Class of 2015 & 2016. How has this happened already? Seems like only a few years ago I was a senior in High School! Of course that time is much further back than I care to admit. I read a facebook update recently from a friend that read “the scroll to my birth year is getting uncomfortably long” oh how true it is! (Especially cause we were born in the same year!)
Never the less, I very much enjoy photographing senior sessions! Truth be told they are some of my favorites. I love seeing the individuality of each client come through. A senior session is really the time you get to fully express yourself! Because I’m a bad blogger I’m combining what could be two posts into one post, but to be fair it’s to show variety in a traditional & non traditional senior session, and makes this a lovely informative blog post!
Funny story. Katelyn’s Dad used to work with my parents in some capacity and Katelyn’s Mom and I were close when I was young. We saw each other again at a wedding I was photographing and caught up she told me she would be hiring me for senior photos which was really cool. It’s very interesting how life comes full circle. We tried at least three times to get these photos done on a date that WASN’T raining! Which was quite the challenge. We ended up doing one session right before a storm! Lucky for me I usually have all kinds of equipment with me for various situations. Just so happens I had lights and transmitters with me to turn what would be a nasty little storm and total wash out into a fun mini Breaking Tradition session!
To me, this is what senior sessions should be all about. Having a blast! Katelyn and I had a great time during her session. Traditional session or Breaking Tradition session these genuine smiles and laughter will always be my favorite images!
I told you that sky was crazy. We almost called off the session entirely but I simply asked Katelyn’s mom to bare with me for a few shots… I love it when clients trust me enough to know we’re gonna get something awesome, even if it seems strange!
Of course these don’t do for senior photos… the session was rushed, rain was coming. I can’t even really justify calling it a “session” because I think we were there all of 15mins! 🙂 Now for the day of her actual session, it was still a bit overcast but overall Katelyn was able to share her vision with vintage suitcases and her awesome modern day hippie dress!
Isn’t her smile contagious!
Overall both sessions were a complete success if you ask me! I encourage all my seniors to truly express themselves for their session. Trust me when you look back (and I have NO senior photos mind you, something my mother is NOT happy with me about to this day!) you’ll remember crazy things from High School! You’ll want to remember the way things were, they will really never be this way again. It’s truly a very unique time in your life.