Abbi visited 5 years ago today for another Christmas themed shoot. Back in those days we were able to do what we called Christmas minis. They were economical themed shoots that matched the mood of the holiday and Abbi was able to bring the fun even though we asked her to do all kinds of stuff for the shoot. Even pose with Santa. Well, actually, it was Misty’s hand disguised to be Santa because who doesn’t give Santa cookies. Abbi was a great sport and we had a super fun time. I hope she is doing well.
5 years ago today, we were lucky enough to do two Christmas themed photoshoots. One with my eventual BFF Ariana. She doesn’t live near us anymore, but I still love Ari as much as the day we did these photos. She’s my rhubarb and one day, she’ll be old enough to check and see what a rhubarb is. Until then, she’s just going to be the sweet little girl she’s always been. Happy holidays to you, too.
Bad pun, I know, but I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to try to bring you the kind of smile that Abby brought us all day on Sunday. Plus, you know, leaves.
When you do a senior photoshoot during these months, leaves are around as props and should be used. Abby used them and it looked like fun while she was doing it.
I was wondering how I could brighten your day and I figured I’d let Abby do all the hard work since this past Sunday was all brightness and fun. She allowed us to shoot her senior portraits on Sunday which, as you know, puts a smile on my face. Each day I get to press the shutter is a good day. Are you next?
I think I mentioned yesterday that Abby’s smile would jump out at you. I figured I should probably show you and ta da.
Thank you, Abby. We had such a good time with you. Oh, and thank you for making sure I didn’t get hit by cars.
We got a chance to work with Abby yesterday and had an amazing time. She was easy to work with and she got great photos. I was happy to be the guy standing in front of her and pressing the shutter. Now I get to brag about how she made great photos, but this supermodel did all the hard work.
I hope she enjoys her senior photos because I’m enjoying the edit.
I’m a sucker for photos like this.
In most senior photos, the parents, who are the funds keepers, prefer smiling photos of their progeny. And Abby has a fantastic smile so you know why her parents would love to see those kinds of photos. But Abby also look smashing in a thoughtful kind of portrait. She didn’t know I was going to shoot this one but I saw the moment in my viewfinder and had to make this photo.
We warned Abby during her senior portrait photoshoot that I’ll take photos like that. She tested me. I snapped. And you know what? She still looks amazing as she did in all her senior photos. It was such an exciting day for me because the pandemic mostly wiped out business. The fact that I got to exercise my shutter finger made for the best Sunday in a long time. Thank you, Abby. She did great.
Most professional photographers will shoot a test or two to make sure the camera and the strobes are speaking to each other the way we want them to. And even though you tell your portrait subject to relax and the test won’t count, sometimes you get magic anyway.