6:30 am. 6:30 am??? Yes. 6:30 am.
That is what time this sweet senior agreed to do her Senior Pictures. Can you believe it?? We booked her session when it had been 100 degrees almost every day. Even a sunset session during those weeks was miserable. Miserable I say. Plus, we were having a hard time coordinating our schedules. So I talked them in to a SUNRISE session. In downtown St. Louis. At 6:30 am. :)
I have to admit I've never done a sunrise session. I had good reasons. And they all seemed legit. It seemed like SUCH a good idea. But I must confess that at 6:15 am, as I was driving to the landing thinking about what time this girl had to get up to get ready for her session....I started to worry.
So we all meet up. And usually I take some practice shots just to get the client used to me and to get my creative juices going. Here is my first shot at the crack-of-dawn-drag-your-ass-out-of-bed-was-this-a-bad-idea Senior portrait session:
ummmm....yeah. THIS was the BEST idea EVER!!! This girl can rock it at 6:30 am. ROCK IT, I say. This might be my favorite shot of the day. And the first shot is NEVER my favorite. My last shots usually end up being my favorite. This session worked backwards. Which is why I am a firm believer in LIGHT. Late in the day, the light is best = which is why my last shots of session are always my favorite. The earlier in the morning it is = the better the shots. So yes. Yes. Yes. YES! Sunrise sessions are fabulous too!
Jordyn's dad and step-momma are dear friends of mine. I have so much respect for the way this family has brought up Jordyn. Jordyn's mom, Jordyn's dad and Jordyn's step mom all came to the session together. Talk about support! And the way they all get along is beautiful. It's easy to see they all have one common goal. To love this sweet girl.
So usually I like to take the Senior away from their parents for a few shots. Sometimes they seem to be a bit more composed around their parents. Not always...but sometimes. It just worked out that Jordyn's entourage found some benches around the corner and Jordyn and I found a cool little alley. This next sequence of shots might very well be my favorite set from a Senior portrait session. Like watch out world...here I come!
You are gorgeous.
Are you kidding me?? This girl rocked it out of the park. At 6:30 am!! Geez....
Oh my goodness. Are those to die for?? I love em! I'm sure her dad isn't too thrilled with them...considering she looks so grown up. Sorry Joe. You know I'm a bit of an envelope pusher. :)
Sweet Jordyn. Thanks for trusting me and getting your butt out of bed so early in the morning. I hope that you love your images. You are a sweet sweet girl and I wish you much success and fabulous moments. Make the best of your Senior year and go out in to the world with as much confidence and love that you conveyed to me this day. You are beautiful and wonderful. I can't wait to see where you go....
And how ironic is it that I just happened to post 21 images. :) Kick it 2-1!!