Last week, I went out with Riley, his dog and his mom. We took his senior pictures at a barn in a place called Hidden Springs. The area is great for lighting except the sprinklers were on so shooting out in the sun was harder.
I made a video of some of my favorite portraits. These videos are very popular with all my seniors! Check out his video here:
Riley just graduated from Boise High School. He is going to study business for fashion management. I like his Acapulco jacket. I wanted to get pictures that show his great smile and fabulous eyes. But, I also wanted to get an edgier look in some of them, to reflect his fashion sense. It is always fun to start with a person who hasn't done this much and capture all these looks. Riley is a natural born model, understanding my instructions. Being a senior photographer is becoming my favorite thing. I am so glad because that is what I am doing most lately!
Riley's mom bought some beautiful artwork to enjoy her pictures. I offer metal prints, canvas prints, traditional photographic prints, and albums. If I do my job right, my clients LOVE their pictures and if I offer them enough that the just love, we put them in an album. Designing those is so much fun. A lot of work, but so rewarding when you see the leather bound hand assembled albums. Gorgeous!
I love my job! As a photographer, I get to take people to great places, pose them well, relax them with my sometimes lame jokes, and pause time. More than that, I love to take these kids and show them how beautiful they really are. I love seeing their expressions and then their friends responding on facebook. And I love to see the parents cry when they see their babies with a little bit of kid left and so much adult. All the years of study have paid off when I see these great images on my clients walls and hear how happy it makes them.