I like to get to know the seniors I’m going to shoot before we actually meet. It’s all about that connection I keep talking about; the one that makes the photos amazing and makes the whole experience fun and memorable. From the moment Lindsay sent her about me over to me, I knew it would be a great shoot. Yet another person I had tons in common with, which isn’t necessary, but really cool anyway.
Yes, Lindsay is a great student; placing first in the nation in a history contest. Yes, she is musical and coaches her sister’s teams. She might be shy and quiet, but I thought she was just like one of those soft rays of morning light; just there all graceful and quiet, but astonishingly beautiful inside and out. And I’m sure under that quiet exterior she’s got some deep stuff going on.
It was a pleasure to do her senior photographs. Here’s a little taste of her session from this afternoon.
I’d love to give a shout out to The Front Porch Antiques Mall in Ottawa for the awesome privilege of using their shop. Go forth and patronize them! And like them on Facebook. That’s kind of an order.
Lindsay, I hope you love what you see so far. I look forward to working on the rest of your photos. It was so nice to meet you!
It’s an exciting time for Bob and Amy and their cutie patootie little gals! They are on the verge of a big move, to a new house and a new job for Bob, doing what he loves: teaching art. Amy is also a bit of an artist and back in the day, it gave them some common ground to build what I thought was a very sweet relationship. I love watching new families love on each other.
They just had this quiet, calm way about them. Like they love nothing more than soaking up the cuteness of their wee family. And what cuteness there was! We’d been trying to get together for this shoot for months, but I’m really glad we waited for little Abby to come into the world. It was cuteness overload!
Here’s a peek at our time together tonight.
p.s. this may cause baby fever in some of you females. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
Bob and Amy, I am so glad we finally met up to do this! I had a great time getting to know your beautiful family a little better. I wish you all the many blessings on this new adventure in your lives. God bless!
I met Alisha online, through our blogs, and our mutual love of photography just kept bringing us together. We both started our businesses at about the same time and I just think she’s the bee’s knees. Can I say that? I think I just did.
Anyhoo, she came all the way down from Kansas City with her cute self to get some photos of her baby belly before her newest child makes his arrival. She brought her man, Greg along and let me tell you, this is one fun couple. He makes her laugh and she gets his motor going.
I also should mention that there was a bit of heat going on that had NOTHING to do with the 100+ temps out in Kansas today. Dang.
I seriously could go on and on about how much fun I had with these two, but you wanna see the goods. Well, if you insist…
By the way, be sure to check out Alisha’s work here.
Thanks Alisha and Greg for driving all the way down to Ottawa on what might’ve been the hottest day of the year and rocking out this session! Can’t wait for you to see the rest…
The rain started yesterday, but it was last week when I heard about the hurricane down south that I knew this week would be bad for photo sessions. I felt so bad for Carlie, she was so excited to get her senior pictures done and the outlook was dismal for tonight.
But after a little Weather Channel stalking, I discovered a break in the weather and we decided to go for it. Nevermind that is was pouring sheets when my assistant, Connor and I made a quick stop for some supplies. I had a gut feeling. Ha ha.
I knew Carlie was nervous for her shoot, but really I also had a gut feeling that she would be fab. And…she was. Of course!
What can I say about Carlie? Yeah, she comes from sunny Arizona and she runs cross country and loves Michael Jackson, but aside from all that she is just a really classy person. Full of happiness and unique to the core. It was a delight to photograph her and make her senior portraits a fun special time.
And what do you know….about an hour into the shoot, the sun came out. It seemed appropriate.
Here’s a little peek at what we did tonight.
p.s. it was really really really hard to pick for this!!!
Thank you so much Carlie for allowing me to do your senior photos! I had a blast and can’t wait for you to see the rest.
Tonight I had a super good time with the C family. One thing I love about Sara, and her family, is that she always has such fun ideas. They come ready to play and with faith that we will capture something special in the process. It’s how every family shoot should be: laid back, playful and full of laughter and fun.
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the fun we had with Sara, Chad and their two funny girls.
Thanks again to Connor for being my assistant…I look forward to working more with you! And a big thank you for Sara and Chad’s faith in me as a photographer. You guys make me absolutely love my job!