Although weddings are a specialty of ours we do love our seniors. This senior in particular has a very special meaning to us. Meet Mariah Dare. Class of 2015 at Nansemond River High School. Mariah has a unique personality, and a few secret advantages in the photography world. See she is not only our assistant at weddings and large shoots, but Mariah is our daughter. The first of our two children, and our baby girl. Regardless of age, grade, status, etc she will forever be in our hearts as our baby. So this session has an extra special meaning to us.
Mariah styled this first of many upcoming senior sessions all by her self. She wanted something urban/old rustic to shoot at. Enter my location at the Historic Fort Monroe. I didn’t bore her with the history lesson of this location, but rather just said “Its old. Very Old and would be rustic?” Perfect she said. So we packed up the car with equipment and rolled out for her first of many planned sessions.
Being she wanted urban/Rustic, and the wardrobe she picked out I felt a dramatic spotlight type lighting would be perfect. I mean what high school senior does not love the spotlight? So we literally broke out the spotlight flash unit and lite her. Problem was my main lighting assistant was now under the light instead of behind it?????? So enter those really cool heavy sandbags I bought awhile ago to hold the stands up for me. POOOOWWWWW. Mariah straight rocked this session out. With my wife’s awesome poses and Mariah’s ease of facial expressions this session rocked.
With her first session done and over we are already planning for the next. Of course the beach is on the list without question, and a country session I have up my sleeve. We may just hit the big city to cap it off.
Congratulations Mariah. We love you so much, and are proud of your accomplishments daily. XOXOXOXOXO