I had the privilege of taking photos for Shane’s extended family last August. It was a family reunion/birthday party followed by formal family photos. To date, it’s still the largest family photo session I have shot. Moving 17 people around into different group combinations, maintaining positive attitudes, and continuously giving genuine smiles throughout 2 hours of photos is no easy task for a family but these people were AWESOME. Don’t get me wrong, I was exhausted at the end of their session, but in a happy and accomplished type of way and I am so glad I was able to capture memories that they now treasure.
All that to say, I was super thrilled to hear from Sue about a month ago concerning senior photos for her son Shane. I spent more time last year talking with the adults in the family, so it was great to get to know Shane more this time around.
Shane was a great sport about his senior photos! Rarely do I meet too many people, regardless of age or gender, who are really excited to be in front of a camera. I’ve recently been in front of the camera (blog coming soon!), and it does feel odd and awkward. For some people, it’s uncomfortable to have so much attention focused on them. For others, it’s uncomfortable to not know what they’re looking like on camera. I get it. Plus, there’s usually more enjoyable things to be doing instead. But Shane, like I said, was a great sport and I got great photos out of him for an entire hour.
Shane, I wish you the best of luck in your senior soccer season!! Enjoy the time with your team and I hope you win all of your games. The year will fly by, even World Lit (there’s always that one terrible class that they make you take…ugh), and it will soon be a memory. Enjoy the time while you have it and I hope that you love pursuing new dreams and the first steps into adulthood next year!