I am leaving for Texas School, a professional photography school where I and 999+ additional photographers gather to enhance our skills and see old friends shortly, but I promised myself I would get caught up on blogging before I left. This will be the LARGEST blog post I have ever made. So many awesome seniors in the last month. I have really enjoyed hearing about their future plans, and seeing a lot of misty eyes from moms and dads when we placed orders and talked about how the wall portrait they were purchasing would be a daily reminder of the accomplishment in raising their child for the last 18 years.
Audrey was into photography so we had some great discussions while creating her senior portraits. She photographs area bands which is something I have never had the opportunity to do so I enjoyed hearing of her experiences from her.
Just before I photographed Tessa, I found this amazing field of yellow flowers (OK, maybe weeds, but they were blooming) and when I saw her blue dress I knew I we just had to photograph her there. Tessa’s brother came with us and was my lighting man that day, so he gets some of the credit for how great the outdoor pics looked. Be honest, have you ever seen more amazing blue eyes???
Kayla was part of a very unique duo of seniors in one week. Both she and Caitlin (below) are award winning horse jumpers (am I stating that correctly?) who ride out of the same stable, know each other but did not know they were both having senior portraits made by me. For Kayla’s outdoor session, we went to the stable and made some portraits with her favorite horse. Kayla is the first senior that has an older sibling that I have done her senior portrait for. Thanks to mom and dad for trusting me to create portraits for both their seniors.
I dont get to photograph near as many guys as gals so when I do I look forward to it. Josh came in on a rainy Saturday so we photographed in my studio and my natural light area. Josh had some great shirt / tie combinations which we used with some non-traditional poses to create some great senior portraits. The first pose was from my natural light room and was easily mom’s favorite.
Taylor came from Plano to have me create her senior portraits. She had so many outfits that I HAD to photograph we really hustled in her combination session. Taylor was a natural at posing and I am certain I could submit some of her images to a magazine and get a job posing models. Gig Em, Taylor – enjoy aTm.
Caitlin was the 2nd senior to visit me in one week who is an award winning horse jumper. I had just discovered a new location with spring flowers and giant (well for McKinney there were giant) trees so we went there first. I managed to lose my iPhone while in the woods and unbelievably returned later in the dark and found it! Caitlin might have been my good luck charm.
Alex had her senior session just after I got some new backdrops in so I was excited to try them out. Alex was referred from her friend and classmate Kristin which I really appreciate as they were the first two seniors from their school I have photographed (and I hope for many more of course). I like to kid seniors when I photograph them and Alex is one of the few who held her own with me and actually put me in my place a few times!
This artistic image was my favorite one from the session and I was very pleased mom got a wall portrait of it to display!
Wow, what a post! Now I have 23 minutes to pack and head out for Texas School. When I return I will post even more sessions I have done recently including seniors, newborns, families and a very fun workshop I hosted at my studio for professional photographers.