Two friends asked me about getting their senior photos taken downtown on the Beltline. As I talked with each of their moms we had this idea of combining the girls’ sessions and going down to the Beltline together. It was so much fun and I am definitely inspired to do more combo-shoots down the road.
Emy and Maddie’s moms came with us. We rented four different colored bikes at the Bicycle Barn and took off down the beltline. The girls had backpacks for a quick and easy change of clothes. Their moms had their phones and iPads for videos of the experience. We laughed, dodged runners and dogs, blocked traffic, chased the sun and had the best of time together. People asked us what project we were working on because it didn’t look like a standard senior portrait session – but it might be my new preferred method of shooting!
If you’ve been to Brixx Pizza in Peachtree City, you’ve seen Danielle. She has put herself through 2 medical certificate programs serving yummy pizzas and good brews. I love hanging on the patio at Brixx in the summertime – and had met here there years ago. We talked about grad pics many times so after she graduated this spring with her hemodialysis certificate from Southern Cresent, we scheduled the shoot. She wanted to get the pics done not so much for herself or for her accomplishments but things she had on her heart for her Dad and her Mom. She’s had to walk a lot out in life, it was a small thing I could do to help mark a significant part of her journey. So thankful to know you Danielle!
….from Hairspray, “I Know Where I’ve been”
There’s a road we must travel
There’s a promise we must make
Oh, but the riches, the riches will be plenty
Worth the risks and the chances that we take
There’s a dream, yeah, in the future
There’s a struggle that we have yet to win
Use that pride in our hearts to lift us up to tomorrow
‘Cause just to sit still would be a sin
I know it, I know it, I know where I’m going
Lord knows I know where I’ve been
Oh, when we win, I’ll give thanks to my God
‘Cause I know where I’ve been
Jacob isn’t a fan of senior portraits and all the buzz around them – but they are necessary for the senior section of his last year book. He ventured through the Mining Exchange, Wyndham Hotel in the Springs to find some unusual spots. We started in the back alley and then ended on the rooftop overlooking downtown Colorado Springs with the rockies in the background. Needless to say, I think he enjoyed the session after all…
Mikey was quiet possibly one of the most patient clients I have ever worked with. As a four-year football player at Ponderosa he wanted his session on the field where he has spent most of his high school years. That evening the Colorado sky didn’t provide one cloud or it’s evening haze as the sun made it’s way behind the Rockies. We talked a little football as Mikey waited patiently for that soft light on the open field to grab some fun (yet hardcore) shots in his jersey.