Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My first Senior Portraits

I had the privilege of taking my niece's senior portraits this past Labor Day weekend.  I've known her since she was six, so to have the opportunity to watch her grow, mature and blossom into this lovely, kind, and funny young woman over the past twelve years has been an absolute joy.

She wanted the pictures taken at Fishing Bay, which is a place that is very special to all of our family and where we all spend most of our summers. The home on the Piankatank River was her great-grandfather's and has watched many a child grow and explore the natural surroundings, while becoming enchanted by the calming waters.

Her friend, Christie, who has been coming every summer since 4th grade, also asked me to do her portraits.  I had fun watching them get dressed up, pose, laugh, and remember the excitement and fear I felt seventeen years ago, when I was about to embark upon my final year of high school.


  1. Your Blog is Lovely. Funny I did my nieces' (2 of them) senior portraits this past weekend too! and they were my first ones. I plan on blogging them...but i think i'll probably be doing good just to get the flickred. I am quite behind...but dancing on. Your blog is lovely and I am super happy to have found a fellow photog with a similar state of life and mind...Love, jjl

  2. Thanks, Jessica. I, too, am happy to be in touch with a kindred spirit. I look forward to staying connected with you!