Emma, Class of 2017
I was so thrilled that Emma was not only willing – but excited – to do a photo shoot in the spring and in the fall for a broader feel in her high school senior picture options. Working with high school seniors is so rewarding. They usually start out unsure and by the end of the session have come out of their shell and their inner-awesome shines. I love seeing this transformation during their session and then witnessing their thrill at seeing their beauty during their image-reveal session where they get to pick their pictures that they’ll carry with them for a lifetime. The pictures that their children will see and their grandchildren. Part of what makes high school senior photography so important is it is capturing this unique time between childhood and adulthood. One minute she looks like the kindergartner you just dropped off for her first day of school yesterday and the next she looks like the grownup ready to rent her first apartment. This is the kind of transformation that can be seen in high school senior photography. Amazing.
I always ask seniors what they’d like to include – something that is meaningful to them. Do they have an amazing shoe collection? Do they love to read? Are they passionate about a musical instrument? Are they enamored with their car?
And then we talk about location. Do they prefer urban or rural? Their house, a main street, a local trail? Something else?
It’s so fun for every session to see how to maximize incorporating as many elements that make each client unique. For Emma, this meant a high school photography shoot in Saranac, during peak fall season.
It was so fun to then see Emma and her family choose their favorite images to hang on their walls for years to come, and a box with all the images as small prints – easy to move from place to place, as Emma navigates adult life, and share with generations to come <3