Ashley graduates high school in just a few short weeks, and Hunter will be taking her place in school as a freshman next year. Hunter is a classmate of my oldest son Mark. It’s hard to believe they are getting older, but with these giant milestones like graduation… it’s hard to ignore. Ashley has a passion for photography as well, and we chatted about it during their session.
Can I just tell you, I love photographing teenagers. If I had to pick a favorite type of session, I think senior photography is it for me. I just love the excitement about hearing all the big things these kids are getting ready to do. I remember being 17 and 18 and thinking about all the possibility that I had laid out in front of me. And I remember the excitement of my friends as they headed off to college for the fall after celebrating the “best summer of our lives.” I, however, never went away to school. I was too much of a homebody. Instead I went to trade school and got my cosmetology license, and made a ton of cash doing haircuts in the dorm rooms while I visited my friends at school! I’ve thought about going back to school when the kids are all in school for nursing, or to become a medical assistant, but I would probably make my husband crazy… I’m already a Realtor, a hairstylist, and a photographer.
Ashley and Hunter were so much fun to photograph. They are SOoooo nice to each other. I say this in utter amazement because nice is hard to come by when it comes to siblings, and these guys gave me hope that my own brood may actually get along someday! It was also and EXTREMELY windy day. Like really, really, windy, which for Plainfield really isn’t anything new, but it’s hard to contend with when you are trying to shoot a photo session outdoors.
This photo session started at Settlers Park in Plainfield and ended a few blocks away in downtown Plainfield. I just love all the urban metal staircases, brick walls, brightly colored doors, and stone stairways to pose in front of. It’s so much fun to photograph in that area.
Here are a few photos from their session last week:
If you are going to be a senior this year and would like more information about custom senior portraits and photography, please contact me using either the contact form at the top of this page or by phone at 630-673-6233 for more information about my session fees and extended print packages for seniors!
Looking forward to meeting more of the class of 2013 this year!!!