When planning a senior photography session, I often have the family scope the location out in advance. This is especially important in the fall when the leaves change so quickly. The colorful trees you saw in someone else’s images might be gone by the time your session rolls around.
T’s mother found these incredible leaves for us, and I’m so glad that she did!
The trees in the background had lost many of their golden leaves, but it actually allowed more of the sunlight to filter through – giving us a beautiful, soft backdrop.
This next image might be my favorite. I can’t decide if she looks more like a 60s movie star or Lea Michele from Glee.
After we finished with Petrifying Springs Park, we headed to the Lake Michigan lake front so that her dog could have some space to run.
Being able to incorporate animals into senior sessions is so special. Documenting that relationship becomes even more significant when the senior may be leaving home in the fall. “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never owned a dog.”