I was out of the photography loop for a good amount of time, maybe 7-to-10 yrs. It was all a big blur, to be honest. I got married, moved to Massachusetts, bought a home and tried my hand in a new career path, one that I found to be incredibly stressful. Although it was not a field I was passionate about, I was happy to have had the experience, but then it came time that I seriously needed to move in a different direction.
A friend of mine in California, JoAnn Motta, woke me up one day and made me realize I was missing out on what I loved most, photography!
Wow, it was such a different world when I decided to jump back in! I was incredibly lost and intimidated, to say the least. I spent countless hours online learning how to use photoshop, learning how to use a digital camera, reading blogs (which I didn't even know existed), and was just trying to get a feel for what was going on in the photography world.
One thing I noticed that was quite a bit different was senior high school photography. I remember when I graduated I went to Olan Mills and wore a black dress to get a simple head-and-shoulders studio shot. They had me wear my cap and hold a fake rolled-up diploma just like every other senior they had photographed. Super Cheese! I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised when I saw what they were doing with senior photography, and even more excited when I started to get phone calls to photograph seniors myself.
I am hoping to get the ball rolling this year on senior photos a little earlier so I hope you can help me spread the word! Here are some images from one of my sessions. Lexi was fun, absolutely adorable and up for anything! We spent a good amount of time together just having fun and that is what I loved about it.
These are definitely not photos from the 80's!
I have plenty more seniors to come so hopefully you will come back for another visit to my blog!