First senior shoot....CHECK! I have to admit that it was just a little different from the family sessions I'm used to:). For one, I didn't have to shoot like a mad woman to get that perfect shot! I am so used to shooting super fast (to capture those sweet but quick toddlers:) that I actually felt a little lost ...& well, slow! You mean, I only have to pose one person & just a few clicks of my finger will get the perfect shot?!! I really ended up enjoying the change in pace & the new challenge of posing a senior boy!
I am also very glad that Ben's mom, Laurie, asked me to take Ben's senior pictures in the first place. Being my first senior shoot, I had NOTHING to show her but my work with families. It really took a leap of faith for her to book me & I'm sooooo grateful she did!
While I didn't know Laurie & Ben prior to this day; I'm hoping that we created just a few memories within the shoot itself! I know I will remember several details from the day!
~ There was a dog blessing in progress at the same location. (I had never even heard of this before:)
~ It ended up raining on us!
~ I lost my phone on a bridge. (Why not?)
I have to add that Ben ended up being quite the natural poser! I know he wasn't that comfortable at the beginning (how many guys are?); but by the end, he had it down. And as much as this might embarrass Ben, telling him to look at his mom was silly enough to bring out his best smiles & laughs!!
Enough, enough....enjoy some shots of this handsome SENIOR!
Laurie & Ben decided to take the pictures on St. Francis' campus! Geesh, I think the last time I was there was...oh... maybe 20 years ago for a basketball camp?! I love walking around any college campus to see their beautiful buildings & history. Bass Mansion caught my eye right away. It's just huge & gorgeous! We were able to shoot in several areas around the mansion. While most of the pictures you wouldn't even notice we're next to the building, there are a few that really capture the beauty of the whole house!! **Laurie also informed me that they do tours during the holiday seasons!
Sometimes a model (he'll love me calling him that:) has to be a little uncomfortable to get a great shot! I love this picture as we were battling the rain & some fell in his eye!
Check out more of Ben's pictures in his GALLERY!
Thank you Laurie for entrusting me to capture some senior memories for Ben & your family!! And Ben, thanks for being a trooper through the rain!! I had a blast meeting & working with you both! I pray that you LOVE these pictures for many many years to come!!