Caroline’s recent Senior session was absolutely superb! This young lady smiled the entire time – and not a fake, cheesy grin either. Her eyes sparkled; her smile was genuine; her “smile without showing teeth” awesome. I like to get a small percentage of shots on the ‘kind of serious’ side, but when Caroline’s natural inclination was to smile large, well, that just suited her personality better!
A Senior this year at Ballston Spa High, Caroline was referred to me by a classmate whose portraits I had taken a few weeks ago. Word of mouth is huge, and I’m so happy Lisa got in touch with me for her daughter’s session. We emailed and texted back and forth for a few weeks, trying to settle on a location and date. Caroline and Lisa would send me pictures of locations they thought would be nice. An outdoorsy type, Caroline preferred meadows and streams and woods for her session. Loved the spots we chose, with an abandoned building tossed in the mix as well! Caroline also texted me several outfits she was thinking about for her session. I gave a thumbs up or down on her outfits, with reasons why the thumbs down wouldn’t quite work. She took my advice and we ended up with a nice variety of looks for the shoot.
Lisa and Caroline arrived at our starting point right on time, which is always a plus in my book! Every outfit Caroline was planning on wearing was on hangers, with coordinating accessories attached. Score! They even had a full length mirror in their SUV so Caroline could see herself before starting our next series of photos! Again, score! Caroline was open to anything I suggested, even wading in a stream at our first location. Lisa also helped big time with fishing out a red Solo cup that was floating in the water and creating a huge distraction. We have proof of her fishing prowess as well!
A total of 6 outfit changes, 3 locations, different ‘locations within the locations’ and we called it a wrap! 2.5 hours of non-stop smiling, laughing, sweating, and snapping away. Needless to say, Caroline received a heck of a lot of images! Narrowing it down to 1 for the yearbook will be difficult. I know every time she looks at her gallery, she’ll find new faves too, so that’ll make the decision even harder. Better to have more to choose from than less – that’s my motto anyway.
Caroline, best of luck to you as a big Senior at BSHS!! You were such a joy to work with, and I’m so looking forward to taking your family portraits soon, complete with doggies! Keep smiling that gorgeous smile and just be you – a sweet, wonderful young woman ready to take on the world!!