It’s not that often I get to photograph high school seniors, I just don’t market myself well (or at all!) with that crowd, but when I do get the opportunity to get a gorgeous senior in front of my lens, they basically do the marketing for me, so it’s really a win-win 🙂 Olivia was no exception to this and we had a good time looking for spots around her home for her photos. We first started out in her own yard, but then we happened upon some really great scenery just down the road. If I lived closer, it’s a pretty good bet you’d find me in this area with my camera quite often.
Not only is Olivia a great student, but she’s an amazing athlete as well, just a well-rounded, awesome girl. I’m not sure that she has 100% decided on a college yet but I know first-hand that some seriously cool people have gone to Bowdoin — just sayin’ 😉Even though I do love photographing little ones, it was really nice to get through an entire session without singing or being silly for smiles. Olivia made the whole process so easy and fun. Her genuine smiles made it really hard for me to pick images for this post. I’m pretty sure her parents are going to have hard time selecting as well!
We came across a small field of flowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, I believe… I may have become giddy at the sight of these and the amazing light shining through them. I pretty much told her she’d be going in them even if she didn’t like them, had a deathly allergy or was terrified of what bugs may be lurking in them… luckily, none of this was an issue for her and I clicked away while squealing at each image popping up on the back of my camera.
Gah, this may be one of my most favorite images ever… As luck would have it, we also came across a small brick building (and seriously we didn’t even plan this location, the photo gods were definitely at work here!) I love being able to offer a variety of different images, moods, scenery in a final gallery. The stark contrast between the flowers and the brick wall were just perfect, and I sort of love the brick in the black & whites.
At the risk of sounding like a graduation speech… Olivia, enjoy EVERY minute of your final year in high school, it goes by WAY too quickly and being an adult is certainly not all it’s cracked up to be! And on the same note, enjoy college too, wherever you decide to go will be lucky to have you and your college years will be some of the best of your life. I hope you (and your parents!) enjoyed your very long sneak peek!