I love doing high school senior sessions. There is such passion surrounding these young souls–such promise and potential. This young lady has all of these qualities as well as poise, grace and a gentle sweetness to her personality that was so enchanting. And wow–look at that smile! She was easy to work with , very laid back and of course simply stunning. I loved the connection she shared with her horses and the absolute passion for riding competitively that she expressed and worked hard over the years to develop. We had a fun time hanging around the equestrian center in search of soft light and simple moments (and a few laughs trying to get the horses to cooperate.)
I truly understand how hard it is to have someone pointing a camera in your face (literally since as of late I’ve been using prime lenses exclusively–50 mm 1.4 and my trusty 85 mm w.4) but this young lady didn’t seem at all bothered by my intrusion. I could tell she was where she wanted to be and doing what she wanted to do (she had some riding to do once we were finished.) I learned a bit that early morning about the connection between the rider and the horse…it’s quite powerful and personal. As an artist I just found myself in awe of how sweet the whole experience was.
It’s an honor that people allow me into their personal space with my cameras. And I feel it’s my gift to make them feel comfortable, safe and at ease. How exciting that, in a few weeks, I get to have the whole family together for a photo session as well!
Thanks L (and the D family) for trusting in me to capture this special time in your lives!