We love Senior season.
There is something so transformative about it.
We get the opportunity to capture kids, *ahem*, young adults just as they are reaching the final stage of their childhood – just moments in time before they spring forth into the second phase of life. It is a time in which you can see how their life experiences have molded them, but you can also recognize that they are unconscious to how those experiences will affect the rest of their lives. It’s really very beautiful to see.
This week we were very fortunate to meet two incredible young Seniors from our area – Nicole and Bridget.
Nicole and her mom came in for her shoot. We decided to start in studio and work our way outdoors.
We wanted to fiddle around with a new backdrop we just painted. We were really happy with the results.
It’s important when working with Seniors to be sure to get a variety of different vantage points, so we worked around the studio using different walls and chairs. I loved the idea of having her lean back on our “red wall”, which happens to really be terra cotta – . Love the way her shirt adds to the photo – her style + a little traditional background and lighting = nice shot.
Most of the time we don’t break out the black backdrop on Seniors, but Nicole had stunning bright eyes and long, dark hair, so we thought that we might be able to get something nice if we worked a little lighting into the shoot and we ended up getting a couple of really nice shots. Loved this one -
We journeyed to downtown Jackson for her outdoor shots. We love shooting downtown because there are so many shooting spots to offer. We settled on one and were able to get a couple of cool shots.
All in all, we had a fantastic time spending the afternoon with Nicole and her mom – all smiles and fun to work with!
Later in the week, Bridget and her dad joined us in the morning to do her shoot. Due to the time of day we started our shoot outdoors. We headed back downtown and chose one of the city’s historical districts for the shoot.
As soon as we got out of the car, we found BLUE walls everywhere – yay!
We started out with the more traditional – had to get a close up of that smile!
Bridget was so cute. She told us that she wasn’t very good at serious poses because she was much more of a “smiler” than a serious person. She pulled this one off – good job, kiddo!
Her dad and I struck gold when we passed this building. Kudzu was growing all of the way back. Very cool. Memorable shot.
On our way back to the studio we decided to give the new Convention Center a shot. It had tons of paneled slate everywhere, so we had to go for it.
Now, we love some props, and this young lady brought one we just had to work with – a bulky straw hat. Loved it. Too cute.
We had such a great time with these Seniors. Both were happy and upbeat and a pure joy to work with.
Can’t wait to see more 2011 Seniors!