I had such a blast working with this beautiful senior to capture some special images documenting her in this exciting time of her life.
My senior was NOT a morning person at ALL but with the humid Houston summer reaching in excess of 100 degrees almost the moment the sun appears making it far from a comfortable or glamorous experience I managed to twisted her arm and we started well before sunrise with hair and makeup then onto our 1st location at a park near my home studio - what a trooper!
On arrival at our 1st location we made the most of some beautiful golden light and as the sun rose (while the air remained below furnace levels) we played with the sun light, sun flares and me ohhing and ahhhing as it made her red hair glow oh so perfectly.
When I realized the temperature was quickly rising we headed to finish off the session at the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens which was beautiful!.
This talented girl has also just been accepted to Texas A&M for Engineering and so is obviously very intelligent (more so than I anyway!) - So her mom wanted to capture her love of reading with some fun images artistic that had something to do with books ... needless to say when someone says they want something a little ARTISTIC or DIFFERENT alarm bells go off in my head, disco balls drop and then anything said before or after that moment fades into oblivion as my mind starts conjuring up any number of ideas and concepts I could put together.
When I tried to explain the concept I had in mind they gave me that all too familiar look when I get excited about an idea and people wonder if I'm just excited or a tad bit crazy ha ha and although they couldn't quite imagine what I was wanting to create it they trusted my vision and said they were game (YUSSS!)
Anyway we all had a good time, we laughed together, we shot together ... we sweated together ha ha but all in all completely worth it!