Sunday, May 6, 2012

Violinist's Senior Portraits

Carson and I did our first photoshoot together several years ago in my garage studio and I was immediately struck by her connection to her instrument. She treats her violin like it's her best friend, holding it with tenderness that translates beautifully on camera. Carson put a lot of preparation into her senior portrait shoot and it really showed. She pulled a huge range of inspirational images that gave us a ton of ideas and the clothing she brought expressed her style beautifully.

We had a little déjà vu moment, she's grown up so much!

Carson insisted that she is not a dancer, but have you ever seen a more graceful violinist?

Carson's adorable Mini Cooper modeled for us a bit as well, what a cute car!

After several hours of shooting we were both exhausted and a little out of it. When it came time to pack up I couldn't help throwing in something a little crazy. It started with giving her a fro and then moved on to adding some crazy makeup and ended up with this craziness:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Portraits for an Old Friend

Chris and I have known each other for a long time....a long long time! He's one of a couple of friends from my pre-school class that I manage to keep in touch with over the years. After a bit of digging I was able to find an old photo from when we first met, adorable.

After high school we lost touch for a few years, but we reconnected for a portrait session recently and had a great time catching up. Our priority was capturing a classic business portrait but we took time to do more casual portraits as well.