I can’t believe it but we’ve put the summer senior portrait session behind us and have started with the fall sessions. I know this season is going to fly by because I have senior sessions booked for nearly every weekend during the fall “shooting” season!
We started the fall season off with Meara’s senior session and if the rest of the season is anything like this one, it’s going to be a GOOD season!
I’ve known Meara’s mom forever (so long that on the drive down that day, I told Lauren that I didn’t really remember meeting her…I’d just always known her.) so I was so honored when she sent me a message asking me to photograph her senior session.
We had chatted about plans for the day beforehand but I’d never actually met Meara in person until her session day. While her mom ran across the street to grab a coffee, Lauren and I went up to their car to grab Meara and get started with her session. Out of the car stepped one of the most beautiful girls with the longest legs that instantly made Lauren and me jealous. (#shortgirlsshortlegs)
Downtown Edwardsville is a dream place to photograph. The buildings have character. There is color everywhere but not too much color. You can capture the business of the town without taking away from your subject. We’ve photographed there several times are always smitten with the results. And this day was no exception. We walked around Main Street and took photos near several businesses and then decided it was time for an outfit change.
We then moved on to take some photos at the courthouse in this incredible outfit of Meara’s from Wild Heart Boutique. Her dress was fantastic. The vest so soft and cozy, and to quote Meara, “like a polar bear”. We were ready.
But what you can’t tell from looking at the above photo is that Meara posed for this photo while being assaulted by tiny black flying bugs. That bit. In no time at all, we were all covered in these black bugs that no one recognized. All we knew is that we wanted them off of us. She took off her vest and while her mom worked on pulling the bugs out of her hair, Lauren and I worked on getting them off the vest…and off ourselves.
So, needless to say, we only got a few photos in front of the courthouse!
We didn’t let the bugs slow us down. We pressed on with her session and captured some of the most beautiful images I’ve ever seen.
Edwardsville, you were good to us, as always.
Meara, thanks so much for allowing me to photograph your senior session. This is such an important time in your life, I hope you feel that these images reflect the gorgeous person you are inside and out!