Annie is the youngest of three girls in her family, and the third one that I’ve photographed for senior pictures. One of the delights of my job is getting to see the personality of the senior come through the images, and it always tickles me to see the differences and similarities between siblings. There were times that I could see glimpses of both sisters in Annie’s face and expressions, and also those of her parents! Those glimpses are very fleeting, but I’m sure that other mothers reading this know exactly what I mean. All of my children look very different, but sometimes a glance, a smile, a gesture makes me see uncanny resemblances. That’s why I am such a big advocate of editing and showing at least 30 images from a session, and why I strongly encourage my clients to consider the session album which is the hallmark of my collections. Even though you may have your favorites from the session, someday you will see that every single image was valuable as a record of who they were. And it will be fun to see resemblances with nieces, nephews…or future grandchildren.
Mingo Creek County Park in Venetia, PA is my favorite place to do high school senior photography sessions. I love the covered bridges, the fields, and even the touch of urban textures that we can get there. Annie definitely wanted to do some images wearing her prom dress, so I hung my old chandelier in a tree and we did some fun shots.
Annie, here’s to a fabulous finish to your senior year and best wishes for a wonderful future – you were a beauty and a joy to work with!