WHEW!!! Senior season has been a whirlwind so far. It's not over yet and we still have some more sessions to complete. I have had a BLAST photographing these amazing seniors and I can't wait to see them officially cross the finish line. Here are a few of my favorite portraits from Jacob, Collin and Jordan's sessions.
Working with Seniors is so inspiring. They have accomplished so much and are on the cusp of accomplishing even bigger things. This is a very exciting moment for them along with their whole family. It's great to be a part of. During each of my in person consultations, I have the student fill out a questionnaire about themselves. I do this to be able to go into the session knowing as much about them as I can. Making sure I capture exactly who they are and all of their wonderful personality traits and ideas is the key to great senior portraits. Sometimes it's helpful to bring along family members or good friends to assist the Seniors in coming out of their shell. I know being in front of the camera is sometimes intimidating. So if help is needed, the more the merrier I say! Sometimes (in Collins case) no outside motivation is needed and we are just fabulous all on our own. As I continue to look through my lens, I am in conversation with my Senior, Asking questions, talking about favorite movie quotes of song lyrics, asking about their aspirations for the future, favorite moments of their last year in high school, so many things to talk about to really make them feel at home in front of the camera. Once we get started, we always find our rhythm and by the time the session is over, it's like we are old pals!
Because this is such a momentous occasion in these young peoples' lives, we go all out if they request. Whatever they desire to include to remember and commemorate their last high school year, we include in our session. Horses, motorcycles, cool cars, books, yes.....even stuffed lobsters and light sabers have been used. And that is a whole other blog post. Whatever the crazy prop or location, Senior portraits will always be my favorite projects. They renew my motivation to get things accomplished in my life and most importantly...we have so much FUN! Congrats again, guys!