I just wish I had this when I was in high school. It’s as simple as that. I’ll get to what “this” is in a second.
I was thinking the other day about my high school portraits. I remember the purple striped shirt I was working. There was no wearing that until photo day. I had the fresh, stylin’ hair. (I miss my hair.) I also remember those photos were over before they even started.
Photographer: “Here, stand against this tree, fold your arms, look right here. OK, I think that’s good. Next.”
Me: “Um, is that it?”
Guy with camera: “Yep, looks good, you can pick these up in about a month. Just pay at the front desk.”
Mumbling to myself: “Got this haircut for nothing. Stupid purple shirt. I bet I blinked.”
Well, I didn’t blink but if I did, it was apparent it wasn’t going to matter. In the end, the photo was fine. I still have a copy, but I have to say the only variety you could find was in the size prints I could order. Every photo was identical. It also lacked any emotion and personality – and yes I blame the photographer for that. As far as I’m concerned it is his job to capture that.
That brings me to Cameron and “this.” We did some senior portraits for her not tool long ago. She was a total knockout and very easy to work with, and her photos show it. She was just a dream to photograph and was so into the shoot. Trust me, that can make a big difference. We also did something a little unique for her. She’s getting something of a film included with her portraits. If brides and grooms can have videos of their day, why can’t seniors? But rather than explain what it is and how we did it, I’m just going to let it speak for itself. We think it’s really unique and loved doing it. Thanks to Cameron for being one of the first to try it. We’ll have more soon!
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Also, I can’t very well do a photo blog without a couple of photos from her shoot, so here are a couple.