The older I get, the more I realize that life is all about relationships: friends, family, clients, client/friends, the awesome guy at McDonald's that knows how I like my coffee, the sweetest waitress ever at El Vaquero who always has a smile for me and my friends. You get the idea. I am always so grateful for the positive people in my life. Leigh is one of those people. She's always got a smile on her face and when you see her with the sweet kiddos at Ascension Preschool, you know she's doing a job she's meant to do. So, I was pretty stoked to get to photograph her cute as a button, soccer playing daughter, Lindsay.
We met at the Scioto Mile and had all kinds of senior photo fun!
When I'm out & about, I have a tendency to eavesdrop. That doesn't sound right. Does it? Certain conversations cause my ears to perk up. The words "engaged", "getting married", "photographer", "senior year", etc... You get the idea.
At my daughter's soccer game, I heard someone asking one of our player's sisters if she was excited about her "senior year"... This was one of our first outings as a team and I didn't want to be pushy but with a girl this pretty, you want to take her picture. I introduced myself and you guessed it. I got to take her pictures! YAY!! And let me tell you... She ROCKED her session! Meet Bethany...
When you've been in business as long as I have, you start to see clients go from one phase of life to another. The most shocking one is when a preschooler I photographed comes back to me as a high school senior. Like WHOA!! Weren't you just 3 feet tall with baby teeth? And now you're all gorgeous and ready to head off to college? Yep... That's exactly how it goes.
Meet April... A beautiful member of the class of 2018. So happy for her and her very bright future. We spent a little time at Coffman Park snapping these images... Enjoy!
This is the part I always struggle with... the "writing" of the blog. If you know me, that's probably funny to you. I'm rather skilled. I can craft a funny tweet or post like nobody's business but talking about my sessions and my photos is, for some reason, hard for me. Maybe it's because I think it's personal. What I do is really personal for me. I really want people to love their photos and the time they spend with me. I want them to walk away with a boost to their ego and the idea that having photos taken is not like getting teeth pulled. Getting photos taken is kind of a big deal. It's a way to document a big time in your life; it's a means of celebration and it's not lost on me that you trust me to do it. And when I actually know you... it's even more personal. A lot of us share a social media life. We chat on facebook, comment on instagram or we tweet & retweet. But what happens away from our computer screens is real life and I'm blessed to share that real life with some great people. And Caroline's family are among the great people in our real life.
Like most, we don't get together often enough but when we do, it's always fun. Caroline is bright and funny. She has a keen fashion sense and frankly, a really bright future. I can't wait to see her path in life. I'm sure it will be fantastic! So glad I got to take her photos and spend some extra time with her. Enjoy the photos!