Amherst Senior Photographer | Breaking the Mold
When Sarah and I did our Senior portraits (which really wasn’t THAT long ago, wink) things were SLIGHTLY different. I went to the same studio we now currently own… HOORAY Thomas & Thomas for being one of the longest running studios in existence, but that’s for another post, another day. Our portraits were beautifully classic. We gathered our closest friends together to make sure they could be included in our session. (This still exists by the way and is always included as part of our sessions) And then took our best bended arm, fist on chin poses on the artist painted background (still hanging in my parents house) or casually leaning against our favorite tree. Today, senior portraits have turned into so, so much more. We can go explore your favorite part of the city, wear your favorite designers, visit a horse barn, go backstage at a concert venue, dance at the art museum or even do a destination shoot. It is the celebration of a HUGE milestone. It is the last year many of you will be hanging on the daily with your childhood friends, living with your parents (unless you become a 20-something basement dweller, no judgement!), partying at the Emporium and the Moontower… wait, wait that’s “Dazed and Confused.” Well, you get the point. You are heading off to hopefully do great things and your parents are probably going to sob their eyes out. So, they may as well sob over a gorgeous photo of you feeling your best or you rocking your behind the scenes video from your VIP session. Am I right!? Delaney could not be a better example. When she goes off into the world to do GREATNESS, and I know she will because she is so amazingly awesome, I might just sob over her photos and video. Her VIP session was so, so, so, so, SOOOOO much fun. We started off at the Willow Room Salon for Hair and Makeup, of course, because I literally love them so much I want to orbit their splendor with a satellite (see why). Delaney went to the back to try on the dresses by Likely and Nha Khahn Stunning!!! Sarah had this idea for the Likely dress. “We are going to a bus station on East 9th,” she said. “The light is unreal.” Yup…I knew it was going to be very non-bussy like. That’s totally a word by the way. Sarah has a way of screaming abruptly in the car when someone is driving and she see’s an awesome location. It’s slightly dangerous, but if you see the photos in the pink Likely dress, you know it’s totally worth it. We hit a bunch of downtown Cleveland- the blue bridge, a parking lot, the flats and DELANEY ROCKED IT ALL. She is an absolute beauty inside… truly one in a bajillion. Love you, girl.