I had the privilege of taking the senior photos for another one of our friends who we have known since she was 2.
Cheese Louise, people! Where does the time go?!
When I take senior photos, I like to chat. A lot. I am goofy, and ask them questions, and it always seems to work at putting everyone at ease. It totally works for adults, too. It is awkward, for most people, to be the main focus of attention. I think it may be especially true when you are a teen. This helps them to relax, and act as natural as they can for the camera.
We had a great time chatting and laughing.
I still get glimpses of that toddler from so long ago, through this delightful young lady. She is as strong and confident and good natured, as she always was.
It is fun to see what each person comes up with, and what poses they are most comfortable with.
Every single one of the people I photograph is different from one another, and they are all beautiful. It is my pleasure to uncover their unique personalities and help them shine. That is my favorite part.