And I've loved every.single.minute.of.it!
My calendar continues to fill with dates & names as I get calls from panicked mom's with panicked seniors who don't want to miss their school's deadline. Now that they are back in school, the reality of being a senior and all it entails is hitting them full force.
The leaves have begun changing this week here in the Mitten and I think that is also firing up a few seniors to get their date settled. They love the fall colors here in West Michigan, as do I, and making sure they don't miss them for their senior pics is so important.
Well, I've had the pleasure of some summer shots as of late and wanted to share some of them with you. I have found a great new location & it surprises many when I suggest it.
It's a city just to the east of us & it's not a very lively city anymore. But it is still the home of Tony the Tiger and the downtown streets have been rejuvenated and as Tony would say, "they're Greeaaat!"
So on with the show.....
Meet Jon. He's kind of a shy guy, not much to say, until you get to know him a little better.
Once he warmed up, he did have an opinion of where he wanted his shots & how he wanted them done.
Underneath a bridge is a "skate park". I used to take my boys there when they were little & it wasn't much - but someone has come in and laid an ash vault bowl & done some major graffiti artwork.
Jon lit up when we ended up here as his last spot for pictures.
Next is Jori.
Can you tell this girl just love life? We took an afternoon drive out to the Lake Michigan shoreline in early August and played along the waters edge.
Wearing a white skirt in the water? Make sure it's the last photos you shoot as white shows ev.er.y.thing. if you know what I mean (wink-wink). Her mama walked strategically behind her & I in front of her as we headed back to the car.
Oh, but the fun we had taking those shots!
My next session was with this beauty.....
Montana - her name is as unique as she was.An afternoon in the woods was up next with Josh.
This is Olivia.
She's got a style all her own........a cute little sundress, high tops AND she climbs trees.
My kind of girl!Cole - a senior at my high school. A really quiet guy, but eventually I was able to coax a smile out of him.
Brooke - we spent our time in the local downtown,
but her mom made a few calls & we ended up south of town at a golf course and found this in the middle of it.
These sessions were all in the months of August & September.
I loved every minute of each one and really pushed myself at each session to be very aware of my surroundings, the lighting, the angle and my subject. I continue to strive to perfect my art - not only through the lens, but as I edit & dress them up even more.
Thank you to all of my senior family's who entrusted me with these keepsake memories. I am very humbled and honored that you chose moi to capture your child's special event in their life.
I am currently booked until the end of October every weekend with even more seniors and I cannot wait to get out their and become even more creative with them! I'll be sure to come back and share those sessions at the end of the month.