I always get excited when I am contacted for a senior session. I remember this time in my life like it was yesterday.
I love asking my seniors what there plans are, there passions. Most of them aren't sure yet, or they have a grasp on what they want to do. That is the exciting part about their journey.
I was so thrilled when Mira contacted me to photograph her brothers senior portraits. (Mira graduated the same year I did, but we went to different schools.) It feels good when people you are barely acquainted with think of you for photographs!
Mira came along for Jay's session. I always recommend seniors to bring someone you're comfortable with along. Sometimes those people standing behind the camera can bring out your personality more than I can. (As much as I hate to admit it!)
We started at Forest Place in Fredonia. (I hadn't been there for photographs in over one year.)
Jay was a natural at getting his photo taken. He looked like he belonged in an H&M magazine! (We joked about it during our session.) We also joked about the fact that I fell backwards into the creek during our session. It was so shocking, but my pelican case saved my camera! Usually if my camera was in my hand I would save it before I saved myself. (Like I have done in the past.) ANYTHING for the willow tree shots. ;)
With mud all over myself, we hiked around towards the end of our session. We found a symmetrical enclosed row of naked pine trees that I couldn't help but fall in love with. I felt this spot fit Jay and his style perfectly. He seriously looks like he belong in an advertisement. I NEED to come back here for a session during the fall/winter. I cannot imagine how beautiful it will look.
We ended our session in a parking lot, taking photos of Jay and his baby! (His car.)
I wish nothing but the best for Jay, and as always I cannot wait to see what you are going to accomplish in your future!