Adventures with the Class of 2013

March 02, 2013  •  6 Comments

The time has come for my 2013 Seniors to begin ordering their prints and announcments! This inspired me to make this first blog on my new website about Senior portrait shoots!

I have fun at all my photo shoots, but Senior shoots are by far the craziest! We head out with a car full of props and camera equipment looking for adventure, and most weekends, we find plenty here in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. This blog will give you a closer look into our senior shoots, and I guarantee you will be so jealous of the beautiful places we've been this year, and of all the FUN we have had "getting the shot" that you are gonna want to book a shoot too! :) So let's take a look...

We started this Senior season off last summer with a trip to a local carnival! I had a "vision" one night about a photo shoot at a local fair with a fun vintage feel, and I knew just the person who would be "game" to try it!

Kennedy is by far one of the most photogenic girls I have ever shot. She is so natural and fun in front of a camera, and it shows! Right away she was up for the shoot, as was her partner in crime, Brad (who also happens to be my nephew!) We headed out on a gorgeous WV summer day to Mannington, where the Mannington District Fair provided a terrific backdrop for these fun, whimsical shots!


Remember last year's drought???? We sure do! That was when we headed out with Heather in search of a waterfall! 6 hours, one 5 mile hike, one broken flip flop, 2 puddles, and a tree branch later, we MADE a waterfall for this shot! ;)

Luckily, it was still a beautiful day and we were able to get TONS of other great pictures in Preston County! Heather even made friends with some "locals."

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Kennedy's second shoot was shot along the BEAUTIFUL Tygart Lake. We wanted both a beautiful, classic summer feel, and a more modern, water theme for this one, so we brought along a vintage bicycle, a picnic basket, a change of clothes, and a chair. We had to balance our way across a very narrow dam to get to our little island paradise, so Brad pushed the bike, Heather carried props, Kennedy hauled clothes, I toted photo equipment and my husband balanced the chair as we performed our summertime high-wire act across Pleasant Creek. The balancing act was DEFINITELY worth it! We couldn't have asked for prettier shots.

 

When it was time for the water shots, we called on my husband, Chad, once again to carry Kennedy into the lake for the "floating chair shot" as it is now called by so many people I've talked to. lol Heather then took her turn, offering Kennedy a piggy-back ride through the muddy areas. What a great friend!

Finally, after all that work keeping her dry, we threw her in! ;)


Here are some other fun shots from the Class of 2013 shoots! You'll notice Chad is hard at work again, climbing a tree to pull Kristen up for a beautiful shot at Jackson's Mill, and building a tire swing for Savannah so she could have the senior pictures she envisioned in our talks. I think Mr. Royce needs a raise! ♥ Enjoy these last shots from various WV locations...

Thank you to all of my 2013 Seniors, and best of luck building a wonderful future!! ♥


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