There are seniors who come to me and tell me to just do whatever comes to mind. They ask me to suggest locations and they really don’t have any preference on anything. Normally I like that because I can have free reign to shoot how I want and where I want. But every now and then I like having a senior who comes in and tells me exactly what they want and where they want their pictures taken. Brooke is just that senior. She told me she wanted to have her session taken in Murphysboro (which was a first for me) and she wanted to use her Mustang and then she had a whole Pinterest board full of ideas that she wanted to try and achieve. I told her that I would do my best but that the pictures she sees online are others ideas and they won’t be exact but that we’d have fun playing around with poses.
I gotta tell ya, I think I’ve found one of my new favorite places to shoot at. Murphysboro has some wonderful locations around town that are great for photo shoots. It was so refreshing to have new backgrounds and Brooke was so much fun to work with. At one point in her session, we noticed her BFF taking her own senior portraits with another photographer in the area. I took a couple of the two of them together and it was so great seeing them both taken in the right of passage that was happening. I know when I was there age I just couldn’t wait till the day I had my senior session. Things were way different back then but none the less just as fun.
I’m so pleased with how Brooke’s pictures turned out and I’m so excited to show off my favorites to you all. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Seriously… how is it the last week of October?????