We've all had them...Senior Moments...you know the "Where's my glasses?", "What do you mean I asked you that ten minutes ago?", and "What's your name again?"
I'll admit it...I've had some of those Senior Moments, but if you've ever wondered what it's like to work with me and what we can create together, check out these amazing seniors and be inspired!
Seniors are tons of fun...their youthfulness, willingness to have some fun, their creativity, their ideas of who they are and how they want to see themselves in pictures are all GREAT to work with. Senior picture shoots are generally done in more than one session, especially if they are in sports, and we usually go to more than one location to get the look and feel they want in their shots.
The first thing I do when I book a Senior picture shoot is to meet with the senior and their parent(s) to talk about what it is they envision in their pictures, their hobbies and interests, favorite locations, what to wear, and I will often ask why they chose me as their photographer. That question helps me to see what they are expecting in their own photos and what they are wanting me to capture for them. The answers are always very insightful!
The free-spirited country girl... she came to me with some great locations and ideas about her pictures. She loves her truck and old abandoned houses, jeans and dresses, her horse and being outside so the places she picked really reflected her interests and personality.
The happy law enforcer....This girl had some great dresses, loved her dogs, and is planning to go to school to study Law Enforcement. We went to the old jail building on the square in town and were fortunate enough to be able to go inside. Being inside the old jail cells might seem like a strange location for senior pictures but she was excited about them because they reflected what it is that she is planning to study and who else gets their senior pictures inside an old retired jail?
The cheerleader...This senior cheerleader had a love affair with hats and was part of the Boone County 4-H Queen contest so she had a flair for fashion and posing. I loved that pageant gown beside the old truck...stunning. The afternoon we shot the wheat field it was overcast and the sun was shining all at the same time...and it rained but we were quick about it and got the shot.
You never know what you might find along the way! This kitten followed us all along the trail and while I was shooting climbed right up my pant leg and onto my shoulder! I was very glad I had on jeans and my sweatshirt...isn't he adorable?