The best part of Shannon's photo shoot was right at the end.
Shannon, a senior at Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School, knew she wanted a beautiful natural setting for her senior pictures, full of flowers and grasses and fields. Her friendly, sweet personalty and casual, boho style were a perfect match for the flowers, fields, and woods of Hagar Park. We had planned to stay there for the whole two hours of Shannon's shoot, but earlier that day I had driven past a second nearby park that was just loaded with Queen Anne's Lace at the peak of bloom! I knew we had to incorporate that location as well, especially with her gorgeous lacy white dress.
Shannon and Allison Bower, one of the professional hair and makeup artists I work with, met at my house before the shoot to get ready. As always, Allison did an amazing job nailing the natural but elegant and polished look Shannon wanted, both with makeup and her fabulous tousled waves.
The evening was amazing, and I had so much fun hanging out with Shannon - who was up for anything, including climbing a tree for a shot!
But the best part was, as I said, right at the end. The very best light in a shoot is often the last five minutes or so of light as the sun disappears over the horizon. As we were wrapping up, I suddenly realized that we had to move NOW in order to get in position for the images I had in mind. So across the dirt parking lot we sprinted, including Shannon in her super cute high-heeled wedges! We laughed like crazy and I apologized for making her run, but we got in place and...
...well, you'll have to scroll to the end to see those last few shots!
Was it worth the run? I think so. ;)
Shannon had such nice things to say about her Senior Portrait Experience!
"I was nervous about what to expect when point in front of the camera. I was also worried that I would look uncomfortable, or not like myself. But Jennifer made me feel so comfortable and completely myself! All of the photos really captured me! I loved Jennifer's fun ideas and the cool, unique places to take photos. She is so flexible and creative and absolutely so much fun to work with! I loved every part of my experience!"
Working with you was amazing, Shannon! I loved our time together and hope you have a fantastic rest of your senior year!
My schedule for Class of 2017 seniors is limited and starting to fill - and I would love to work with YOU! Find out more about the personalized, unique and creative Senior Portrait Experiences I offer to celebrate YOUR senior year!
Images by Jennifer is one of Grand Rapid's Premiere Senior Portrait Artists, capturing authentic images of clients throughout the West Michigan area, including Holland, Grand Haven, Jenison, and Rockford.