For Maddie’s Senior Photos we headed to Antelope Island. Believe it or not this was my first session on the island and I literally live 3 miles from there. I think I could shoot there all day everyday. PSA-Don’t shoot at Saltaire or Antelope Island May-August the gnats like to burrow and swarm and bite. They are the worst. This particular day they were not as bad as they have been and they sort of left us alone. The light breeze was so helpful in that.
Maddies’s first look was from Shop Stevie. This is the most adorable dress ever. Seriously it is stunning. I love the bell sleeve and the button up neck. It looks adorable with the forever 21 necklace she paired with it.
This shot below is my favorite. Maddie is a stunning girl. She is so driven. I enjoyed speaking with her driving around the island. She shared with me that she will be attending college this coming year and then go on a mission for her church. Her family means everything to her. There are 6 kids in her family and she is the oldest. She plans to stay with her family this next year while she attends college, When I asked her about why she said didn’t want to be without her siblings. Then she went on to tell me a reason why she would miss each of her siblings. It is pretty rare to see a senior at her senior photos talk so lovingly about her family. She is one of a kind for sure. Congrats Maddie! Your future will be bright for sure.
Have you ever just met someone who immediately lights up the room. Well let me tell you if you haven;t yet you will now. Meet Aubrey. She is a senior at Northridge High School and a truly fantastic human being. Aubrey loves theater and was very involved in the arts at Northridge.
We scheduled our shoot about 3 months out and when the day finally came out of nowhere came a crazy storm. I honestly was a bit excited because I love wind. Crazy weather=amazing for photographers. It allows so much fun and drama into an image. Thought I will say I LOVE golden hour and beautiful back light. This wind was MAGIC though and Aubrey was all in and up for anything. This girl is AMAZING and so fun to have for a shoot.
When she talked with me in our consultation about what she wanted in the shoot she said she didn’t want the usual high school senior photo shoot. She wanted to play. I LOVE that. Seriously I love when my clients tell me what they want in a shoot. Another thing I love specifically in senior shoots is when seniors want to be their age. They are young! Be young. Be fun and dont take yourself so seriously.
Aubrey’s final outfit was what she wore for her Northridge High School Prom. Right when she first put on her Prom dress we found this incredible field of wild flowers. The problem with the wild flowers was there were swarms of biting gnats. PSA-Don’t shoot at Saltaire or Antelope Island May-August the gnats like to burrow and swarm and bite. They are the worst. This particular day they were not as bad as they have been and they sort of left us alone. I think I only had about 20 bites and Aubrey got swarmed a bit but she is a trooper and kept a smile on her face.