Morgan Mueller {Senior}

Morgan is becoming one of my favorite people to photograph! I love this girl and I love her spirit. She strikes me as someone who is considerate, kind, and fun to be around. I am over the moon that we got to work together at The Morton Arboretum! These are some of my all-time favorite images!

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“She knew that she was formed in God’s hands, dreamed up in His heart, and placed in this world for a purpose…”

Morgan Mueller // Class of 2015

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

D A R I N K A

Darinka is an actress based in Chicago and she has done incredible things! She has done both print and commercial work and some of her clients are: Sears, Kohl’s, Kmart, Nintendo, Lands End, and recently she shot a cute little spot called “Like a Girl” for Always! So incredibly talented in the entertainment industry at only thirteen and somehow finds time to be a nationally ranked tennis player too! Oh my word…I love this kid! Working with Darinka and her precious family after all these years is so fulfilling for me. I’m so excited to have this pretty girl on my blog!

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“Acting is magical.  Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.”

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

E D I T I N G

There are days that, no matter what I try, things go against me. Here I have barely any light, it was the end of a shoot, so I’m pretty shaky. I LOVE this image…I love the composition, Morgan’s sweet expression, her relaxed stance, and I know it’s weird but I love the way the dress flows in front of her. But the image is not technically great, not even good. At this moment, I think I needed an off-camera flash. So this is where editing comes in! I did the usual in Lightroom and then took it to Photoshop and applied a little bit of Florabella’s Blue French and Sable on it. Brought it back to Lightroom and finished. So now the photo becomes a beautiful memory that I can share with my client. :)

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 ”When people ask what equipment I use - I tell them my eyes.” ~ Unknown

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY