We had several in studio and on location session this week. We did a maternity session, a few boudoir session, and a senior session. I have fun with all my sessions. However, I had so much fun working with an awesome mother and her daughter. We did her Senior Photos.
I was saddened to hear that they had a horrible experience with another business regarding her senior photos. The photos they received were not what they were hoping for and they did not have a pleasant experience all around. I won’t go in to detail as that is not my story to tell.
This experience is what made her mother search for another photographer to get her daughter’s senior photos done. She did not want her daughter stuck with a photo that they all disliked in the yearbook and did not want to support the business they had such a problem with.
(I will not give names of the clients or the business)
Originally we were going to meet at 3:00pm on Sunday to do the in studio portraits. Then we were going to head to Northeast Creek Park for photos. Unfortunately, the whether did not agree with us so instead we went ahead and did the in studio shoot. However, We rescheduled the outdoor portion for the following Wednesday. It was amazing. We cracked jokes, chit chatted, and all got to know one another. As a photographer I feel it is important to get to know your clients.
We got the Senior Portraits done using the senior drape and blue backdrop. Next came her marching band uniform and her baritone. I was so excited. Remember how I mentioned about getting to know your client…. Well how cool is this! She is in marching band, but not only is she in marching band she played in the Macy’s Day parade! She is such an extraordinary young woman. When I asked her what she plans to do after high school she said she was joining the Marine Corp. I would be honored to have her defending our country! Hmmm, I never asked her, but I wonder if she will be in the Marine Corp Band? Below you will see some of the images from the band photos we took in studio.
These photos were so much fun to take. She truly has a bright future ahead of her and I am honored I was able to take these photos for her and her family.
After we were done with the In studio portraits I spent the next two days editing and getting the photos ready for them. There was one particular photo where the light was shining on her lips just right it actually looked like she had eaten a powdered doughnut. Which of course I corrected, but it gave us all a good laugh. Hey photographers are humans too we make mistakes. I for one definitely make sure if I did not catch something that I get it corrected.
I even left some of the silly face images and the whoopsie images. I do this because all though they are not perfectly posed or not the exact right expression those images tell a story and hold great memories from that moment in time. So of course I gave her mom some of those images. You never know she could use them in a wedding slideshow way down the road. HAHA! No seriously though she loved her silly face photos. They showed her true personality. She actually did a poll on Facebook where she shared some of the senior portraits with the drape and blue background. She included the silly face photo and everyone voted on that voted because it showed exactly what a fun and bright personality she has.
After all that was said and done we met that Wednesday at Northeast Creek Park to do the Non-traditional style outdoor senior portraits. –>
Even though they are not “traditional” senior portraits these are my favorite! . I believe they capture her as person and show how amazing she truly is. They tell a story. They show her personality. I hope to work with them more in the future as they were such a blast to work with and she’s just absolutely stunning!
More photos from this amazing session with an extraordinary young woman below.
Class of 2019! You go Girl! Get ready to show the world what your made of!