Zane is the last of the senior bunch for this week, but certainly not the least. Personality seeps through this fella's pores. He is a good friend to Gage and a good boyfriend to Taylor and good entertainment for those around him. He kept us laughing Sunday afternoon. I appreciate these three and the way they represent my work. It was an honor to be your photographer.
Taylor is Gage's cousin and I can imagine there are plenty of stories to tell when you grow up with your cousin. But, I can also imagine how special it will be for their family to watch them graduate together next Spring. Taylor is as sweet as her smile. Really. Her smile radiates warmth and kindness and in just the little time I spen with Taylor I can vouch for her sweet demeanor.
I had three senior shoots this past Sunday. One of those seniors was Gage. Gage is the oldest brother and therefore the first to graduate from high school. You can imagine how bittersweet it was for momma to watch him take his Senior pictures. All three seniors were precious...outgoing, funny, polite...everything you and I would want our kids to be at 17/18 years of age. It feels good to have these kinds of kids come to me for pictures.
I've known this fella since he was about 10 years old running around the yard in nothing but his Hanes and holding on tight to his bb gun. Time has a way of changing things and he has managed to refine his style. He graduates from high school this year and though Gus has matured into adulthood, when I look closely at these pictures I can still see the face of a sweet little boy with an awesome sense of adventure.
Angel is a special senior to me as I taught her when she was a giggly, silly freshman. Last year, when we were shooting her brother's senior pictures she shared with me her vision for her own senior pictures. She wanted a stage and a microphone and she wanted glamour. I was happy to make her vision come to life. She is as talented as she is beautiful and she's all grown up ready to make her mark in this world. I wish you the best.
Cooper is a busy guy. He was almost too busy for senior pictures, but mom made sure we nailed down a date and I'm so glad she did. It was hard to go wrong with such a good-lookin fella. He'll be headed to College Station in the fall and I'm certain a good Aggie he will make.
Is it just me or do seniors these days have a sharp sense of style? Cortney certainly has a style of her own and it is so much fun to photograph. I met Cortney and mom downtown for this shoot. The weather was so nice and the setting was modern and traditional all in one. We had a few giggles at the suspect lurkers that hung around to get a look at what we were doing, but we managed to have a lovely shoot regardless. Thank you, Ladies, for a fun afternoon!
Dalton has an impressive plan for his future. He'll be going to school in Oklahoma and will be joining a livestock judging team and get to travel all over. Impressive, eh? All I knew when I was a senior was that I was going to A&M and I desperately needed my bath towels to match my bedspread.
I met Dalton and mom in Liberty, TX to shoot some pictures of Dalton that would suit him. I think the location was right up his alley. And though he is all grown up, mom was not far behind us admiring the baby she raised into a fine young man. I think I'll keep my son in kindergarten for just a few more years...
I've received some emails and phone calls regarding appointments for shoots. I do have a few appts. left for the month of May. However, my son was diagnosed with mono this week so I'm finishing up client work for this week and will respond to emails on Monday provided he shows improvement. If it becomes apparent that he will be well in the near future I will certainly be opening up those appts within the next week or so and will get in contact with you ASAP. Thank you for your patience.
Marissa and her parents made a day trip from Longview, TX for her Senior shoot and I promised to have her blog post this week. I couldn't disappoint her after a long trip to see me!