If you saw my last post you read my confession about family photography; I didn’t always love it and it took a very special community to open my eyes to the possibilities. Photographing seniors, on the other hand, I have always loved.
This may be a little “chicken and egg”…but do I love photographing seniors because I have worked with teens for many years or do I just love working with teens which is why I like photographing seniors?
Either way, senior photography will always be near and dear to my heart.
It remains my one outlet for working with teens. After 5 years of teaching high school math and 6+ years volunteering in youth ministry, I am extremely grateful to still have this contact with high schoolers.
So why I do I love photographing seniors so much? Part of it has to do with the fact that for 1.5-2 hours I get to focus on a single person. I get to learn about the senior’s classes, friends, passions, and potential future. It’s truly an intimate experience and by the end I am genuinely sad it’s over.
The teen years are ones when they’re just trying to figure out who they are and their place in the world. Some days it can feel like a minor miracle to just feel comfortable in their own skin. I LOVE that it gets to be my job to empower teenagers and get them to not only feel comfortable in front of the camera but love the images they see in their galleries. My favorite compliment is hearing that extremely tentative seniors had lots of fun and enjoyed their sessions <3
I know finding that one photographer in a sea of photographers can be stressful and I hope this eases your mind. I truly love senior photography and I can’t wait to photograph you.