senior smiles

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Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of shooting senior portraits for Emily Berry (Bradford High School). We had an absolute blast together!

I was a little nervous about shooting at 2:00 in the afternoon (what on earth was I thinking...) with the battle of harsh sun & shadows, but the day turned out to be gorgeous. We didn't have much cloud cover to work with, but I stepped up to the challenge & took on the sun. Aaarrrrgggh! [ That's not supposed to come across as "pirate" really, just more in the "Ima gettit done" tone. ]

Although I haven't gone through all of her photos yet, I just couldn't help but edit one of my favorites to post on Facebook for her yesterday—she is absolutely beautiful! We shot down at Wolfenbuttel Park in Kenosha, taking advantage of bright flowers, beach, rocks, Lake Michigan, and even a surprise "lagoon" area. Who knew? 

Emily was a rock-star model. We only planned to shoot for an hour, but we were having so much fun, we may have gone for two and a half... oops. Hey, we even got a workout in—walking back & forth from the cars to the beach, balancing & climbing on boulders, even a little bit of volleyball practice (right Emily?). I'll definitely keep you posted on the rest of her portraits—with eyes & a smile like hers, there will be a TON of keepers.

This reminds me... I haven't really advertised for senior portraits outside of "word-of-mouth", but I love love love doing them. If you know anyone looking to have casual, natural senior portraits taken in the Kenosha/Racine area, send them my way! I'd love to hook them up with professional, fun portraits that they truly feel good about. :) 

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