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Project 18 (photo): I had a family photo session on Sunday. While I may not normally count this as a "Project" I am this time, because, well, I got injured, and didn't have time to do anything else. THat's also why I'm a day late posting. Yours truly took a full-on fall to her knees, then shoulder, then ending in an embarrassing turtle-on-its-back pose on the wet, dirty gravel. I was also carrying all my gear (camera, monopod, bag of lenses) and had the instinct to cradle my camera and keep it from breaking. My knees that night were the size of cut-in-half softballs and were bloodied and hurting. The swelling has gone down some, but they still aren't as bendy as they should be. I was thankful that I've known this family for years so it wasn't QUITE as embarrassing as it could have been if I'd just been meeting them. Anyway, totally worth it as I got to spend time with them and got some really nice family portraits of a really beautiful family. Win-win!
Meet Ashley. I got to meet her yesterday afternoon and had a great time getting to know a little bit about this easy-going, friendly, genuinely nice, high school senior. We spent some time exploring the East Wenatchee Apple Capitol Loop Trail park area and found so many gorgeous, natural areas that perfectly suited her personality. Here's a little peek because I know she's eager to see how it went. See, Ashley, I told you you photographed well!
Remember Molly? A delightful senior with a bright future, I got to meet and shoot Molly last Fall and again this Spring as she opted for a "split session." It's a great way to take advantage of different seasons and moods. A whole school year has gone by and Molly is eager to begin the RN program at WVC this fall. I'm always excited for "my seniors" after spending some time with them. I get to hear about their plans, their hopes and mostly that barely contained excitement of the great unknown, of growing up and OUT; out on their own with new adverntures and opportunities and all that possibility. It's contagious and probably my favorite part of shooting seniors: I always leave with a healthy dose of that optimism.
Seventeen and interested in attending the University of Washington. Cross-country runner, tall, good-lookin' kid, did I mention great hair? One of the things I love most about shooting senior portraits is all that exhuberance. All that possibility. That youth and unlimited future opening right there in front of them. I always leave a session happy for the prospect of our world, in the hands of these young kids with big ideas and bigger hearts. Just leaves me hopeful, and that my friends, is a great place to be. Good luck, Carl, in all that you do!