I can still remember my high school senior pictures as if it were yesterday. A lot of time went into the preparation of the session – numerous shopping trip’s with my best friend to find the right outfit, a entire bottle of Sun -in to make my hair extra blond (or if I am honest – yellow). Finally deciding on the blue silk sweater top from Esprit (don’t judge me it was the 90’s!) I was ready. After managing to get completely lost on my way there ( I have the WORST sense of direction and GPS did not yet exist) it was time. If only someone had warned me the awkwardness that awaited me. Cheesy studio with faux brick backdrops, awkward stool to sit on , a few clicks and that was it.
Things sure have changed. My senior session with Laura was pretty much the entire opposite of what mine was like. I met up with Laura at her cousin’s house who she was visiting. Laura’s cousin Amanda was our chauffeur and drove us all around a private golf course in her family’s golf cart as we scouted out spots to take pictures at. We all three talked about traveling and school and food. The mood was fun and light and relaxing. I thought to myself ” I could totally travel with these girls, we could eat our way through Europe” !
Laura has these eyes, that just totally draw you in. They are piercing. I was feeling pretty darn happy by the end of the session. After we finished I was able to spend a hour visiting with Laura’s mom and aunt (who also happens to be a favorite person of mine) and getting to know Laura’s family a bit better. It is clear that Laura’s mom adores her daughter. She is obviously proud of her – something that no matter how old we are we always want from our parents.
Tonight Laura’s mom shared this with me, so I thought I would end with this:
“I have a picture of Laura when she was little, In my invisioning her older it is priceless…to see the two side by side..incredible. brings tears to my eyes.”
Laura – your future is going to be full of amazing things!