One of the things I love about photographing seniors is that it’s a great opportunity to showcase their personalities and interests. William was quiet when we first started his session, but I knew right away that his dog and his truck were important to him. The very first senior photo we took was him and Riley Anne. 🙂 I made sure to incorporate his favorite things, but also get plenty of frame-worthy shots for his parents.
We went to a few different locations – another thing I love about senior sessions! It’s tough to decide which location was my favorite because they all had something unique. The light was pretty perfect in all of them, so my photographer heart was singing! The first location was his family’s home to get some photos with the barn they built themselves. Then we went to a private property that I referred to as a hidden gem. Each new spot we went to was just as exciting and beautiful as the last! For the last location, we drove through the woods and climbed down a muddy river bank to the rock bed. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have walked through mud and climbed steep hills to get the perfect shot. One thing is for sure though – it’s always 100 percent worth it!
William, thank you so much for asking me to take your senior portraits and for trusting me when I coached you into different poses – you totally nailed every single one of them! I’m super jealous that you’re moving to Mobile for college. Be sure to eat at Foosackly’s a few times for me! Carpé Diem was one of our favorite coffee and study spots if you need a coffee break! Best of luck to you in this next chapter of your life!