All in Seniors
Last week I had the honor to photograph my first senior from my hometown, McAllen, Texas. It’s funny, the session actually epitomized what a small world we live in. When Alexandria Sanchez arrived for her session, she immediately looked familiar. She told me she went to the other high school in my hometown and we quickly realized we had a ton of mutual friends. (She’s also a real life fan of my boyfriend’s former band Boys Club.)
Grad Szn seems to be in full swing at UT Austin. I recently had the pleasure of taking senior photos for Cara Schwartzkopf, an advertising student at the university. I was stoked to work with Cara, who’s one of my first clients to find me through a Facebook ad (those things really work, woo!) and therefore booked me specifically because she liked what she saw online.
Jett is graduating from UT Austin this year with a degree in electrical engineering—and he already has a job lined up for next fall! So I had the privilege to take photos at—and step foot inside for the first time—the new engineering building on campus. Jett is also #swole, so we obviously had to take some photos outside Gregory Gymnasium (even though we both know he lived at the Rec Center). I'm so proud to call Jett my friend and even more proud to have taken his senior photos—Hook 'Em!
I can't believe I'm publishing this post on my final day of classes in college.
Congratulations to all my friends who are also about to embark into the real world – especially Audrey Browning! This pretty lady was a blast to work with during her senior session. I think together we were able to really capture her bubbly and sassy personality in these photos.
I'm especially grateful for Audrey because she donated to a GoFundMe campaign I had last year to raise money for the camera I shoot with now. Her donation helped me a lot and it was such a pleasure to use my Canon 6D to photograph her senior photos. Thanks, Audrey!
I've got to admit: I feel most comfortable photographing my friends (or at least people I know.) I don't like to conduct senior sessions with strangers very often because grad pics can be such an emotional and intimate shoot.
Furthermore, I LOVE to photograph other photographers. I welcome those who know exactly what they want and how to capture it – and who understand the position I'm in.
Good news: Gustavo was both a friend and a photographer.
Cheers to the first senior session of 2017: Amanda Pinney. We lucked out with some amazing weather, especially considering the following week was filled with thunderstorms. I love how these photos turned out – it will be a hard session to top!
I shot my first senior session this month with Marysabel Cardozo. This shoot was extra special for me because Marysabel was one of the first friends I made in college and we've been close ever since.