So I just had an awesome shoot last week at Pennsylvania’s historic Concrete City! Here’s one of my favorite photos from the shoot, but if you want to see more from this session just click on the link below!
It’s Senior Season again!!!
Senior sessions are always a ton of fun to be a part of. As this is an incredibly exciting time for seniors and their families, these shoots are usually something to look forward to! Even when camera shy, it can still turn out to be a really fun day. If you’ve seen the other senior session post from last year you know these aren’t your average “take a seat, turn your head this way-oh wait- no turn it the other way- no- turn it more, okay smile(proceeds to grimace) CHEESE!” and done.
This part of a senior’s life should be remembered and cherished. These photos are an investment in preserving who they are and what they stand for, so years down the road you can see how much you grew and learned and changed. It is hard to get that much emotion out of a grimace. I am always so thrilled to get the opportunity to get to know these amazing young men and women and their families with stories from their past and the dreams for their future.
However, that’s just what goes on behind the camera.
Here I introduce you to Nick. He loves music and his awesome VW Van. He and his family ventured from the busy city to a more rural location and if you asked would probably say that it was quite the adjustment. I must say, I started the session with a terrible sun burn as I forgot sunscreen all day, but seeing Nick and his mother laughing and getting to capture this time of his life really made my day worth it, and when his father fearlessly drove into the park so we could get some shots of the van without the crowded parking lot in the background, that was great too. I didn’t know people did that until I actually looked around and saw some other cars parked next to pavilions! They may have had pavilions, but we had our little party, and I’ll bet they wished they could have had some awesome senior shots though.
I had an absolutely fantastic day with William last Friday. We met up at a local park and jumped right into some really fun photography! He brought his saxophone and played some music for a few of these photos to make them interesting and personal! He was really great with posing. By the end of his shoot, I would just say, “Coul…” and he would move precisely how I was going to ask. His posing was on par with a professional model, and he was so calm with it that it would be hard to think that this was his first time with his own photo shoot.
We also got to see some of the goodness in people when a random person walked up to ask if we knew about a lovely garden area close to where we were shooting. After thanking her, we went over to see and were able to get some more photos with a different backdrop.
Here are some of the photos from his shoot!
(Also, we agreed to split the shoot into two for my portfolio building, so you can expect to see more of William in my next post!)