If my first 2 senior shoots are indicative of how this senior portrait season is going to go, then this is going to be a great one!! My second senior of the year was Hannah and she was just awesome! By the way, the first picture was the first picture that we took! When the first picture is that natural and beautiful, I know that my job is going to be pretty easy!
Oh what fun I had with this family, they were wonderful!! They were having a party to celebrate the 80th birthdays and 60th anniversary of their parents and wanted to get some family portraits beforehand. With the help of a list and a very helpful family member who helped arrange all of the group pictures (he apologized for being bossy but honestly, I loved his help), we managed to get all the combinations taken rather smoothly.
I was so happy to meet with Alyssa and her mom on Thursday in Portsmouth, NH. It was a picture perfect day, not a cloud in the sky kind of day, which was perfect because as you can see, I had the most perfect subject!
Since I did my first senior portrait yesterday, it's time to get back into the swing of things and start blogging again! That was quite an extended break for me, I have been posting a daily missive on Instagram but it is now time to revive the blog! Lucky me, and you, I have just the little cutie to break me out of my blogging blues, Gemma! I have been blessed to know Maria, Gemma's mother for over a decade now and she is the sweetest person that I know. She's the director of the children's choir at our church so all of my children have been fortunate enough to spend lots of time with her throughout the years. She was, and is, an incredible role model for them. I was thrilled when she met Steve because it was quite obvious right from the beginning that he made her very happy. I have been a witness to their journey since I shot some engagement pictures for them as well as their wedding photos. So it was a no-brainer for me to reach out and ask them if they would like some portraits with their new little bundle of joy. Luckily for me, they said yes!
She is almost 3 months old so what better way to start than in a basket?
Yesterday I realized that my first senior picture is scheduled for next week, yay! I have been doing some work in the past couple of weeks so I figured that now would be a good time to share some of that work with you all!! I have added a pin-it button on here so it is now easy to pin images from my blog. I have also started a senior picture board on Pinterest, It has some different posing ideas, some tips for getting ready for your portrait session and some pictures to draw inspiration from. Please click here if you would like to visit. Finally, I have put an online questionnaire on here (mobile friendly, of course!) that I will be asking seniors to fill out. It won't take very long to fill out and will help me out tremendously. You can find that here if you would like to get started. That's about it for now, I am really looking forward to getting this senior picture season started, it is my favorite time of the year! Because posts are always better with pictures, I have included a couple from last year that show how nice it can be to add your own personal touches to your portraits. In this case, he wanted some with his hat and after hearing how he saved for and bought the truck all on his own, I couldn't resist getting a few with the truck either. Personal touches make portraits even better so don't be afraid to bring something or speak up if you have an idea, I would love it!
I am attempting to a Pin-it button to my blog images (yes, I know, I am extremely late to the Pinterest party, what can I say? I'm old and set in my ways!). I used a fireworks picture as my sample picture because that's how amazed I will be if this works on the first time. So let's see what happens...