“Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.” – Neil Gaiman
This was kind of an unusual week for me in having two senior guy sessions in one week, since I normally shoot more family sessions. Both the guys chose downtown Franklin as their location, which works for me because I love this spot for Senior Portraits. It’s not the best place for small kids, as I like to let the little ones roam free, without worrying about traffic, and sometimes downtown requires patience for waiting on other people or cars to move out of a scene. But it’s perfect for seniors, and I adore all the colors, shapes and textures.
I have to say, I wasn’t sure at first about senior sessions because photographing young children was my first passion. But I truly enjoy the different opportunity that photographing these young men and women offer. It’s fun to be able to plan a shot out in more detail, and to focus on the framing and perspective without fear of losing the moment. With active toddlers, you don’t get much of a say so on the exact location and posing, so Seniors are a really fun change for me.
There was one spot in a back alley that I came to at my first session this week and I took a few photos there. But I found myself wishing I had done more with the spot, so I was excited to go back for this session. I just love the perspectives and colors in the alley. It was so much fun.
I enjoyed getting to know Jack. It turns out, my daughter played Hockey with his younger brother last season, but I didn’t even realize that until we were chatting during the session. Such a small world!