“Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” – Ellen Degeneres
It’s so much fun to take a break from photographing little kids sometimes and instead photograph seniors. This beautiful young woman was a joy to meet, as was her mother. One of my most favorite parts of my job is getting to know new people. Bridget reminded me a little of my oldest daughter with her passion for writng and love of books.. She was so sweet to my younger daughter, Kayla, who accompanied me on the shoot as my “assistant.”
One of the great things about photographing seniors is that they will stand in whatever beautiful light that I want them to stand in….which is not always the case for toddlers. And Thompson Station Park was really showing off some gorgeous light last night. The autumn color isn’t really there yet, thought I think it’s coming soon (I hope). But the weather could not have been more perfect for Bridget’s senior portrait session.
I keep hitting the jackpot with these senior girls who are just naturals in front of the camera. Also, I loved her clothing choices. I am often asked if it is OK to change clothes during a photo session. My answer depends a little on the type of session and ages of the subjects. For senior or couples portrait sessions, you may absolutely bring a few different outfits. For family sessions, I don’t normally recommend it just because having to change clothes can sometimes upset little ones and disrupt the momentum of our session. Ultimately, I leave it up to parents but just caution you to consider the value of wardrobe changes verses timing and keeping little ones happy during a session. But for teens and adults, there is plenty of time during a session for a few wardrobe changes, and it adds some variety in a senior session gallery.