I have been thinking about senior portraits. I think one of the reasons that I love them is because these guys are really at a crossroad in their lives. Where will they go next? They have this one last year of having things (relatively) predictable and normal, and then they have to make some big choices. It's exciting to see where they want to go next!
I loved taking these twins' senior portraits downtown. I've been photographing them for a few years now and their mom had been warning me that senior portraits were coming... where did the time go? Anyway they liked the urban thing, so we took an evening and spent some time downtown.
They're twins, but certainly not identical twins. One really cool thing this brother did this summer was go on a 50 mile canoe trip at Navajo Lake. It sounds so amazing!
This brother went to a band camp instead - he is a talented musician. (We are planning some studio portraits with instruments later on in the year.)
Here's a super cool thing about these guys - they both have finished their Eagle Scout projects and I think they're both almost ready to get their awards. It is such a huge accomplishment to get this done. I thought both of them did such great projects too - one brother got a neighborhood nature trail renovated and cleaned up, and the other did a really great gardening project with the charitable garden Seed 2 Need in Corrales. Congratulations!
I think it's pretty hard for most senior boys to feel comfortable in front of the camera, especially for the hour or more we spend on a senior session. This brother has a real talent for it.
I was telling their mom that I think most of the senior boys I photograph are doing it just to make their moms happy, not because they want pictures for themselves. Good for them! I have a son and someday I will *persuade* him to do the same. These guys were upbeat and a lot of fun to be around, so if it was all just for her, they really pulled it off.
I think an urban setting is especially good for senior boys, so if you're looking for ideas, try driving around downtown for inspiration!
If you are interested in senior portraits, downtown or anywhere else in the Albuquerque area, I'd love to talk with you about it! I have more information on my website or you can call or email me.