I remember being 17, stumbling through my senior year of highschool, excited for the next chapter of my life. The idea of living on my own and being independent, was so intoxicating. To finally break free from the rules, adults, and be able to create my own space was all I thought about. I remember my mother telling me that we had to get senior portraits done. This was not on the top of my list of "things to do my senior year." I had people to spend time with, events to attend, late nights to conquer! But alas, I could accommodate one more request from my parents, I guess.
Senior portraits have changed significantly since I had mine done. It's less about the posed look and more about capturing the senior in this moment of their lives. Incorporating hobbies, style, and locations that mean something to the senior, attempting to trap a moment in time to look back at for years to come. This session encapsulated that idea perfectly.
Let me introduce you to Cole. Cole is a hockey lover and hockey player. He is a nature-loving Scout, who works hard and plays hard. He loves animals, specifically Gibbons. He is a typical teenager, in the sense that he doesn't wear his emotions on his sleeve, however, there is no mistaking his genuine intent when you catch him looking at his mother. He is strong minded, very tall, and doesn't shy away from an adventure. When I asked him if he typically smiles with or without his teeth, he responded "without," but that smile with teeth, is definitely my favorite. Keep smiling Cole. Keep dreaming. Keep taking chances and let your sense of adventure guide you. Don't be afraid to be yourself, question others, and make mistakes. It's all a part of the journey, and I have a feeling you are going to do amazing things on yours.
If you are a senior or a parent of a senior and are interested in creating a senior portrait experience that displays you or your child in an authentic and fun way, let's chat. I would love to get to know you and work with you to make your senior portrait session memorable, fun, and exactly what you want.