Are you tired of these yet? I hope not because today I have more Senior photos to share. I don’t think I ever will tire of these. This time, I had the honor of photographing one of my daughter’s best friends, whom we have known for many years now, and completely adore.
Can you tell that I am having so much fun? I adore these photo sessions capturing this time of life and these amazing young humans.
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I never realized it before, but I have only photographed girls for their Senior pics…until now! I did my first ever Guy Senior Photos this past weekend, and it was so much fun. And what’s even better, I had the privilege of photographing The Bee’s close friend. Someone we have known for 4 years now.
He’s such a serious person…. mostly.
The thing I appreciate the most about doing these is just how very unique each of these young people are. I love discovering their true selves through my lens, and seeing their personalities shining through. It seems to be difficult for most people to be in front of the camera, so I never give direction. I don’t want the photos to look over-posed and unnatural. Instead, I let them lead, and I find that by the end of the session, they have opened up and are having some fun. That’s really what it is all about, isn’t it?
I had the absolute pleasure of photographing more lovely people. This time I took another senior photo (like this one, this one, and this one), along with photos of her beautiful family. You can see how very different each Senior is from one another (click on the links to compare). This talented young lady is unique because she led the whole session. From poses to location. She had a vision and I was lucky to be along for the ride. Truthfully, I couldn’t have directed her better.
Afterward, we had a little fun with the rest of the crew.
Oh my goodness how I love this family. My oldest and their middle child have been close friends for years, and I am so thankful they are.
I enjoy portrait photography all the more when I genuinely care about my subjects!
Thank you, friends, for allowing me to be part of this. I am honored to have captured your incredible family, this moment in time.
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.