When I got a call from this gal about taking her family portraits she made one thing clear, her kids and husband were not going to be real thrilled about having to get off their boat and get dressed up to take a new family portrait. I know all about that feeling. My husband equates getting our family portraits taken to going to the dentist or visiting the doctor for his annual physical. Something he knows he needs to do, but not something he will pretend to enjoy. LOL! Even if it is a lot less painless than he makes it out to be.
I reassured her, I had this covered. We had discussed what I thought would be a good location to get a nice uncluttered (the hard part) view of Clear Lake on a late summer afternoon. I made sure to be there ahead of time to make sure the location was going to work as I had planned. I was thanking my lucky stars that it worked out because if I remember right it was a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend so everyone and their brother seemed to be out on the water or enjoying the public parks.
I am thinking it was really only a 20 minute session, tops, because when you have full grown children, it’s much easier to get everyone posed and looking at the camera. (Although I’ll admit sometimes it is the older children that surprise me with how much attention I need to spend making sure they’re listening.)
I made sure not to drag things out and they were happy to be on their way back to the boat so quickly. I think I even heard one of her boys say it was actually kind of fun. (Who would’ve thought?! *wink*)
The best part is that the mom was thrilled with the results of our photoshoot and now has a lovely updated family portrait to hang in her home. Gotta love those happy customers!
Are you thinking it’s time to move out that family portrait you had taken for the church directory and your youngest who is now almost in highschool was only a toddler? Better give me a call and I’ll tell you all about the amazing experience you could have with your family here at my studio.
Well, ladies and gentlemen. It’s full scale, high school senior portrait season around here at the Rebecca Lynne Photography studio!!! I’m pleased to share my first ’13 Senior blog post.
I know, I know… some OTHER photographers have already been posting seniors for a month now… well, I say poo! 🙂 I believe all good things are worth the wait, and who really wants to be the first kid to get their portraits taken?
I mean, when I was a senior… I wanted to hang out with my friends for a month, have time to go shopping, get a tan… just relax for a while.
Plus, usually it’s still kind of rainy and windy the first half of June. (Although we haven’t seen much rain this year!) I don’t know about you, but I think rescheduling is a pain in the rear end.
*sigh* If only I could control the weather! *another long sigh*
Fortunately, the senior girls I have gotten so far seem to be women of steel! I admire them for looking ever-so-glamorous as I fan them and warn them not to glisten too much! He,hee. Just kidding! (except about the fanning part… I do that! Full-service studio, you know!)
Now, Jordan was no exception to this rule. She was ready for the heat, and I think she made that summer day even hotter! Gotta love this girl’s exotic features. She reminds me of a young Eva Longoria.
We also had a great time taking some shots in her volleyball uniform. She has such a fun personality!
P.S. When I asked Jordan ahead of time, what outfits she had planned, she mentioned an “incredibly beautiful grey crop top” and I figured it would be some embellished top… LOL! I guess sometimes the obvious is not so obvious! 😉