Senior pictures are such a treat to photograph. There are a lot of very styled and trendy photographers out there who photograph seniors, but I'm not very styled or trendy. My approach is to get some clean, fresh images that truly reflect the special person about to head into an amazing new season of life.
I've known Heather since she was a tiny girl and she is truly radiant. She's extremely pretty which is only accentuated by her caring and tender heart. She's a softy who has a gentle way about her of making others feel very loved and cared for. She loves the Lord and serves others in a quiet manner that doesn't draw attention to herself but because of her warmth, everyone is drawn to her.
Her sister is a super talented photographer, and I've so admired her work as she's photographed local families and friends, including Heather. One of my favorites was their 1950's shoot they did with a bunch of girlfriends! As a result of being in front of ther sister's camera, she's a great model and super comforatable with the camera. I felt lucky that I also was able to document her for this senior year.
I often, during a shoot, will have someone just look at me so I can take a few shots of them without smiling. Heather pretty much couldn't do it. She is so full of joy and beauty and just smiles all the time. We actually laughed at her attempt to notsmile.
I just love this next one. It's not really remarkable as far as composition goes but the way she's relaxed and happy with such a sweet countenance makes me heart glad. This is what I want my sessions to be like, when someone feels comfortable enough with me to shine their true self.
It was an ideal location and with the sun peeking though, just perfect!
Really love this one too :).
Then we popped in a few pictures with her pretty sister, Hannah, and her mom who confesses to be a chronic photo blinker. Good thing we have digital images, Jan, so we could take 7 of each shot (six blinking, one not ;) ).
Heather, I love you, sweet girl and it was such a treat to have this time with you. Your beauty and grace will be a blessing to many!