This is the last session I’m blogging tonight & rounding out 11 sessions posted on 11.11.11. I’m photographing another wedding tomorrow so I’m getting my batteries charged & cleaning off the memory cards.
Emily was my first 2012 senior this year. We broke up her sessions over a couple different days for a couple different seasons, (mostly because she said her brother stole her location ideas during his engagement session & partly because we wanted the “straight hair look” & “the curly hair look”).
The first day we lucked out with perfect weather. Gorgeous flowers. And green grass! Later we planned to do all the straight hair photos on the same day, but like many of my senior sessions the weather doesn’t want to work with me. Luckily we were able to still get into the high school for some sports shots & rescheduled the rest of the photos for the following week.
And that day was WINDY! and cold. But mostly WINDY! I love that the senior girls I get to photograph brave the cold & don’t even look like they are freezing. I think this last day of photos was my favorite though. The colors were beautiful & the wind worked with us, mostly.
Off to get ready for tomorrow!
Finally! Happy 11.11.11. Part 3 :D
In the spirit of the day, 11.11.11, I figured I’d get on the blogging bandwagon & get some older photos up on this site! For the day I will be blogging 11 sessions, but breaking them up into a multiple posts for ease of reading! I’m still way behind on getting this place completely caught up, (especially now that I’m in the busy season), but I DO still want to have as many sessions here as I can even if they are way behind schedule.
To start with, I figured I should get the rest of the 2011 graduated seniors up before I start with my 2012 seniors! Sorry guy for not getting these up here sooner. I know you are out in the “real-world” or in college now, so this will be an homage to you all!
First up: Katelyn! The day was gorgeous even if a little windy. She took me to her grandmother’s old home & places that were so much more personal & I’m thankful that I got to see a place that was so loved & filled with tradition. Also we went to Hueston Woods for part of her session which I hadn’t been to before for work & hadn’t been in years period. Since Katelyn’s session, & bumming directions from her, I’ve been back many times as it’s gorgeous!
Later that fall I met & photographed Damien. He really just wanted pictures with his truck & jeep, but we managed to get shots for mom too. The smiles were achieved by threatening to let his little sister tell me embarrassing stories about him if we didn’t. I just love laughing shots no matter the subject!
Spring came and along with it endless rain. It ended up working out fine during Paul’s senior session though. The colors came out so vibrant for just being in the early spring so it was worth putting up with the dampness in the air & sprinkles that kept coming. I love that my studio is right in town to give the UCHS seniors the opportunity for their photos on “the home field”.
Finally the last session for the previous year’s graduating class was my cousin Emma & the only non UCHS senior in the bunch for that year. It was another day filled with the threat of rain, but the rain held off until right at the end of the session & for that we both were thankful. For Emma’s pictures we went down the road to her grandma’s, (my great-aunt’s), to experience the end of the spring florals.
Next up, & some of my favorite subjects, the newborns of 2011!
Happy 11.11.11 Part.1
I’m going to try to post every day this week until I’m caught up with my older sessions. They are some of my favorites too, just behind on writing about them.
If you remember, I’ve been photographing my friend, Rachel for each of the four seasons. Winter can be found here & spring is here. Now I’m finally posting about her last two sessions, Summer & Fall. And for both it was also fun because I got to visit a couple new places, & they were gorgeous natural places too!
First up is summer. For that we started at a graffiti wall near the 4th Floor Blues Club in Richmond, then made it over to Waterfall Road, before then heading back to Whitewater State Park in Liberty. The day wasn’t too hot which was amazing given the heat & humidity this summer!
For fall, we started a little later in the day and in the season than the ideal, but I think we managed to still find the color & FALL look that we were going for. All it took was a lot of trudging through the woods towards a mysterious little waterfall before nightfall, but I love what we got, (minus the prickly bushes)!
All that is left is her formal session in the studio!
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I know I’m completely behind posting here & my to-do list to get caught up is growing, so I’m going to combine a couple sessions in my postings to help. First off are some of the senior guys I photographed this past summer, & I’m just going to show a couple of my favorites from each. Between these boys they represent nearly every sport in Union County.
I’ll start with Dylan. We had his session scheduled on, I believe, the HOTTEST day of the summer in early August. I know the heat was miserable, but he hardly complained & even had on a flannel shirt for a few shots & his hot UCHS leather sports jacket. I know I would have been, & probably was, more vocal on the heat. I think we succeeded on getting as many shots as we could and as quickly as we could.
Next is Zach who I photographed at the end of August. I knew him when he was younger & hadn’t seen him in a few years, so it was crazy to see how he had grown. Like Dylan’s session, the weather wasn’t our friend, so we were rushing to get the shots we wanted outdoors before the rain hit. At least the overcast skies made for some nice light.
And finally, on an incredibly windy day at the beginning of September, I photographed my cousin Brad. For his session we started at the ball fields, made our way to an old tunnel out of Liberty, and ended out at their home & in the woods. I was glad Remy cooperated in the last shot since it’ll be fun to compare this with the one taken two years ago for Brad’s brother’s senior pictures.
That’s it for now, I should be putting up another post tonight with a couple summer birthday sessions, but first I’m designing a few books and sending out a couple orders.
Also tomorrow afternoon I’ll have a post up with information about the simple Halloween snapshots I did here last night as kids were out trick-or-treating!
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