Ok, ok, I am a child photographer but isn’t a high school senior someone’s child? Anyway, I had a senior session not too long ago with the lovely Sydney. This had been in the works for a while because she and her mother had such a hectic schedule, it was difficult for us to schedule anything. In fact, we even had a difficult time finding time for the consultation.
Well, once we connected it was on. Now, we just needed to figure out where the session was going to be. Piedmont Park it was…aaaaaand Little Five Points. I love the juxtaposition of each of those places. I think they can work to show the different sides of the senior.
We started with Piedmont Park where Sydney had the cutest little dress. It happened to be a freakishly beautiful November day. We were all thrilled! It felt like spring.We walked to various parts of the park and when we came across an area that gave me inspiration, I decided to photograph there. Luckily, the session was scheduled during the week so that neither the park nor Little Five Points were crowded. Even the area around these stairs was rather secluded. We only had about three people walk through our shot.
Photographing Sydney was like photographing a model. She was very low key and laid back and pretty game for whatever ideas I had. We did try a Mary Tyler Moore-esq spin but that didn’t work to well. Before we event started, Tiffaney and I tried to explain to her who Mary Tyler Moore was. LOL. Tiffaney even pulled up videos on her phone to show Sydney. Let’s just say she still doesn’t know who Mary Tyler Moore was and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t care. Well, one thing she didn’t want to do was pose on one of the motorized scooter. Ah well.
Next she changed into another adorable outfit with the cutest hat. It seemed with each outfit change she got more and more comfortable. Since the weather was so nice, we could take our time taking in the sights. We even got to see a woodpecker pecking a tree. What can I say, I love nature and evidently, so do they.
Next, onto Little Five Points. As I noted before, there were nowhere as many people on that day so we could move around freely. Basically, we walked around looking for cool murals and interesting nooks and crannies and there were many. We also had another outfit change for this location. I’m so glad she was able to display the various parts of her personality.
It really was a real joy photographing Sydney and talking to her mom, Tiffaney. Plus, Tiffaney was a big help when I needed someone to hold the reflector. Again, it was a marvelous day and as you can see, beautiful images were captured. Plus, we had a whole lot of fun. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?
“High school gave you the canvas – now it’s time to fill it up with artwork of your future.” ~ anonymous