Well, it's official. The senior sessions for the Class of 2019 have begun. This class obviously holds a special place in my heart. I've watched them all grow up since preschool. It's been a joy to watch them grow and change, and to begin to see who they are now and who they'll become. Of course, it also makes me a little sad, but let's not dwell on that today. Let's focus on Karli's gorgeous summertime senior portrait session.
For Karli's session, we decided to head out to the Macoupin County Fair and do her session there. She was interested in the color and activity from the actual fair but we could also sneak away to the quieter parts of the fairgrounds to give her photos a bit of a country feel. Fitting for a young woman who has spent almost all of her life living out in the country.
I LOVED these photos in front of the skeeball machines. The lines, the colors, it made for a fantastic photo. And it also made for a photographer who wanted to grab a lane and start playing...but I resisted the urge.
As many of you know, fair week was HOT. It was also a bit muddy out on the fairgrounds and this girl was walking around in heels like it was nothing. I may have stepped in a mud puddle that I thought would swallow me whole but Karli trekked all over the fair without even a drop of mud on her gorgeous, and perfectly chosen outfits. This girl radiated summertime!
I love street photos when we're on a street that doesn't have much traffic. I like the interest of what's going on alongside the roads combined with the simplicity of a street in the middle of the photo. Picture this: (Sicily, 1922......) Karli and I are standing in the road grabbing a quick photo. In the background I see a car headed our way. Thinking they were going to turn at the exit, I didn't pay them much attention. Until they didn't turn at the exit. And didn't really slow down as they headed our direction. Just as I was about to yell to Karli to get out of the way, her mom yelled it and she quickly turned and we caught this hilarious photo. (Everyone escaped safe and sound and it actually wasn't even a close call...just a funny photo.)
We squeezed Karli into a tiny spot in a special part of the fairgrounds to her and her family. When taking photos at the fair, a proud granddaughter has to have a photo taken with a plaque in memory of her grandfather, right?
Thanks, Karli and family for allowing me to do your senior portraits. I cannot wait to see your canvas and prints when they arrive very soon! Have a great senior year, I can't wait to hear about your next adventure in life!