Well it’s senior season again, one of my favorite times of years. It’s time to get out on the streets and in the woods and in the studio.
Above all, it’s time for cool photos! Believe it or not, I was looking at my senior photos the other day. Yes, my mom still has it hanging in the house. I absolutely love that she values it so much.
The problem is I really do NOT like the photo. You’ve seen them before. There’s a tree, a manmade waterfall and me – leaning on the tree. That’s the photo. I think that might be the only evidence of the shoot. It might be the only photo that was taken. I honestly don’t remember. I thought having my senior photos taken was going to be torture. I went in thinking I’m gonna lean against a tree in a shirt I hate and stare at the camera. Guess what, that’s exactly what happened. Granted, my attitude wasn’t great, but I believe it could have been turned around if I thought the photos would be cool. If I thought I was going to look cool, maybe even have some laughs, the experience would be different. But I had been conditioned by years of seeing the same photo in every yearbook. I’d seen my friends photos. There was that tree and that waterfall.
So here we are a few years later on the other side of the camera. I love the irony.
The difference is there are no trees and no waterfalls. And there are other differences. As you know if you’ve read this blog before, Bob and I try to keep the principles of what we do pretty simple. We think people should have fun when having their photos taken. We think you should laugh and be yourself. And when it comes to seniors we think you should look good. That’s our job. These photos aren’t about preserving what you looked like in high school, they’re about preserving who you are.
So with that being said, we have our first senior of the year in the books and we are excited to show her off. This is Daria, a Lackawanna Trail student and multi-sport athlete and really cool young lady. We spent a couple hours in the studio working on her shots, listening to a little music and having a good time. And we really love how her photos turned out. Here’s a look at a few.