One of the very fun aspects about shooting Senior Pictures are the elements of my clients life we can add in. While I don’t want to ever “force” those aspects into a picture, I do think it’s important to at least flavor the session a bit with aspects of their lives at that point in time. Alyssa, my senior picture client, had played softball for almost all of her life and was the catcher on the Fuquay-Varina High School Softball team. This, obviously, has a wealth of visual cues we can use to help capture her personality.
After talking it over with her, we decided to get permission to use the High School softball field as one part of her portraits. The field was actually in pristine condition and we got lucky with a beautifully sunny day to photograph her. Now Alyssa in many ways is a typical high school student. Active in sports, definitely has a sense of humor and was a little cautious or, nervous, when we first started. After shooting a couple of frames and showing her the results, we went from cautious to wide-open! :)
The 2nd part of the shoot we spent in a large open field that used to have a great old barn (until a tornado took it out). The field itself though is still gorgeous and you’ll probably recognize it from a few of my other portrait sessions. The sun was getting low in the horizon and we were really able to grab the waning light to produce a few really stunning pictures of her.
I want to thank Alyssa for being such a great client and having so much fun with me on the shoot! As always, here of her senior pictures.