Miss V is a very busy senior at Clear Springs High School. She is also my son’s teacher’s aid and those kids adore her! Apparently my guy bragged quite a bit that I was taking these pictures…..which brought about a full blown competition among the kids… “she knows MY brother!”. Quite funny hearing Miss V tell the story! I am so happy I was able to take these photos.
Originally, for her senior photo session this lovely senior wanted two types of photos 1) dressy outfit and 2) her cap and gown. What a great choice she made for her fancy outfit! When Miss V showed up I was floored by her beauty. She instantly seemed 4 years older! The flowered romper makes Miss V look sophisticated. The charming woman that is developing shines through radiantly!
I love fancy outfits, but I convinced Miss V and her mom that she should also wear another outfit…an everyday outfit. It was interesting to me that as soon as V put on her everyday outfit, the teenage girl showed up. As I take more and more senior photos, I find myself thinking about how these students are on the cusp of adulthood. Not quite there…even though they (as we all did) think they are…..BUT oh so close. I’m so glad Miss V brought along an everyday outfit as well! I feel as though we perfectly captured that grown up, but still so young essence of an 18 year old. Flowered Romper: sophisticated adult and Everyday Outfit: Teenager.
Woman vs young girl. I love both outfits equally because we captured just that! It was so fun to see both sides of V! The beautiful budding young adult and “the girl I know from class!”.
I believe we should strive to get a well rounded view of your kiddo. Let’s see how nicely he/she cleans up, but let’s also see the kid who comes home from school and throws a backpack down in the hallway! So, what do I suggest a senior wear in a photo session in order to do that? Here is what I would ask my own sons’ to wear…
- Fancy outfit
- Everyday outfit
- Cap and Gown and/or Letterman Jacket