It’s no secret that I love, love, LOVE photographing high school seniors! They are so fresh faced and gorgeous and full of life and excitement that it never fails to make me happy just being around them. My vision and style for photographing seniors is a little different from other area photographers, though…I photograph them as a Mom. I am not interested in making them feel like something that they aren’t (“supermodel” “glamour””wet look” images come to mind), but completely on board with capturing who they are – which is everything in my second sentence 🙂
They are on the brink of heading out into the big world. It’s going to change them, a lot, and in a myriad of ways. I want to capture the essence of who they are TODAY, before that happens, because IT CAN NEVER BE REPLACED.
I’m also a big fan of simple and timeless imagery, because I think natural beauty is the best kind. I’m not a fan of trends or overdone props, which date an image quickly – TIMELESS is what is important here. The images aren’t meant just to be enjoyed today, and shown off in graduation announcements and yearbooks and Facebook. They are also meant to be enjoyed in the future – way, way down the road.
When the senior in the photo is standing at a career crossroads in their 30’s, and looks back at their 18 year old self in the photo, remembering the dreams and drive they once had. When they have a high school senior of their own, and giggle over Mom’s yearbook.When they become grandparents, and everyone remarks how much the grandchildren resemble them.
This is a session that I pulled from 2007. You seriously would not know it – no vintage faded color or sun-flare or trendy clothing that is now out of favor – just classic, timeless, beauty.
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