until everyone has been served to eat, and then missing dinner because of the toasts and cake cutting.

What a pretty new icon! πŸ™‚

Oh yes! Now you can recognize lots of the places in my pictures. πŸ™‚

The funny thing about those umbrella pictures is that it wasn’t even raining. We arrived at the Garden of the Gods while it was raining, and Andrea said she’d like to go ahead with the pictures, using an umbrella. Then the rain stopped, and she was disappointed. She still wanted to take pictures with an umbrella! I thought that was awesome.

Holly Golightly… so true! I think she also looks a bit like a pinup girl in that umbrella one. πŸ™‚

She just lit up in front the camera!

Hmmm, you probably wouldn’t have like the portraits I could have taken for you on my Kodak Disk camera when I was twelve, twenty years ago. πŸ˜‰ lol

Thanks! I’ll go check it out.

Assuming you have Photoshop/ImageReady, just create an image with each ‘frame’ of your animation as a separate layer, then ‘Edit in ImageReady’; there’ll be an animation window where you can add as many frames as necessary, and just turn the appropriate layers on/off in each frame. (Basically.)

If not, the MS gif animator program that someone recommended looks awfully familiar, I think I’ve used that or something very similar back in the day – so, recommendation seconded!

Wonderful photos as always πŸ™‚

Those photos are amazing! She’s so comfortable in front of the camera, thats really great.

She’s also living my childhood dream, when I was young (like 11-12) I wanted to grow up and be in an RHPS cast.

The great thing about that show, is to this day, anyone can do it, I saw a big hairy man play Janet once πŸ˜‰

pretty girl! she surely has a communicative smile!
nice pics!

I would have sworn she was a senior in college. She looks much older than a highschool senior.

she’s awesome. pretty, lively, lit-up … what a subject for you to photograph!

Gorgeous photos! She looks like a lot of fun to work with, like she has a lot of personality.

Do you have Adobe Photoshop & Adobe ImageReady? If you do I can teach you how to make animated gifs.

I swear in that first picture she looks like Bridget Fonda.

And in other pics too, based on the following link.

http://www.rumela.com/albums/bridget_fonda/bridgetfonda01.highlight.jpg

She makes me smile! Great photos!

she’s beautiful! born to be a star!
did you get her autograph for when she does become famous!?
excellent job as always!!!

she is just too cute for words! AMAZING PICTURES!

Hi from snowy Russia πŸ™‚
Your photos just super!

Microsoft GIF Animator

This one is very basic, but also easy to use:

http://www.jhepple.com/gif_animator.htm

oh she is adorable!!! i love it! running in heels!

oh and good story for you – my wedding planner trainer told me this weekend that she’s really pushing to get the food served in this order:

– bridal party
– family
– vendors that need to be done eating by toast time (photographer, videographer, DJ)
– rest of guests
– staff, coordinator, etc

then maybe mike will get some food! πŸ˜‰

She’s amazingly cute and looks like she’d be sooo much fun to photograph!

Hey! That place looks familiar! πŸ™‚ Great pics. Looks like a fun photo shoot

What an adorable girl! I love the picture of her running away, and the ones with the umbrella. There’s one in particular (the second umbrella picture, I think, where she’s facing away but looking back?) where her face just reminds me of a pin-up poster – she has this adorable surprised look on her face.

Wow, I bet she will be super-pleased with these, they are awesome! She is such a photogenic person!

she’s amazing!!! she must have been a delight to work with. i love the first one with the umbrella, it feels very holly golightly πŸ˜‰ the fun ones are SO much fun and even in the more traditional portraits (i love the one that’s 7 up from the last) her personality still seems to shine through.

Oh, she’s fabulous! I love those freckles. And these portraits are stunning. I can’t choose a favorite, but I particularly like the one with the out-of-focus hands, and the close-ups with the big grins. Where were you twenty years ago when *I* was graduating from high school and needed senior portraits?? πŸ™‚

She’s adorable.

I have never used ImageReady (which is what I assume you would use to animate a gif with your current programs). I have used Jasc’s (now Corel) Animation Shop but animated gifs are usually huge files.

There are some tutorials out there for ImageReady, here’s one:

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshoptutorialsanimation/

It’s the fourth tut down. I tried access Adobe’s tutorial but it wasn’t working.

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CHARLOTTE GEARY

Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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