I love photography . . . all sorts of photography. But Senior Portraits are probably my favorite. I love working with these young adults who are finishing one big part of their lives and preparing for their futures. Most of these kids are really excited about their pictures and I do whatever I can to make the session personal to them. As I am fond of saying, for Senior Sessions it’s all about them! I am quick to tell the seniors that if I ask them to pose in a way that isn’t comfortable, or if I suggest something they don’t like – all they have to do is tell me. I want them to LOVE their pictures and for that to happen, they need to have fun during the session.
When Stephanie contacted me to schedule Trey’s session, she suggested that since Trey is a golfer, we shoot at a golf course. That appealed to me in a BIG way. We decided to do a studio mini-session first, then head to Bear Trail where Trey plays. When Trey came in for the studio part of the session, he settled right in and was so easy to work with. He and his mom brought lots of clothing choices so we were able to go through and pick out what we wanted for the studio session and the golf session. The studio session went quickly and we got some great shots. When they left, the plan was to meet about 2 hours later at the golf course. According to the weather forecast, as the day progressed the clouds were supposed to move out. But that didn’t happen. When we pulled into the parking lot at Bear Trail, there were huge, ominous black clouds. We were a bit afraid to get too far away, so instead of taking the golf carts to the holes Trey had selected, we walked to the 18th green. As we were setting up, it started to rain. Honestly, we only got one picture before we had to quit. Not to be deterred, we tried again the next day. Again, the forecast was for rain early in the day with only a 10% chance of rain after 5:00. It was fairly clear in town, but by the time we got to Bear Trail, it had clouded up again. We decided to try for it anyway and hopped on two golf carts and headed out. Trey found a beautiful place to shoot. I loved spending a little time with him in the golf cart so we could get to know each other better. Luckily, the weather held out for a while. The dark clouds did cause us to lose the light quickly, but we were able to get a really great session. As the clouds got darker, we decided we had pushed our luck as much as we should and headed back to the Club. Just as we reached the parking lot, it started drizzling. Whew, we cut it close. But it was so worth it to get great pictures of Trey!
First, a few from the studio session.
My favorites from the golf course. It was really hard to choose just a few because I liked so many!
Trey isn’t sure where he’ll go to college. One thing he is sure of – he really wants to play golf wherever he goes. And after getting to know this young man, I feel sure he’ll be a success. We had a great time with Trey and they love their pictures. Another Win/Win!