Sydney wanted to do her pictures in Portland’s Pearl District. She’s a Senior at Westview High School in Beaverton and she’s also on my Senior Squad! Woot woot! When I met with her and her Mom to plan her senior pictures I kinda had an idea that she’d want to do them in the Pearl District and I was so happy that my guess was right!
Sometimes you meet someone and you just have a feeling about them. I don’t know how to describe it but when I meet with seniors I can get a vibe of what they want before they even tell me. I’m not a psychic or anything so don’t test me lol, it doesn’t work with everyone. Sometimes I get too many ideas for a person and nothing stands out. Those make me nervous cause I like to share the vision of the shoot with the senior. If I can align with what they want the pictures turn out stunning! Like Sydney’s!
One of the things I ask of my seniors is to send me pics of their outfits before the shoot. Not only does it make them confident in their outfit choices but I can match the planned locations with their outfits in advance. If I know you’ve got a killer dress, like Sydney did, then I know I want that dress with a certain spot. And I knew she had a super cute floral top that would look great with the yellow flowers in the park. I’ve been doing senior pictures for years now so I can tell if we’ve got enough variety in your outfits. The average is 3 outfits but if you’ve got an extended shoot, like Sydney had, we did 5 looks. It’s like you get a stylist along with a photographer! hee hee
Huge thank you to Sydney for choosing me to be her senior portrait photographer! I have loved working with you to create your dream senior photos and am so excited to see your next steps! You are such an amazing young woman and are going to do great things to help people. Enjoy your senior year!!!
I’ve still got a couple dates in October for the Class of 2018! The leaves seem to be changing early this year so if you’ve been thinking about Fall color for your senior pictures I’d love to meet with you to talk about what you want from your senior pictures!