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Most of the time I feel really young. I think I look young and when I watch shows like the OC I still feel younger than the main characters. Then every once in a while something just hits me and I’m like “HOLY COW I’M COMING UP ON 30.” Taking my sister’s Senior pictures was definitely one of those moments.
I was 10 when my little sister was born so I have really watched her grow up. Taking photos of her as a kid was really my first time ever picking up a camera more for “art” sake than to just snap photos of important life moments. I have never pursued photography (or really felt much of a call towards it), but I thought it would be special to take her photos since she didn’t have hers scheduled, or have a photographer in mind. I know for me it’s easier to take photos with people I know and I was hoping I would make my sister feel really comfortable and confident.
Also, how unfair is it that seniors now have the most BEAUTIFUL senior photos? I mean honestly, mine weren’t terrible because I refused to go to Glamourshots but they were still pretty awkward. I don’t really know where all the original files are, but here are a few awkward ones I pulled from Facebook – keep in mind these were obviously some of my faves lol. Also I didn’t wear foundation or lipstick in high school….or for these photos. Clearly.
I’m definitely not a professional but thanks to this blog I’ve had to learn some about posing, taking photos and editing and I think it paid off. She’s really happy with them and I am too. I’m thiiiiinking about doing more photography on the side but I haven’t fully committed to it yet. Shamefully it’s a fear of rejection that’s really keeping me from it so we’ll see where that goes.
- How were your senior pictures? Super cute or super awkward?
- Is there anything you want to pursue that you’re too scared to take seriously? Let’s encourage each other!