Why should the images taken before the prom be of any less quality than any other? Especially if this is a senior prom and the last one this student may attend. Why not put that money you spent on a dress and a suit/tux to good use and have a professional photo shoot!
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We really needed to give these seniors the star treatment, so we went all out and met them at a fantastic location and brought our "studio in a bag".
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8
Nikon SB-28 - Lumiquest Softbox LTP
Shot in Manual , 1/250th @ f/5, ISO 200, 80mm
Exposed the background for the ambient and the subjects with speed lights at ~1/4 power above and 45 degrees to camera right.
You have to remember that it doesn't matter who the subject is or the clients age, you treat them all with the same level of respect, care and direction. The seniors I worked with on this day, Ryan and Cassady were fantastic. They took direction well, offered suggestions and we got some great shots for them in under an hour and had them to their dinner on time!
And another from the same series: