I was lucky enough to get to do a Senior Portrait Session this past Saturday!
I met with "mom" about mid-March where we went over what the package included and explained my contract. She asked me for location ideas and I suggested Bartram Park in downtown Pensacola and the beach. I also told her that if there was somewhere special her daughter ("C") wanted pictures to let me know and I'd do my best to accommodate. She asked if I'd be willing to meet her and C one day after school so C would be more comfortable with me day of. I was thrilled! I always find shoots are SO much less awkward if I get to meet my subject(s) beforehand.
C is a teenager in her Senior year of high school AND she has a job, so it took some serious schedule coordinating to find a time when we were all available to meet. We ended up having to meet the day before her scheduled portrait session. EEK!
I met mom and C and brought them my "Pre-Portrait Session Info Sheet." This is an information packed sheet that I give to anyone having a solo or family session. It has suggestions on what to wear, makeup amounts, and suggested items to bring along to the session. I went over the sheet and asked C if she had any questions or if there was anything special she had in mind. Well C wanted a few "country" style photos.
After finding out what clothes she was planning on and suggesting she bring a 3rd outfit just in case. I racked my brain trying to figure out where I could round up a country fence and open field. I decided I could probably use a grassy park to portray an open field. Don't you love how a good photographer can trick your eye?
Day of, I headed downtown towards our meeting spot about an hour early to grab Starbucks and to scout out a vacant lot and "something country."
After driving around downtown for 30 minutes, I'm now armed with the locations of 2, large, uncut fields with fantastic live oaks, a white picket fence, a black rout iron fence, a kelly green picket fence, a cool brick red fence, and a COUNTRY picket fence! I have mentally filed away the specific locations of each of these great backdrops for future sessions!
The shoot went great, C is/was beautiful, and she loved not only the country fence, but the porch and swing I found.
Oh, and what about the beach part? The bridge was closed due to multiple accidents. We're going one evening next week to shoot at the pier.
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