The day of Grace’s Senior Session was a little crazy, but so much fun and totally worth it. I flew out from Atlanta, Georgia around ten o’clock in the morning. I landed back in Springfield, Missouri around noon, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and then headed straight to the park to meet Grace. Whew! I had so much fun while I was in Georgia and I had been looking forward to Grace’s session for weeks. I didn’t have time to think about being tired. I was enjoying myself too much to even think about that!
It was a beautiful fall afternoon when I met up with Grace at the park. Grace and her dad had traveled from St. Louis for her session. Which is about four hours away from me. She loves the outdoors, especially in fall. I was watching the weather while I was in Georgia, because I knew if I didn’t photograph her session that weekend it would be too late because the fall colors were coming to end in our area. Thankfully, everything worked out perfectly. We caught it just in time because the trees still had a little bit of color to them and it was definitely the “outdoor fall setting” she had hoped for! The sun was shining and the temperatures were perfect. I knew it was going to be a great session.
Grace is absolutely beautiful. She is a little on the shy side, so when we started her session she said, “You don’t have to take a lot of pictures of me today”. I just laughed because I knew once we started and she got in the groove of things she would change her mind … and she did! By the end of her session she would sweetly ask, “Can we take a few more over here?” Grace nailed her entire session. Just when I thought I had my favorite images (that I had already taken) mentally filed away, she would do another outfit change and would totally rock that section. By the end of her session I thought to myself, “Well I LOVE all of them! I’m going to have a very hard time narrowing these down!”
Some of my favorite images of Grace are when she is sitting down in a pile of leaves in a small section of the park. The sun was peeking through the trees in the most beautiful way. Also, what makes those images so special is the expression on her face. What you don’t realize is that Grace’s dad, Barry, is standing off to the side while I’m photographing her. The smile on her face says it all … how much she loves and adores her dad! I always have my clients talk to their mom or dad during their session, because I know I will get the most genuine smiles. There is so much of Grace’s personality in all of her images, but especially in this section. It makes my heart so very happy!
Grace I hope you have an incredible Senior Year! I know you will go on to do wonderful things and I wish you the very best as you embark upon the next chapter in your life!
Here are just a few of my favorite images from Grace’s Senior Session. Class of 2016! Enjoy and Happy Thursday!