“What’s your favorite type of photograph to take?”
I get asked this question a lot. Truth be told – I like everything. I love the once in a lifetime energy of wedding photography. Here are two people in love, surrounded by their families and friends, celebrating one of the biggest moments of their lives. Happy – Happy – Happy!! Then there are the kids and babies and pets. I love the spontaneity of these sessions. I love that they never worry about things like double chins when they give me a big smile. They just have fun!
What I love about photographing high school seniors is that they fall somewhere in between kids and weddings. I love that they have something to say and are willing to try new things. Senior Portraits are a way of presenting themselves to the world as a young adult. I love being a part of that. And while I’m being honest, they can hold a pose and I don’t have to sing “The Wheels On The Bus” … that often.
Here are some faces that have received a diploma and flipped a tassel over the past 15 years. I can’t wait to meet the Class of 2018!
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Shouldn’t graduation portraits be more than just a nice smile or a new outfit? I think so. Typically the senior portrait sessions here in the studio start out with what I call “The Grandma Wall” poses. You know the ones – the ladies are gently resting a cheek on their ever so delicately folded hands and the gentlemen are looking very serious as they rest their chins on a rugged fist. Thank goodness today’s Grandmas are way cooler and want to see something more exciting!
I encourage all the young adults that come to me for their senior portraits to bring in items that really help to tell their story. I want their proof booklets and finished portraits to unquestionably show who they are at this time in their lives. It is my hope that they will someday look back at these photographs and remember that they were the bees knees. (Translation: awesome, cool, hip, swagger, Gucci, fizzy)
One of the things that I really enjoy when taking senior portraits is when they bring along a younger sibling for a few photos. Coming from a family with six kids I know how special the bond is between siblings. A couple of years ago I had a big sister ask for a few photos with her younger brother. Now this was pretty sweet all by itself but her younger brother was probably one of the most adorable little brothers ever. He happily jumped in and did every thing we asked him to do. And when I say jumped in – he really did. No worries about the cell phone still in his pocket ….
This past summer I was asked to share the senior portrait experience with him. Still sweet. Still adorable.