I am totally obsessed with this session.
I don't get to photograph seniors often because most people come to me for family and children sessions, but when I do, it's always a treat. Don't get me wrong, I love working with young families. But seniors follow instructions quite a bit easier than a two year old, and this leaves a little extra time for being more creative with poses and outfit changes. I love getting to know the seniors I photograph: what inspires them, what do they want to do after high school, what do they enjoy doing now? It is so awesome to know that they are embarking on and crafting the basis of their adulthood, excited for the future and all it holds. It's amazing to think about all that could happen to them in the next 10 years: college, travel, marriage, babies, career, inventions, concepts, and more. This could all happen in this tiny space of time.
I just know Brooklyn is going to be awesome over the next 10 years, because she's awesome now, and her family is awesome too. She is probably the most laid-back senior I've ever worked with, and she has a genuine kindness, a sparkle in her smile. Brooklyn was a very natural model and made it all so easy, and her dad was there to support her. In fact, her dad is probably the most involved father I've ever seen at a session: carrying her things, suggesting outfits and accessories, fixing her hair, making her laugh. Parents know best what their kids really look like, what a natural smile looks like, or how their hair normally falls. I had a blast with this session, and it was fun to edit, too! Best wishes on your future, Brooklyn!
If you are interested in a senior session, I am not taking any more sessions for 2016, but I will be happy to work with you in the spring. I suggest booking early for a late April or early May date. Send me a Facebook message at https://www.facebook.com/applewoodphoto or email me at email@example.com.
Tomorrow night, my baby brother Jacob graduates from high school. It's cliché, but honestly, it's so hard to believe he's already graduating. I vividly remember when my parents told us they were pregnant with Jacob. I was so mad because I thought it was another girl and that I'd have to share my room with yet another person. ;) Jacob was 11 lb 11 oz when he was born, and my parents hadn't found out the gender, so when he entered this world, the doctor said "It's a boy! It's a BIG boy!" My mom didn't believe the doctor because she'd had so many girls (there are 6 girls and 2 boys in our family).
When my sister was at Riley Hospital with Leukemia, my parents stayed with her and all of us kids got split up between family members. Jacob was only a year old and I was a junior in high school. We both stayed with my grandparents, so I had the opportunity to help take care of my baby brother, which girls tend to love anyhow, but he was a super cute kid, so it was especially awesome.
Jacob is now 6 ft. 3 in. and towers over me (I'm only 5 ft tall), but he's still my baby brother. He's an amazing athlete and is going on to play college basketball for Indiana Tech. I'm so proud of what he's done and can't wait to see what he accomplishes over the next few years. Congratulations, Jacob! Good luck in your college career!
My last session of the year is always bittersweet. I'm always excited to spend more time with my family and hopefully (fingers crossed!) get some of our own photos edited and printed.
What a way to end the photo year! I rarely get senior sessions because I'm known most as a family and children's photographer, but I loooove senior sessions! In fact, I think this is the only one I've had this year, and it was ah-mazing. Seriously, this session with Valerie has me swooning. She is absolutely gorgeous, and from what I hear, she's also a crazy talented actress. I couldn't ask for a more beautiful and fantastic session. Perhaps she should have a second career as a model, because she made Good luck at college next year, Valerie!!
Thank you to all of my clients this year. You make my world go round, and I value my loyal clients as well as the new. I hope I get to work with you all next year, too! I'll be posting my calendar for 2016 in January, so book early, but sessions won't begin until spring. You can bet that as soon as the weather begins to thaw, the schedule will get full quickly, so make sure you book your session fast! I'll be posting photos throughout this winter, so don't stop watching the blog, Instagram, or Facebook page!
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