I so vividly remember taking my senior portraits. They were something every girl at my high school looked forward to and every guy sort of shrugged their shoulders about, but deep down, I know they were excited, too. Of course we had the generic drape photos, and the cap and gown ones, but the best part was the “fun” ones. Every yearbook published let seniors pick their favorite senior photo and they used them as a border around the index section and I always loved seeing them: The girl in front of the barn door, the guy and his football, so many hay bail and wagon wheel photos (it was Tennessee, ok?!), and of course, me sitting awkwardly on the floor with my legs kicked out, awkwardly holding a pillow that happened to match my top.
My favorite, of course, was when the photographer had me sit on a stool in front of a desk. He pulled out a mirror, rest it on the desk, and had me sort fold my arms and lay my head down, while he took photos of me looking at my reflection. Yes, that description will be as close as you ever get to seeing *my* senior portraits. ;)
It’s no wonder people are so nervous in front of our cameras the first time we pull them out- If that had been my only experience with a photographer in my adult life, I’d feel the same way, too!
When Betsy contacted us to photograph Kate’s senior portraits, we really loved the opportunity to photograph something outside our wheelhouse. Of course, Kate made our job easy, looking like she just stepped out of a Lilly Pulitzer catalog! I most definitely never looked like this in high school. Or college. Or now. ;)
Kate, you are absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much for letting us capture this wonderful time in your life. Have a wonderful senior year and we can’t wait to hear about the great things you accomplish! <3