I’ve known Ashlie for some time and ,as its her senior year, she was very keen on getting her senior portraits done. She went with her school approved photographer and got decent results, but it wasn’t what she was looking for. Like most high school seniors, she wanted her photos to be a reflection of her, her style and personality, which just is not something the school photographers do (Please note – this is not meant to say anything against the school photographers. With the hundreds of shoots they do, it’s just not a feasible option to customize senior photos for each person). When Ashlie took a look at some of my previous Raleigh NC Senior Portraits clients, she immediately wanted to do another shoot with me.
After chatting a bit, we decided to head out to Yates Mill Pond park where, hopefully, the fall colors would still be present. The park itself is really beautiful and having been out here many times, I am familiar with both the more “popular” spots as well as many less obvious locations that are gorgeous in the fall. Ashlie brought quite a few clothing changes and, most importantly, comfortable shoes and a great smile! We walked around the park shooting in quite a few locations to get the variety and feeling we wanted. With colorful leaves on the trees, on the ground, a beautiful sunny day and great surroundings, we really got some great senior photos for Ashlie.
I hope you enjoy a small selection of my favorite Raleigh NC senior portraits from Ashlie’s session!