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Tallahassee Senior Portraits

Lauren is one of those girls who never stops smiling! Going through her photos, I couldn’t help but have the same big smile on my face. It’s infectious! Check out her sneak peek and you’ll see what I mean!

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Last year I photographed her sister Meghan, and now it’s just about time for Madison to graduate! We went out to the Retreat at Bradley’s Pond for this springtime senior session. Just like her older sister, Madison is heading to the University of Alabama too! Excellent choice! I have to say I’m a little biased. That’s my alma mater! Check out her sneak peek below and RTR!

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Tallahassee Family Photography

These kiddos are only home when school is on break, so when we missed our opportunity over the winter holidays last year, I was bummed. When they came back for spring break, we were determined to get the whole family photographed before they left! Their mom told me that they hadn’t been photographed as a family since the kids were tiny. I’m so glad they decided to spend an afternoon with me while everyone was together to have their pictures taken! It just goes to show it’s never too late for family photos! Here’s their sneak peek.

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For business, social media, acting, modeling, or just personal portraits, the need for an updated portrait is growing! Let Kira show you your best self with a modern take on the professional head shot.

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Spring has definitely sprung! Let’s celebrate with some kids fashion-inspired mini sessions at the studio on April 25th, 2015!

Each mini-session will last approximately 20 minutes and is designed for kids of all ages. All sessions will take place in the studio on our new, spring fashion inspired blue and white background. If you have more than 3 children to be photographed, please contact me to discuss the details before booking.


  • 10 image gallery from which to choose
  • (1) 10×20 Storyboard OR (3 identical) 3×3 Accordion Albums
  • (3) digital images (includes both the color and b/w version)

The Investment

The mini-session package (including the Storyboard OR accordion albums and 3 digital images) is only $275.

Special upgrades available! Upgrade to the full set of digital images for just $100 more. Add-on a print package of (5) desktop (8×10 or 5×7) prints for just $75.

Available Session Times:

  • 9:30am – reserved
  • 10:00am – reserved
  • 10:30am
  • 11:00am – reserved
  • 11:30am
  • 12:00pm

Requested Time Slot


In this tutorial I show you a non-destructive method of dodging and burning the skin in Photoshop to give your portrait a “movie-poster” quality feel.


In this tutorial, I show you how to use texture overlays over an image to achieve more depth and warmth in the final look. I highly recommend checking out Jessica Drossin’s Textures for the one used in the tutorial (Golden Child from Texture Pack 3) and many many more!

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In this tutorial, I show you a quick way to swap a face in two similar photos using layer masks in Photoshop.

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Tallahassee Senior Portraits

Kendall has just a few more months before high school is all over and she’s off to college. She found the absolute perfect spot in Tallahassee for her shoot and we took full advantage. We even filmed a little! I’m very excited to share with you her sneak peek. Check out her video too!
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Tallahassee Senior Photos


Learn how to take your images to the next level with simple modifications using Adobe’s award winning photo editing software, Lightroom. This class will take place at Kira Derryberry Photography Saturday, March 28th from 8am-noon, $129. The perfect follow up class to those who have taken my 101 course or those who have always wanted to know how to enhance their pictures.

Course Details:

This course is designed for the hobbyist photographer who is ready for an introduction to photo editing. The course will focus on using Adobe Lightroom to import, cull, resize, crop, adjust color, contrast, convert to black and white, and much, much more. It is recommended that students of this course bring a laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom to follow along in class, but this is not required. Students may download a free trial of Adobe Lightroom if they do not already own the software. Space is limited!

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