It's time for another CHP Senior blog post! This fall has been all about senior portraiture for me and this session was another one that turned out beautifully. We lucked out and got a fairly nice day in October for this session even though it was a bit windy. Wind can be enough to cancel a senior session for a female with long hair, but for the guys, it's usually not a big deal. So, we powered through with Matt's session and ended up with some gorgeous images!
We started off Matt's senior portrait session at Lake Williamson, where he works during the summertime, so it's an area that he knows well and where he spends a lot of time. After that, we moved on to his family farm just a short distance away from Lake Williamson.
His family has some incredible old vehicles and tractors and we took full advantage of the equipment, the gorgeous evening, and beautiful scenery all around us. This session flew by because every way I turned there was an opportunity for another incredible portrait.
Like this portrait, for example. We were just killing some time waiting for his dad to arrive with something that had been forgotten and I looked at the scenery around Matt and told him to have a seat and get ready for another photo...and so he did, and this image turned out to be one of our favorites.
This old tractor that has been in his family since the 1960s was a fantastic addition to our portrait session. I love hearing the stories about how heirloom pieces came to be a part of people's lives...it makes my job so much more interesting!
While the majority of our session that day was grey and overcast, the sun did decide to make a surprise appearance towards the end, so we took advantage and started moving vehicles around so that we could get the best images...and I love how this one turned out. Hardly any retouching needed when your camera is focused on something so great!
Thanks to Matt and his family for allowing me to photograph his senior portrait experience. I had the best time getting to know him and his parents, which is always my favorite part of the job!