I love photographing guys, especially teenage guys, especially for high school senior portraits for guys. You'd be surprised at how many photographers prefer photographing teen girls over teen guys. Don't get me wrong, I love senior portrait sessions for teenage girls as well - they'll try every pose I want (plus a few poses they want) in multiple, fun outfits at several locations. But, I enjoy photographing men. I love engaging them and getting them to loosen up and relax. If you've ever had a photo session with me you've heard me say, "You may be laughing at me, but I guarantee I'll get you to laugh." And it's true, I haven't failed yet!
The other fun thing about photographing teenage guys is most times they're TOTALLY on board with a fast-paced session AND they'll pose EXACTLY like I want. Fast paced portrait sessions are fun and they keep me sharp - they require me to think on my feet and be constantly moving. If I slow down, the guy gets bored. If you let guys get bored, you've lost them.
Ian was the typical teenage guy having his high school Senior Portraits made. He was at Pensacola Beach on a Sunday evening in August because that's where his mom told him to be. Like most guys, Ian started the session a bit shy, but by the end, he trusted me to get great pictures. And that shot on the bottom in the middle - 2 college chicks in bikinis walked behind me at that moment. :)
Amanda is the prop buying, location scouting, ponytail sporting, flip flop wearing, owner/ operator/ and woman behind the camera for Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography.