So, the greatest thing about shooting senior portraits is getting to know the kids. Sure, they’re on their best behavior, sometimes their mom is with them, but you can really get a sense of the kid through their mannerisms. You can tell the confident kids, the introverted kids, the show-off kids. The ones that are the most shy are perhaps the most confident and the show-off kids might just be the most nervous. This kid was confident and beautiful and a delight. I love working with kids that really know what they want. I love working as a team to really make them happy and it’s always a successful shoot when they have a lot of the creative control. Having worked commercially over the years, I find most success when working in a team model. Some kids want to just have fun and be on a photoshoot, others like to have ownership. I hope that these are meaningful images to her family and that when she looks back at them in years to come, she’ll remember the fun we had.