The biggest challenge of shooting senior portraits is that I don’t always get to meet my subject before the session. A few emails and phone calls are sometimes all I have in able get to know my client ahead of time. Sometimes this makes me nervous. I didn’t get to meet Sarah before our session, but as soon as our shoot began, I knew I had no reason to be nervous. She is incredibly outgoing, super photogenic, and she just so happens to attend my alma mater, Lee’s Summit High School. Go tigers!


I absolutely loved Colleen’s senior portrait shoot at Burr Oaks. We stumbled upon some great backdrops that we both loved. And we saw a lot of spiders. That was a downer for both of us, but I think we had a good time anyway. I think the spiders knew that their creepiness could not put a damper on the fun we were having. Here are a few of my favorites of miss Colleen, Class of 2012:


I loved doing this shoot with Melody, who is celebrating her senior year of high school. She is a joyful, energetic young woman who was a lot of fun to work with and was just as excited as I was to take some fun pictures. You see, I tend to geek out a bit when I find new places for portraits – like old metal row boats in a perfectly still pond. I don’t always know if my clients will appreciate the awesomeness as much as I do. But Melody did.

Sing it with me now, “I’m on a boat!”